Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 8th Nov 2012 20:54 UTC, submitted by Elv13
Gnome "Theme development is a tedious and difficult task, and for the GTK devs to be so careless in breaking their API at every turn disrespects the many hours people put into making themes for it. [...] I was given to believe that this breakage stems from a Microsoft-like climate of preventing users from customizing their systems, and deliberately breaking the work of others so that your 'brand' is the best. Anytime I hear the word 'brand' being used in Linux, I know something valuable is being poisoned." I find the tone of this one a bit too harsh and overly negative at times, but his point still stands.
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RE[7]: Why not use Qt?
by ssokolow on Fri 9th Nov 2012 23:23 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Why not use Qt?"
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I used to think I wanted one large panel that spanned multiple monitors so there would only be one taskbar. Then I actually looked at the settings for the taskbar plasmoid and noticed it featured an "only show icons for tasks on this monitor" checkbox.

I didn't migrate off KDE 3.5 until I found that option. However, despite it being superior in theory, I could never get fully comfortable with it for some reason.

Switching from Plasma to LXPanel was actually a bit satisfying because I regained the ability to have all my windows pile up on the left-hand monitor's taskbar (regardless of which monitor they were one) when there are no more than five of them.

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