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Martin Stubenschrott

QtCurve by peroxid 33 comments


all your elements look awesome, by far the best Qt theme I have ever seen (actually I wanted to do a gonx-inspired style for kde3 (called konx, it's here on kde-look, for those interested), but never did it that beautiful as you did, thanks a lot.

The only widget, which I think can be made better is the pushbutton, especially when it has the blue focus border.

keep up the good work,

Martin - Mar 28 2007
Real Transparency for Katapult

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by dilettante 21 comments


looks nice, but it would be better to use the alpha channel to only make the background transparent, but not the icon/text. - Mar 27 2007
Germanic Runes

Fonts by faolanaodfin 1 comment


a screenshot would be nice to see if one likes the font before installing it.

Martin - Mar 20 2007

Card by xes 15 comments

Have not tried it yet, but from screenshots it looks very good. But in no-limit games, you often have antes in higher limits, it doesn't seem as this can be displayed in PokerClock? - Mar 14 2007

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by Linuster 15 comments


Fantastic idea, just like kio_locate, hopefully this also makes it to KDE SVN. - Oct 31 2006

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by klichota 23 comments


You're right - voting 'Bad' without giving a reason is really bad, sorry.

I voted for bad, because it just seems as a waste of space with already windows xp does to much.
There is no advantage of putting 'open with..' to the sidebar instead of just the context menu which required less mouse movement.

Most other infos like file sizes or some part of the contents are probably better to put into a tooltip when the user hovers an icon.

So actually, the bad didn't meant at all that your work is bad. Indeed, there may be a lot of people who really like your CBar, but I just don't want wasting space become part of a default KDE install, that's why I voted bad.

However, that's not nice, I agree, and you seem to be a very nice person :)

regards, and good luck for future improvement, I am sure there are enough users who really like what you are doing.

Martin - Oct 30 2006
Konqueror flash plugin installer

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by bcanet 20 comments

I like the idea, but ONLY if there is a checkbox: don't nag me again.

A lot of people just don't like/want flash and poping up this dialog everytime is even more annoying than flash is. - Jul 06 2006
KsysInfo Preview

System Software by jcesaro 2 comments

It would be much more usefull, if there was a page in KInfoCenter which should this info, instead of having 10 apps just to show system information. - Jan 17 2006

KDE 3.5 Themes by MaxAuthority 25 comments

Around line 1792 in my current version there are these two lines in the kurses.cpp file: case SH_TabBar_Alignment: return AlignHCenter; Just deleting them should be enough. If more people complain about centered tabs, I may make an option, until now you need to change it, everytime I realease a new version (I don't have a lot of time for this unfortunately). - Oct 31 2005
Milkesque for Baghira

Various KDE 1.-4. Styles by bonafide 66 comments

I really like the style, clean but very polished. - Oct 30 2005

KDE 3.5 Themes by LazyMonkey 8 comments

Thats not a theme/style in my opinion, but rather a colorscheme. Only something which is a widget set should go into the themes/styles section. - Oct 29 2005

KDE 3.5 Themes by MaxAuthority 25 comments

did you make: make -f admin/Makefile.common ./configure make sudu make install ? Because the configure script included in the tarball does not work on all systems, and this is the way KDE apps are built (with make -f admin/Makefile.common) - Oct 29 2005

KDE 3.5 Themes by MaxAuthority 25 comments

It's part of the Ion3 window manager: - Oct 29 2005

KDE 3.5 Themes by MaxAuthority 25 comments

it will make it in the next version as an option. - Oct 26 2005

KDE 3.5 Themes by MaxAuthority 25 comments

Thanks for this stacktrace, don't know if it helps though. I just disabled all calls to renderPanel() within the drawControl() function, don't know if this helps. Please download the new test version at: If that doesn't help, I really can't fix it if I don't encouter the problem myself :( - Oct 25 2005

KDE 3.5 Themes by MaxAuthority 25 comments

Could you try: I just commented out 3 lines which I might think could be causing this crash. You may want to compile it with: ./configure --enable-debug=full which might give you a better backtrace, which would really help identifying the error. - Oct 24 2005

KDE 3.5 Themes by MaxAuthority 25 comments

Ui :( Could you give some information: Which kde version, which distro,...? Unfortunately debugging kstyles is quite difficult. Does anybody else encounter the same problem? Please report all occurences of this bug. - Oct 24 2005
aKregator mockup Idea

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by smileaf 6 comments

I think *exactly* the same. I like the article view, but the tree view for the feeds is much better. Therefore I neither voted Yes nor No. - Oct 11 2005

Cursors by nikaa 31 comments

that was exactly my thought.

Jimmy is great, but this one is the same great, so I probably will switch between those two, thanks for the great theme! - Aug 28 2005
small patch to reinhardt-0.8.2

KDE 3.5 Themes by sergik 5 comments

wow, that's one of the most beautiful looks.

I never liked the shadows in reinhart, but apart from that reinhardt was great.

So, PLEASE add the patch. :) - Aug 21 2005
KABC Client

Groupware by krake 10 comments

I really like the idea, it's a great addition similar to the konsolekalendar interface for korganizer.

Just a small improvment:
Short options would be useful, e.g. kabcclient -s bla in addition to kabcclient --search

kabcclient bar should also search for bar, since it's probably the most often needed option to kabcclient.

Thanks for the program! - Jun 20 2005

Utilities by abeverat 30 comments

starting from version 0.1.3 to the current 0.1.6 I get the following error when compiling :(

ktvschedule.cpp: In member function `void ktvschedule::init()':
ktvschedule.cpp:106: error: parse error before `+' token
ktvschedule.cpp:107: error: request for member `exists' in `d', which is of
non-aggregate type `QDir ()(...)'
ktvschedule.cpp:109: error: request for member `mkdir' in `d', which is of
non-aggregate type `QDir ()(...)'
ktvschedule.cpp:126: error: `KToolBar*QDir::TvToolBar' is not a static member
of `class QDir'
It's probably a gcc (3.3.4) bug, because changing the offending section around line 106 to:

QString path = QDir::homeDirPath() + "/.kde/share/apps/ktvschedule";
QDir d( path );
if ( !d.exists() )

fixed the problem for me, so you may think about changing these lines, especially because the homeDirPath() function is not evaluated twice if the directory does not exist. - Jun 14 2005
Configuration experience level

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by zvonSully 34 comments

I think it's a bad because of the 2 main reasons:

1.) Who wants to call oneself a beginner or master? Self-classification is not a good thing in my opinion, and most of the beginners probably think they are masters, when they know how to print a KWord document anyways ;)

2.) As from the developer's point of view: The design of dialogs is still made up by hand, and not automatically generated, and keeping up 2 (or in your proposal even 4) layouts for options is just awkward.

I think the current design with hiding some options behind 'advanced' buttons is just fine. - Jun 05 2005

KDE 3.5 Themes by therp 19 comments

not every developer checks the comments page regularly or doesn't let him send email notifications.

This does not mean, he is ignoring you, but just didn't read your comment proably. - May 23 2005

Utilities by abeverat 30 comments

Finally a xmltv browser for KDE. It may not be as functional as tvbrowser, but it integrates much better with Qt/KDE of course.

One thing: Shortcuts for actions usually juse Ctrl as a modifier, not Alt, so Alt-M shortcuts for Manage channels should be Ctrl-M, since Alt is normally only used for accessing Mnemonics (underlined letters).

But I am keen on seeing what will come next with kTvSchedule, it looks already promising. :) - Apr 12 2005
amarok knotify

Amarok 1.x Scripts by madpenguin8 5 comments

Much nicer than amarok's default notification style. :) - Mar 28 2005

KDE 3.5 Themes by MaxAuthority 18 comments

Anybody else getting the same error? I tried to unpack the tar.gz, and do exactly the steps of configuring and making the project, and didn't get the same error :( - Mar 13 2005
Rounded Corners

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by pattf 13 comments

I don't see why rounded corners would open more opions? It just looks different, you like it more, I _really_ prefer sharp corners, so it's all a matter of taste, and I think, it shouldn't be done by default. - Mar 08 2005
BalloonFileTip patch

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by mabs 10 comments

Ah sorry, I thought you wanted to get this in a default KDE installation :)

No offense however, tastes are different, and I am sure some people like it, and therefore it's good that you uploaded the thing, even if I personally don't like it :) - Mar 07 2005
BalloonFileTip patch

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by mabs 10 comments

I just don't like these irregular shaped windows, but prefer rectangular ones, but well that's just my opinion.

But if you shape the window, than it should still have a black border as the outer line. You're dialog is just yellow, but a black line at the edges would look better. - Mar 06 2005

Audio Apps by bflat1 3 comments

yeah, having the iList window as the main window without the hack of hiding the noatun play window would be fantastic.

Apart from that, feature wise iList is just what I want. The mixture of a queue and a preview window is great.

The only problem I have, is that loading/saving the old playlist at startup takes rather long (JuK is much faster in this regard e.g., but also scans the hard drive for new songs when starting up). To be more precise, it says "Restoring history playlist - 99%" for 5 seconds, the first 99% go instantly. - Feb 23 2005
Passive windows

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by chuliomartinez 9 comments

I have even filed a bug report and written a small patch (not totally perfect working, but good enough for me at least) here:

So please everybody who likes this idea go to this link, and vote for the wishlist, hopefully we will get more attention, since the notifications are really ugly when they popup in the middle of the screen. - Feb 08 2005
Kopete Visual

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by gr3gg 60 comments

i don't think it looks bad, but I have my current kopete window striped down to just show the text-input field and the history window above.

I think your chat window should only be integrated into kopete, if you can turn off ALL menubars, toolbars, status bars, "Send" button and the "To:" label. - Nov 11 2004

KDE 3.5 Themes by MaxAuthority 18 comments

Thanks for the compliment, but it should really go to clee (dotNET's author), since 80% of Konx is his code.

And nice to see, that you got over a score of over 80%, although it's not so much different from mine apart from rounded corner (yet). So, obviously most people like rounded corners :)

And thanks for forking dotNet and Konx, because I already saw some differences in your style (especially the use of a slightly brigher color for the background of QPushButton's), which I may integrate back into my style :)

To the screenshot: No it's not a collage with Gimp, that's a normal screenshot of my Desktop. That's also, why there are some kicker drawing problems, because I don't use the full KDE package myself, but a great window manager called Ion (, which has non-overlapping workspaces, so all windows line up side by side. - Sep 16 2004

KDE 3.5 Themes by MaxAuthority 18 comments

Nice, that you like my style :)

Unfortunaltely i REALLY like sharp corners/contrast, but there is a new style called dotCURVE, which looks rather similar to mine, but has rounded widgets everywhere, if you prefer it.


Martin - Sep 16 2004

Groupware by smt 12 comments

thanks for the new akregator.

but the notification is not working at all here with 'Ion' as my window manager.
I suspect, that it is since you may not be able to find the system tray icon, and so have no object where to place the notification.

But apart from this, why don't you (judging from screenshots only) use standard KNotify notifications? It not just looks better (more consistent, and not everybody likes these freeform windows) but would probably be easier to code and work with all window managers. - Aug 26 2004
Double Click on Tab Bar opens New Tab

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by RinkyDinksRJ 3 comments

Just for the future, if you want such features to be implemented, I think it's better to file a wishlist item at, than posting your suggestion to this list. - Jul 04 2004

KDE 3.5 Themes by MaxAuthority 18 comments

Fine that you like my style - minimalism but still looking good and polished is my main aim of this style :)

do you find something, when you do a: 'locate' in your shell?

There should be at least some entry like:

if you don't find something, your z-lib isn't installed properly, which is unlikely though.

Sorry, but otherwise I really can't give you more advice since every system is very different, and I don't use SuSE myself. - Jun 09 2004

KDE 3.5 Themes by MaxAuthority 18 comments

thanks for the feedback.

Since I don't use kicker (or other KDE-specific things like KWin or desktop icons) myself, I don't put a lot of effort into this.

But I will try it out to start kicker, and if it isn't a lot of work, I *may* implement your suggestions, but without guarantee. - Jun 09 2004

KDE 3.5 Themes by MaxAuthority 18 comments

> can anybody tell me, how these fonts are called? I love this, it looks as good as windows fonts.

Well, they ARE the windows fonts, that's why they look as good :)
It's called 'Tahoma'.

> how can i install these fonts?

well, it depends on you distro. In gentoo, you should be able to do this:

"ACCEPT_KEYWORDS=~x86 emerge corefonts"

but although being a gentoo user myself, I never tried it, but just copied the font (from a windows installation) manually to:

Also make sure, that these settings are activated in you /etc/X11/XF86Config:

FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/truetype"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/TTF"

Sorry I can't give more information, hope this helps, otherwise there are a lot of TrueTypeFont HOWTO's on the internet and gentoo forums. - Jun 08 2004
Tina32 - This is not Aida32

System Software by theborg 18 comments


Are there any kind of benchmarks of your hardware in Tina32, or other things which are different from KInfoCenter.

I don't see from the screenshots, what it can do more than KInfoCenter.



=========GERMAN TRANSLATION=========
was kann Tina32 eigentlich mehr als das Standard KInfoCenter, mir fallen auf den 1. blick kaum unterschiede auf?
gr - May 24 2004

KDE 3.5 Themes by clee 28 comments

It installed on gentoo here, I think you need to do it the following way in your terminal:
WANT_AUTOCONF=2.5 make -f admin/Makefile.common - May 13 2004

KDE 3.5 Themes by MaxAuthority 18 comments

Thanks - glad you like it even without Gonx's drop shadows :)

Thanks for the bug report, I noticed it myself once, but was too lazy to inspect the problem.
However, due to your report I did, and this drawing was made intentionally by clee's dotNET theme (in the PE_Arrow* primitiveElement's code).

Now I fixed it, since I didn't like this either. No new version number, but just grab the tar.gz again from the same location, it should work (if it doesn't, then tell me, since it is nearly 5.00 a.m. now :) - May 08 2004

KDE 3.5 Themes by clee 28 comments

Finally I downloaded your theme and did not judge it by screenshots alone. It's really terrific, since I think that Microsoft Windows 2000 (or XP classic) has a very nice style - even if I don't like the software.

I really know the Windows widgets very good, but I only came across 3-4 (very small) bugs:

-) Etched text on disabled buttons and menu items (checkboxes are drawn right).

-) When a top-level menu entry (File, Edit, View, ...) is opened, the text is offset by one pixel to the right and bottom until the popupmenu is closed

-) the Up/down button on spinwidgets is flat (like the button with the arrow in combo boxes) when pressed.

-) I think (this means, I am not totally sure), the topleft corner of a tab widget tab is rounded, but not as much as in your style.

BTW: I think porting my Konx style to the new 'engine' is too much work, but I will look for obvious changes which I will adept in my style. - May 07 2004

KDE 3.5 Themes by MaxAuthority 18 comments

Thanks, now I can install my own theme via portage, and don't need to compile it myself again :) - May 07 2004

KDE 3.5 Themes by clee 28 comments

Wow, that looks really good.

If you finished this style one month earlier I wouldn't have started Konx (newly submitted today to kde-look), which is based on your also great dotNET style :)

One improvement:
The background of a checked toolbar button should be in cg.midlight() or something and not the button color. It not only looks better IMHO, but it's also what MS Windows toolbars look like when an item is pressed. - May 06 2004

Various KDE Stuff by aivs 44 comments

first, it is better than your first attempt, but still the problem arrises, that the startmenu is as big as the current one, but with less features.

Some things like a quick preferences or file-system browser are important.
Moreover, I think, the customizability is harder with this 3 columns, than with the current design. - May 05 2004

Icon Sub-Sets by telex 86 comments

Thanks for fixing the script.

however, my icons look much darker than those on the screenshot:

if you look at the folder icons or at the zoom button in the toolbar.
Is this because rsvg converts them badly, or because you made those icons darker?

BTW: by including Kontact icons, does this mean, that in the next release _all_ korganizer, kaddressbook and kmail icons will be there (there are some missing for each of these applications, like all icons in the view menu of korganizer, or the "next unread message" in kmail)? - Apr 05 2004

Icon Sub-Sets by telex 86 comments

first of all great icon theme as an gentoo and KDE user :)

One bug in the converting utility:
cmd = 'rsvg -w %s -h %s scalable/%s/%s %s' % (app, w, h, d, f, out)
cmd = 'rsvg -w %s -h %s scalable/%s/%s %s' % (w, h, d, f, out)
in line 38, and it will work vor rsvg users.

However, I will have to wait, until most of the important kde apps (like JuK and Kopete) are fully supported, but thanks for the style anyway.
- Apr 04 2004

KDE 3.0-3.4 Themes by ceebx 233 comments

Hi, I really like your style and switched to it with KDE 3.2.

But is there (or will there be) an option to disable all these rounded corners in your theme?


Martin - Mar 29 2004