Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 27th Nov 2008 21:45 UTC, submitted by lemur2
KDE The KDE team has released the first beta of KDE 4.2, slated for release coming January. Quite a lot of new features have been added, as well as lots of bug fixes and performance improvements. This release also makes a lot of strides to feature parity with KDE 3.x, by adding those small little features that KDE 3.x users are barely aware of, but which were missed in KDE 4.0/4.1, such as taskbar grouping, multiple rows in the taskbar, panel auto-hiding, a traditional icon desktop through 'full-screen' foderview, and so on.
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Comment by Abaddon
by Abaddon on Thu 27th Nov 2008 22:52 UTC
Abaddon
Member since:
2006-06-23

The only thing I'm mussing now is true transparency in konsole.

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RE: Comment by Abaddon
by SlackerJack on Thu 27th Nov 2008 23:05 in reply to "Comment by Abaddon"
SlackerJack Member since:
2005-11-12

There is if you edit the profile and you need composting, yes you DO need composting.

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RE[2]: Comment by Abaddon
by bralkein on Fri 28th Nov 2008 01:26 in reply to "RE: Comment by Abaddon"
bralkein Member since:
2006-12-20

Just to clarify the above post - you need compositing enabled and working, then you open konsole and do Settings menu -> edit current profile -> appearance tab -> edit... -> change background transparency slider and apply. This also works for the Yakuake drop-down console. Nice :-)

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RE: Comment by Abaddon
by boudewijn on Fri 28th Nov 2008 08:16 in reply to "Comment by Abaddon"
boudewijn Member since:
2006-03-05

Er... settings/edit current profile, select Appearance tab, select a scheme, click Edit button, drag transparency slider to the right.

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RE: Comment by Abaddon
by aseigo on Sat 29th Nov 2008 00:38 in reply to "Comment by Abaddon"
aseigo Member since:
2005-07-06

Proper translucency in Konsole is there in 4.2 beta 1:

Settings -> Edit Current Profile

Appearance Tab -> Click on the Edit button the Color Scheme section.

Move the opacity slider ...

Depending on the phase of the moon, you may need to restart Konsole for the translucency to kick in.

But it is there, and it does work. Huzzah.

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