Linked by Kroc Camen on Thu 1st Oct 2009 21:02 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu We reported earlier on a blog post entitled "Ubuntu Report Card (2009)" where the author detailed how they felt the Ubuntu experience had improved over the years. In a follow-up series of articles looking at the future, Tanner Helland has written 10 different broadly-scoped feature requests that [he] 'and many others would like to see by the time Ubuntu 10.10 rolls around'.
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RE[8]: Linux as desktop is crap
by wakeupneo on Mon 5th Oct 2009 08:30 UTC in reply to "RE[7]: Linux as desktop is crap"
wakeupneo
Member since:
2005-07-06

I for example spent a good long while trying to figure out how to move the panel and make it the correct size. It just was not in any way or form intuitive.


Nearly every KDE component has its' config available via the right-click menu. For the panel, you'd just right click on an empty space and select "Panel Settings". If it's locked you'd obviously need to unlock it first, but that's no different to other OS's way of doing things.

This is actually one of the things I really like about KDE as opposed to Gnome. There's very little you can't tinker with very easily ;)

That's not to say it's perfect of course...

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lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

Nearly every KDE component has its' config available via the right-click menu. For the panel, you'd just right click on an empty space and select "Panel Settings". If it's locked you'd obviously need to unlock it first, but that's no different to other OS's way of doing things.


Once you have unlocked the panel, and you subsequently right-click on the panel, a right-click context menu pops up, with one of the available menu selections being "Panel Options".

Click on "Panel Options".

One of the "Panel Options" is "Panel Settings".

Click on "Panel Settings".

Once you have done that a "Panel Settings" box appears above the panel. The widgets within this box are all fairly self-explanatory, and they all work as one would expect them to.

It isn't hard, really. Not that much different from other panel settings on other desktops. I can't really fathom why one would think of KDE in particular as unintuitive.

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WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

Once you have done that a "Panel Settings" box appears above the panel. The widgets within this box are all fairly self-explanatory, and they all work as one would expect them to.

That's the issue: they aren't self-explanatory to someone who isn't used to KDE. They may well be that to you, but you're already used KDE before.

Of course I knew how to find the options menu, it's the same in every OS.

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