Improving KDE (for KDE 3.4)

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements

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i ported the rounded selection, the rubberband and the konqueror sidebar patches from

http://www.kde-look.org/content/show.php?content=16962

to KDE 3.4 cvs (i think it is the RC). they work fine for me. i hope it will work for the KDE 3.4 final also. :)

To enable the new konqueror sidebar look add the line "SidebarStyle=1" in the file $HOME/.kde/share/config/konqsidebartng.rc in the group that has the same name of the profile you want to change:
For example:
[webbrowsing]
SidebarStyle=1

or

[filemanagement]
SidebarStyle=1

thx to Andrunko, he created the original kde 3.3 improvement patch :)


the karamba theme can you find at

http://www.kde-look.org/content/show.php?content=21291
Last changelog:

15 years ago

1.0.2

- fixed a small bug in the round edges in iconview that make icon alignment just plain wrong, on long zero-whitespace-char filenames
- removed parts of the patches that only changed layout of code and not the code it self
- addes FileTipBallon patch http://www.kde-look.org/content/show.php?content=21480
- splitted diff/patch files

thx to mabs for the fixed patches

1.0.1

- I added the kicker-systray patch from
http://www.kde-apps.org/content/show.php?content=15200
thx to ja-el

whodatt

15 years ago

Where or rather what Karamba theme are you running there? I like it.

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lucher

15 years ago

I must agree, the rounded selection looks terrible in the screenshots. Honestly i am happy about refining such details. But it doesn't look good for the following reasons:

(1) missing alignments
It looks like shit in konqueror. Either the text will be left aligned (not left of the file thumbnail, but ALL strings aligned to the same line) or centered

(2) Consequency
The selection in QIconView has round corners, now. Why not the selection in ListViews/TreeViews?
I don't get it...

As long as these two thinsg are not fixed the rounded selection looks even worse than the rectangular one.

Regards

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mabs

15 years ago

[(1) missing alignments
It looks like shit in konqueror. Either the text will be left aligned (not left of the file thumbnail, but ALL strings aligned to the same line) or centered]
Agreed, good thing I've fixed this (atleast I think I did) and I'm sending it to original poster now.

[(2) Consequency
The selection in QIconView has round corners, now. Why not the selection in ListViews/TreeViews?
I don't get it...]
There is a good reason for that ListViews and Iconview uses different code for displaying icons. And the rounded edges have only been implementet on iconview, which IMO is the best thing to do, since it would look wired in listview with the empty spaces between icons in the listview from the round edges.

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mabs

15 years ago

[[(1) missing alignments
It looks like shit in konqueror. Either the text will be left aligned (not left of the file thumbnail, but ALL strings aligned to the same line) or centered]
Agreed, good thing I've fixed this (atleast I think I did) and I'm sending it to original poster now.]
I just have to currect myself. I misread your post earlier, sorry about that.
Thats not what I fixed. I'd a problem with icon-alignment, when the filename were just over one line in length, it would be misplaced and screw-up it alignment of all the icons in that folder, only work-around were to zoom-in to max icon size.
As I said before I misread your post therefor I agreed to something that you didn't say. I happen to like the way the text is aligned-to-center, I think it makes it easier to read and still looking good.

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f10nk

15 years ago

thanks a lot!
i will add it on weekend. at the moment i can't cuz i'm not at home. :)

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odisseas

15 years ago

it's a disaster. the rounded selection is awful. It may look quite cool on gnome but it isn't KDE style. I agree and hope that the 3.4 final release will have it as an option and not as default.

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lokheed

15 years ago

The rounded edges are even in KDE. He PORTED them to the latest CVS so dont worry.

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rossoft

15 years ago

Will be the konqueror sidebar patch in CVS? It is a must HAVE!

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blaster999

15 years ago

Well, a complete OT, but where did you get the wallpaper?

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lokheed

15 years ago

The wallpapers he "collaged" together are:

http://www.kde-look.org/content/show.php?content=19342

and

http://www.kde-look.org/content/show.php?content=18356

to give credit to the original authors.

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f10nk

15 years ago

yeah :) sry... but i didn't found the wallpapers here again

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lokheed

15 years ago

The wallpapers he "collaged" together are:

http://www.kde-look.org/content/show.php?content=19342

and

http://www.kde-look.org/content/show.php?content=18356

to give credit to the original authors.

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f10nk

15 years ago

this is the kde 3.4 standart wallpaper.. i only add the robot :)

you can download the wallpaper here:

http://f10nk.homelinux.org/gentoo/wallpaper/KDE34_gentoo.png

;)

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f10nk

15 years ago

i created the screenshots after compile.. i at this time i hadn't configured anything ;)

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elektroschock

15 years ago

Rounded selection does not look very good. But rounded selection and the ugly "underline" , this is over the top. I would prefer to remove the outdated underline default first.

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unoengborg

15 years ago

I beg to differ. The rouded selections look great. It goes very well toghether with the new tooltips with rouded corners.

But please, loose the underlining, it makes the text harder to read.

Overall very polished looking desktop.
Nice colors, the two one row high kicker panels at the top and the bottom makes good use of Fitts law.

The new sidbar in konqueror is much better than the old one.

This is something I really would be looking forward to have on my desktop

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f10nk

15 years ago

;) open konqueror > settings > configure konqueror > appearance > uncheck "underline filenames"

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kreten1

15 years ago

i agree, the underlining is ugly and should be removed by default.

i like the rounded selection though.

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15 years ago

1.0.2

- fixed a small bug in the round edges in iconview that make icon alignment just plain wrong, on long zero-whitespace-char filenames
- removed parts of the patches that only changed layout of code and not the code it self
- addes FileTipBallon patch http://www.kde-look.org/content/show.php?content=21480
- splitted diff/patch files

thx to mabs for the fixed patches

1.0.1

- I added the kicker-systray patch from
http://www.kde-apps.org/content/show.php?content=15200
thx to ja-el

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