Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 11th Jan 2008 12:00 UTC
KDE KDE 4.0.0 has been released onto the world. "The KDE Community is thrilled to announce the immediate availability of KDE 4.0. This significant release marks both the end of the long and intensive development cycle leading up to KDE 4.0 and the beginning of the KDE 4 era." KDE 4.0 is the first release of "KDE 4", but take note that the developers have clearly stated that KDE 4.0 is not KDE 4, but more of a base release with all the underlying systems ready to go, but with still a lot of work to be done on the user-visible side. Download it from the KDE 4.0 info page. Update: Screenshots.
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That Taskbar...
by Meanwhile on Fri 11th Jan 2008 16:48 UTC
Meanwhile
Member since:
2005-09-03

The most irritating is the 50% too fat (=high) Taskbar, IMO.

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RE: That Taskbar...
by Joe User on Fri 11th Jan 2008 18:49 in reply to "That Taskbar..."
Joe User Member since:
2005-06-29

"The most irritating is the 50% too fat (=high) Taskbar, IMO".

I agree. I have complained about it many times.

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RE: That Taskbar...
by Boldie on Fri 11th Jan 2008 19:28 in reply to "That Taskbar..."
Boldie Member since:
2007-03-26

I usually don't reply to stuff but this is just a stupid thing to complain about.

It is fixed in a heartbeat. Right-click on the panel, choose "configure" and CHANGE the panel size. If you're not willing to customize even that, how are you ever going to manage to install an application?

One quick google search gives examples:
http://jamesthevicar.com/images/png/desktop-20050325.png
and
http://img444.imageshack.us/img444/8272/capture145su.png

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RE[2]: That Taskbar...
by apoclypse on Fri 11th Jan 2008 19:51 in reply to "RE: That Taskbar..."
apoclypse Member since:
2007-02-17

I think he's talking about KDE4, meanwhile you are showing pics of KDE3 and gnome. In KDE4 you can't change the size, or at least you can't do it by right clicking on the panel which will only give you the option of the widget which is closest at the point of click. At this time, at least to my knowledge you can't change the size of the panel. Maybe I'm wrong, and if that is the case please tell me how to do it because I've clicked everywhere trying to change the size to a less fisherprice setting.

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RE[2]: That Taskbar...
by czubin on Fri 11th Jan 2008 19:53 in reply to "RE: That Taskbar..."
czubin Member since:
2005-12-31

It is fixed in a heartbeat. Right-click on the panel, choose "configure" and CHANGE the panel size. If you're not willing to customize even that, how are you ever going to manage to install an application?

Since the panel in KDE4 doesn't have it? ;)

(unless my KDE4 release packages are out of date, which I doubt)

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RE[2]: That Taskbar...
by merkoth on Fri 11th Jan 2008 20:16 in reply to "RE: That Taskbar..."
merkoth Member since:
2006-09-22

I usually don't reply to stuff but this is just a stupid thing to complain about.

It is fixed in a heartbeat. Right-click on the panel, choose "configure" and CHANGE the panel size. If you're not willing to customize even that, how are you ever going to manage to install an application?

One quick google search gives examples:
http://jamesthevicar.com/images/png/desktop-20050325.png
and
http://img444.imageshack.us/img444/8272/capture145su.png


So smart, so swift. It's a shame KDE4 doesn't feature such functionality. Next time at least read what are we talking about.

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RE[2]: That Taskbar...
by Meanwhile on Fri 11th Jan 2008 21:50 in reply to "RE: That Taskbar..."
Meanwhile Member since:
2005-09-03

I was willing but couldn't figure out (as a newbie to Linux) how to do it. The OS certainly didn't lead me to it, and using Google wasn't worth it because trying out Linux never lasts long with me -also for other reasons.
But as an important first impression, it sucks.

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RE[2]: That Taskbar...
by Joe User on Fri 11th Jan 2008 22:52 in reply to "RE: That Taskbar..."
Joe User Member since:
2005-06-29

But of course you can right-click it and change its height, and of course if you want an additional functionality you can go to the library, rent a C++ Bible and start coding it yourself.

The problem is that it is not properly set up as default. That is the problem. Same for the look & feel. Of course you can go to kde-look and change the look & feel, but you shouldn't have to.

Compare with OS X or Windows. I yet have to see some one who feels the need to change default settings. Good decisions vs. bad decisions. That is the problem with KDE.

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