[arch-general] kde4 tip - quicklaunch in your panel -- convenience at your fingertips!

Robert Howard rjh0507 at ecu.edu
Wed Nov 11 09:04:23 EST 2009

Have you guys ever heard of krunner? It really makes doing things and
launching apparently easy. You don't really need icons to launch programs.

Also, I don't understand all of the dolphin detractors. I think dolphin is
near file manager perfection. Always felt that konquorer was like a big
incoherent blob. Dolphin will be feature complete soon and it will have paid
off to start over.


On Nov 11, 2009 8:42 AM, "David C. Rankin" <drankinatty at suddenlinkmail.com>

On Monday 26 October 2009 13:34:43 and regarding:

> I disagree. The problems (at least from my perspective) stems from the >
KDE devs' decision to "...
>From that perspective I completely agree. Konqueror is the perfect example.
elegant, very functional file manager (wannabe browser) that was packed with
tons of advanced features with a -->very<-- efficient UI (from a minimal
mouse-click/keystroke standpoint) with proper focus control that was
completely thrown out and redone based on the new untried and untested
engine. That has been a complete fiasco and left kde with a substandard file
manager that has no ability to place focus without using a 2-part ctrl+click
(with the cutsie green plus markers turned off)

The fish fiasco followed, and we could go on and on (162 bugs filed in the
past 4 months alone...) My purpose of commenting on the framework comes from
all of the problems the one-size-fits-all primary widget has caused getting
things working correctly. Probably 1/4 of the bugs above are from
misconfigured parts of the window widget that wipe out data if a change is
made to a dialog, or those that don't retain path settings, etc.

So I guess when you take a working desktop and throw it out the window and
then start over with an overly complex framework -- you have probably just
signed up to shoot yourself in the foot :p

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