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Marek Wawrzyczny Sydney, Australia

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

Yes... some of these are a bit strange.

At the same time, I agree about simplifying the "Control Centre"... I mean it's a nightmare. I understand though that work is now underway to make it more user friendly.
Half of the time I find myself wading through the myriad of settings to try and find some obscure mouse click setting, or settings re: file preview can be found in two different panels. Or the fact that some control panels run out of screen space on a 1024x768 laptop screen... most annoying.
People here hate comparisons, but Apple system settings are far more user friendly and if KDE is to succeed, it needs to have an intuitive control GUI. - Jul 18 2005

System Software by dartanyan 21 comments

At present this utility is not really useful for me.

Some possible features that would make it attractive to me ;)

Don't forget the very useful files:


In fact, /etc/make.conf USE flags should be seldom used and should only present a small generic subset (trust me, speaking from experience here ;) ). It's dangerous to also use the dev keywords (ie "~x86") globally. It's far better to use USE/KEYWORDS flags on a package-by-package basis in the above mentioned files.

Also note the 'equery' functionality, you can now query what use flags a package uses and what use flags are available. If you could link that into your utility and then populate the /etc/portage files, that woulud indeed be a powerful GUI. - Jul 18 2005
ALI - KMenu - Suggestion

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by zammi 9 comments

I agree with the previous poster. The placement of these widgets is not intuitive, the concept is nice but should be implemented in a dialog...

Also consider what happens to it when viewed on screens with small resolution (laptops), add large fonts (there are people, particularly with visibility problems that do use large fonts) and your new addition to the menu goes off screen (it already happens to me with the recently run applications list).

And no, this cannot be yet "another" option for the menu config (I'm doing a pre-emptive strike here), the KDE configuration is already a nightmare of options. - Jun 28 2005
The Way that KDM should look

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by boskicinek 112 comments

Forget his Windows look, I don't think that was what he meant.

Other operating systems are allowing customization of the login process. Both MS and Apple (in OS X) allow the login to either display a list of users, or require the user to type username and password. Both allow the control of whether the computer can be switched off/rebooted from the login screen. OS X is smart enough to treat "Return" as a tab if the user does not enter a username/password, or otherwise submits the login.

These are good gui practices. Having both the username and password is also a good gui practice. I am for one for this modification. - Mar 09 2004