Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 26th Jan 2011 23:29 UTC, submitted by zegenie
KDE Before we get underway: I'm sorry, we don't have enough headline space to write 'KDE Releases Development Platform, Applications and Plasma Workspaces 4.6.0'. Then again, do any non-anal people every refer to it that way? No? I thought so. In any case, there's a new KDE version out with lots of new features, bug fixes, and performance enhancements.
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RE: Comment by Jason Bourne
by AdrianoML on Fri 28th Jan 2011 19:07 UTC in reply to "Comment by Jason Bourne"
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2010-08-13

I can't understand this hate for the K menu. You just need to hover your pointer over the apps thing (which is really close to the menu button) and there you have, every application installed. You can type right away for search queries, it opens right away with your favorites apps and the hover "tab" thing works really well. Oh, and no button clusterfuck that is the win7 menu.

I find it very compact, clean, fast, and it's TOTALLY DIFFERENT from vista/win7 menu. You might say they share that huge rectangle shape, and thats it.

But, there are flaws, aside from questionable artwork and too much space used for each entry, it also comes pre-configured to show only generic apps name instead of their real name, which is really annoying.

For example, Chrome is listed as "Internet Browser", and only once you hover it, "Chrome" fades with a very small font, as if this was a worthless information. There is an option to reverse this behavior (App name first, then it's generic name/function), but really, kde devs, make it default!

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