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Sergei Klink Calgary, Canada
Uma Tuman

Wallpaper Other by rasta4russia 5 comments

I don't think that's what he meant :) - Mar 13 2005

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by roachofdiscord 35 comments

Once you put a button to show/hide them, it's no longer the same "easy access", besides now you also have to decide which apps are going to be shown, and which hidden. And if some of them you use so rarely that you know for sure you want them to stay hidden, it's no different than adding an extra shortcut to the panel. If you have no room there, well, then you should consider using something like drawers/daughter panels(two clicks, again).

I don't remember very well how this feature works in WinXP, but I assume you need to either provide an extra option when right-clicking the icon, or it hides "unused " ones automatically, and neither of those will work well for KDE. If you have a sort of two-panel settings module where you can drag icons between the "hidden" and "shown", then, I suppose, it could work and be made into KDE, but IMHO that's making grossly complex a rather simple concept. The user can just put the tray onto a different panel and autohide it or something if (s)he's willing to go into that much trouble.

The reason why it seems so useful in winxp is simply because there's a huge number of fairly useful apps (e.g. more advanced firewalls/antivirii/etc.) which do not have an option to hide their icon. I've never experienced such problem in Linux(not just KDE), so I see this quite a useless feature (and something as simple as this would probably have been added quite a while ago if it was really needed). - Jan 23 2005

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by roachofdiscord 35 comments

Indeed it would be. Besides, this just doesn't look pleasing to me :) I'm very bad at pointing out artistic mistakes, so I won't try to comment on that.

I think the problem with a 2 column menu is that it isn't immediately apparent where to look for a particular app/action. Since people tend to read left-to-right, top to bottom (okay, just for the sake of this case; reverse everything if you prefer), they'll first look at the left column, and most of the time they'll be looking for a shortcut to an app - which is provided by the right column(unless it happens to be there at the very top, in which case they won't even get this far); reason for confusion #1. Second, there's no clear separation between the two, and the icons don't stand out well; reason for confusion #2. (we're talking a time period of 1-2 seconds here, of course)

In a "vertical" menu, this will happen top to bottom, and in a much more logical order: most/last used apps(depends on the settings), probably used most of the time -> separator(visual signal) -> main app shortcuts, used not as frequently -> separator -> actions, used even less frequently, with the exception of lock/logout which goes on bottom(top taken already), where it can easily be found, or on the panel. Makes perfect sense to me, and I don't see a problem here that would be fixed by putting the bottom part side-by-side with the top. - Jan 22 2005

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by roachofdiscord 35 comments

> SOME things windows has is nicer than linux (IMO hiding systray icons).

Btw, this I totally disagree with. If an app that has a dock/tray icon needs to have it hidden, it's a flaw in the app. If I have something in my dock, it means I want to have dynamic content in that place, and obviously either look at it or ocassionally click (once, not twice, that's what the "front" of the panel is for) to see what it's doing. If you need the OS/DE/whatever to hide it from you, and your app doesn't allow to turn it off, it's almost certainly a design mistake in the app, and needs to be addressed there. - Jan 22 2005

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by roachofdiscord 35 comments

So what do you propose then (instead of a tree-based menu)? There are shortcuts to recently/most frequently used apps in the KDE menu right now, that's the only compromise that I can think of right now.

Beyond that, I lack the imagination for something completely new :)

Btw, adding a second column in your case would also practically mean having a static space on your screen allocated for it, meaning not only you'd have to cross entire screen to get to Kcalc, but you'll probably have to scroll it up/down as well!

P.S. To confess, I'm not even using KDE right now (XFCE, rather), and _personally_ I have absolutely no problem getting around in just a slightly organized menu. Which is why I like the default structure of KDE menu right now - quick access to basic needs, and the rest in hidden in sub-menus. Once the newbie learns how to access those(and their names too, probably), (s)he is IMHO totally out of this discussion, as long as those apps stay under the same categories as they used to. Distinct icons is something that can still be worked on, though, to help in that process.

So, to summarize: IMHO there's no need to cram this much into the menu, just give the very basics in the default setup that can be found easily, and give a hint how to display the rest, that's it. - Jan 22 2005

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by roachofdiscord 35 comments

I agree that the current KDE menu _could_ use a facelift. But, please. No more than ONE column. A menu should be something you shouldn't need to look at for more than a second; besides, once you add the second column, the rest of the screen will go the same way. No.

(I recall the first time I saw the default WinXP menu - yuck!!! I just sat there staring at it, unable to comprehend what that mess of words is all about)

Other than that, the applets in menu have been mentioned by someone already; and extra animations/rounded edges/etc. are something that will probably need major change (in QT - for consistency?) the immediate need for which I don't really see.

Transparency/shadows using Composite would be, IMHO, a higher for now (if that isn't done already - can't do much testing on my machine(amd64) - X tends to crash too often, another problem). - Jan 22 2005

KDE 3.x Splash Screens by luilly 5 comments

IIRC, it'd sound almost the same for some Spanish-speaking people :) - Sep 12 2004
Soviet Arizona

Wallpaper Other by johanneswilm 44 comments

You know, I'm especially interested in how do you think _could_ he have helped his Fatherland(and preferably not getting ran over by the same country in the end)...

And no, I don't think this wallpaper is done exceptionally well artistically, but at least it's not over the top in the, erm, ideological sense unlike _some_ other ones... - Jun 07 2004

KDE 3.5 Themes by thomas12777 1262 comments

Did so earlier today(mailed to the "baghira-style" address in the profile), just confirming it here, in case the mail didn't get through... - Jun 03 2004

KDE 3.5 Themes by thomas12777 1262 comments

I've compiled 0.3q on my amd64 box(SuSE 9.0, KDE 3.2.2)(natively), and I have something strange happening with the horizontal scrollbars, with or without tweaks, it seems(see for the screenshot) - it's basically equally spaced vertical lines throughout it(the vertical scrollbars are fine).
Is this a known issue I've missed somewhere? :) - Jun 01 2004
NausicaƤ of the valley of the wind

Wallpaper Other by Cryssli 2 comments

First one for KDE-Look, isn't it? :)
Just one thing - could you please go with just _one_ of the more or less official spellings? I mean, "Nausicaa", "Naushika", "NausicaƤ", but not "NausikaƤ"? That's just a little strange, IMHO...
Perhaps the preview could get a little bigger, too :)
But thanks for the wallpaper anyways(maybe next time you could add some sort of collage of scenes from the film in the background). - May 09 2004

Wallpaper Other by 4457848 3 comments

Looks like he took it a little too seriously :)))))) - May 03 2004
Kontact Splash PhotoED

KDE 3.x Splash Screens by dadeisvenm 15 comments

Do you mean something like the xfontsel tool? Maybe try ... - Apr 20 2004
kontact design

KDE 3.x Splash Screens by Emon 26 comments

My only complaint is about the pda - it has a very particular look, and I'm a non-user of it for many political and technical reasons... Maybe remove the buttons, etc to make it look more generic? (or maybe put a Zaurus instead :) though that raises the same problem the other way :) - Apr 13 2004
Children of spring 2b

Wallpaper Other by foxi 4 comments

> But i would put a little "k" or something.

Yuck, don't! What's wrong with you people, it's not like everybody would prefer ONLY KDE-related artwork on their desktop, this one is fine as it is... - Apr 05 2004
Linux Is...

Wallpaper Other by nadolph 2 comments

Must say, I have underestimated its value earlier today(I should have been a little more enthusiastic, perhaps :)

P.S. I'll see how it looks on my Zaurus once I finish upgrading today/tomorrow... - Mar 26 2004
Windows Cranium

Wallpapers Windows by longboarder543 1 comment

Speaking about health, open windows are not good for you, either(*cough* *cough* recent personal experience :), who knows what might kind of things might "fly" into them(looks like that person was peering out of one)... - Mar 25 2004
Grigno River

Wallpaper Other by grigomax 4 comments

Don't like it - don't use it, just because this is kde-look doesn't mean every piece of work must have a big K logo on it, everything that's posted here is simply meant to be used with KDE somehow, not promote it in every way possible... - Mar 25 2004
EnterTheLinux - lilo/grub splash screen

KDE 3.x Splash Screens by spiff 70 comments

Finally, a nice idea and a proper implementation :) Thank you! - Mar 01 2004

Wallpaper Other by Marionnetta 3 comments

Didn't I see this one already, many times?
Could you be a bit more original, please? :) - Feb 19 2004
shrek splash screen

KDE 3.x Splash Screens by rastapaye 8 comments

I mean that the icons at the bottom have a background different from that of the rest of the splash screen - maybe it's a better to idea to either remove those small backgrounds completely(won't work on the 3rd one, I guess :) or (probably better) make them a little more transparent. Or maybe make the whole icon transparent while it's inactive? I've no artistical ability :), just thinking that those icons stand out way too much. - Jan 14 2004
shrek splash screen

KDE 3.x Splash Screens by rastapaye 8 comments

Why does it look squished from the sides?? Or is it just me?
Could you also try to remove the backgrounds from the characters' bubbles and just leave a common one? - Jan 13 2004
Green Dragon in a Violet Sphere - KDE

Wallpapers KDE Plasma by LarryonLinux 2 comments

I like this quite a lot, but there isn't enough background around the sphere for it to be a nice wallpaper - filling it with somewhat similar dark colored patterns might help...But still interesting work, would like to see what comes out of it. - Sep 12 2003
Interactive Aquapool

Wallpaper Other by abu-se 8 comments

Actually, I would prefer "pinguins" instead :) Just sounds better to me ;) - Jul 21 2003
SuSE 8.2 Kanji

KDE 3.x Splash Screens by cangeceiro 4 comments

Generally, it's fine(although I'd prefer something more meaningful next time :), but the red color on the bottome hurts my eyes :( - May 11 2003
Modified DynBar

Karamba & Superkaramba by AriSteinberg 36 comments

Ahh, exactly what I wanted :) Thanks! - May 11 2003
Docker bar

Karamba & Superkaramba by genneth 15 comments

I personally would like something like kmldonkey applet... - May 01 2003
Dynamic Bar - Smooth Zoom

Karamba & Superkaramba by wizzard 102 comments

That's the one I'm using right now(maybe that's way I can now get two more icons :). - Apr 27 2003
Dynamic Bar - Smooth Zoom

Karamba & Superkaramba by wizzard 102 comments

Like I said, with newer version it's 11th icon - and makes the speed degrade quite noticeably exactly after the last icon is added...that's what confuses me. But since it takes almost all of my screen width(1024) now, it doesn't really matter anymore. - Apr 27 2003
Dynamic Bar - Smooth Zoom

Karamba & Superkaramba by wizzard 102 comments

I've downloaded the latest version, now it's the 11th icon...I don't get it :) - Apr 27 2003
Dynamic Bar - Smooth Zoom

Karamba & Superkaramba by wizzard 102 comments

This is almost exactly what I've always wanted for my desktop :). But there are a few problems:
1. I always use a lot of icons. I've noticed that the zooming becomes quite slow, no matter what speed I use, right after I add the 9th icon(not counting the K Menu). I can see just a little bit of speed decrease when adding a new icon each time before that, but after icon #9 it's closer to unusable(I have Athlon1.2G).
2. Is there a way to add a "show desktop" button? Would be really useful for me... - Apr 25 2003
Roger that...[proper emoticon here]. Although I'd still like to see KDE-look free of any such matters(well, creating a poll is ok...but not any more than that) - I go here to get/discuss eye candy/imrovements/etc but not politics. I can't see how any of these faces make anything close to an eye candy. - Apr 14 2003
KDM/XP Logon Icons

Icon Sub-Sets by mononoke 16 comments

...and even nicer login names, although there could be more :)
Anyways, good idea though I definitely don't miss(or never seen) any of those. - Mar 27 2003
Root reminder 3

Wallpaper Other by ruppel 8 comments

Very nice indeed :) And I'm absolutely sure there's enough people(nerds?) out there who _do_ appreciate this. :)))))) It's just that I can't remember when was the last time I actually logged in as root and used X. - Feb 19 2003
Green Enthusiasm

Wallpaper Other by nadolph 1 comment

Generally, I like it, but the whirl looks kinda "flat". - Feb 19 2003
Themeable panel

Various Stuff by daniele 39 comments words...
Actually, I also think that the current kicker isn't customizable enough - Nov 03 2002
plain debian

KDE 3.x Splash Screens by probono 6 comments

and so do I - Oct 26 2002

Various Stuff by yf12s 32 comments

just to say, I like it a lot :)
especially the integrated run box - Oct 22 2002