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Aurorae Theme Engine

Various Plasma Theming 178 comments

Score 82.0%
Aug 14 2009
All the themes seem to have this behaviour.

It's visible also through the different hover-colour, which appears only when you hover the close-button, but does not appear when putting the cursor to top-right for maximised windows. - Aug 15 2009

congrats for Aurorae, it's hot and IMHO the future windec for KDE.

One thing I noticed after switching from Oxygen is that throwing the pointer to top-right and clicking does not close the windows anymore since the "trigger-area" of the close button does not extend over the actual button.

Is this a problem in Aurorae or in the Svg-Theme? - Aug 15 2009

Plasma 4 Extensions 196 comments

Score 70.0%
Aug 03 2008
Displaying the plugged removable devices in the quickaccess-plasmoid would
certainly be nice... :-)

and the device notifier could then maybe even be killed, in case the
quickaccess-plasmoid would send a fancy notification via dbus to the
notification-part of plasma :-) - May 02 2009
Tasty Menu

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements 499 comments

by mart
Score 58.0%
Dec 13 2007
I have to say I like it a lot!

It is a very nice addition to the "old" K-Menu.

If I were you I would take contact with the KDE devs and collect their opinion about including it in KDE 4, and IMHO even in making it the default.

For me, there is only one special functionality over the classic menu that I miss:
The classic K-Menu can be customized to have submenus for "Settings", "Systen menu", "Printers" etc (see in the kicker config, the "Menu" tab)

But apart of that, it looks and feels really great!

Maybe give it the same artwork than the old menu, in terms of side image, and maybe a title which could be the name of the currently logged user e.g...

Keep up the good work! - Aug 15 2006
kX Generator

System Software 79 comments

Score 46.0%
Jan 02 2007
Would certainly be an nice addition
to the control center of kde ! :-) - Aug 06 2006

System Sounds 36 comments

Score 46.0%
Aug 14 2006
FYI, there is
already an opensource project
called twinkle: - Apr 15 2006
rewritten webarchiver plugin

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements 17 comments

Score 50.0%
Feb 25 2008
File a wishlist item at and
attach your patch to it, this will make
it more visible to the maintainers of the
code you improved! - Dec 16 2005
improved offline web browsing

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements 10 comments

Score 50.0%
Feb 25 2008
File a wishlist item at and
attach your patch to it, this will make
it more visible to the maintainers of the
code you improved! - Dec 16 2005

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements 18 comments

Score 50.0%
Jul 27 2005
IMHO, kedit should be burned.

Kate has multi-documents interface, and kwrite should remain light. - Jul 24 2005

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements 154 comments

by uddw
Score 50.0%
Dec 13 2004
What about making the seconds dial (?)
move smooth as mechanic wristwatches do, opposed to quartz equivalents?

Would look more classy ;-) - Jan 25 2005
This clock looks sooo good and IMHO it's
a worth replacement for the (anyway outdated) ugly analog clock that's included in KDE.

I suggest you to contact kde-devel and ask
for the opinion of the KDE hackers. - Dec 14 2004
I know I could do that, but in fact I
am on dial-up and have not installed
any k-development stuff at all... :-( - Jul 24 2004
Nice clock!

Any debs around...? - Jul 24 2004

KDE 3.5 Themes 56 comments

Score 50.0%
Sep 11 2006
Wow, never seen such a flying-fast style!

From you changelog:
"-Drawing routine reimplemented, faster and nicer" + the other perf.
Are they specific to your style, or to KDE code?

In case of the latter, u should post
them to kde-devel for inclusion into
the mail tree. - Nov 30 2004

Network 805 comments

Score 84.1%
Aug 20 2015
Did you ever think about posting knemo
to kde-devel and ask if they would
like to have it included in KDE by

It's so useful and cool that I cannot
live without it anymore.

I mainly use it to check my wireless
connection, and to trigger my isdn
connection (with custom RMB commands) - Nov 20 2004
I think there is a conceptual difference between network interfaces in windows and Linux.

In Linux, and interface can be UP and not connected at the same time.
Just remove the RJ45 from ur NIC and u'll see...
The interface will stay up, even it is not really connected at this point of time...

In windows however, an interface that is not connected is automatically down.

Try to remove the RJ45 and type ipconfig... no more interface...

IMHO, knemo should try to detect whether an interface is connected or not however, although I don't know of any method of doing that... - Jul 30 2004
cannot test it right now... but I am 99% sure that
after doing '/etc/init.d/isdnutils stop'
there is no interface ippp0 anymore

Gonna confirm you tonight. - Jul 30 2004
"You can see if you are online or not. When you are offline the icon of KNemo will have a red cross in its corner to indicate that this interface is not connected. When KNemo detects that you are online (it does so by finding that the interface has an IP address assigned) the cross will vanish."

well not for me infortunately... :-(

In fact my isdn interface ippp0 is
up all the time, even if I'm not connected...
It even has an ip-address, look at this output:

root@Valhalla:~# /etc/init.d/isdnutils stop
Stopping ISDN services: ipppd interfaces isdnlog.
root@Valhalla:~# /etc/init.d/isdnutils start
Starting ISDN services: interfaces ipppd isdnlog.
root@Valhalla:~# ifconfig ippp0
ippp0 Link encap:Point-to-Point Protocol
inet addr: P-t-P: Mask:
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:30
RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)

root@Valhalla:~# isdnctrl status ippp0
ippp0 is not connected
root@Valhalla:~# isdnctrl dial ippp0
Dialing of ippp0 triggered

root@Valhalla:~# ifconfig ippp0
ippp0 Link encap:Point-to-Point Protocol
inet addr: P-t-P: Mask:
RX packets:9 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:9 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:30
RX bytes:163 (163.0 b) TX bytes:226 (226.0 b)

Apart of that, the red cross is great,
I've tried it by doing ifconfig eth0 down.

I wish only I could see it for ippp0... :-)

regards and thanks for knemo - Jul 29 2004
I really like knemo, and I have even removed kisdndial,
and use knemo to trigger dialup.

But there is one thing that bothers me silghtly...
I wish I could see if I am online or not from the icon of knemo, somehow like in (sorry) windows...
Knemo should detect when an interface
is a dialup connection, and then change
its icon to reflect the status of the connection.

Apart of that it rocks!! As I said already, I think it should be included, shipped and activated by default in kde.

(Maybe later you can use dbus to get the
information about the interfaces)

thanks and best regards! - Jul 28 2004
I investigated a little... ;-)

Triggering my isdn connection is possible by setting up knemo
like this:

  • Enable "Display custom entries in context menu"

  • Under "Start": Menu Text: "Connect"

  • Command: "/usr/sbin/isdnctrl dial ippp0"

  • Under "Stop": Menu Text: "Disconnect"

  • Command: /usr/sbin/isdnctrl hangup ippp0"

btw, what are the labels "Start" and "Stop" good for? - Jul 26 2004
and it should definately go into kde cvs,
and distributed and activated by default!

Triggering dial-up connections and displaying their status would be nice... :-) - Jul 26 2004
Even it looks kinda like windows, it gives you access to some nice-to-have-information with ease!

Copying is not bad, just try to make it better than the original! - Jul 13 2004
VA/Xi desktop

KDE Plasma Screenshots 4 comments

Score 50.0%
Sep 21 2004
Looks nice!
Tell us where did you get that cool Firefox Icon from? - Sep 21 2004

Cursors 34 comments

Score 67.1%
Nov 17 2004
I really like this theme, but it seems
that some cursors are missing.

E.g. when hovering a like it turns to
the standard-cursor from XFree86...
at least it looks so.

Also, as "busy-cursor" with the watch,
I often see the XFree-one...

Has anybody similar observations? - Jul 19 2004
Sidebar improvement

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements 26 comments

by ra1n
Score 50.0%
Jul 15 2004
It gives an easier access to more of
the system.
You could file a wish - Jul 13 2004
AKDC Beta3 preview 2(see changelog)

KDE 3.x Window Decorations 357 comments

Score 50.0%
Dec 20 2004
This window decoration looks very very
nice, and I look forward to the following releases! - May 23 2004
Dimmu Borgir

Various Stuff 4 comments

Score 50.0%
May 18 2004
Thank you for your work!
What about a kde dimmu splashscreen? - May 18 2004
Root Filemanager

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements 6 comments

by Geef
Score 50.0%
May 16 2004
sorry maybe it's me, but I don't really
see the purpose of posting basic kde
functionality here as "look"... - May 17 2004

Karamba & Superkaramba 12 comments

by tjsa
Score 50.0%
May 16 2004
Congratulations, this is very useful! - May 16 2004

Utilities 81 comments

Score 50.0%
Dec 29 2005

See what I mean? :-) - Apr 11 2004

Dolphin Service Menus 305 comments

Score 63.3%
Apr 09 2009
The coolest thing would be a possibility
to "open" iso-images with an io-slave
(wasn't there a kio-iso)

iso://rh9_1.iso/RedHat/RPMS/ and so on - Mar 27 2004
My Login Manager

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements 123 comments

Score 50.0%
Mar 24 2004
kdm really needs a revamp/replacement.
I wish I could have the look and themeability of gdm + it's features
merged with kdm... - Mar 23 2004

KDE 3.0-3.4 Themes 233 comments

by ceebx
Score 50.0%
Oct 17 2003
ok, about the titlebar height:
Maybe just make the "small" setting
just a little smaller. I agree that
using the menubar as reference would be ugly... ;-)

And about 2:
well... don't u find it looks better
centered? Now, for me it just looks, well, strange, as you called it...

And usability-wise, it only
helps (a little) for the close-button,
but not for the others. - Oct 02 2003

plastik rocks! It's the best-looking
windowdecoration ever.

I have 1 wish for it:

make the height of the titlebar
even a little smaller, 1 or 2 pixels.
The height of the titlebar should equal the height of the menubar, unless titlebar font is bigger.
In that case the titlebar should adapt it's height to the fontsize

And a problem (bug) I see:
the buttons are not really centered
when you are in fullscreen mode with
"Shrink borders for maximized windows"

They seem to have 0px distance to the top and right screen border, but still have a distance to the bottom of the titlebar.

Removing (or shrinkin) the borders lools very good IMHO, but I think the
buttons should be centered in the titlebar when maximized.
Just move them 2px down and 2px left, and it looks perfectly.

thanks for you contribution! - Sep 28 2003
Are there debian unstable packages
available for kde3.1.x ? - Sep 19 2003

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements 64 comments

Score 50.0%
Nov 17 2003
unstable of course I meant... :-) - Oct 01 2003

debian stable packages anyone...? - Oct 01 2003
KDE GL Extreme requesting your help

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements 12 comments

Score 50.0%
Sep 10 2003
XFree 5...

which is due in .... ?

My guess is that X's future is quite
dark right now :-( - Sep 10 2003

KDE 3.x Window Decorations 100 comments

by ceebx
Score 50.0%
Aug 24 2003
very nice!

1 comment:

- it should be possible to set the title bar height even smaller.

wanna gain screen estate :D - Aug 08 2003

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements 18 comments

Score 50.0%
Jun 21 2003
... and your bug report has just been closed for this very reason - May 27 2003

I voted for your bug (20) because I like
your ideas.

However kde developers prefer _one_ single
wish per report.

This makes management easier as you can
close bug per bug as developement

With all in one, your bug will need to
stay open till the last wish is fullfilled. - May 27 2003
[RedHat9/Mandrake9.1] Karamba RPM/SRPM

Karamba & Superkaramba 57 comments

Score 50.0%
Apr 22 2003


on both my laptop (P3-450) and my desktop (Athlon 2200) only having the (unmodified) main theme on my desktop uses like 20% cpu all the time.
And it feels like typing is also slowed down... bizarre

but I really like the idea and the look ! - Apr 06 2003

KDE 3.x Window Decorations 15 comments

by ariya
Score 50.0%
Dec 12 2002

Very nice ! I like it. I like bluecurve aswell, but this seems cleaner and you don't need to
search all
I even think it should go into cvs! Keep up the work! - Dec 12 2002
Keramik Kicker Skin

Kicker Panel 10 comments

Score 50.0%
Nov 08 2002

I like your desktop background as well, can you make it available somewhere??
- Nov 09 2002
Aurorae Theme Engine

Various Plasma Theming
by mgraesslin

Score 82.0%
Jun 24 2009