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Justace Clutter

Plasma Themes by pmarki 28 comments

I have found that with this theme there is no way to resize the panel so that it is not the entire width of the screen. In order to do that I had to switch back to air, resize the panel, and then switch back... - Aug 09 2009

Plasma 4 Extensions by nxbalazs 22 comments

This plasmoid mimics the functionality of the pastebin plasmoid now found in the SVN tree. The pastebin even extends this functionality to include text to The image servers that the pastebin plasmoid supports are and - Mar 29 2009
Google Maps

Board by Talles 2 comments

This is a blatant abuse of this website for some advertising. This entry should be removed. - Jan 30 2009
Nature - 02

Wallpaper Other by folken2x 1 comment

This is not a theme, it is a background. It should be moved out of the Beryl themes area. - Apr 08 2007

KDE 3.5 Themes by morgenrot 404 comments

I am used to seeing the run of the mill style, you know the one that you install but have a hard time figuring out what is different. This is definitly not that type of style. It is wonderfull. Very clean and quiet. I really really like it, enough to actually log in and tell you so. Thanks for this refreshing look to my desktop. Keep up the good work.
- Mar 06 2007
Simply GNOME

Wallpapers Gnome by Dalius 6 comments

Just give me a hand here, how is this KDE related? As far as the wallpaper, it looks a bit busy in the upper part, but that is probibly because I am always looking for simplistic backgrounds. So, the background I rate at a 5/10, the ability to post correctly a 0/10.

No worries though, just deleate it from here and then repost over at the gnome sites. |-). - Mar 23 2005

Wallpaper Other by th.cherouny 1 comment

I am not really sure what this is an image of. What I can say is that I like it. The non-intrusive "K Desktop Environment" is great. It is not so in your face which I think is a plus. Great work. I just wish that more desktops would appear as 1920x1200. - Jun 21 2004

KDE 3.5 Themes by thomas12777 1262 comments


I will look into the icons stuff. I did log out and then log backin but it still did not change. I have just now started bab, sent the dcop message and did the killall -9 on kdevelop. It is still starting up in the old style. Ok, now I found it.. There is an option in the rc file for kdevelop. It needs to be amended to reflect the right widget style.


Unfortunitly I did not see a place in the configuration to change this. You have to delete the rc file and start resetting up your preferences or manually edit the rc file. Now it works fine.

Justace - Jun 07 2004

KDE 3.5 Themes by thomas12777 1262 comments


I got everything installed. Unfortunitly the bab does not work right. It shows up in the tray but with a generic icon and clicking on it does not seem to change anything about application startup. I was able to access it through the dcop and turn on the brushed metal though. Now my apps start up in the brushed metal look and feel. This is the case with the exception of a few applications, namely KDevelop. Now, why in the world do I have things like konq, and JuK running with brushed metal but kdevelop does not. Also, the scroll bars in kdevelop do not look the same as the rest. It is like kdevelop is running the old style that I had and not the new one. Any suggestions?

Justace - Jun 07 2004
Cryogenic/Aluminium Alloy

Various KDE 1.-4. Styles by netfranz 9 comments

This must be done!

This is one of the coolest things that I have seen. The kwin decorations and the style needs to be ported! If it is done I shall use it for my desktop!

Justace - May 07 2004
BasKet Note Pads

Utilities by kelvie 347 comments

At first I did not know, but, I think that I have changed my mind and I like it. But after some thinking, this should be reworked into the slicker stuff. That would be cool, and sliding card with the basket code in it running as the cut/copy/paste manager.

Justace - May 05 2004
AKDC Beta3 preview 2(see changelog)

KDE 3.x Window Decorations by jrch2k 357 comments

Looks as though the right side of the window title is off by a pixel.

Justace - Apr 30 2004
Folders with icons

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by melenas 29 comments


In the current form, no. In a modified form to have the user desired icon super-imposed on the lower right or something, yes.

Justace - Apr 29 2004

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by aivs 27 comments

I am soo looking forward to slicker. It looks totaly fantastically cool. I just hope that the programmers use a plugin type system for the look. I am a big fan of plugins since is allows somebody to extend the system without having to really understand the core. Anyway, I think that slicker + my mods (If people want them and they can get coded by me or somebody else) will give the end user a huge leg up in the desktop layout battle. Slicker presents information well, looks cool, and then icon layout will finish it off.

Then it will be time to look for something else to improve on.

Justace - Apr 27 2004

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by aivs 27 comments

The trend lately is for KDE to attempt to mimic the other operating systems. I am aware that the movement is driven by a desire to create a familiar user interface for the ex-windows user converted to linux. I think this needs to change. KDE does not need to replicate the other, it must innovate past the others. Give the end user an almost unbridled amount of control over the look and feel of his or her desktop and interface. This also goes against a lot of the driving forces in UI design. Take control away from the end user and allow them to do a few things that you have tight control over. This makes the environment easier to work in for the basic end user. A project that I have been watching for a while, and I really hope that it continues, is the slicker project. It is a new way of handling the UI. I believe this is exactly what KDE needs. KDE has done a fantastic job on both its integration and presentation so far. It is time to make a new bold step. I for one will be compiling a nice detailed list of changes that I think would give KDE some more ommph, things that other desktop managers and OS's dont have. Too bad I can not code on it right now, but hopefully soon enough.

Justace - Apr 27 2004
Desktop Icon Grouping

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by Justace 17 comments

I think that I understand your screenshot. For our purpose here you are speaking about the upper left hand corner? I like the circular layout. Instead of having a grid layout, there could be a geometry layout. Where the hotspots of the icons snap to key locations on a geometrical construct. So you could have a circle and icons automatically center on points at n(pi/6) around that circle. That would be great, complicated but totally cool. You could have circles, lines, splines, grids (special incarnation of line), ovals....

Justace - Apr 26 2004
Improved desktop background settings

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by Justace 11 comments


you could do this. But then what would be different that just making the image in the gimp and then using that as a wallpaper. It would work, but it would lack integration.
And that is what the KDesktop is about, integration.

Justace - Apr 26 2004
Improved desktop background settings

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by Justace 11 comments

I think that this would better be solved by a rewrite of the KDE code. I had not thought of using karamba to do this but after thinking about it, and not knowing that much about karamba I would say it would be better in KDE core.

Not trying to say anything bad about karamba, I use it and like it. A solution for this in karamba would seem to be nothing but a hack to me.

Justace - Apr 25 2004
Desktop Icon Grouping

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by Justace 17 comments

Ohhh, damnit!!!

I wish that I had more time. That is kind of like that preview for the movies that is coming out. I just don't have the free time to impiment this right now. Maybe in the summer? If I can figure it out. Here is a timeline/list of components that need to be done to get this to work and have the functionality I envision.

1. Add icon hotspots
This would create a spot on the icon that positions itself on the grid center when moving the icon.
An default setup would have a possible eleven hot spots to select. icon upper left, icon upper center, icon upper right, icon center left, icon center center, icon center right, icon lower left, icon lower right, icon lower right, text center left, text center center, text center right.

2. Add a snap while moving mode to icon placement. The grid would be fixed and pre-computed. The user can choose best fit mode or just say that he wants the icons to be on 100x100 pixel centers.

3. Add a plugin interface to handle the "icon pile," I liked that term, fun. This plugin would be responsible for drawing the window and the such.

4. Implement a grid override for icons in the pile. That way you can have your desktop icon snap grid and a different on for the icons in the pile.

5. Humm, this is getting long and wisshy, but still good. Store two extra settings for the configuration local to that icon. The first being "icon size" a relative icon size so that some might be smaller than others, or some larger than other. This is similar in functionality to the gnome interface. The second being the "show preview enabled" flag. That way, you can set it to not show the preview for just that icon. By default it would be enabled, but if set could add some power for the end user. This could also do things like I could say, I want all icons in this pile to not show their previews. Then the pile would iterate over each icon in the pile and set the flag to false.

6. Look into the styling engines. Is there a way to specify window types to choose how to draw? If there is then generate styles for the window drawing.

7. Make it cool, if it is not already, by adding the ability to do things like fade to not enabled. In this way you can not select the icons. You could also have it set to sink to an icon to get its contents out of the way. The options are endless. But should deffinitly be handled in the plugin. That way if somebody wants to use a different icon pile system they can. There could be simple and heavy.

Just more ideas

Justace - Apr 25 2004
Improved desktop background settings

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by Justace 11 comments


Yhea, that is always the enemy. I think that this would require a complete rewrite of the background code. If I had a month off I could probably work on it. As it is right now, I am getting ready to graduate. So my time is being devoted to writing papers and my other job. So, in short, I do not have the time to write this right now, although I would love to.

Also, as for your other concern, The images could be flattened and then cached. So essentially you only have one image for each background, it is not like they get rendered each time you go to the window. Dynamic content, like a web page or something, needs to be run as a separate program. So this would only be for the static portions of the background.

Justace - Apr 25 2004
Improved desktop background settings

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by Justace 11 comments

I understand your concerns on the overlap of features between this proposed idea and the gimp. However, there it one thing you are missing, ease of use. The intro user will have a hard time using the gimp. It is not a super hard package to use, but it does take some time in a graphics program to understand. This feature would also not be nearly as heavy as the gimp. - Apr 25 2004

KDE Plasma Screenshots by gourdin 3 comments

What Xserver is this?
What platform? - Apr 25 2004
Improved desktop background settings

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by Justace 11 comments

One real quick example that I should have placed in the text was this...

You find a cool background, but you want your company logo on your desktop also. So you select two layers. The bottom layer would be the cool background. The second layer would be the logo with the offset of the logo set such that the logo would appear in the lower right hand side of your desktop. You could then have some fun with it and set the alpha on your logo to like 60%, then you would see through it. - Apr 25 2004
Desktop Icon Grouping

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by Justace 17 comments

Your right.

But there is a difference. You can put anything in them. More importantly for me it would be datafiles. Like in the example, a project file. Plus, the win 3.1 stuff looked really ugly. KDE could make it sexy.

I think that having certain things on the desktop help to promote productivity. Having icons on there that remind you of work is one of them.

I do not condone icon full desktop, I hate them, I call them "mother desktop's" sometimes. I like clean and productive. - Apr 24 2004
Desktop Icon Grouping

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by Justace 17 comments

I am guessing that the mod would have to be done to the core of kwin. I don't think that it would be a good implementation if it was done as a separate application. Then there would also need to be kwin styles applied to it. - Apr 24 2004
Desktop Icon Grouping

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by Justace 17 comments

You could also move the entire group by clicking on the box and dragging much like a window.

And, yhea, the hack job is really bad, but it is just to show what I mean - Apr 24 2004