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Re: Wish list: 10 improvements for KDE 4.2

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 79.69.18.213] on August 31, 2008 03:20 PM
1. Drag to select multiple desktop icons. This should be a given.

2. Have an alternative to the Kickoff menu. *Personally* I think it's ugly and terrible to use - scrolling within a fixed sized menu is about the worst Vista feature they could've copied. Simple menus like Gnome are what I want.

3. Stop burying applications many levels deep in the menus. This might be one for the distros, but the way OpenSUSE organises apps, for instance, is frankly ridiculous.

4. Have one place to find all the preferences for the whole system. This has always been a problem in KDE for me. One preferences app for KDE and one for the rest of the system, but I never know which to go to.

5. I thought everything was Dolphin now, so how come the first icon I clicked launched the dreaded Konqueror to look at my files?

6. Improve the icons on the panel. This is just fit & finish, but some of them even have a square white background. It's a shame when so much effort has gone into the overall look.

KDE shows some nice touches and is very promising indeed. Right now, it provides lots of barriers for users to learn the environment, find their apps and configure their system. Dolphin is a massive leap forward, but it's not all good. Sorting out 2, 3 and 4 would improve things hugely IMO.

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