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Old 08-14-2008, 07:00 PM   #1
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KDE4...can someone help me?


I think I like it, or at least I like the way it looks.

Is there any tutorial? There seem to be a lot of things that were easily customizable in KDE3 that don't seem so apparent anymore. Like moving panels around and moving around the icons on the panels.

Can someone help?
 
Old 08-14-2008, 08:37 PM   #2
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it's easier to move panels with 4.1 than it was with 3.5, moving icons is no problem either - just unlock widgets and you'll see a new button on the panel by pressing which you'll be able to do anything you want with the panel.
 
Old 08-14-2008, 09:25 PM   #3
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it's easier to move panels with 4.1 than it was with 3.5, moving icons is no problem either - just unlock widgets and you'll see a new button on the panel by pressing which you'll be able to do anything you want with the panel.
Could someone send a screenshot of this or something? I am having a hard time figuring this out.
 
Old 08-14-2008, 09:31 PM   #4
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Are you using 4.1 or 4.0? - cause in 4.0 there was no such functionality.
 
Old 08-14-2008, 09:32 PM   #5
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Are you using 4.1 or 4.0? - cause in 4.0 there was no such functionality.
4.1.

Got it right out of /testing
 
Old 08-14-2008, 09:43 PM   #6
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Right-click on the desktop, choose 'unlock widgets'. Now you have a settings button appear on the panel (right corner). Click on it - something like a big handle will appear above the panel - if you grab it, you can move the panel, and by moving arrows you can resize it. There are also buttons to align the panel (centre, left, right) and 'add panel' button.
 
Old 08-14-2008, 09:48 PM   #7
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Oh, and also by clicking that settings button, once that 'handle' appears above the panel, you can reposition your panel icons by 'drag and drop'
 
Old 08-14-2008, 09:56 PM   #8
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Thanks, I think I am getting it. Still not quite the same as before, but I am getting there.
 
Old 08-15-2008, 04:10 PM   #9
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OK last one...

In KDE 3.5 and every other GUI I have ever used, you could always make an icon to click that would start some program, rather than launching them all from the terminal.

How do you do that in KDE 4?
 
Old 09-14-2008, 08:02 PM   #10
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Moving the KDE 4.1.1 Panel

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Right-click on the desktop, choose 'unlock widgets'. Now you have a settings button appear on the panel (right corner). Click on it - something like a big handle will appear above the panel - if you grab it, you can move the panel, and by moving arrows you can resize it. There are also buttons to align the panel (centre, left, right) and 'add panel' button.
Just installed KDE 4.1.1 and somehow the panel disappeared. When I created a new one it went to the top of the screen and nothing I've done so far, including your kind instructions above have allow me to move it to the bottom of the screen.
There must be trick to it, but.....
Do you or does anyone know how to move the panel to the bottom of the screen?
Many Thanks.

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Old 09-15-2008, 09:07 AM   #11
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Update of KDE 4.1.1

In reference to the above problem, I finally deleted .kde4 and started from scratch. At this point, between yesterday and this morning, I've used KDE 4.1.1, for about 8 hours. I've been setting up this program and that, and using all the applications I regularly run in KDE 3.5.10.

Conclusion?
KDE 4.1.1, has a long, long, Long way to go before it it will be ready to replace 3.5.10 for daily personal and/or business use. If they can get it all straightened out by 4.2, I'll be very, but happily, surprised.

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Old 09-15-2008, 04:51 PM   #12
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Unlike you I have been using KDE4 for way longer than 8 hours - in fact I don't even have KDE3 installed for over a month now.

Conclusion?
KDE4 has already more to offer than KDE3 and as the time goes by it will only get better

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Old 09-15-2008, 05:10 PM   #13
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It's just a matter of wanting to learn to work with a new User Interface. And yes, KDE4 works much differently than KDE3, but I advise you to take the plunge and not be left behind in the long run.

Eric
 
Old 09-15-2008, 09:45 PM   #14
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Well, that new main panel is even uglier than the new Slackware logo and it is far from being as "configurable" as the panel in 3.5.10.

I view and edit a lot of graphics and the new version of Gwenview is missing all its Kipi plugins and I haven't found any new ones available. Nor is it as "configurable" as the version in KDE 3.5.10.
As I can't instruct Gwenview to export an image to The GIMP I have to manually open The GIMP and open the file. I was hoping by now it would be possible to drag and drop an image in KDE, but I guess they are still working on that. You can, however, as in 3.5.10, drag and drop a thumbprint or file name into The GIMP.

I couldn't get Kopete to work at all and I logged back into 3.5.10 and copied the settings letter by letter.

Sitting up KMail wasn't much fun either. It kept setting my gmail accounts to TLS when Gmail uses SSL.

There is laundry list of other things and finally I decided it might be better to let the boys at KDE get all it straightened out before I make the switch full time.

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Old 09-15-2008, 11:34 PM   #15
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My biggest problem is, I can't burn anymore. k3b for kde 4 doesn't worked as stated in README and k3b for kde 3 complains about "unable to create kio-file" or something ( I'm not in front of my computer right now )
Didn't find a solution for that so far. The k3b version from svn freshly build seems to work slightly better, at leat burn dialog opens, though nothing happens


I actually like the look and feel of kde 4, but there really is still a long way to go .

I also miss some context menues like "extract files" or "set as background" and so on.
But well I'm sure, they'll make ist
 
  


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