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Month: December 2010

Returning some functionality removed from KDE

From: Ilya Chernykh <neptunia@...>
Date: Mon, 6 Dec 2010 16:15:31 +0300
Hi! Is it possible to return some behavior of KDE 3.1 and KDE 2?

My impression that some things became much worser with later versions of KDE.


- They removed the 3D appearance of Kicker. First from KDE 3.2 they removed 
the frame around the taskbar buttons and make the buttons larger (I would 
say, too large). Next, from some later release they removed 3D appearance 
from taskbar buttons, so they are not pushed like other buttons any more, 
only the bold font shows which application is currently selected.

- Is it possible to make an option to remove the thick separators from the K 
menu, like it was in KDE 3.1?

- In KDE2 when you press K button and then launch another application, the 
menu does not disappear, this makes easy making screenshots

- In KDE2 when you hover over the quick launch items, the icons are enlarged. 

- In KDE2 when you press "minimize all windows" button and then klick on a 
folder on desktop, only that folder opens in a window. In KDE 3.5 all windows 

- In KDE2 the frames around names of items on the desktop are dotted like in 
Windows and shown reliably: do not twinkle when you press mouse on another 
place on the desktop and always shown completely. In KDE3 they twinkle and 
sometimes shown only by half. The names of items in KDE2 shown exactly in the 
center relative to icon while in KDE 3.5 the names often shifted from the 

- The K menu in KDE 3.5.10 is often shifted when displayed first time after 
reboot or changing settings. This depends on the icon theme used: all OK with
Crystalsvg but problems with Slick, KDE Classic and others

- I would also want see more exciting icon themes and Qt styles which one can 
see on the old 200-2005 screenshots.