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Old 12-15-2004, 04:06 PM   #1
DaBlade
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A few minor KDE issues


I got some smaller KDE problems here. The first one is the Trash looking like a regular folder. It works just the way it's supposed to, but it looks like a folder. I want it to look like a trashbin. (look at the bottom screenshot)
Second, my kicker clock often seems to randomly display other timezones, while I only want it to show "Local Timezone"
Third, when I used Mandrake, I had this neat window decoration that I can't find on Fedora. I can show you a screenshot of it here: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...e/b07cc12a.jpg
Can someone give me a download link to it? The best one Fedora has is Plastik (IMHO), which (again IMHO) is dull.
Fourth, notice in the system tray of the mandrake pic that all the icons had transparent white zones. look at the tray here: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...snapshot30.jpg
Is it possible to eliminate it, just like in MDK?
Thanks in any advice in advance
 
Old 12-15-2004, 04:54 PM   #2
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One at a time, The Trash Folder, is controlled by the icon theme. Their should be a file ~/Desktop/Trash/.directory which has two entries which should look like

[Desktop Entry]
Type=Directory
Icon=trashcan_full
EmptyIcon=trashcan_empty
Name=Trash

As for the clock problem, it might be something screwed up in the settings turn off the applet,cd into ~/.kde/share/config/ and delete anything beginning with clock_panelapplet, and restart and set it how you want it.

The window decorations, try KDE Look Which has lists of them.

The system try Icons transparency is a result of the Icons being used, if they don't have a transparent background, then they won't be displayed with one.
 
Old 12-16-2004, 08:30 AM   #3
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Thanks, I fixed the dustbin, and I did what you said on the clock (it still hasn't switched time zone), and regarding the window decs, I didn't see the one I liked on KDE-Look. I looked through the entire site twice before I gave uo and asked about it here.
@The tray icons: Both on Mandrake and on Windoze (neither WinMX (a windoze app that I use with Wine) nor Azureus (a multi-os java app) have trapsparent icons) they were transparent. Must be some way the OSs strip off the white area.
 
Old 12-16-2004, 08:12 PM   #4
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One thing with the clock, I used to have this problem mysteriously occur to me (time zone changing seemingly randomly), and I eventually realized that it's caused by scrolling my mouse's scroll wheel while it's over the clock applet. Personally, I wish this feature were an option I could disable.

Also, if you have the "world wide watch" applet running, putting your cursor over different locations on the map would change the time zone displayed in the clock. This freaked me out or a long time when I didn't know what it was - I don't know if it still does this anymore, as I removed the applet when I figured out it was causing the problem, and couldn't find a way to disable the behavior.
 
Old 12-17-2004, 02:09 AM   #5
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Can't link to URL from email MDK 10.0

Dunno what I did, but it used to work. Now in both KMAIL and Evolution, Linux does weird stuff if I click on a link in an email. KDE tries to do some kind of copy and then locks up. Evolution just loads the browser at the home page only.
What to do please?
Thanks.
I may be contacted at swameejee at shenwisdom.com. use the at sign instead.
 
Old 12-17-2004, 04:01 AM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by corfe
One thing with the clock, I used to have this problem mysteriously occur to me (time zone changing seemingly randomly), and I eventually realized that it's caused by scrolling my mouse's scroll wheel while it's over the clock applet. Personally, I wish this feature were an option I could disable.

Also, if you have the "world wide watch" applet running, putting your cursor over different locations on the map would change the time zone displayed in the clock. This freaked me out or a long time when I didn't know what it was - I don't know if it still does this anymore, as I removed the applet when I figured out it was causing the problem, and couldn't find a way to disable the behavior.
Thanks. I understand now

Quote:
Originally posted by swamiji
Dunno what I did, but it used to work. Now in both KMAIL and Evolution, Linux does weird stuff if I click on a link in an email. KDE tries to do some kind of copy and then locks up. Evolution just loads the browser at the home page only.
What to do please?
Thanks.
I may be contacted at swameejee at shenwisdom.com. use the at sign instead.
I think you posted in the wrong thread, m8
 
Old 12-20-2004, 12:46 AM   #7
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I also have that gray square in my systray. Does yours react to clicks? Mine doesnt.
 
Old 12-20-2004, 07:42 AM   #8
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Nope.
 
Old 12-20-2004, 08:33 PM   #9
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"Galaxy Classic" looks much like the window theme you
posted
 
Old 12-21-2004, 04:22 AM   #10
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Originally posted by nykysle
"Galaxy Classic" looks much like the window theme you
posted
Could you find it for me plz?
 
Old 12-21-2004, 05:23 AM   #11
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Quote:
Originally posted by DaBlade
Could you find it for me plz?

Best I could find , otherwise you leach from a Mandrake install

http://rpmfind.rediris.es/rpm2html/m...0.0-i586/RPMS/
galaxy-kde-1.0.0-5mdk.i586.html


URL is split - didn't like the way it truncated in the post
 
Old 12-21-2004, 05:34 AM   #12
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I've tried installing that one. it didn't work. It didn't wanna appear in KControl.
 
Old 12-21-2004, 05:37 AM   #13
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Quote:
Originally posted by nykysle
Best I could find , otherwise you leach from a Mandrake install

http://rpmfind.rediris.es/rpm2html/m...0.0-i586/RPMS/
galaxy-kde-1.0.0-5mdk.i586.html


URL is split - didn't like the way it truncated in the post


http://rpmfind.rediris.es/rpm2html/m...0.0-i586/RPMS/
galaxy-kde-1.0.0-5mdk.i586.html

damm it's the clipboard chopping it up

It seem no way I can post this html without it being
chopped up.

Google on < gnome themes "galaxy classic" >
 
Old 12-21-2004, 05:42 AM   #14
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Quote:
Originally posted by DaBlade
I've tried installing that one. it didn't work. It didn't wanna appear in KControl.
It seem you are in for some futzing but if it installed in the same path as others themes
it should show up.
 
Old 12-21-2004, 07:17 AM   #15
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Well how do I know where it's installed?
I've noticed FC3 is quite different from most other distros. Like in stead of /mount, you have /media or in stead of Mozilla, you have Firefox (which is a good thing), or you gotta type /sbin/(command) for many simple apps like modprobe.
 
  


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