SmoothSlideSaver

Screensavers by carstenw42 55 comments

digikam has a great GL pictureviewer, too - and gwennvieuw uses the same plugin to show GL slideshows. you might just write a screensaver plugin which uses the (kipi?)plugin to show a slideshow.

you'll have a bunch of effects, immediately, and of course - more code re-use and you'll need less time to make the same cool software. and if you improve it, digikam, gewenview and all other apps using the plugins will benefit...

maybe if you can save time this way, you can spend some to make kscreensaver better - i'd love to choose some individual screensavers and see ONLY these; and i'd love to be able to let it switch from one screensaver to another in a certain amount of time... :D
Xscreensaver has all these nice features, why doesn't KDE have them? - Jan 02 2006
Korama

Amarok Themes by khaitu 12 comments

i see there are different problems... depend on the picture of the band, it seems. now its almost ok, last time, the 'botom' was shown twice, first a 20 px above the other one.

and now the album list (which is very long for Jean-michell Jarre) ends half-way, while it continues (get it?)... - Dec 30 2005
Mech-Tex 500 (finished)

Various KDE 1.-4. Styles by gumis 29 comments

its not really my liking, but on the other hand - its extremely cool... :D - Dec 30 2005
Blueberry

Icon Sub-Sets by MastahhCookie 2 comments

looks nice. remind me a bit of the new tango iconset. a bit less color, easier on the eye...
well, i love it shiney, so i guess this is not for me, but it DOES look nice :D - Dec 30 2005
Alphacube

KDE 3.x Window Decorations by john007 36 comments

yeah, john, i would like to ask this too... and again, maybe (if not, its ok, just say) i'd love to see the sources to try and change stuff... never done that before, but i would like to try it and this is a nice windec so i have a good startingpoint ;-)

please? - Dec 30 2005
Korama

Amarok Themes by khaitu 12 comments

the bottom-left is b0rked here. it is square on some, and simply wrong on other boxes. i run amarok SVN, might that be the problem? - Dec 30 2005
AmaroK XUL Remote

Amarok 1.x Scripts by mbedouet 116 comments

i'm not sure, but i recall reading about this... xul is after all xml, isn't it? and the KDE apps already use xml for their interface, if i'm correct. well, its too long ago i read about this, maybe i should just shut up... - Dec 29 2005
Polyester

KDE 3.5 Themes by mart 395 comments

round! round! round! ;-)

i like curves ;-)

don't we all? - Dec 27 2005
Hypnotista Sade

KDE 3.x Window Decorations by hypnotic 16 comments

"All I wanted to do is just to put some cool decorations here instead of nice screenshots."

much better ;-) - Dec 25 2005
A Big Thank You

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by BorgQueen 35 comments

but it IS nice, and of course he is right ;-)

the KDE devs did a great job, its nice ppl express their thanx. - Dec 24 2005
Kbfx Mockup ALPHA 0.1

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by bmagera91 28 comments

it is exactly like the new vista ones.

and anyway, those suck - still a stupid menu. and menu's suck, lets get rid of them!

just launch a mini-application. why not use more space? why not let a click on the menu button bring us back to the desktop (like expose on mac can move all apps to the sides) and let the desktop then be filled with all important stuff like apps, (recent) documents, searches, mails etcetera. - Dec 23 2005
Info-centric browser (mockup)

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by SibSkull 15 comments

a kpart is much more than a view. the whole 'webbrowser'/kthml is just a kioslave, as is the whole filebrowsing thing. a kpart is (afaik) the embedded kword view, for example. this could be implemented as a kpart, and even as a kioslave. - Dec 20 2005
KDETV fresh icon

Icon Sub-Sets by crushmaster 4 comments

its better than the current kdetv icon... ;-)

imho you could improve it by making a bit more 'rounded' and crystal-like?!? - Dec 19 2005
SKopete

Karamba & Superkaramba by kovidgoyal 154 comments

this is SOOOO cool!!! gonna try it out when i'm home ;-) - Dec 19 2005
Alphacube

KDE 3.x Window Decorations by john007 36 comments

thanx! and maybe, maybe you could send me the source for this windec? i'd like to try and hack on it (would be my first, so i don't expect anything from it, but maybe, maybe i'm able to send you a little patch now and then ;-)) - Dec 19 2005
Blended

KDE 3.x Window Decorations by john007 24 comments

but i have another request for you: i'd love to see an 'always on top' button... ;-) - Dec 18 2005
Tango

Full Icon Themes by nmirthes 80 comments

I do agree with this, having an iconset that is usable in both desktop environments is great... it was mostly the (percieved by me) attitude from the tango's that irritated me. - Dec 17 2005
Tango

Full Icon Themes by nmirthes 80 comments

i see one has to look a bit further than his nose (is this an english saying at all?) but you are right. guess its rather the spirit i myself got through (more from other news sources) than what the actual website conveys. well, then, sorry for the flame... altough i keep a little 'gate' for myself here, as it might be very well possible the site has changed since its first incarnation ;-) - Dec 17 2005
Kuartet Desktop

Karamba & Superkaramba by nuskoollabs 59 comments

yes, i think for the time being you should dump the 4 corner icons and just use the center tool (which is very cool, btw).

for me it doesn't work very well as i use a dual-panel setup (on 1024x768). - Dec 17 2005
improved offline web browsing

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by maps4711 10 comments

great work! i use this now and then, and it is great to see someone improving it... - Dec 15 2005
Kuartet Desktop

Karamba & Superkaramba by nuskoollabs 59 comments

btw i see superkaramba has issues, so it might be just me... - Dec 15 2005
Kuartet Desktop

Karamba & Superkaramba by nuskoollabs 59 comments

and please make this a karamba theme, and put it into a .skz file...

and can you make it run? it doesn't work here. if added with the add local theme option, it outputs on the commandline:Could not read config file.
if i put it in the right folder myself, only the top-left corner works, and the bottom panel is empty. - Dec 15 2005
Tango

Full Icon Themes by nmirthes 80 comments

the problem i and surely others have with tango is the fact it does NOT clearly state it just follows the icon specification that DOES exist (yes it does: http://freedesktop.org/wiki/Standards_2ficon_2dtheme_2dspec)

tango should say they implement an icon theme following the Freedesktop.org's icon guidelines. many ppl read the tango website and think they have written the standard themselves. and the wording they use doesn't make it clear this is not the fact. - Dec 15 2005
Kuartet Desktop

Karamba & Superkaramba by nuskoollabs 59 comments

i wonder, couldn't you add a search in kat window? and last used apps and documents?

might be hard to do, but hey ;-) - Dec 15 2005
Kuartet Desktop

Karamba & Superkaramba by nuskoollabs 59 comments

this is soo cool! as soon as i get home, i'll try this. i already thought symphonyOS has great ideas but a wrong implementation strategy, and this is really really much better ;-) - Dec 15 2005
Tango

Full Icon Themes by nmirthes 80 comments

there already is an icon naming spec on freedesktop.org, no tango needed here.


i don't see why the gnomes come up with the tango site, saying it is a *crossplatform* (but only gnomes involved, at least until the first announcement) icontheme and specification (they just took the freedesktop.org one).

don't say something is crossplatform/crossdesktop/whatever if no other desktop than you is involved (that's like microsoft saying their new XML document format is a standard, while the REAL standard, ODF, IS developed with several involved users like Koffice and OpenOffice).

and don't say YOU create a specification while you just took it from the freedesktop.org site... - Dec 15 2005
Tango

Full Icon Themes by nmirthes 80 comments

i don't see what tango does more than any other icontheme. a unified naming scheme? we already have that, as a freedesktop standard no less. and tango just follows that. the tools to transform other iconsets are cool, yes. and the icons themselves aren't bad either, but not that revolutionary (not for KDE, that is. for gnome, it is really much better than their previous icon themes). - Dec 15 2005
Alphacube

KDE 3.x Window Decorations by john007 36 comments

i'd love to see a 'always on top' button, too, for this windec... please? - Dec 09 2005
Aero AIO: netstat plugin

Karamba & Superkaramba by kovidgoyal 16 comments

this is both usefull and cool! great job! - Dec 09 2005
Polyester

KDE 3.5 Themes by mart 395 comments

damn! i just see this can be removed... its a option... great, and sorry to bother you!!! really stupid of me... - Dec 08 2005
Polyester

KDE 3.5 Themes by mart 395 comments

sorry, wrong place!!!

but there is something polyester might do better: get rid of all those lines! under and above toolbars and menubars! - Dec 08 2005
Alphacube

KDE 3.x Window Decorations by john007 36 comments

but i still have some comments ;-)

here comes:

the coloring. i'd like to choose my own colors (i like a blueish look) but that's very hard - can't you seperate the coloring of the buttons from the windec itself?

second, there seems to be an artifact, 1 pixel (yeah i notice) just within the thin line surrounding the windows. maybe it is only possible to see it if you look closely, but it is there.

third, the botom of the window has a problem: the thin line going around the window doesn't continue here, there is a gap.

last, in the original screenshot the glowing effect is cool. better than the gradient in this windec... can you reproduce the look of the original windec for gnome?

i hope you can fix these. great work, by the way, and i'd love to see the sources (i'd like to try and change stuff, 'course i'll send you the changes). - Dec 08 2005
Window Decoration Generator (decgen)

KDE 3.x Window Decorations by maitre 77 comments

thanx for telling what's wrong :D - Dec 08 2005
Polyester

KDE 3.5 Themes by mart 395 comments

i agree :D - Dec 08 2005
Polyester

KDE 3.5 Themes by mart 395 comments

i can't get the style to blend in the way i want it - i had to change the window background color by picking the color from the windec... choosing title bar blend color doesn't change a thing, choosing title bar color changes the button and the color, but i'd love to be able to change it without changing the button collors...

second, there are small artifacts surrounding the window. if you look closely, with a bit darker background, it is easy to see. it is the line just inside the small line surrounding the window.

third, on the bottom of the window, the line surrounding the window doesn't continue, there is a little gap.

if you can't see the outher line, try changing it. it is in the colors, look for active (and inactive) windowborder or something like that (i have a dutch KDE).

btw it is a very cool windec, i hope you don't mind i have this much critisism :D - Dec 08 2005
Polyester

KDE 3.5 Themes by mart 395 comments

there is a thin line above the 'file edit' etc bar in every window. doesn't look nice with my windowdecoration (it should blend in).

can you please fix this??? polyester is a beautifull style, btw! great work.. - Dec 08 2005
Amarok

Audioplayers by amarok 574 comments

agreed. this would work as good as the amazon solution, and it doesn't have all these restrictions. - Dec 07 2005
Window Decoration Generator (decgen)

KDE 3.x Window Decorations by maitre 77 comments

doesn't decgen support amd64? the cool Alphacube style doesn't compile on my gentoo amd64 system...

http://www.kde-look.org/content/show.php?content=32099 - Dec 04 2005
Alphacube

KDE 3.x Window Decorations by john007 36 comments

this doesn't seem to work on amd64?
sucks, i love to see this... such a beautifull theme!


/usr/lib/gcc/x86_64-pc-linux-gnu/3.4.4/../../../../x86_64-pc-linux-gnu/bin/ld: warning: i386 architecture of input file `.libs/Alphacubeconfig.o' is incompatible with i386:x86-64 output
.libs/Alphacubeconfig.o: In function `AlphacubeConfigUI::AlphacubeConfigUI(QWidget*, char const*, unsigned int)':
Alphacubeconfig.cpp:(.text+0x13d6): undefined reference to `operator new(unsigned int)'
Alphacubeconfig.cpp:(.text+0x1409): undefined reference to `operator new(unsigned int)'
Alphacubeconfig.cpp:(.text+0x1469): undefined reference to `operator new(unsigned int)'
Alphacubeconfig.cpp:(.text+0x1491): undefined reference to `operator new(unsigned int)'
Alphacubeconfig.cpp:(.text+0x151b): undefined reference to `operator new(unsigned int)'
.libs/Alphacubeconfig.o:Alphacubeconfig.cpp:(.text+0x15b3): more undefined references to `operator new(unsigned int)' follow
.libs/Alphacubeconfig.o:(.gnu.linkonce.d._ZTV17AlphacubeConfigUI[vtable for AlphacubeConfigUI]+0x1ec): undefined reference to `non-virtual thunk to QWidget::metric(int) const'
collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
make[3]: *** [kwin_Alphacube_config.la] Error 1
make[3]: Leaving directory `/data/tijdelijk/Alphacube-0.2/kwin/config' - Dec 03 2005
Kbfx - Menu Improvement (Mockup) Opinion

Kbfx Startmenu by nookie 43 comments

but still, i'd love to see you try to use as much space as you seem to need - why not make it waaay bigger? its not like the user would miss the space... just make it a big window with big icons, multiple search bars, include document search, favorites etc etc... - Nov 11 2005
Kbfx - Menu Improvement (Mockup) Opinion

Kbfx Startmenu by nookie 43 comments

why not make it a full-screen interface? its big now, but still a menu. why not make it 800x600 or 1024x768 (depending on resolution)? ppl use it as if it was fullscreen anyway... ditch the 'menu' system and make it an application launcher, what it should have been anyway ;-) - Nov 09 2005
Mockup: Mail Notifier

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by DaBlade 19 comments

google it. you'll find it. here. http://www.ph.unimelb.edu.au/~ssk/kde/korn/

anyway, kmail can do such a thing, too. and in KDE 4 many more ways for notification will be added. so this'll be easy. you can by the way even set Kmail to show a passive popup, in kcontrol you can find system events config or something like that. i guess kmail is in there, and will alow you to make some sound, popup, taskbar flash, run script - whatever you want.

i see its in kmail too - configure notifications in the settings menu. - Nov 06 2005
Mockup: Mail Notifier

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by DaBlade 19 comments

we'll have these kind'a things for KDE 4. maybe you can have a look at kde-artists.org and join the discussion there? - Nov 06 2005
Flip window decoration

KDE 3.x Window Decorations by pootie 4 comments

you did it already - i meant the border... - Nov 04 2005
Milkesque for Baghira

Various KDE 1.-4. Styles by bonafide 66 comments

tnx thomas! you're doing a great job! - Nov 04 2005
Flip-lite window decoration

KDE 3.x Window Decorations by pootie 5 comments

this is what i meant in my other comment :D - Nov 04 2005
Flip-lite window decoration

KDE 3.x Window Decorations by pootie 5 comments

thanx!!! this is great :D - Nov 02 2005
Milkesque for Baghira

Various KDE 1.-4. Styles by bonafide 66 comments

maybe you can ask the baghira author (thomas) to add these things to baghira? it would be easier for those just using the packages from their distributors... - Nov 02 2005
Flip window decoration

KDE 3.x Window Decorations by pootie 4 comments

looks nice, but can you probably kick the outer line out of it? - Oct 31 2005
move mouse to default button

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by zvonSully 18 comments

KDE is as much about configurability as Gentoo is about compiling anything that moves. Not at all, namely.
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gentoo IS about compiling, and KDE's strength (for many endusers) is manly its configurabillity.

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KDE is configurable because
1. no one thought of keeping it simple, or (in other cases)
2. the options are really necessary for a good user experience.
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KDE is also configurable because not everyone is the same (as the gnomes seem to think). i like to have it work my way, not the developers way, thank you.

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Every option that you're adding increases complexity, so you have to add options with care or you'll end up with software that you can't understand anymore because they're so complex. KDE is also about efficiency and a good workflow, so they are currently cleaning out unnecessary options.
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are you really talking about KDE here? first, it is utterly bullshit options clutter anything. they barely make software slower, and, if well laid out/ hidden behind an advanced button, they don't clutter an interface. that's why KDE is still very populair - it is VERY VERY rare a KDE developer removes a feature.

mostly because they are not the ppl who should decide something is 'unnecessary'. the users should decide that.

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It is a sign for good software if it rejects the proposals that don't bring a good usefullness vs. complexity ratio with them. As you can clearly see at the good/bad percentage, this one is such a feature, most people think similar as I do, and I love KDE for being consequent enough to not integrate every possible feature that you could think of.
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i agree proposals that make things harder to use shouldn't make it, and KDE does it very well in that regard - but i'm sure adding this option wouldn't clutter up anything and help the ppl that like it. i'd say add it (tough i won't use it). - Oct 31 2005