Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 27th Jul 2009 20:10 UTC
KDE For a very long time now, I've been on the hunt for a distribution that really put a lot of effort into their KDE4 implementation. This has been a frustrating search, full of broken installations, incredibly slow performance, and so many visual artifacts they made my eyes explode. Since KDE 4.3 is nearing release, I had to pick up this quest in order to take a look at where 4.3 stands - and I found a home in the KDE version of Fedora 11. Read on for a look as to where KDE 4.3 currently stands.
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Other Plasma goodies
by jfebrer on Tue 28th Jul 2009 09:09 UTC
jfebrer
Member since:
2009-07-07

My two Plasma features that I love more about KDE 4.3 are these:

* Different activity for each desktop.

* Use a separate Dashboard.

The first one permits to have a different set of widgets and different wallpapers for each virtual desktop.

The second one is to have a different Dashboard than what it is on the desktop, it is like Mac OS X uses Dashboard. By default when you see the Dashboard pressing CTRL+F12 it appears the Dashboard with the widgets that you have on your desktop, but if you use this option, this Dashboard will be different.

To access to these options you have to zoom out your desktop an select "Configure Plasma".

Also you can have Plasma widgets on your screensaver.

Right now my favorite application launcher it is a folder view widget with programs:/ address so you can easily execute an application using the drilling out feature of folder view.

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RE: Other Plasma goodies
by molnarcs on Tue 28th Jul 2009 16:03 in reply to "Other Plasma goodies"
molnarcs Member since:
2005-09-10

Would mode you up if hadn't commented earlier. It's one thing to have nice eye-candy bling on your desktop, but sometimes it's difficult to see how they can be actually useful. Nice examples there for the latter, especially liked the idea of combining konqi's applications:/ with the new drilling feature the have a new alternative for the application menu (lancelot, kickoff, etc.)

Edited 2009-07-28 16:04 UTC

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