System Software by MxCl 125 comments

Try making the largest block red every time.

Also, directories are currently layed out in alphabetical order, which makes no sense at all!

Try laying them out from biggest to smallest, starting at the top of the pie and staggering left,right so that the pie chart is 'fat' at the top and 'skinny' at the bottom.

Also put a label in the centre of the pie so that I know which directory I'm looking at.

Make file selection more like the rest of KDE too.

Nice extras would be filtering out old files (since I probably want them on my system, so don't what then distracting from the other totals). - Nov 24 2004
Virtual Filesystem

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by meneerdik 30 comments

Ok, I know that support it's great but.

Turn on the side bar, select serives, find audiocd:// fonts:// print:// bluetooth://

reliesa will do fish:// smb:// telnet:// ssh:// and probably ftp and http

man:/ info:// etc.. are still missing, but help should be under help

zip:/ etc.. are already intergrated view the file browser.

The one missing link is, settings:/ which should be on the desktop. - Nov 24 2004
Search bar improvement

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by oliverthered 16 comments

As is I can
use gg:my search
I've been using kde since 2.0 or maybe earlier and only discovered gg by accident and only use gg: to try it out.

2: The existing search bar is there and visible, but no-one seems to use it, so it's useless.

3: If you turn on icon text the button with have search(or the i8n1 equivilent) written next to it, now I wonder what happes if I click the button with search wrtten underneath?

Basicly, I can't see how it could be worse than the current situation. - Nov 23 2004
Konqueror search/filter field idea

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by WedDa 30 comments

I do it all the time.
Maybe an extra page of help would be better than a filter bar.

Maybe a 'this is the first time you've used konq, would you like a quided tour', would be even better still. - Nov 17 2004
Search bar improvement

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by oliverthered 16 comments

1: it's more intuetive than the existing searchs. (either gg: or the extra text input)

Lets say the button says search, and you click on it.
The first time it offers you help to
tell you how to use it.

2: I don't have a clue what your going on about, mime-type association for a google search? - Nov 17 2004
Search bar improvement

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by oliverthered 16 comments

I would like to make the search 'learn' what method you use most based on you current protocol and profile.

So Web yahoo could make it to the top of one persons list, where as search email may make it to the top of anothers.

This requires a few more radical changes to KDE though (like machine learning) and I'm not keen to implement it for a single feature.

ideally If i search the web/run an application/make text bold enough it should appear on the start menu and the desktop context menu for a day or so to see if I use it, likewise unused function like right click/forward should get pushed into a sub menu and hidden.

Opps, got a little of topic, that's my next project. - Nov 16 2004
Search bar improvement

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by oliverthered 16 comments

There are a number of possiblities along those lines.

firstly there's the IE approach (and the one your suggesting) where if a url failes the default search for the current view type is performed. Personally I find this anoying,but others probably like it so it's definatly an option. Other aproaches could use keyboard shortcuts, say enter = default, ctrl+enter = search alt+enter/alt+ctrl+enter = give me some search options.

I know the crtl+enter modifier is already taken for open in a new tab. - Nov 16 2004
themable SVG icons

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by H00K 12 comments

I think it's not going to be hugely beneficial for icons to be able to access the 'desktop' colours except for maybe for highlights and shadows? extra tint colours for the icons would be nice to have though.

It would also be great if widgets and borders could be drawn using SVG, and they would need to know about desktop colours.

Anyhow, product a mocup to nail down your ideas. - Nov 15 2004

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by arminstraub 178 comments

Never again will I have to remember where I put those icons, or that document I was editing last week. - Oct 25 2004

System Software by rhoelzer 31 comments

I'm thinking of writing a kio for portage that supports.
drag and drop install/inject.
delete to uninstall.
browsing by installed/updates/uninstalled and possibly by various packages.

any thoughts? - Aug 05 2004