Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 5th Aug 2009 00:12 UTC, submitted by rexstuff
KDE The KDE team has released KDE 4.3. This release comes packed with improvements and bug fixes - in fact, over the last six months, 10000 bugs were squashed, 2000 feature requests handled, and 63000 changes were checked in by 700 people. We've already talked about this new release in quite some detail last week, but let's take a look at the most important new features anyway.
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by eldarion on Wed 5th Aug 2009 18:06 UTC in reply to "..."
eldarion
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2008-12-15

@Hiev

No pdf previews in icons, like images do.

That's strange..i have pdf previews. Open dolphin and select Settings->Configure Dolphin->General->Previews and check "Postscript, PDF and DVI files". You probably what to increase the "Maximum File Size" too.

The side bar in Okular, no way to deactivate it (but maybe im wrong).

Settings->Show Navigation Panel

Many of the plasmoids are useless, just a few of them have a real porpose.

That's not a plasmoid issue. Some people like widgets and some people don't. I don't like them and only use the "System Monitor" plasmoid sometimes.

Separators in panels? not intuitive at all, could be a lot better.

System Settings->Appearance->Style->Configure and unckeck "Draw toolbar item separators"

Overall i think kde 4.3 is not a huge improvement over kde 4.2.4. Some things were fixed, some usability was added but some things got worse. For example, on my system kde 4.3 takes more time to load (time between the splash screen and the desktop). Maybe it's a packaging issue and not a kde issue.

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