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Re(1): Wish list: 10 improvements for KDE 4.2

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 68.34.107.67] on August 31, 2008 04:10 PM
1. Drag to select multiple desktop icons. This should be a given.
* If you're using the Folder View plasmoid, this can be done. Set it to your desktop folder and be happy.

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.
* Right click the k-menu icon and select "switch to classic menu". Your widgets must be unlocked to see this menu option

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.
* Its a distro issue. Kubuntu, for example, puts most apps in the first level of each category, with overflow going into a second level.

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.
* I'm fine with the unified System Settings control. Having not used SuSE, I'm tempted to say that this is a distro issue.

5. I thought everything was Dolphin now, so how come the first icon I clicked launched the dreaded Konqueror to look at my files?
* If you upgraded from 3.5, itd keep your file associations. If not, I'd hazard a guess that its your distro.

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.
* That's a bug with the freedesktop.org icon specification - KDE 4 icons are ARGB, while fd.org icons are RGB. There are messy hacks to fix this on the KDE end (instead of upstream in fd.org where they belong), and the community is trying to decide where to take it.

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