The orange ribbon supporting Ukraine ...

Karamba & Superkaramba by TokRa 9 comments

Well - then what is democracy?
At the very minimum this
means fair and free elections
to be held. The opposition doesn't
even demand that they automatically
get to power - they just want
fair elections under
OCSE supervision.
Most probably Russia is afraid of
the outcome: I'm absolutely
sure the ballots have been
tampered with and a re-vote
will clearly show this. - Nov 28 2004
The orange ribbon supporting Ukraine ...

Karamba & Superkaramba by TokRa 9 comments

..for everyone supporting
democracy in Ukraine!
It's good to know that there
are still people defending
democracy and that political
leaders cannot manipulate
everyone. I'm watching in
amazement how all those people
stay out in the blistering cold
to support their cause.
I hope they will finally
win. Whatever the outcome of
this - the world will now look
much more closely what's going on
there - which is already a big success by itself.
BTW - just out of interest: What
is "TAK"? You see it on the news
on nearly every flag. Is it the
name of the opposing party or
does it have a meaning - or
both? - Nov 27 2004
Taskbar v2 (flat + thumbnails)

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by lucher 201 comments

I can highly recommend it.
I use the taskbar since quite
some time now without major
problems. One thing that would
be great though: There should
be a configurable list of apps
TaskbarV2 does not take
a screenshot of. Because when
I run a video in KPlayer
the video stutters every 15
seconds or so. I suspect this
is because TaskbarV2 is taking
its screenshots. - Nov 09 2004

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by uddw 154 comments

Please make this a part
of the KDE project. This is
so much better than the default
clock. Especially on transparent
backgrounds. There are so many
strange applets delivered by
default with KDE (games, moon phase)
and this is really useful for
a broad audience so I think this
should be a default part of KDE! - Oct 24 2004
Dial a Task-O-Matic

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by ccimiluca 11 comments

This is a very good idea.
Using the mouse-wheel over
the title-bar has no use so
far and this would be really
useful especially for people
like me who usually have
all apps maximized. - Oct 21 2004

Various Artwork by dadeisvenm 10 comments

My immediate reaction was
to vote it down.
This is because in the small
view this looked rather simple
and bulky and FDP is a German
political party. This is a
strange connotation and for
a brief moment I thought someone
would do some advertising here.
After reading the
comments I zoomed the icon
and it looks much better with
higher resolution, I agree.
The pages of each book should
be discernible though IMHO.
I still think that the book should
be sorted in PDF order. I certainly
wouldn't want to have an FDP
icon on my desktop ;-) - Oct 14 2004

Graphic Apps by boud 38 comments

Cannot compile either.
A pity - I'd really liked to
try Krita.
libs and mimetypes compiled
just fine but krita is broken.
Error: kdialog.h: No such file or directory klocale.h: No such file or directory knuminput.h: No such file or directory - Sep 28 2004
Taskbar v2 (flat + thumbnails)

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by lucher 201 comments

This has become really cool.
It should one day be integrated
into KDE by default! The button
look of the ordinary taskbar
completely destroyed the transparent
Minor glitch:
My desktop background image isn't
continued seamlessly. It looks like
TaskbarV2 took the wrong part of
the image.

Quite often (especially while
webbrowsing and changing pages
often) the hover image shows
an outdated image.
I know this is because you only can
do the screenshot once in a while
because it would slow down the
computer too quick if a
large screenshot is taken every
second. But I have an idea:
Would it be possible to request
just a single pixel close to the
corner of the window and if it
is different to what is saved
then update immediately!
If that doens't work, would it be
possible to do a screenshot always
before showing the thumbnail if
and only if the window is not

Thanks for all the work so far
it's really appreciated. - Sep 24 2004
Taskbar v2 (flat + thumbnails)

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by lucher 201 comments

The archive seems to be
broken or somehow files are
missing. At least configure
does not work and complains
about some file missing. - Sep 23 2004
Taskbar v2 (flat + thumbnails)

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by lucher 201 comments

It already replaced the normal
taskbar on my desktop.
I also noticed some flickering
when updating the taskbar
(i.e. while downloading) and
when moving the mouse over
the taskbar.
And when I click on some of the
task buttons to activate a window
all transparency is lost and a
normal button is drawn. This
is a pity because it destroys
the transparent look which is
the main reason why I'm using the
taskbar. Hope this will be fixed
in future versions.
Anyway, thanks for providing
this great app! - Sep 21 2004

Network by mkoebele 175 comments

Any attempt to get this running
with KDE 3.3 SuSE 9.1 has failed
so far. It crashes immediately
after startup. - Aug 29 2004
box step

Wallpaper Other by yOyOeK1 1 comment

but would be even better
on a white background IMHO. - Jul 11 2004
KDE open/save dialogs for Mozilla

Various Stuff by djworld 14 comments

Pardon? I suppose you must be
kidding or just trolling.
What happened to the quality
of *users* in recent years?
Providing a software with a known
major bug as a technology preview
is absolutely justified -
not only but especially when it comes
to open source. Someone might improved
upon his idea.
You already know that it's a pre-alpha
version since you've obviously
sacrificed your precious time to
write a comprehensive post.
Downloading and installing any
software that appears on the internet
without ever reading if it is useful
for you is outright stupid. And
reading that it is not for you and
complaining afterwards even more
so! - Jun 30 2004
Quanta Plus

Developers Apps by amantia 72 comments

I've been a long time Quanta user but
recently use KDevelop and quite like
it for web editing.
Quanta has become increasingly slow
and unstable with recent releases.
And a crash while doing ordinary
text editing is just unacceptable
and highly annoying.
This is because of all the new
VPL stuff I suppose. That does not
mean that it's generally a bad idea
to implement this - but if you
don't need it you are probably
better off with a different editor
for the time being.
I don't need a Dreamweaver-like
app because I'm using just the plain text editing stuff. The only thing I'm
missing in KDevelop is auto-completion
for PHP variables and PHP syntax hints. But KDevelop has got a
decent file browser which is much
more important IMHO.
I absolutely hate that tree view and project management is useless if not everyone in your company uses Quanta. - Jun 12 2004

Audioplayers by amarok 574 comments

It should be possible to have 2
separate windows but one should
be able to somehow gule them
together by docking them into
one single window. - Apr 23 2004

Audioplayers by amarok 574 comments

Than the previous version (0.8)
I tried.
Only thing left on my wishlist:
The ability to combine playlist
and main window into one single
window. These two windows are
really annoying, but other players
aren't better here, so I guess
I have to live with it for a while... - Apr 23 2004

Icon Sub-Sets by telex 86 comments

This is my default icon set from
now on. At home and at work.
Clean, quite complete and looks good
Thanks for all the hard work.
Some (small!) notes:

In Konq thee are 3 Icons for
KFileReplace, FSViewPArt and Cervisia.
They are mot that important but difficult to remove because they are embedded. Now it would be fine if
these 3 icons were provided just for
the sake of completeness.

More folder icons would be great!
This is actually something were
Lila cold surpass all existing
icon sets because they all lack
IMHO many folder icons. They
shouldn't (I'm no artist) be very
difficult to create because they just
combine the folder icon and some
other small icon. Currently I'm
missing the folder_html and folder_images icons. And it would
be great if some more folder colours
(not only green, red, yellow, blue)
were provided, especially orange.
And folder_download would certainly
be handy for lots of users. - Apr 20 2004

Audioplayers by amarok 574 comments

Now my default player.
I won't get this new version
though because there is no
new feature that I've been missing
except the ability to combine
playlist and main window in
one window which is still not
possible in this release AFAICT. - Apr 10 2004

Icon Sub-Sets by telex 86 comments

Really nice icon theme.
On my wishlist for future releases ;-) :

"detailed view" / "icon view" in Konqueror
K3b-Icons - Mar 30 2004

Graphic Apps by clarence 40 comments

Just compiled it and tried it out.
It is the first useful paint app
for KDE! The only thing I'm
missing to do some small web
images (buttons, logos) with it
is the missing grid on zoom.
Otherwise the basic functionality
is there. Sure we all want MORE
don't we? But fact is: It's there
and we can complain about it -
wonderful! For everyone who doesn't
need gimps fancy stuff but wants
to edit some images without
having 1000s of windows on his
desktop this is finally a solution. - Feb 28 2004
kurumin wallpaper

Wallpaper Other by jaymejunior 8 comments

How about using google?
Well, it's a brazilian
Linux distro as it seems.

BTW: I really like the logo!
Is there a way to just put
the text K Desktop Environment
instead of Kurumin so it would
be useful for everyone who
uses a different distro? - Feb 06 2004

System Software by stefano 56 comments's "Latest Release" not
"Last Release". Every time
you publish a new version I
get a small shock because I
think this app is discontinued ;-)
Keep up the good work... - Feb 03 2004

Audio Apps by Neil 7 comments

Well, it's not THAT easy IMO:
Of course KDE and KDE apps
are developed by a lot of
people whose political views
can not always possibly
be like me BUT:
If the KKK would release a
new painting application - would
you use it. I certainly wouldn't.
What I want to say here is:
Inform yourself about this guy
and then make your own decision.
If you say afterwards - I don't
mind - that's really OK for me.
I don't want to begin an endless
political exchange here but I
really think it's important people
know whose software they are using
in this case because I find this
all rather extreme. Perhaps it
isn't that extreme from an American
point of view - I don't know -
but from a European point of view
this is certainly *very* radical.
Not without any reason he
left the KDE project and took
all his apps with him... - Jan 28 2004

Audio Apps by Neil 7 comments

At least Europeans probably
won't need a comment on that: - Jan 28 2004

System Software by stefano 56 comments

Why not include it in Autostart?
Open Konqueror.
Select "Go to" (Or whatever
it's called in English)
and "Autostart". Now the
Autostart folder opens.
You can create a shortcut there. - Jan 27 2004

System Software by stefano 56 comments

It already runs in its directory
after compilation but no
Could you explain that
"remember to copy the icons"
part a bit more?
In which manual can I find more information on this? - Jan 25 2004

System Software by stefano 56 comments

I'm currently using KInternet
from SuSE but I think it's
proprietary or at least it only
works properly with SuSE.
Something like this app should
be included in KDE. It's badly
needed for distros without
KInternet. I wanted to try it
out but it's the first KDE app
I've ever seen which fails to
install properly with checkinstall.
Well, it's an alpha-version so
perhaps this is fixed.
I won't install any software
without checkinstall because it's
too much of a hassle to remove
it again. - Jan 24 2004

Text Editors by cullmann 16 comments

KEdit is deprecated. It's only
included because it still supports
BiDi for all those strange languages.
Anyone else shouldn't use it anymore.
As soon as KWrite has full support
for writing text from right to left
or upside down or whatever it
will be kicked from KDE. - Jan 24 2004

Network by mkoebele 175 comments

I agree with a previous poster here.
The new icon is much worse than
the old one. It's somehow dark
and depressing. Perhaps what the
RIAA wants us to feel...
They should have just spiffed up
the old one a bit if anything.
Is there a way to get back the nice
yellow icon without going all
the way thru uninstalling the
current version, getting the icon,
and installing the new version
again? - Jan 22 2004

Network by mkoebele 175 comments

AFAIK the OpenNap-plugin is search
only. You can't download
sth. so it's useless ATM - Jan 22 2004

Chat & Messenging by mihaim 16 comments

You seriously think the screenshot
you made is an example of a
well-designed good-looking UI?????
Ummm, OK, fortunately the rest of KDE
doesn't look that way.
Some things are just beyond me. - Jan 18 2004
KNet (formerly kdsl)

Network by jbaileys 64 comments

Where is the difference between
this and


I'm using SuSE so I can use KInternet
but a more general KDE-wide solution
supporting all major distros
would be great. I recently tried
rppppoek just for fun but it did
not work properly on my machine
(SuSE 9.0). - Jan 18 2004

Financial by ryanbobko 9 comments

Does it have HBCI support?
Otherwise it would be pretty
useless in comparison to commerical
apps like Quicken. - Jan 13 2004

Audioplayers by amarok 574 comments

this is finally a decent replacement
for XMMS. I was sceptical at first
and didn't try amaroK for a long
time. But good ratings on
made me finally download it.
And I have to admit: This is really
cool. The only thing I really don't like (not only in amaroK but also
in XMMS) is that you can't dock
the playlist to the main window
(i.e. integrate the playlist and
the player in one window) and that
the main window isn't resizable.
And finally (while I'm doing the
wishlist ;-) ): A skin which looks
a bit more conservative would be nice.
Why do MP3-Players always have to
look completely different to any other
app? They are never grey but always
in some strange dark blue or black.
The only player I know which really fits to the desktop is iTunes
from Apple. And this one is not
pitch black or dark blue.
Anyway, a very good app. Thumbs up
for what has been achieved so far!! - Jan 12 2004
So sad :-(

Wallpaper Other by tihkal 7 comments

Another cool slogan might be:
Windows is like rain.
It will pass one day. - Jan 07 2004

Office Apps by scribusdocs 61 comments

Oh wait! Did it say "PDF import" in
the description??? One should always
read closely. When did this
arrive? I'm off trying it out.... - Jan 06 2004

Office Apps by scribusdocs 61 comments

What would be THE killer thing:
Ability to open and edit PDFs
just like Acrobat (not the Reader).
A native Linux PDF editor and DTP app
at the same time!! But I guess this would be very difficult to implement
unfortunately. Well, we can hope... - Jan 06 2004

Network by mkoebele 175 comments

I can recommend letting Apollon
run for a while. It gets better
Furthermore my experience is that
Kazaa often shows a bit more results
but when I try to download from
them it often fails. Apollon seems
a bit more reliable and searches
the Gnutella protocol, too. It all
depends on what you are looking for.
It's good for the main stream things.
If you want very rare files
however you should better use "amule"
though. - Jan 05 2004

Network by mkoebele 175 comments

Only 65%?
Hope this still rises.
Folks, Apollon really does
deserve more IMHO.
I especially like the cool
KDE integration. You can
just go on with your other apps
and you get a bubble message above
the tray whenever sth. is completed.
And Apollon is really user-friendly
and therefore a true KDE app:
No geeky settings. It's all quite
straightforward. An edonkey-plugin
for gift is still on my wish-list
however. That would be just great. - Jan 05 2004
GTK-QT Theme Engine

GTK1 Themes by davidsansome 280 comments

Does this work for GTK1 only?
Cause I only have GTK2 apps
around which I use frequently. - Jan 04 2004

Chat & Messenging by mihaim 16 comments

basically a nice app.
The best native IRC app for KDE
in terms of functionality IMHO. Unfortunately two things are
bothering me:
1) The looks: This app really looks
like sh**. This is not just a nuisance
but a major usability concern.
Who can use all those weird looking
icons?? Why didn't they just use the
crystal icons? For many functions
a good replacement is available.
2) Non-Standard KDE behaviour:
Why can't I configure the toolbar
and keys like in any other KDE app?
3) A stupid bug is keeping me from
using this app and still using mIRC
via WINE: The media types settings
are extremely buggy. Whenever I
download sth. via DCC the assigned
app isn't run though I entered it
in the settings page.
4) There is no need for "Save Settings". It's rather confusing
when you change settings click on
*OK*(!!) and after a restart of
your app the settings are gone.
Not very user-friendly.

Well, these are the obvious things.
And they would be very easy to fix.
I always find it quite strange when
so many hours of hard work go into an
application and the programmers don't
seem to care the slightest bit if it's
looking professional usability-wise. - Jan 03 2004
Changing permissions if you own the File

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by belze 14 comments

This is basically a good idea.
And it doesn't necessarily
have to be a security hazard:
By default there should be just
a message:
This file is not executable.
If you want to run it you have
to change its permissions by
doing bla,bla. Be aware that
executing files of unknown origin
can be a security hazard.

There should be a somewhat
"hidden" option in the control
panel which enables a more
complex dialog letting you
directly change permissions.
This should be off by default.
Whoever finds this option
in the Control Panel and enables
this should know what he's doing. - Dec 27 2003
SS Power Metal

KDE 3.0-3.4 Themes by ThEOnE 4 comments

...don't you think some different
name would have been more, ummm,
suitable? - Nov 10 2003
Liquid Weather ++

Karamba & Superkaramba by Matti 1797 comments

Well, OK, perhaps I should have
read the FAQ ;-(
But wouldn't it be far more user
friendly if you put a simple text

No webcam URL specified.
Please define one.

on the camera image? - Nov 01 2003
SuperKaramba TuxBar with SMOOTH zoom

Karamba & Superkaramba by ageitgey 74 comments

Just tried it out.
It looks really cool.
I remember there's been
an SK theme which could read its
apps/icons from a directory. Maybe
you could grab the code from there?
now one thing I really miss
1) the ability to support
app groups (1 level would be sufficient): If I create a subdirectory in that directory
with further icons I would like
to be able to access those icons
by clicking on the directory icon i.e.
the taskbar would be replaced with
the icons from the next level.
This way I could remove my whole
K-Menu with this and edit it
easily by using the file manager.
Finally (I'm just dreaming...)
it would be great if optionally
there would be a text while
hovering over an icon describing
how the application is called I'm
about to run. - Oct 25 2003
Liquid Weather ++

Karamba & Superkaramba by Matti 1797 comments

I recently installed LW++ and
am quite impressed. It looks really
good and is so far the only thing
i use superkaramba for.
What constantly fails to work me
though is:
1) The left of the two buttons
in the upper right corner has an
option radar map - but it only
yields an image of a camera and
the message "error - image failed
to load".
2) The right one of the two
buttons does nothing at all.
3) The 5 day forecast should
better seperate the temperatures
for day and night with a slash
instead of a dash, i.e. -10/-4
instead of -10-4. I often find
that a bit confusing to read.

BTW: I'm using the location
from BBC.

Anyway, thank you for making such
a great-looking and useful addition
to my desktop. - Oct 25 2003
Quanta+ icon

Icon Sub-Sets by luci 10 comments

Don't know why it's voted at 57.
It's a huge step in the right
direction IMO. - Oct 21 2003

Gimp Splashes by rgfree 3 comments

They won't allow direct links any longer.
Well get it from here: - Oct 03 2003
XPish Controlpanel

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by mononoke 19 comments

...but not really cool either.
Nice to see KDE to be flexible enough
to look like any other desktop
(OS X, Win XP) but KDE can perfectly
stand on its own "open-source-feet" IMO.
I'm using Plastik+Noia Icons and really
like it's look. Why do we need to copy
the look of Windows XP?
BTW: This might be copyrighted by M$ anyway. - Sep 29 2003
Noia for KDE 1.00

Icon Sub-Sets by Carlitus 258 comments

Two words:
Read again! - Sep 14 2003