Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 5th Aug 2009 00:12 UTC, submitted by rexstuff
KDE The KDE team has released KDE 4.3. This release comes packed with improvements and bug fixes - in fact, over the last six months, 10000 bugs were squashed, 2000 feature requests handled, and 63000 changes were checked in by 700 people. We've already talked about this new release in quite some detail last week, but let's take a look at the most important new features anyway.
Thread beginning with comment 377258
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
Stripes Killer
by xcorex on Wed 5th Aug 2009 16:45 UTC
xcorex
Member since:
2009-08-05

It is better, but, however, Stripes was the KDE4 worst mistake.

Reply Score: 1

RE: Stripes Killer
by adicahya on Thu 6th Aug 2009 02:57 in reply to "Stripes Killer"
adicahya Member since:
2009-05-19

Agree..i suggest to drop the stripe.
Yeah, i know, we can easily make it gone. At least, make the clean design the default one, and the stripe as optional.

Today UI design is toward simplicity, transparent and soft gradient. KDE 4 did it, so why adding stripe?

If it is use to tell user which windows is active, you can do it by soften the tittle bar font color for example.

Reply Parent Score: 1

RE[2]: Stripes Killer
by superstoned on Thu 6th Aug 2009 14:27 in reply to "RE: Stripes Killer"
superstoned Member since:
2005-07-07

You can never please all. The stripes are added because so many people complained about the lack of a clear sign for the active window. OpenSuse actually colors the whole window decoration blue (no matter how horrible it looks). Yes, in terms of clean design, no stripes would be best. Even the thin line separating the window and the decoration could be removed - and the early mockups by Nuno show it that way.

But, even ignoring the complaints by users (and we don't like to ignore those), there are real usability issues with such a lack of visible signs for the active window.

So it became an option to have Stripes on the window decoration, which has been enabled by default. Feel free to tick the box next to 'show stripes next to title' in the windowmanagement config screen.

Reply Parent Score: 2

RE: Stripes Killer
by Soulbender on Thu 6th Aug 2009 10:27 in reply to "Stripes Killer"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

What "Stripe"?

Reply Parent Score: 4

RE[2]: Stripes Killer
by superstoned on Thu 6th Aug 2009 17:01 in reply to "RE: Stripes Killer"
superstoned Member since:
2005-07-07

from a comment above I gathered it points to the lines next to the title in the window decoration Oxygen.

Reply Parent Score: 2