Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 13th Apr 2011 22:13 UTC
KDE New open source projects have been launched by KDE developers aimed at bringing a consistent user interface across a varied of touch screen interfaces like tablets and entertainment devices and take data integration to a new level. The new Plasma Active and Contour projects were developed to offer a new user experience for tablets, smartphones and set top boxes.
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RE: About time
by satan666 on Thu 14th Apr 2011 12:36 UTC in reply to "About time"
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Now if only they'd make a suitable browser for it.

Why do they have to make a browser for it? Installing a third party browser is a matter of a few clicks. Opera is a very good browser. Also, Konqueror now with webkit is a good browser. I think they should focus on the core, and let the others to work on components that run on top of it.

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RE[2]: About time
by RichterKuato on Thu 14th Apr 2011 13:39 in reply to "RE: About time"
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Third party browsers never integrate with KDE.

Konqueror is not much of a Web Browser it's way better suited as a File Manager. Why would a browser need a 'up' button?

Also, Opera sucks. I don't care if you can customize it not to suck because I'm not much of a customizer.

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RE[3]: About time
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Thu 14th Apr 2011 13:54 in reply to "RE[2]: About time"
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If you don't like the up button, you can easily remove it. If that's your biggest complaint. Mine is that it doesn't quite work as well with some sites, even with webkit. Not really sure why.

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RE[3]: About time
by No it isnt on Thu 14th Apr 2011 15:24 in reply to "RE[2]: About time"
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You could try Rekonq, a pure WebKit replacement for Konqueror. It's more Chrome-like, but with tabs under the address bar, and a real KDE app.

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RE[3]: About time
by Morty on Fri 15th Apr 2011 19:04 in reply to "RE[2]: About time"
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Why would a browser need a 'up' button?

The simple explanation is perhaps because of all the crappy websites, or simply the basic nature of the linked web. In any case the up button is a great usability feature, and it's rather puzzling other browsers do not copy it.

It's the feature i miss the most when using other browsers. Obviously I can get to the front-page of any site by selecting and deleting everything but the base URL in the address-bar, but two quick taps on the up button is both much easier and faster.

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