Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by arminstraub 178 comments

I really like this, having a locate protocol is nice.

There are a few inconveniences, in addition to what you describe in your homepage:

Slashes: if you put a slash in the beginning of the pattern, it seems kde starts a process to complete the URL. It can be avoided by quoting the pattern, which is a bit inconvenient, but it works.


Also, using tilde doesn't work, while it does when calling locate from the shell. Example:

locate ~/src/*.diff
or for the protocol

That said, i find it very cool to use this for example in kates builtin directory viewer :) - Oct 22 2004

KDE 3.5 Themes by peroxid 56 comments

I gave up using it again. The problem with the scrollbars missing a background and the scrollbar arrow buttons not being painted apart form the arrows make it unusable.

All the unaccounted-for areas betweeen the rounded corners looks confusing. Too many of my apps looked in general ugly, i'll stick to Plastik for a while yet. - Oct 04 2004

KDE 3.5 Themes by peroxid 56 comments

Using the selection color for activated buttons is quite overwhelming.

The scrollbars are not clearly seperated from the scrolling widgets, they need a background color.

The rounded edges should adjust to the size of small widgets like scrollbars and toolbar buttons, so that they had a slightly more squared look.

Konq's throbber doesn't work.

Plastic has a very nice feature where the current item has a colored border, for example one of a number of input fields, that works very well. I miss that with dotCurve.

I also miss a hover effect for buttons, if even just a discrete one.

Antialiasing the lines wouldn't hurt ;) - Oct 04 2004
BasKet Note Pads

Utilities by kelvie 347 comments

>I don't get you: BasKet already use the grip (it just don't hide when window is maximized: it's a KDElibs problem, if you want to post a wish, you can).
> I already use statusBar() of KMainWindow.

Eh, I *dislike* the grip. I think it does not belong in KDE apps, it breaks the style.

> > Could the time and mtime properties of items be made available as meta data,
> > possibly with display with each item?

> > It will be done in 0.5.1, with the removal of annotations and then the tooltip will show various useful informations such as the times.

Cool, except i think annotation is nice. little used maybe?

Yes, with 0.6.0 (or before) I will componentize BasKet and make a universal sidebar plugin (on desktop or into konqueror).
> > I will remember your idea of Kate plugin and "click to paste".

Cool. If you make it a KPart, I'll do the kate integration for you :)

> could double click be made activate the inline editing for text objects?

> Another thing that is already here!
> I don't understand.
> If you configured KDE to use single click, the edition is done on single click. On double click otherwise (you even can configure it for BasKet).

I can configure each basket to edit on click. My kde setting is singleclick. basKet version is 0.5b1. - Sep 29 2004
BasKet Note Pads

Utilities by kelvie 347 comments

One of my usages will be maintaining TODO lists, which will often be related to URLS -- BRs, emails etc. So I'd like the richtext items linkify URLS (and pass them to KRun of cause)
support for lists and a basic set of styles (h1-7, code, pre) for example.
When editing text, it would be cool if the items area would expand with the need (that is, take more height when RET is pressed). And vice versa.
Since basKet provides a directory-like feature, how about adding konq "actions" menus (using the konq service scripts)?

Ok, I'll leave it with that for now -- maybe i can help wit a bit of it - Sep 29 2004
BasKet Note Pads

Utilities by kelvie 347 comments

I really like basket, it seems to cover a lot of small tasks.

Why the Qt statusbar -- in KDE, statusbars does not have the hardcoded resize grip. Please use KStatusBar, or use the statusBar() function of KMainWindow.

Now a suggestion: Could the time and mtime properties of items be made available as meta data, possibly with display with each item?

And another one: could this be a KPart, so that I could embed a basket object in an application, like a clip book in a konqueror sidebar or Kate toolview? Possibly with event access, so that text could be pasted into kate when clicked, for example.

And yet one: could double click be made activate the inline editing for text objects? - Sep 29 2004

Network by mkoebele 175 comments

Please get rid of the puild in player. It can only handle a very limited set of mimetypes, you should just let the user settings decide which app to use for previews. - Sep 27 2004
KWin drop shadow patches for kde3.3

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by zuxez 71 comments

There is a patch on this server that provides xcompmgr utilization for kwin, if not drop shadows - where does that fit in for you?


-anders - Sep 11 2004

Developers Apps by slesa 35 comments

For uninstalling: The KDE makefiles contains a uninstall target, so you can do "make uninstall" in any build directory in a kde module, given you keep the makefiles. - Sep 09 2004

Graphic Apps by leonb 2 comments

It works allright, and konqueror found the plugin with little hazard.

Many of the sites linked in the sample list at are dead, and many fails to send a correct mimetype (for konqueror to be able to understand it, the mimetype should be "image/djvu" it seems)

I can see that i can agree that compression is good, and the viewer is fairly nice, aooming/panning/navigation works well. It misses an option to use kdes printing, even I cant see how this can ever come close to the printing quality of pdf. - Jul 09 2004

System Software by sarahb523 12 comments

Hi, I considered somthing like this but never got around to implementing it.
One complaint: having all the defined runlevels as columns in a list view is not logic or easy to overview. In my opinion, the service status should be seperate from the runlevel editing, and there should be a list (combobox for example) to chose the runlevel to edit, and a KActionSelector widget (two listboxes with arrows to move items between them) to edit the individual runlevels. - Apr 25 2004

Arcade by arendjr2 8 comments

This is really nice! It is allready nice, with a few additions a really cool game.
Mostly i miss some information and a little bit of a GUI, and for the gameplay support for the game area to be a different size than the window so the window can stay the same size. - Apr 04 2004

QtCurve by Brandybuck 34 comments

I really like this style a lot, but it seems kate gets a extra frame around its view manager (the area with the editor component[s]). Is that right? - Mar 30 2004
Is this based on my old rellinks plugin -- which i never got to get up to speed?
In any case, it looks nice :-) - Feb 24 2004

System Software by kroneko 6 comments

I'm just installing kroneko, it looks very promising.
I just wonder why it isn't implemented as a kcm module -- after all, this is a system configuration issue. - Feb 14 2004