Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements 32 comments
I guess I'd better aim my remarks at the KIM-developpers then? - Apr 07 2006
I was only commenting on the concept of service menus and how I thought they could be presented to the user in a less cluttered and more flexible way.
Maybe I'll post it as a KDE improvement or KDE4 Brainstorm entry on kde-look, if I find the time. - Apr 07 2006
The second screenshot for example shows 4 Kim entries on the second menu level (under "actions") and 14 (!) entries on the third level. Furthermore you have a "Compress" menu on the first menu level and tar and zip options in the second menu level. This is clearly the wrong way to go from a usability point of vieuw.
IMHO it would be better to prune the service menu tree and offer just entries for general actions (like "image processing", "compression", "audio conversion", "uploading"). These actions would invoke a *lightweight* dialog box/frontend to the possible actions the users would want ot perform: resizing, cropping, fileformat, jpgquality, target url, ...
This would also be more flexible, because the user is not forced to use predefined settings and combinations (sizes, quality).
Of course some predefined settings/templates would be nice so you don't have to click to much (that's the point of service menus after all). - Apr 06 2006
But I'm not sure it's a good candidate for a *default* wallpaper. It has rather high contrast and default wallpapers should be more easy on the eyes. Maybe I could make another version where the "Kubuntu" takes less screen estate. - Apr 06 2006
My approach seems to have some problems with shared memory and percentages not adding up to 100%.
I think karamTop can inherently do a better job. - Nov 04 2005
Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements 13 comments
They get in your way when you don't need them
(mainly at startup, when you just want to get something done)
and you can't access or regenerate them when you need them and they're gone
(e.g. when you have some time to fix something).
Also chech law 8 of the Laws of Interface Design
by Jason Spisak at http://www.symphonyos.com/laws.html
(the other laws are interesting too).
Another reason why I think copying the windows way
of messing with the user/computer is a bad idea:
important system notifications are meant for the root user,
while the regular linux/kde user is (should be) non root. - Jul 24 2005
the original author of the wallpaper is nicolasrougier,
see http://kde-look.org/usermanager/search.php?username=nicolasrougier - Jul 19 2005
Thanks for the feedback. I don't use lyrics often, so I didn't notice. - Jul 11 2005
(I'm a former povray user, but I neglected it since my migration to linux).
cheers - Mar 25 2005
If you only want the fonts bigger, you can do it yourself: look for "fontsize" in of topmon.theme and topmon.py (for bigger fontsizes you should also lower numberOfLines in topmon.py)
If you want the whole widget bigger, I'm afraid I have to disappoint you: I don't think I will find time to do that. I've spent already more time on topmon than my girlfriend could bear ;). Sorry - Mar 25 2005
I don't know how to fix it. - Mar 25 2005
How long did you let it run (maybe it was just a startup thing)? What happens if you run top on the commandline in non interactive mode like in my karamba theme: "top -b -n1"? - Mar 14 2005
no problem at all for sending me another "skin". (stefaan.lippens (at) gmail com)
I'm also working on a more simple/flat look. - Mar 05 2005
- The KDE gear looks more like an underwater mine than a gear to me. I would make the inner circle bigger
- I think you should find a better font for the "K" in the gear, it looks a bit, how should I say it, boring IMHO. Try a (sans serif) font with a "K" that is't symmetric vertically.
- Don't use those scanlines in the "K", they will look ugly when printed on a t-shirt (interference with the fabric), I think
- I would use miter joins instead of bevel joins for the outlines of "kdelook"
- is there a reason why the "KDE-L" are upper case and the "k.org" lower case?
And why did you overoad it with that many text? I'd like a more clean wallpaper.
enough questions, keep up the good work - Jan 11 2005
and I think the reflection of the word "linux" on the right is not right ;-) since the mirroring floor isn't horizontal? - Nov 09 2004
why is checkbox2 of the second style checked? (and radiobutton2 instead of radiobutton1) - Aug 26 2004
Or at least a distro independent version?
keep up that nice work - May 03 2004
PS: Even outside the anti MS battle I dislike the unappropriate use of comic sans (IMHO using comic sans is _always_ unappropriate). For more info see http://www.bancomicsans.com. - Apr 01 2004
from another povray lover
How did you manage the focal blur? With the build-in functionality or by postprocessing in gimp? - Feb 04 2004
They aren't symmetrically positioned and the linesegments of the 'head' (I don't know if thats the right expression, but you'll get the picture) of the theet at 3 and 6 o'clock aren't straight. - Jan 18 2004
http://www.bancomicsans.com - Jan 11 2004