Default Actions on KDE 4based Systems

KDE 4 takes a simple and straightforward approach when digital devices are attached to your system, popping up a dialog that identifies the type of the device and provides a best guess of the type of content that it contains. Figure 21-8 shows two examples of this pop-up dialog, the one on the left for a digital music device, and the one on the right for a digital camera. As you can see from the image on the right, moving the mouse over the entry for a device displays an Open in Dolphin message—to mount that device and open it in the Dolphin file manager, simply left-click on the name of the device.

FIGURE 21-8

KDE 4 notifications when attaching a digital device

FIGURE 21-8

KDE 4 notifications when attaching a digital device

As you can see from these dialogs, KDE 4 simply recognizes newly attached digital devices as storage devices. By default, it does not currently offer options for automatically starting an application (other than Dolphin) when a specific type of device is attached, but you can force it to do so by creating your own startup files, as described in the section entitled "Customizing Digital Device Recognition on KDE 4-based Systems," later in this chapter.

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