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In D12077#245762 <https://phabricator.kde.org/D12077#245762>, @ngraham wrote: > If we did this (after making icons-on-top mode the default for file pickers <https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=86838>), then both Dolphin and the file pickers would have the same number of buttons, with each one display the same view and using a consistent icon. After running Short view with Above filename and icons set to 32px for a while, I made an interesting observation: I'm much slower with selecting files, and it feels much more tiring. For example, try to locate `ArcanistBranchWorkflow.php` as quickly as you can: F5807473: KIO-above.png <https://phabricator.kde.org/F5807473> F5807475: KIO-next-to.png <https://phabricator.kde.org/F5807475> Surprisingly I found Next to filename works much better. (I suppose Detailed Tree View shares the same properties.) Thinking about this, there might be reasons: - For Open File, it is important to choose a file, so having files with an identical prefix aligned to each other is much more readable. - For #Dolphin <https://phabricator.kde.org/tag/dolphin/>, larger click targets and the ability to show previews are more important for the task of file management, which often involves multiple files (and not just one file like in the opening case). Therefore I'd tend to not recommend switching defaults to Above filename, having different modes in the file picker and in Dolphin is fine! REPOSITORY R241 KIO REVISION DETAIL https://phabricator.kde.org/D12077 To: ngraham, #frameworks, rkflx, #vdg, abetts Cc: rkflx, mmustac, broulik, michaelh, ngraham, bruns