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Month: November 2011

Re: [trinity-devel] Challenge

From: Sanne <sanne@...>
Date: Thu, 17 Nov 2011 19:31:33 +0100
On Wednesday 16 November 2011, Timothy Pearson wrote:
> Write a few sentences stating what you like about TDE most.

- I've been using KDE3 as my desktop of choice for many years and with Trinity 
I can continue using it in a familiar way. It has many configuration options 
that are easily accessible, so I can custonize it just the way I like it. The 
general feel when working in Trinity is efficient and snappy. Trinity doesn't 
come with much of what I percieve as visual clutter like animations or other 
graphical effects, and those there are I can disable easily. For me Trinity 
comes with the right balance of eye candy and efficiency.

- I'm basically living in my file manager. It's the most important application 
for me on any desktop, and I just love Konqueror's file manager part. It's a 
powerhorse that lets me have any number of views, has detailed list view as 
view type available which I can set as default, has right click servicemenus 
that I can customize and even write new ones, and I can drag and drop files 
to any application. I can put directories I often need access to as icons 
into the bookmark toolbar. I can also use Konqueror as an ftp client to work 
with remote file systems in a familiar way.

- I'm a web developer and have to be able to switch comfortably between 
applications like text editor, web browser and file manager. Trinity lets me 
do that without any fuss. I also love to use Kate as my editor for HTML 
authoring, PHP and Python programming, and love its features like 
customizable syntax highlighting for many languages, block selection mode, 
intelligent auto-indentation and view splitting. It is also pretty quick when 
scrolling large texts.

- I can customize my panel, move it to any edge of the desktop, give it a 
specific height in pixels, can have applications I often use in its launcher 
bar, can set the max width of entries in the task bar (only in a config file 
though), and can order all panel sections the way I want.

- The default menu is ordered sensibly. Where I disagree, I can edit it with a 
simple right click. I can add my own applications or start scripts easily.

- I can customize hotkeys in applications to the way I'm used to, and I can 
also set up hotkeys to start applications with a single keystroke.

I better stop here before it turns into a book :). Those points are the most 
important ones for me, though.

> I am also interested in the other side of the coin: What do you hate about
> TDE the most?

I don't really hate anything. I'd prefer to not have my file manager mangled 
with a web browser, which admittedly I don't use anyway (I'm using Firefox), 
but it's not really too important for me. As long as Konqueror file manager 
keeps its awesome features, I'm happy. :)