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Month: November 2011

Re: [trinity-devel] Sudden resemblence to WinXP?

From: Calvin Morrison <mutantturkey@...>
Date: Tue, 22 Nov 2011 23:50:14 -0500
On 22/11/2011, Kristopher John Gamrat <chaotickjg@...> wrote:
> On Tuesday 22 November 2011 11:36:50 pm Timothy Pearson wrote:
>> > Hey sort of on/off topic..
>> >
>> > Today I was discussing the trinity project with some fellows who share
>> > a lab at Drexel.
>> >
>> > One thing two of them mentioned about KDE3.5 that while you can
>> > configure everything, it often is hard to find where the setting is.
>> >
>> > They said they liked kde4 not for the widgets, just because it was
>> > easy to customize.
>> >
>> > Just a thought
>> >
>> > Calvin
>> >
>> I had the exact opposite reaction--I found KDE4 extremely difficult to
>> customize, unless they were just referring to adding plasoids and changing
>> the wallpaper. ;-)
> I could never figure out the whole plasmoid thing. The whole description of
> plasmoid and the difference between widgets and actual desktop elements got
> me all confused ;-)

I was just presenting that fact. They are users, and so we need to
listen to them. They are not biased either way and are interested in
trinity, but that was an interesting point I thought they made.

I think that maybe we need to review our kcontrol mechanism and make
sure all configuration settings are in appropriate spots.

Eg, should keyboard shortcuts be under Regional & Accessibility
Eg. should our compositor have it's own module? it's quite hard to
find under "Window Behavior"

I think we can at least make some things more intuitive.

Calvin Morrison