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Old 10-20-2008, 11:05 AM   #1
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Question icon zooming --- dang it!

are the creators of kde ever going to bring back icon zooming(if you setup your desktop just right you can make it look kinda like a macs, which is the purpose)i heard a lot of bitching online about it because it is resource hungry or whatever yada yada yada blah blah blah. is it going to make a comeback soon or is it permanently mia? just wondering...
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If you are talking about parabolic zooming, I don't remember it ever being on the official kde 3.x releases. There were some applications that could do it like kooldock or smoothdock, and many others.

But none of them were part of kde 3.x.

They were indeed not too soft in cpu usage. Kde4 has a better infrastructure for these kind of things, but I don't know if plasma support that kind of zooming yet and/or how hard it would be to implement it.

The old panels for kde3 might work under kde4 (provided you have all the needed libs installed). But I don't know how well will they deal with plasma. I am not a big specialist in eye candy.
Old 10-20-2008, 12:00 PM   #3
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when i had first d/l and installed slackware 10( i think kde was 3.3.2) and it did have icon zooming. you could make your iconbar translucent and then you could enlarge your icons and remove all the crap you didnt want like the taskbar and the system tray. i dont use the menubar option at the top and i have my tasks listed as a left click menu on the desktop. so i think it looks even better than a mac. now if only i could figure out how to runa transparent terminal on my desktop window, and still have desktop icons......


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