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Month: December 2010

Re: [trinity-devel] Returning some functionality removed from KDE

From: Robert Xu <robxu9@...>
Date: Mon, 6 Dec 2010 17:03:09 -0500
On Mon, Dec 6, 2010 at 08:15, Ilya Chernykh <neptunia@...> wrote:
> 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.
> Namely,
> - 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.

That would be a nice option.

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

Again, an option.

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

Could you not just launch the application, hit the K Menu, then use
the print screen button?

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

Never used KDE2, but that doesn't sound like a bad idea.

> - 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
> restored.

That's basically what Windows does with the "Show Desktop", and it's a
good idea.
That should actually be default, it's easier. (make an option again?)

> - 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
> middle.
> - 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

Never had this problem?

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

I'd rather have the new Qt4 styles, frankly.

later, Robert Xu