Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 13th Jan 2008 20:09 UTC
KDE KDE 4.0.0 has been released on January 11th, after a number of delays; the months preceding the release, the KDE developers tried very hard to downplay expectations. KDE 4.0.0 was just the first release in the KDE 4 series, and such, should not be seen as the best possible representation of the KDE 4.0.0 vision. So, when I installed KDE 4.0.0 on my Ubuntu Gutsy installation last Friday, I knew what to expect: KDE 4 Developer Release 1 (yes, I am a BeOS guy - how did you know?). Read on for a few quick first impressions.
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RE[11]: More problems
by leos on Mon 14th Jan 2008 22:29 UTC in reply to "RE[10]: More problems"
leos
Member since:
2005-09-21

I happen to like th ereverse button order. People don't seem to complain about it on OSX so I don't really see it as an issue.


Yeah, but I still think the tab order is a problem.

As for the completion when typing in the location bar, if you keep typing the auto-complete won't get in the way, its just there to suggest what you are looking for, but because it stays highlighted you can still keep on typing.


Well it doesn't in Firefox (which uses the GTK open dialog). Open a file in /usr/bin/ When typing /usr it works as you suggest, but as soon as you type the b in bin, it completes the whole word. So I often end up with stuff like /usr/bin/in
I still haven't quite figured out the logic behind it.

Spatial browsing isn't really all that bad, but turning it off shouldn't be all that hard. Its just a matter of opening gconf-editor go to apps then nautilus and look through the options there.


Yeah, I'm just really lazy. Gconf is actually quite nice. People comparing it to the windows registry are ignorant, it is much better. But I still would prefer a GUI option to turn it off.

The run dialog isn't great but that is what the deskbar applet is for. If you have a decent backend (I use tracker) you can use the deskbar as a launcher. You can change the shortcut to open with ctrl-space like in OSX, it works pretty well for the most part. Though I think the one in KDE4 is much better and it seems to know what you are looking for better than the deskbar applet.


I haven't tried deskbar. I'll give it a go. So far my favourite launcher is still Launchy on windows, by a mile. And now that the author of Launchy ported it to Qt4, hopefully I can use it on Linux soon ;)

I've personally never had major issues with Metacity, but my needs are simple and I don't really need to do anything more complicated than the basics. BTW, You can also set the horizontal and vertical maximize options in the gconf-editor.


Thanks, good to know.

Edited 2008-01-14 22:33 UTC

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RE[12]: More problems
by WereCatf on Mon 14th Jan 2008 23:54 in reply to "RE[11]: More problems"
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

Yeah, I'm just really lazy. Gconf is actually quite nice. People comparing it to the windows registry are ignorant, it is much better. But I still would prefer a GUI option to turn it off.

Actually, the original poster never mentioned that there is indeed a checkbox in Nautilus prefences for that. No need for gconf-editor. And you should have just checked the prefences dialog.

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RE[13]: More problems
by leos on Tue 15th Jan 2008 00:34 in reply to "RE[12]: More problems"
leos Member since:
2005-09-21

Actually, the original poster never mentioned that there is indeed a checkbox in Nautilus prefences for that. No need for gconf-editor. And you should have just checked the prefences dialog.


Ah yes, "Always open in browser windows". Talk about confusing naming. Took me a few minutes of staring at the options to realize that might be it. In any case, at least they've added the option.

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