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 fridder on Wed 11th Aug 2010 03:29 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Basic layout ugliness."
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2007-11-03
RE[5]: Basic layout ugliness.
by WereCatf on Wed 11th Aug 2010 03:55 in reply to "RE[4]: Basic layout ugliness."
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

Ah, thanks. That's more like what I meant, though does it work by hovering or does one have to click on the group to see the thumbnails?

Anyways, that's one of those features I've grown quite fond of and would love to see it become default in GNOME. Too bad I don't use KDE, otherwise I'd try that thing out.

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RE[6]: Basic layout ugliness.
by fridder on Wed 11th Aug 2010 04:41 in reply to "RE[5]: Basic layout ugliness."
fridder Member since:
2007-11-03

Yep it works on hover. It is actually the default on PCLinuxOS KDE version so you can try it via live CD if your hardware is supported.

Edited 2010-08-11 04:49 UTC

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RE[6]: Basic layout ugliness.
by Zifre on Wed 11th Aug 2010 12:43 in reply to "RE[5]: Basic layout ugliness."
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2009-10-04

Anyways, that's one of those features I've grown quite fond of and would love to see it become default in GNOME. Too bad I don't use KDE, otherwise I'd try that thing out.

GNOME has DockbarX, which IMHO, is much better than Smooth Tasks. It also supports pinning applications like in Windows 7, which, IIRC, Smooth Tasks does not support.

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RE[5]: Basic layout ugliness.
by panzi on Wed 11th Aug 2010 08:19 in reply to "RE[4]: Basic layout ugliness."
panzi Member since:
2006-01-22

Thanks for linking to my applet. ;)
However, it does not emulate all of the functions of the taskbar of Windows 7. There are no launchers and no extended context menu. And applications can't put widgets in the preview area. And I should really update the animation code (so it uses kinetic). Gah I'm so very much driven by whatever happens to interest me at the very moment. Currently I write (or have written) nonsense in JavaScript (optimizing brainf*** compiler and command line option parser) and don't work on Smooth Tasks.

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