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: not getting into it
by lemur2 on Wed 11th Aug 2010 04:36 UTC in reply to "not getting into it"
lemur2
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2007-02-17

I'm pretty unfond of the task bar menu's semi copy of win7...they both have the same problem that its too easy to get lost in those menus. The old style task menu may be dated but it is extremely clear what you are doing. I'd prefer something more web browserish with clear back and fore arrows if its for the sake of something new...


The Kickoff menu has a "classic mode". Unlock the taskbar widgets, then right-click on the menu button. There is a toggle witch alternately says "Switch to Classic mode" or "Switch to Kickoff menu style".

There is also the alternative menu widget, called Lancelot menu, which can be configured nicely IMO.

One can have Lancelot either with categories:
http://lancelot.fomentgroup.org/images/screenshots/lancelot1.7-air....
or without:
http://lancelot.fomentgroup.org/images/screenshots/lancelot-main-wi...

Lancelot will allow you to have a separate panel button for each menu category (or any subset thereof).

Finally, there is also a "Quick launch" widget which allows separate icons for any set of individual applications on the menus.

http://kde.org/announcements/4.5/plasma.php
"better drag and drop in the Quick Launch widget, which now allows favorite applications to be arranged in multiple columns and rows"

Also I don't like the extra stuff popping up my face, including the indexing (wtf?) and this other thing that scrolls a bunch of inane messages and some checkmarks in it.


If you don't like them, turn them off. A right-click on the icon, once again, allows you to do just that very easily.

Edited 2010-08-11 04:53 UTC

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