Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 12th Jan 2009 22:51 UTC
KDE When KDE 4.0 was first released, it was met with quite some criticism. Even though people saw the huge potential, the lack of functionality and stability, as well as quite a few bugs detracted from the experience. The KDE developers continued to work on implementing their relatively radical vision, and with the release of KDE 4.2 creeping ever closer, it seems they're well on their way.
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kick-off menu
by rockmen1 on Tue 13th Jan 2009 08:23 UTC
rockmen1
Member since:
2006-02-04

The only thing annoyed me in kick-off menu is the way how the "Application" tab is explored. I have to click to explore the sub-menu, and if I could not find what I want, I have to move mouse to leftmost and click again, go back to top menu and click another sub-menu. This is a worse experience than traditional k-menu.

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RE: kick-off menu
by bleedingedges on Tue 13th Jan 2009 08:38 in reply to "kick-off menu"
bleedingedges Member since:
2008-09-08

[QUOTE]This is a worse experience than traditional k-menu.[/QUOTE]

True, but in true KDE spirit you can change it if you do not like it. If you ask me, Lancelot ( http://lancelot.fomentgroup.org/main ) should be the default KDE4 start menu. The current is just.. well.. not so good IMHO.

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RE[2]: kick-off menu
by lemur2 on Tue 13th Jan 2009 09:15 in reply to "RE: kick-off menu"
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

[QUOTE]This is a worse experience than traditional k-menu.[/QUOTE]

True, but in true KDE spirit you can change it if you do not like it. If you ask me, Lancelot ( http://lancelot.fomentgroup.org/main ) should be the default KDE4 start menu. The current is just.. well.. not so good IMHO.


If Lancelot is not available as a desktop widget by default, it is normally available from the repositories.

Open the package manager, search for keyword "Lancelot", and install it. Next time you restart KDE, you can then choose to replace Kickoff with Lancelot. This is a great improvement, and very easy to do.

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RE[2]: kick-off menu
by Isolationist on Tue 13th Jan 2009 15:41 in reply to "RE: kick-off menu"
Isolationist Member since:
2006-05-28

[QUOTE]This is a worse experience than traditional k-menu.[/QUOTE]

True, but in true KDE spirit you can change it if you do not like it. If you ask me, Lancelot ( http://lancelot.fomentgroup.org/main ) should be the default KDE4 start menu. The current is just.. well.. not so good IMHO.


For me the k-menu in KDE 4.2 is almost perfect, and would be 100% if the sub-menus didn't require a mouse click to access. This should at least be a configurable option - infact it might already be, but I've not seen it ;)

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RE[2]: kick-off menu
by collinm on Tue 13th Jan 2009 16:32 in reply to "RE: kick-off menu"
collinm Member since:
2005-07-15

i tried lancelot in kde 4.2 beta.... and i found it so so...

too much information is displayed...

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