Re: Restoring legacy components
- From: Liam Proven <lproven@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 28 Jan 2011 15:08:46 +0000
On Fri, Jan 28, 2011 at 2:45 PM, Goh Lip <g.lip@xxxxxxx> wrote:
On Friday 28,January,2011 08:51 PM, Liam Proven wrote:
Is it possible to set KDE4 to show icons on the actual bl$%dy desktop
and not in some wretched floating plasmoid
I'd like to like KDE, honest I would. I was a big fan of KDE1. But 4
just repels me on sight.
Nils have replied exactly what I would have said. :) But to add, my
desktop is empty of any plasmoids, widgets, short-cuts or the trash can.
Also to be fair to kde, while 4.0 is a mistake, kde4 had been excellent
since kde4.2.2 and keeps getting better (4.6 just released).
Well, mine was for a while; I managed to close the weird floating
folder thing but couldn't find how to replace it or move the icons to
the desktop. Now I know. It makes it a *little* bit more usable for
The only KDE 2/3 versions I've found usable were Xandros' ones. They
extensively customised it to make it more Windows-like. Not the theme,
I know everyone bashed KDE 4.0 and everyone says it's got better -
some say after 4.1, some after 4.2, some after 4.3 and so on. To be
honest, I've looked at every subversion and they are all equally
horrid to me. The pop-up start menu thing with tabs is just
*horrible*. The taskbar is ugly as hell - some icons are too big, some
are too small, nothing seems to fit right. It even replicates some of
the more horrible Windows features, such as auto-hiding items in the
tray - not to mention the weird profusion of obscure little icons that
appear in the tray that I never asked for. Notifiers for things that
aren't happening and all sorts.
I haven't even got to playing with the file manager yet, but for me,
every successive time I've looked at KDE from v2 to v3 to v4, it just
gets worse, with more and more and more cruft. Everyone who ever
suggested a feature has got it added until now it is a nightmare
profusion of thousands of twiddly little options.
Oh, you can create your own plymouth splash theme (with dots if you want
to), the system's there but I don't care for such things and therefore I
don't know how.
Fair enough. Can it do an actual progress bar, though?
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