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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Thom_Holwerda
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2005-06-29

I can't believe they're even considering to make it work by mouse-over. I'm sure though, that they'll provide a setting to change it to on-click behavior. This will still mean that the bad default behavior will make it to most of the distributions.


That's the problem. They CANNOT make it work on click, because the default single-click behaviour is to open Dolphin. Even fi they changed opening Dolphin to double click, you'd still have a problem because on the first click of a double click you'd get drilling.

It's an interesting and useful feature, but it conflicts with the usual behaviour of a folder view. Maybe they should use middle click or something, I don't know. This nut is tougher to crack than you'd think.

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setec_astronomy Member since:
2007-11-17

It's an interesting and useful feature, but it conflicts with the usual behaviour of a folder view. Maybe they should use middle click or something, I don't know. This nut is tougher to crack than you'd think.


How about using active corners + single click (a la Dolphin) or mini-hover icons (similar to what is used in Lancelot) for drilling?

Personally, I would advise against defaulting to input actions that don't translate well to all target devices (think touchscreens).

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terog Member since:
2007-03-09

That's the problem. They CANNOT make it work on click, because the default single-click behaviour is to open Dolphin. Even fi they changed opening Dolphin to double click, you'd still have a problem because on the first click of a double click you'd get drilling.


I see. Didn't think it trough... However, it still works as a general example to make my point more clear.

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