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Month: November 2011

Re: [trinity-devel] Challenge

From: Kate Draven <borgqueen4@...>
Date: Thu, 17 Nov 2011 16:02:41 -0500
On Thursday 17 November 2011, Sanne wrote:
> 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. :)
> Thanks,
> Sanne
I agree with everything here, especially about konq, I also live in konq. I 
do, however, like having konq as a web browser. I feel the html engine should 
be fixed. Trust me there are some advantages konq has over FF as a web