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.
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RE[2]: Stripes Killer
by superstoned on Thu 6th Aug 2009 14:27 UTC in reply to "RE: Stripes Killer"
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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.

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