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Wallpaper Other by encrypted 8 comments

Typically, kachang is shaved ice, served with a red beans and has a creamy, evaporated milk, I am pretty sure. I haven't had it since...1999, last time I was in Singapore, but it -is- a tastey treat when suffering the heat and humidity there. Never seen it with lychee fruit, though. - May 11 2006
vSMP Monitor

Karamba & Superkaramba by spartak 15 comments

I second this...wonderful wallpaper! - Jan 13 2006

Fonts by bink 9 comments

Download the font. You may have to right-click on the link and choose 'Save Link As...' and then rename the file from 'download.php' to 'binkie.ttf' like I had to.

Once saved, browse to where you saved it, right click on the font icon and go to the 'Actions' sub-menu, choose Install. KDE will ask if you want to install for yourself or for the entire system; if you have access to the root password, you can install for the system, else, you'll have to install locally.

There are harder, command-line ways of doing this, but this is KDE, and KDE makes font installing easy. ;) - Dec 15 2005

Icon Sub-Sets by Phytonix 48 comments

Argh, I 2nd this. I don't have time to monkey with setting a lot of icons. Beautiful set, but won't be used much unless they are easy to install. The icon standard for KDE has been around for years now, is easy to use, and just *works* without having the end-user fuss much. - Dec 14 2005

KDE 3.5 Themes by PaT 347 comments

I find this happens more often than I like when I use downloaded tarball I created a little python script to fix it for me:

#!/usr/bin/env python

import os
import sys

if len(sys.argv) >= 2:
  the_path = sys.argv[1]
  the_path = '.'

for path, dirs, files in os.walk(the_path):
  for f in files:
    f = os.path.join(path, f)
    print 'Touching %s ... ' % f,
    os.system('touch %s' % f)
    print 'DONE.'


I could use bash/shell, but I was prefer the python version. - Dec 06 2005

Icon Sub-Sets by saki 62 comments

Nice looking icons, but how come the default folder icon is blue and all the rest of the special icons (Documents, etc) are brown? Makes for a not-so-attractive mismatch. - Nov 21 2005

KDE 3.x Window Decorations by motyR 383 comments

I had a similar idea to this, but 1.) have absolutely no time to pursue it and 2.) don't quite have the skills to tackle such a project. (Panel Applets, I can do...learning to do more is a work in progress. ;-) )

I always kind of liked the way that WindowMaker handled windecs, where you can tile, stretch, etc an image, plus have gradient and color 'over lays' to further change the appearance. Either way, I am also a firm believe that windecs should hide the bottom window handle when the window is shaded, or at least make it optional.

Anyways, nice work, glad to see someone doing this. - Nov 18 2005 Search

Karamba & Superkaramba by sg1 29 comments

Bah, nevermind. :P I just never used an skz file with superkaramba before.

/me shrugs - Nov 02 2005 Search

Karamba & Superkaramba by sg1 29 comments

WTH is a .skz file? - Nov 02 2005
error? ORROR!

Various Stuff by elgx 19 comments

I've had graphic glitches (appears to be corrupted video memory) ever since I moved from Gentoo to Hoary (and now also in Breezy) on any windec that I install myself, regardless of correct prefix or not, however, this is only at work, where I am working on an integrated Intel i810 video adapter. At home, on my nVidia 5200FX card (and using nvidia drivers) I have no issue.

I posted about this on the (k)ubuntu forums several months ago and never got any replies. I just gave up and now use the included 'Glow' windec. Not as pretty, but I gotta get my work done. - Nov 01 2005
Paranoid Droid 1

Wallpaper Other by wmaddler 5 comments

I'm not lawyer, but as far as I know, technically, you *can't* at all. ;-) There is no legal definition for 'fan fiction' or 'fan derived' work that I have ever heard of.

(Note: I'm a writer (though sadly not super successful yet!) so deal with copyright issues quite a bit for my own knowledge and safety.) - Oct 28 2005
Paranoid Droid 1

Wallpaper Other by wmaddler 5 comments

Really, you can not even do that: it is still a copyrighted image that you are distributing. Fair Use dictates *your* non-commericial usage, not rights to redistribute any derivative artwork, unless a parody or satire, which this is neither.

Don't mean to sound bad, but that is generally how it is. - Oct 28 2005
Noob Desktop

Wallpaper Other by wolveen 8 comments

95% of my work on linux is done in KDE, very little GNU about it, 'cept that it was compiled with gcc. Granted, a lot of the apps used 'under the hood' are GNU apps, but I find calling it 'GNU/Linux' silly, since it assumes that the apps would not have been created anyways had they not existed.

I call what I drive to work my Car, not my Ford/Car, even though a lot of the pieces 'under the hood' are indeed, Ford made pieces.

I give respect to Stallman, because he *has* done a lot for F/OSS, but the whole silly "It has to be *GNU*/Linux!" thing is just...silly. - Oct 28 2005

KDE 3.x Window Decorations by Maxilys 74 comments

This is a nice windec, but I think the 'shaded' view is...clunky. My suggestion would be to add an option to remove the rounded inner frame and just show the outer windec frame. Does that make sense? And an option to make smaller title bars would be nice as well, since I *prefer* mine very thin and small (and I have a 21" screen I run at 1280x1024, I just like small titlebars! Heh.)

See the Grover windec (still one of my faves) for I personally think all windecs should handle shading. :) Essentially, we don't need the bottom window frame when in shaded view.

Otherwise, great work! It's different and nice over all! :) - Oct 21 2005

Arcade by arendjr2 8 comments

I've tried both versions, and neither works. Don't have time to bother with it, though would like to try the game. I wish you had used the standard automake ./configure package. - Sep 08 2005
Kubun2 Transparent BG

Wallpaper Other by valleyman86 3 comments

Wow, that REALLY turned out well. I just grabbed your 1280 version and it looks absolutely great with my gradient colors behind it.

Thank you for taking the time to do this! - Sep 08 2005

'Cept that you'd have to do that whenever a color change was required.

If you use alpha transparency and save as png, you can have semi-transparent drop shadows. Check out some of the wallpapers that are in the kde-artwork package as well as some of the wallpapers here. I used semi-transparent drop shadows all the time in my gimp/photoshop created wallpapers, but is that possible in your rendering app?

RGBA ftw. :D - Sep 07 2005

I'd love to see this without the white background, but transparent so a user can choose which color background they want to show through. Is that possible with what you are rendering with? - Sep 06 2005

Icon Sub-Sets by Phytonix 48 comments

I hope to see a full set eventually. And kudos on not doing Yet Another Crystral Lookalike. I like crystal, I also like options -- sometimes, crystal just don't look good on certain wallpapers. - Sep 06 2005

KDE 3.x Window Decorations by Maxilys 39 comments

I have to admit, I did not like Mallory much when you first released it. The windec was just not my taste, but this latest release with the Square Buttons and such, I am really liking it now. Maybe I just changed in a few months time, but either way, good work! :D - Aug 30 2005

Education Apps by ae6gn 10 comments

Laugh all you want, but I think this is pretty nifty, after having read "Cryptonomicon" by Stephenson, where he goes into detail about how the Enigma machines worked, how that extra 4th dial makes the encryption much harder to break. Thank goodness we broke it. ;) - Aug 25 2005
Concept: Modern Desktop

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by kasra23 10 comments

Interesting idea. Personally, I think desktop icons are evil ;-) but for those who chose to use them, I can see where this idea could come in quite handy.

I'd like to see this idea added to the KMenu, since the KMenu versions are less than optimal. :-/ - Aug 20 2005

Karamba & Superkaramba by bonafide 66 comments

This is one of the few SK themes I'd use. (SK is great, but I just don't need all the monitors which seem popular. ;)

I hope to see this one evolve as well, opening chat windows, letting me know if I have a new message, etc...

The only big problem I found was that if you close Kopete, the theme doesn't seem to notice and hangs. - Aug 15 2005

Wallpaper Other by VemeC 7 comments

I'd like to see this in orange (but nothing that I can't do within KDE) but a version without the 'Debian' at the top right corner would be nice...just the logo. I keep my kicker at the top, and the name is half-covered in it's current position. Overall, however, a very beautiful wallpaper. :) - Aug 12 2005
Perl Audio Converter

Audio Extractors/Converters by viron 79 comments

Better yet, use:

kde-config --prefix

Last I heard, $KDEDIR is being depreciated for setup and configure scripts. - Aug 06 2005

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by SynTruth 15 comments

Thanks. :)

I'm using QtCurve, downloaded from this site. - Jun 15 2005

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by sirajr 613 comments

Ahh, I see now. I had to restart my kicker for the button applet to resize itself, however. Maybe you need to call updateLayout() after the image in painted, so that the kicker can resize itself as needed. - Jun 15 2005
Kubuntu Human Color

KDE 3 Color Schemes by sniper 4 comments

This would look great with the QTCurve style (since it has more options than regular BlueCurve). - Jun 14 2005

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by sirajr 613 comments

This is a nice applet.

A few suggestions for future versions:

- A setting to control width. I made my own (boring, white text, all transparent) button, but I don't need it as wide as the applet makes it.

- Your config dialog is broken, as it comes with no window decorations, etc. I'd suggest using a KDialogBase to create the dialog, since it comes with sensible defaults. - Jun 14 2005
MKUltra with Optional Knifty-like Buttons

KDE 3.x Window Decorations by jirie 6 comments

If it got installed in the correct place, just go to your Control Center -> Appearance and Themes -> Window Decorations.

Depending on your linux distro, it might have gotten installed in the wrong place.

What does 'kde-config --prefix' tell you on the command line? It should have gotten installed in the directory returned by that command, but when you ran configure, it might have gotten the wrong path, which sometimes happens.

Trying doing this:

./configure --prefix="`kde-config --prefix`"

...note the back-ticks inside the double quotes. :) - Jun 14 2005
Celtic - preview

Cursors by croky 16 comments

What's with the dots in the middle of each? In my opinion, it takes away from the Celtic design. They are also a bit too blue for me (I prefer lighter/whiter cursors, but that is personal pref, of course. ;) ) but otherwise, they are definately nice and different. - Jun 03 2005
Clearlooks color scheme

KDE 3 Color Schemes by amiroff 7 comments

This is rather nice, for yet another blue based color scheme. I like the not-too-gray widget colors, especially with the QTCurve style. I downloaded yours and modified mine to use Orange/Yellow for titlebars and highlighted text, but otherwise, quite the nice blend. :D - May 19 2005

Wallpaper Other by Jumlin 4 comments

For being Yet Another Dark Wallpaper, I rather like it. - Apr 22 2005

KDE 3.5 Themes by peroxid 56 comments

rc1 is very nice. I still have a few problems with some text fields in Konqueror rendered webpages always having a white background but the foreground color is still whatever the CSS specifies. Make it hard to read what is being typed in some fields, but the only one I remember off the top of my head is at the World of Warcraft forums.

Still, great looking style and good work! Thanks. :D - Apr 15 2005
Superman Godfall

Wallpaper Other by ahmethungari 1 comment

That can not be free for use. It uses a copyrighted image and even fair-user provisions do not cover sharing that wallpaper. - Apr 11 2005

GTK2 Themes by Six 18 comments

Now, who do I send my eye doctor bills to? That hurt... ;)

Cool idea about having something as obvious for root-run'd apps, but who in the heck would allow other users to run root-pwd processes? :) - Apr 08 2005
My favorite app icons

Icon Sub-Sets by ivanciko 6 comments

It's not a 'dummy post' -- it's a legitimate concern. You can't say the license is GPL, because legally, it can not be. All he was saying is that you can't license other people's work on the GPL -- for that matter, you can't even *share* these icons under most copyright law without the copyright holder's permission, since it doesn't fall under fair-use. - Feb 18 2005
Glasstic X11 Mouse theme

Cursors by an10ae 9 comments

I tried installing this, but KDE Control Center said it does not appear to be a valid mouse theme. - Feb 17 2005
Dial a Task-O-Matic

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

WinDec doesn't have any mouse events, so it can't get in the way of things.

How about another option: Scrolling over the title-bar changes the desktop, but bringing that window with you. IE: I am on Desktop 1, but want my Konsole window on Desktop 2. I could right-click to do so, or if I have a graphic pager, drag it to that desktop -- or with this option, I could put my mouse over the title bar and scroll until I am on Desktop 2.

I used scroll events in KClip (here or at to do desktop switching, so the actual code is really simply. (I was new to C++/QT at the time.) - Feb 04 2005
SVG Deco - concept

KDE 3.x Window Decorations by spasemunkie 23 comments

Have you used the Grover windec? It has an option ("plastic" iirc) to looks kinda something like this, except for the buttons. The buttons are nice. - Jan 25 2005

Wallpaper Other by xkxdxmx 1 comment

This is original and different. Nice renders on the stairs. :) - Dec 22 2004
Agatha Ruiz de la Prada

KDE 3 Color Schemes by bego 1 comment

These are very bright colors. I'm not 100% sure why, but I suddenly got a flashback to the 80's. ;) - Dec 08 2004
System Tray 2 (with icon hiding support)

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by Dgege 165 comments

Um, no you don't. I have my Applet Handles turned-off as well, but if you let your mouse hover over where they are, especially towards the bottom (my kicker is at the top of screen) or top, the applet menu will appear. If you want, I can take a screenshot of this. :D

If you can't tell where the Applet Handle is, well, that's a different story, but I have no trouble finding mine. - Nov 23 2004

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by Yonen 15 comments

Looks good and different. A question, though, even if it may sound silly, but will it work with transparent kickers? I mean, making the background color transparent if the kicker is? - Nov 16 2004

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by seguso 27 comments

...or for that matter, using the 'history' command as well. ;) - Nov 03 2004

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by seguso 27 comments

Hit Control-R sometime in a bash prompt. It allows searching of past commands, type a few letters and it'll match them automatically.

For example:

In my konsole window, I hit ^R and type 'nano':

(reverse-i-search)`nano -w': nano -w .ssh/known_hosts

I'm not saying this app isn't nice or anything. For me at least, and I suspect others as well, I can type and use the built-in bash CLI commands faster. :) - Nov 03 2004

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by seguso 27 comments

This had to be a heck of a code job, even in python. (w00t for the python!)

However, I can't see the usefulness of it; I type faster and with bash-completion, I can do commands much more faster than I can with point-n-click. If the purpose was to teach CLI commands, etc, I might see the use, but like you said, you still have to know the CLI well.

I just can't see people being fast enough on the mouse to make this exceedingly useful. - Nov 02 2004

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by wireframe01 22 comments

Then might I humbly also suggest KClip for a try? I made it for the same purpose, to take back some Kicker space, 'cept that I use mouse buttons/scroll wheel to change (though I normally use hotkeys, I just needed a way to tell which desktop I was on.)

I really do need to updated it again, for new KDE's, but the version that is one this site is the one I still use myself. :) - Oct 31 2004

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by cjacker 45 comments

Because he specifically says so? ;) And he makes no mention of [Super]Karamba at all? - Oct 22 2004

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by cjacker 45 comments

But it's *not* possible, unless he *totally* hacked the Kicker code. This is not a theme, this is a hacked screenshot, nothing more, and I have a strong feeling that is all that it'll remain. - Oct 22 2004