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[7]: About time
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Thu 14th Apr 2011 16:47 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: About time"
Bill Shooter of Bul
Member since:
2006-07-14

Its a kde app, it can be configured to look however you want. The up button is removable ( in five clicks of the mouse ) . Is there anything else that you would remove or change to its interface so that it would be more "designed to be a web browser" and less "designed to be a file manager" ?

Sort of reminds me how a 3.5 mm audio male/male plug in the ipod/iphone secion costs $16.00, but in the general av section its $5.00.

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RE[8]: About time
by RichterKuato on Thu 14th Apr 2011 18:39 in reply to "RE[7]: About time"
RichterKuato Member since:
2010-05-14

I'd make it look more seamless and sleek looking. Do something to make the search and address boxes seem less like add-on/widgets and more integrated. Maybe deviate from the system menu a bit.

And, this is another important issue, they should definitely update it more often. It hardly seems like that care about it. Which is a shame because it's the single most important application on any platform.

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RE[9]: About time
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Thu 14th Apr 2011 19:07 in reply to "RE[8]: About time"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Ok, I wouldn't have thought those things you listed would merit a web browser's design. So I understand, but disagree with you.

I think I like it the way it is. I like the fact that it looks like every other kde application, and uses standard qt controls.

I do agree they could do a better job of updating the back end. Maybe now with webkit in tow they'll do that.

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