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Davide Ferrari
Kaffeine Player

Video Apps 179 comments

Score 50.0%
Jul 06 2008
Can you quote me where I call it "shit"?

So..don't you really think that the playlist (what you are going to play) and the visualization (what you ARE playing) are not related?? Are you so sure?

And about toolbars: wrong default are exactly what I mean for "usability nightmares". Possibility to personilize easily is good (that's why I love KDE and not Gnome), but the defaults have to be sane for the vast majority of people, this majority that would never touch any setup cause they simply wants to play videos, not to play with the video program. The others (like me, and you, I suppose) could easily add toolbars and change the behaviour at their taste. - Dec 25 2004
Don-t get offended but you have a really personal idea of what UI elements are meant for.
Tabs are meant for separate pages (i.e. different web pages that are obviously not related) or not too deep configuration (if the config page has lots of options, tabs become a pure hell).

But ABSOLUTELY they are not meant for related pages in a program like Kaffeine! And as you can see in the comment, I'm not alone thinking this...anyway if you don't trust me, try to ask opinion on kde-usability ML.

Moreover, also toolbars are used very badly. There are tons of toolbar by default, placed in a quite strange way and with button that are everythig but explicative.

In the end...I don't know if you are a developer or simply someone who love Kaffeine 0.5. In the first case, don't take this critics as personale offenses, we (me, at least) are only trying to give our help, opinions and ideas to improve Kaffeine, that tecnically is already a very good player. But, as I said, in 0.5 version it's UI has got serious usability prolems. - Dec 24 2004
Apart from nasty bugs that probably were corrected from rc2 (like the horrid "always place on top of playlist" for movies opened with Konqui), I think that if there weren't changes to the UI from the rc2, Kaffeine 0.5 serie is going to be a true usability nightmare :( And I'm very sad with this, cause I always found Kaffeine to be the best and most integrated player for KDE.

But, for god sake, why did you choose this tab approach? If you want to use a multi page approach, why don't choose a lateral toolbar a la Konqi config page, or a sidebar a la Konqi/amaroK?
Really, I don't want to offend your work nor you, but tabs suck for such a kind of program - Dec 23 2004
SE ThemeKreator

Graphic Apps 16 comments

by metty
Score 50.0%
Mar 15 2006
Good idea! But will you extend phone support to older phones as T610??

Anyway, I think that you should change a little the program it is now it could seem a theme creator for KDE. Don't know, maybe "SE Theme Kreator" or something like this... - Dec 23 2004

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements 178 comments

Score 58.0%
Oct 20 2005
well...and so? - Dec 10 2004

Groupware 5 comments

by kammu
Score 50.0%
Dec 09 2004
Ehi man, this rocks!! I definitely love the UI, this is what a phone browser should look like! For example I love the functionalities of KMobileTools but I really don-t like its UI. So, for features, give a look to it!

Moreover, 2 questions:
does it support bluetooth connection?
is it based on Gammu as the name suggest?

ah, a third one...does it support SonyEricsson phones?

I think I'll subscribe the ML and stay in touch with the development - Dec 10 2004
Proposed default kde theme

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements 10 comments

Score 50.0%
Dec 08 2004
Too much inspirated? :) Baghira is clearly a *clone*, so it's clearly obvious it could never and never be set as KDE default, neither enter kdegraphics nor kdelibs. (the same has to be applied to Luna clones or other clones). KDE-look is the only right place where they could stay. - Dec 08 2004

Browser 7 comments

Score 50.0%
Apr 08 2005
Sorry for my Mozilla/ignorance but...does it work also with Firefox? - Dec 07 2004

System Software 120 comments

by karye
Score 58.0%
Sep 06 2007
How does Guitoo handle the new /etc/portage files operation. I think that a GUI part for these files would be a GREAT improvment, cause as now I have to manually add every time lines to those files (well, I did a very simple script to automatize a bit it, but a GUI in that sense would greatly help) - Nov 23 2004
Always remember, pal, that do not have the right to say people how to spend their time, and what apps should they code.
If you don't like it, simply do not use it, and if you really need some other kind of app, study a programming language and do it yourself. This is the F/OSS way, you have to learn it. - Nov 23 2004
Search bar improvement

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements 16 comments

Score 50.0%
Nov 16 2004
If a user have to be trained, it's not for definition "intuitive". The current location bar is "intuitive" cause is the defacto standard for every platform and browser, so changing it will be a difference.

Secondary, what I meant before was: if I write in the location (search) bar, for example "/usr/includ/myfile.h" because I want to search Google for this particular file cause I'm having trouble with it, putting it into the location bar will pop-up it into my preferred editor. What about this case?
Yes, for sure, I can open or click a button to switch to a forced search mode, but this would be a longer operation.

I don't see why you hate so the google bar. It ws a great feature added in KDE 3.3, why remove it? - Nov 17 2004
..what about the search bar called "Location". I think this is an overload that we do not need, cause

1) it's not intuitive
2) it adds complexity. For example, if I want to search google for a complete path + file name (for example looking for a problem involving this file), if I put it in the location bar it will hopefully do the right mime-type associated action. With your patch/idea? - Nov 17 2004
Konqueror search/filter field idea

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements 30 comments

by WedDa
Score 50.0%
Nov 14 2004
But the fact you are not considering is that the LOCATION bar is not the first place where you would think you can do google searches! Maybe you do, but the average user do not!
Sure, after someone tell him how to do it he would know about it, but IMO in too many cases will remain another hidden feature - Nov 16 2004
I didn't get a thing of what you are saying. What have kioslaves to do with Google? Do you mean a KIO Slave to search google like google:/ - Nov 15 2004
It's useless? Me and tons of other people (also on the Firefox side) don't think the same.

Use the location bar to force on a web searcher in case of mispelled URL a la Internet Explorer? Why?
Is this intuitive? No.
The location bar is used to enter locations, and not to put down sentences that have to be searched. - Nov 14 2004
I don't think kio_locate is the right decision in this case. It should be only a filter on the CURRENT view, and not a search in the locate DB (which, I remind you, it has to be updated from time to time) - Nov 14 2004
..great idea!! Please fill a wish in posting even your screenshot, give us here the address and we will vote it! - Nov 13 2004
Virtual Filesystem

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements 30 comments

Score 50.0%
Nov 13 2004
Well, let's talk about truly KDE beginners, I mean, truly *nix beginners. They don't have a clue of what exactly home is for. So a generical starting location could be easily this new locations:/, with another "My files" placed by default on the desktop (and/or in the kicker) - Nov 14 2004
Well, but there's no other site with such an exposure. KDE-apps is, as now, the best way to get opinions by real KDE users, not only by KDE power-users that read KDE wikis or follow some KDE-devel mailing list or regulary look at
So, until things changed, it works this way. And anyway all these kinds of apps fall down "KDE improvement", which is a different catagory from Quanta one, even if Quanta IS a KDE improvement :) - Nov 14 2004
System Tray 2 (with icon hiding support)

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements 165 comments

by Dgege
Score 50.0%
Dec 20 2004
Try to submit this (when it is totally bugfree) to kicker manteiner Aaron J Seigo..but I think he will zap you :) (don't know why, but I have this feeling) - Nov 12 2004
Dragon Player

Video Players 278 comments

by eean
Score 70.0%
Feb 26 2008
Sorry for the delay...

Well, being Codeine a multi-windows application, it could be IMO quite easy to integrate the video output window in amaroK, so if in the playlist you have something that needs a video output, here it pop up a video window. - Nov 10 2004
Max, are you going in the future to integrate this with amaroK? :) - Nov 06 2004
Kopete Visual

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements 60 comments

by gr3gg
Score 50.0%
May 17 2005
Well, kde-look / kde-apps is also a way to share ideas among the normal users, and then finally when he've gota final and complete idea he can post it on the devels ML. I think he tried to do this - Nov 07 2004
Improving KDE

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements 313 comments

Score 50.0%
Nov 28 2004
Yes, you can be sure! I'm the reporter of this bug (Wish)

about rounded selection. There were already a lot of talk and a patch sent, but this could definitely speed up the entire process - Oct 13 2004

System Software 40 comments

Score 50.0%
Sep 21 2004
Good idea for all of us that do not use a distribution that comes with all that automated tools by its own (as MDK, Suse etc). But I think that the main dialog, the way it shows the current devices, it could be do in a better, more graphical and more eye-candy way. I'll try to work on a .ui sample to let you know what I have in mind, ok? :) - Aug 20 2004
New home to Home

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements 15 comments

by zammi
Score 50.0%
Aug 02 2004
I really like the idea of having the menu bar in the title, and I think that it could be a nice feature for KWin in KDE4!
But I don't understand the home's meant to be in every window? Or maybe only in the Konqueror FM windows? In the second case, it would be cool. In the other case, I think it doesn't have sense. - Aug 02 2004

Audioplayers 574 comments

Score 77.0%
Aug 01 2011
Folks, prepare yourself to get addicted to amarok!! It's simply the best audio player I've ever seen on every platform!

Simple, powerful, eye-candy! You will love it!
You've been advised :) - Jun 17 2004
BasKet Note Pads

Utilities 347 comments

Score 77.3%
Oct 01 2010
Very very nice program that you've implemented toolbars, remember that they are simply a place to put shortcuts to most used function, so don't fill them with every kind of button and function by default (as we can see in the newest screenshot).

Usability matters!! - Jun 15 2004
Basket 0.5.0alpha1 crashes everytime I try to start it :( there's no way to get it work, even deleting the previous configuration files (from basket 0.4.0) - May 05 2004

Utilities 103 comments

Score 50.0%
Apr 05 2005
This is a very nice and useful app! Great! - Jun 14 2004
Home KIOSlave (idea)

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements 25 comments

Score 50.0%
Jun 12 2004
Yes, I trust your intentions, but in the end it's EXACTLY like WinXP "My computer" browsing, while I think there coulkd be other more personal and easier ways to implement the concept you have in mind. - Jun 13 2004

Karamba & Superkaramba 3 comments

by p0z3r
Score 50.0%
Jun 11 2004
ROTFL :) it's a nice theme indeed - Jun 11 2004
New Tatoo

Wallpaper Other 23 comments

Score 50.0%
Jun 11 2004
What has a Gnome wallpaper to do with KDE-look? it's not something strictly kde-related, for example splash screens, which content may be whatever you want since they applies only to KDE, it is a simply background image. - Jun 11 2004
Taskbased Desktop

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements 25 comments

by zammi
Score 50.0%
Jun 10 2004
After a bad first time impression, I changed my mind and I definitely think that this idea rocks!!
Let think: we have this giant place (desktop) almost unused and used only to put a nice wallpaper on it. Instead we can use it to replace (well, integrate) the current k-menu behaviour.
One can say: it's not immediate. But let think about have to click on k-menu to have all sub menus available. Here you can click on the "show desktop" button or it may be implemented a "border area" where if you move the mouse in, then desktop is showed.

IMO it's a great idea!! - Jun 10 2004
RMT-Installer (Kommander 1.0beta1)

System Software 13 comments

Score 50.0%
Jul 29 2004
Well, but if I understand correctly, this is a graphic tool that does the same checkinstall work, so why should support it? I mean, it's like saying to Vim "please support pico" - Jun 07 2004
amaroK - get the soundwave.

Wallpaper Other 1 comment

Score 50.0%
Jun 07 2004
May you provide an amaroK purple version, to suite the default amarok theme? :) thanks - Jun 07 2004
Attach to Email Service Menu

Dolphin Service Menus 110 comments

Score 50.0%
Oct 30 2006
First thing: Evolution should be compared to Kontact, not KMail
Second thing: ROTFL - May 31 2004

Utilities 72 comments

Score 75.5%
Apr 02 2012
I rather think that he's asking for a graphical DCOP browser to choose an action to do on alarm. I mean, it's the only thing that makes sense to me :) - May 25 2004
GRP Playlist

Audio Apps 8 comments

by garc
Score 50.0%
May 19 2004
You are right, noatun is a lame prototype of what a KDE audio player should be. amaroK is its best incarnation, instead. - May 19 2004
If you're waiting for noatun improvements, I suggest you to give amaroK a try! - May 19 2004

KDE 3.5 Themes 28 comments

by clee
Score 50.0%
May 12 2004
Sorry if i'm ironic but your style give me the right dimension about how ugly Win2k is :) - May 13 2004

Education Apps 11 comments

Score 50.0%
Jun 26 2005
But...are there languages vocabularies available to be used with your program?? it would be really useful (hand inserting is quite boring :P ) - May 11 2004

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements 27 comments

by aivs
Score 50.0%
Apr 27 2004
We should try to innovate, not only to mimic!

To do something really new, IMO K-Menu should be *completely* task-oriented, rather than app-oriente.

With this paradigma in mind, let's think about improvements. - Apr 28 2004
Kim (Kde Image Menu)

Graphic Apps 196 comments

Score 80.6%
Feb 23 2009
1) when installed, everytime I rightclick an image it tells me about "RotCustomFlip" as non valid menu action. Deleting the "RotCustomFlip" occurence in the service file, it works
2) when custom resizing an image, if I click "Cancel" I get an error dialog about a missing file, while effective resizing works quite well.

(this is not a bug)
3) how can I send you italian translation? simply diff the files? (i'm going to add labels for "it" in the service files)

Thanks! - Apr 22 2004
QStringTemp for Qt 2.2.3

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements 14 comments

Score 50.0%
Apr 23 2004
No, you haven't, you can send your mail even without being subscribed, and you can send your patch there to be examined and discussed by all other KDE developers. This ( is definitely a place for end-users who wants to find the most suitable KDE application for their needs, not a place for developer to discuss about improvements in the rough code.

Ok, talking about UI improvements is a totally different thing, but in your case there's no UI at all. UI is used by user :) directly, code is managed by developers directly.

Just my 2 cents - Apr 22 2004
Ok, so let's close kde development mailing lists and let's all propose patches on and discuss about them in comments. And let's see what happens. - Apr 22 2004
Optimizations are nice things but..why posting it here? I think your patch should go to a kde-devel mailing list, not to - Apr 21 2004
Active Heart

KDE 3.5 Themes 105 comments

Score 50.0%
Apr 28 2004
3D, not £d :P - Apr 20 2004
Your work is absolutely lovely! the best KDE style ever, even better than Plastik IMO!

Please only make slightly lesser £d the dropdown buttons, and please make them more "shaped"..I mean: with a transparent kicker and a dropdown placed on it (command launch), there's an annoying visual effect.

But it's really a great work! - Apr 20 2004
Album Shaper

Graphic Apps 37 comments

Score 50.0%
Apr 11 2005
Please write at kde-core-devel(AT)kde(DOT)org

Actually I'm not a developer at all nor I follow that ML, but I think it could start a nice discussion from that! :) - Apr 17 2004