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
Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements 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
a screenshot would be nice to see if one likes the font before installing it.
Martin - Mar 20 2007
Fantastic idea, just like kio_locate, hopefully this also makes it to KDE SVN. - Oct 31 2006
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
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
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
I never liked the shadows in reinhart, but apart from that reinhardt was great.
So, PLEASE add the patch. :) - Aug 21 2005
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
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
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
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
This does not mean, he is ignoring you, but just didn't read your comment proably. - May 23 2005
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 (http://modeemi.cs.tut.fi/~tuomov/ion/), which has non-overlapping workspaces, so all windows line up side by side. - Sep 16 2004
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
do you find something, when you do a: 'locate libz.so' 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
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
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:
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements 3 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.
was kann Tina32 eigentlich mehr als das Standard KInfoCenter, mir fallen auf den 1. blick kaum unterschiede auf?
gr - May 24 2004
WANT_AUTOCONF=2.5 make -f admin/Makefile.common - May 13 2004
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
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 :)
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
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
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
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
But is there (or will there be) an option to disable all these rounded corners in your theme?
Martin - Mar 29 2004