So far so good - installed FC10 this weekend. Still compiling and setting up my fav packages and stuff, but I must confess I really don't like the "new" KDE desktop much. Especially the default tasklist widget.
Coming from FC6 (with KDE 3.5) it was a bit of shock to have to add buttons to the taskbar in such a roundabout way (on the kickoff menu, select "add to taskbar") - why not just click and drag icons onto the taskbar...
Also why the sudden "locking" of icons? What's the point? I find myself constantly locking and unlocking to move icons around and add stuff - it seems like an unneccesary encumberance vs. FC6 and KDE 3.5. The fact that un "unlocked" taskbar has the apostrophe icon that removes quite a bit of horisontal screen space on the taskbar does not help either.
But anyway, much of it is nice, and I still just probably got to get to know it better.
The default task list widget... it's a disgrace. In FC6 the KDE 3.5 task list behaves -perfectly - grouping similar tasks, and using a small enough font that quite a few tasks can be listed in quite an accessible way. In KDE 4 the tasklist widget appears NOT to group tasks, and its font is so huge that if you have five or six tasks running, it becomes nigh-impossible to see what is running, nevermind selecting a task - you've got an area ten or twenty pixels wide to click on!
Why on earth doesn't it stack tasks vertically as well, like FC6's KDE did?
Furthermore it appears impossible to change the color of the taskbar, you cannot relocate it to the sides of the screen anymore, it cannot "slide" like the KDE 3.5 taskbar etc. etc.? Also its color is horrible, but appears fixed...?
I've looked around but I cannot find an alternative taskbar widget, or better yet a "KDE 3.5 taskbar for KDE 4.2 (?) widget" - does something like that exist?
FC10's KDE is nice, but I think in terms especially of taskbar related functionality it has regressed instead of progressed - it seems MUCH less flexible and configurable...
Any ideas on how / where to get a PROPER KDE 3.5 style taskbar, or failing that, tasklist widget for FC10's KDE version??