Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 10th Aug 2010 22:00 UTC, submitted by JRepin
KDE KDE today celebrates its semi-annual release event, releasing new versions of the Plasma Desktop and Netbook workspaces, the KDE Development Platform and a large number of applications available in their 4.5.0 versions. In this release, the KDE team focused on stability and completeness of the desktop experience.
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RE[4]: Basic layout ugliness.
by lemur2 on Wed 11th Aug 2010 02:18 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Basic layout ugliness."
lemur2
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2007-02-17

I've come to similarly love the way Win7 handles applications on the taskbar: all windows are grouped together and when you hover over the icon for the application it shows you them all neatly together as thumbnails, and you can hover over any of them and all other windows are hidden and that particular one brought forth. Sure, it could be brought to Linux too, I doubt it'd take much code to f.ex. add a Compiz plugin for such, but it's still a good, reasonable UI feature that's not yet present under Linux AFAIK.


http://www.kdedevelopers.org/node/3864

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RE[5]: Basic layout ugliness.
by WereCatf on Wed 11th Aug 2010 02:38 in reply to "RE[4]: Basic layout ugliness."
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

http://www.kdedevelopers.org/node/3864

That's nowhere near the same thing.

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RE[6]: Basic layout ugliness.
by lemur2 on Wed 11th Aug 2010 04:05 in reply to "RE[5]: Basic layout ugliness."
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

http://www.kdedevelopers.org/node/3864

That's nowhere near the same thing.


Are you sure?

All of the components that you described for Windows 7, as I understood your description, are implemented in the KDE 4.5 desktop.

http://ourlan.homelinux.net/qdig/?Qwd=./KDE4_desktop&Qif=kde4-taskb...

One hovers the mouse over the taskbar group icon in order to see the thumbnails of the running applications in the group.

Edited 2010-08-11 04:07 UTC

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