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Marysia

Plasma Themes by ireko 27 comments

The best plasma panel theme without any doubt. It has personality, it's visually pleasent, it has borders and you can really notice at a glance which is the active window, although it's not flashy at all! Really, great great work!
The only minus sides I see:
- missing parts (for example the device plasmoid isn't skinned
- the clock it's too glassy and it doesn't fit the theme really well. - Nov 21 2008
Contacts applet for Kicker

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by kossebau 39 comments

Yes, I think it's something releted to kdelibs because it happens as well with Kopete..I mean, if you do anychange to a resource you have to close and reload Kopete to get those changes - Dec 28 2006
ATI Overclock

Graphic Apps by bulletxt 9 comments

Well, sort fo :P
For instance, why the hell do you have to put a button "view current clock"...it's an information that should automatically displayed in the main window of the program! - Oct 26 2006
kmail templates

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by dmiceman 14 comments

MERGE!!!!

this is a so useful feature in a corporate environment! it should be merged in trunk! - Oct 19 2006
Gentoo-AIGLX-compiz

KDE Plasma Screenshots by Meamu 7 comments

Obviously you don't have a clue about what you're talking about since AIGLX != XGL and AIGLX is integrated into xorg 7.1. Moreover with the latest (still beta) nvidia binary driver, you can bypass completely xorg/aiglx and have compiz running on top of the drivers without any other layer. - Sep 29 2006
Icons

Various Stuff by elhay 1 comment

I think you're using too much gradients, at least in these two screens. - Feb 17 2006
kxmame

Emulation by ntt2005 62 comments

As subject, add a filter bar a la KMail/Kopete with live filter-as-you-type on the game list. - Feb 06 2006
yaBi - beagle search client

Various KDE Stuff by dbera 31 comments

To be honest, while I do appreciate your efforts and I think that a beagle KDE front-end is a *great* idea (kudos to you), I think that yabi currently has some huge usability flaws, apart from aestethics. For example, why would you show the different type of result in differents tabs? It's meant to be a searching tool, the results must be right in your face. Now you search and thinks: well, where is my result? Moreover there are too many tech details exposed. Who cares about email charset encoding??
I think you should submit your app to openusability.org for a full usability review, and commit the suggestions you will surely receive.

Please take it as positive criticism. :) - Jan 25 2006
Yakuake

System Software by Sho 1026 comments

Yakuake (with another name, perhaps :P) should be shipped by default and enabled at login time on any KDE4 installation. It would provide a default, easy and cool looking way to acces a terminal, cool for power users and useful for debugging purpose while taliking (phone, irc) to newbies. You only have to say "press F12 and type dmesg", for example. - Jan 07 2006
Info-centric browser (mockup)

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

Ok, now I got it. SO there's clearly a bug in your mockup :)
Add a "Invoices" tab in the path and "select" it as currently is selected "Desktop" (so, in green color).

Moreover, I don't get what is supposed to do the list on the left. How should look once expanded? - Dec 14 2005
Info-centric browser (mockup)

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

> It's path to current folder. Click on
> each part drops list of folders on
> this part level

Ok, but you have forgotten the second part of my question: if it's a splitten path, why there's a blue folder icon named "Invoices" upon everything, that let me think taht we currently are in the "Invoice" folder while the "Desktop" one is being selected in the path? - Dec 14 2005
Info-centric browser (mockup)

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

There are a few things I don't understand:

- what is that "Desktop/Document/Work" thing? A splitten path? tabs? "Desktop" entry seems to be selected but the current folder seems to be "Invoice".
- what is that orange round button?
- why 3 X close buttons?
- where are infos about the document selected? (date, author, dimension etc.) - Dec 14 2005
GamProof2

Graphic Apps by photobod 2 comments

Sorry for being dumb but I don't get what exactly this program does. May you put a screenshot of one of the resulting images? Does simply creates a list of files in a directory in a easily printable and good looking way? - Dec 09 2005
superkaramba mockup

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

Maybe I was dreaming but I'm pretty sure that I *do* have seen this button for one single theme, installed via KHotNewStuff from kde-look. - Dec 09 2005
KDE DVDAuthor Wizard

Video Apps by meneerdik 219 comments

From K3B help: --image Write a CD or DVD image to a CD-R(W) or DVD±R(W) depending on the size I think this is the one you should always use - Nov 21 2005
Animated Emoticons For Kopete

Emoticons by wsjunior 53 comments

Maybe someone could come up with an imagemagik based script that do this automagically, and distribute it. it's up to the end user modify the iconset (semi)manually. - Oct 26 2005
New Interface for KCall

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by arendjr2 19 comments

*This* is the way to create and develop an easy-to-use interface, and your mock-ups are simply great...moreover you're not just throwing some screenshots saying "IMO it would be better this way" but your are providing a complete document with all the rationals behind and working actively with the developers of the program. This is simply awesome and the way to go for everyone that cares about usability in KDE.
If you are going to do a new work after KCall, may I suggest you the KDE printing system? It has got all the power but definitely needs a hard work on UI as you are able to provide.

Again, great work! - Oct 26 2005
aKregator mockup Idea

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

I really do love the articles display, with the bold title, the little description etc etc . But I don't understand why use combo box to select the feeds...if you start to have lots of feed this will lead to a quite unusable situation...why don't you stick the the left tree as in current akregator? - Oct 11 2005
kopete msn message notifier

Amarok 1.x Scripts by seb 5 comments

Hey! Thanks for the hint! now I'm fashioned as my friends with MSN :D - Aug 31 2005
Dragon Player

Video Players by eean 278 comments

Well, IMO some voodoo-options should go only in the configuration file, it's clear text, if you want to change for example the codecs path, edit it manually. Chances are that with you distro packager doing a good job there won't ever be a need to change the default provided. And this could be applied to lots of other option. Anyway, it's your app, if you're ok with this it's not a problem at all :) - Aug 29 2005
Filebrowser appearence

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by zammi 29 comments

I'm not against "get inspiration" tout-court, and there are concepts I like in Windows (the revamped start menu, the context bar and others). What I do not like at all are the integral rip-offs, such as in the two latter screenshots...even the color are the same! So my motto is: get all the good ideas out there, add new ones and cook them all with our personal taste. - Aug 29 2005
Dragon Player

Video Players by eean 278 comments

Mxcl, since you're also a core amaroK dev, please take inspiration from the revamped amarok 1.3 xine config page.
Yeah, I know that a video app needs much more option than an audio one, but showing every xine setting is far too distant from the KISS philosophy you have in mind with Codeine.
I mean, you don't even have a stop button on the standard toolbar and you got 6 pages full of widgets in the config window? - Aug 29 2005
Filebrowser appearence

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by zammi 29 comments

I like the first screenshot! well, the 2000 tabs are not so good (specially the vertical ones), but the idea of little icon action around the selected icon is really really good! (I just post a similiar idea in another comment here on kde-look).
The second and the third are the usual Vista's ripoffs and I don't think they have place in KDE4, which goal is to be innovative.

(if people started to show this kind of mockups say...1 year ago, probably I would have said they were good, but since they started to appear as soon as Vista's screenshots were out, they don't deserve too much attention, IMO) - Aug 29 2005
KTranslator

Utilities by rgfernandes 124 comments

This is a so much needed program for a lot of people (including me). Thank you for your great work! - Aug 23 2005
Configuration experience level

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

There is no sense to keep this topic here and on bugs.kde.org at the same time, moreover if you're using a site meant to publish REAL APPLICATIONS. Suggestions/idea/improvements go on bugs.kde.org as wishes, as you already did. So, keep the question there. If there are KDE users thinking about this topic, they will try to open a wish on bugs.kde.org, see the one you reported and join it.

I'll repeat myself: think if every wish on bugs.kde.org has a repetead entry on kde-apps.org. It would be a mess. - Jul 05 2005
Configuration experience level

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

Could you please stop to do fake updates only to get your "suggestion" always on the top of kde-apps.org? There are real and serious applications that deserve this place, and there are better places to discuss your topic.

This thing is getting irritating.

Sidenote: before answering, please stop a while and think about if every people which opened a wish on bugs.kde.org start flooding kde-apps to get attention on their wish. - Jul 05 2005
Kay

System Software by jrfaller 28 comments

Yeah, this is what I meant! I think Kay will be a killer-app and maybe it can get its way into official KDE! (yeah, distro like Suse and Mandriva implements their similiar solution, but a generic-KDE one would be really better, at least for all the Kubuntu/Gentoo/Slak/Debian/etc users)

Way to go! - Jun 27 2005
Kay

System Software by jrfaller 28 comments

Well but this hasn't nothing to do with an HAL support via DBUS. You can be notified directly by HAL with zero manual configuration of the type of media plugged in (USB disk, audio cd, data cd, video cd, dvd, data dvd etc).
It may transform your project in something a bit more complicated but it would make it really much more useful. Maybe for infos you should ask Kevin Ottens, which is the media:/ KIOslave mantainer. - Jun 22 2005
KSystemLog

System Software by lastnico 117 comments

Please put them side by side, with the close button in a separated place.
eg.

[prev] [next] [close] - May 09 2005
GLTrash

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by The-eh 33 comments

Check out KDE 3.4, there's a nice trashbin kicker applet. - Apr 18 2005
Kubuntu

Various KDE Stuff by jriddell 25 comments

I actually think that a sudo enabled system is the best way to work. Secure and still comfortable. You don't have to remember two passwords (comfort) and you can't do admin task directly with your own user, nor a possible malicious program can (secure). Yeah, a malicious program can still prompt you for password and if you are "dumb" like most Joe Average are, you will enter the passwd anyway, but this is another story. - Mar 31 2005
Amarok Shouter

Amarok 1.x Scripts by jbell 98 comments

Great idea and great albums in streaming, Orphaned Land rocks! :) - Mar 24 2005
Devices first on desktop

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

Sorry but I don't get what is this exactly for...what's the difference between the current KDesktop behaviour? - Mar 06 2005
Metabar

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by FJR 249 comments

Nevermind, it is fixed in 0.4a :) - Feb 26 2005
Metabar 0.7 Gentoo ebuild

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by blaster999 18 comments

The download link points to the 0.4 version of the ebuild (and plus the ebuild has a static link to download the Metabar tarball inside it so changing ebuild name doesn't change anything) - Feb 26 2005
Metabar 0.7 Gentoo ebuild

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by blaster999 18 comments

thanks for the ebuild, only 2 things:
1) why is there the kde-look ID number at the beginning of the ebuild name?
2) why is the ebuild for 0.4a called 0.4? - Feb 26 2005
Metabar

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by FJR 249 comments

My comment got truncated.
2) please add special support for the new KDE3.4 media:/ slave (and old devices:/ one) to put special and not "normal" actions in the sidebar. For example "mount device", "safely remove device", "play audio CD" and so on. Anyway, excellent work! - Feb 25 2005
Metabar

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by FJR 249 comments

Metabar 0.4 is absolutely fantastic!! Great work!!
I have only 1 bug report and 1 feature request

1) if metabar is the default sidebar, it doesn't recognize and show the first directory opened in konqueror. For example, clicking on the "home" button it shows an empty sidebar, you have to choose a directory and the deselect it to get the "home" folder showed in metabar. It's a pity cause it makes it seem as not working at a first sight

2) please add special support and care for the new media:/ slave devices (and old - Feb 25 2005
KDE CC/IC, Konqueror, KMail (IN CVS)

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by lokheed 128 comments

Congrats for your great work being recognized!!

But, only a question...what about embedded text and i18n? It will be english for every one of us no-english natives? or it will be translated? anyway, great work again in both cases :) - Feb 01 2005
KMediaFactory

Video Apps by pdamsten 52 comments

Man, if it's what I'm thinking it really is, you are a god!! - Jan 28 2005
Konference

Video Apps by maldn 139 comments

Why did you remove openH323 support/requirement? will Konference bein the future compatible with netmeeting/gnomemeeting? If not...well, it wouldn't be a very useful app... - Jan 26 2005
Tulip

Graphic Apps by auber 1 comment

I have no use for this but it's good having such an application available for Linux! Good work! - Jan 25 2005
Convert WMA to MP3-OGG

Dolphin Service Menus by zast 34 comments

Servicemenu WMA to MP3:

X-KDE-Submenu[it]=Converti WMA
Name[it]=Da WMA a MP3


Servicemenu WMA to OGG:

X-KDE-Submenu[it]=Converti WMA
Name[it]=Da WMA a OGG - Jan 18 2005
KDE CC/IC, Konqueror, KMail (IN CVS)

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by lokheed 128 comments

What about putting a big mail envelope as background of KMAil splash, where actually there is the same Konqui background, a map of the world?

Anyway, really good good work, keep it up!! - Jan 02 2005
gambas

Developers Apps by gambas 25 comments

Are you able to read? There's written "based on QT 3.x", so why do you expect a complete KDE look'n'feel? - Jan 01 2005
Crystal

KDE 3.x Window Decorations by dralgebra 541 comments

Have you got plans to add support for Xorg Composite extensions so one could use true transparencies in your very nice looking KWIn theme? - Dec 30 2004
Kaffeine Player

Video Apps by juergenk 179 comments

Ok, I've tryed 0.5 and it's really lot better than rc2 due to bug squeezing..BUT the defaults are still insane IMO

1) the toolbars
2) that "shortcut page" again in a tab, it's something that I really don't understand. If you remove it, remove some toolbars and redesign others and don't fix your mind on the playlist :P it becomes quite usable and handy (I really do love the central mouse button behaviour when fullscreen! and thanks that the fullscreen shortcut key bug has been fixed! Now I can use again my usual F key) - Dec 27 2004
Kaffeine Player

Video Apps by juergenk 179 comments

Can you quote me where I call it "shit"?

So..don't you really think that the playlist (what you are going to play) and the visualization (what you ARE playing) are not related?? Are you so sure?

And about toolbars: wrong default are exactly what I mean for "usability nightmares". Possibility to personilize easily is good (that's why I love KDE and not Gnome), but the defaults have to be sane for the vast majority of people, this majority that would never touch any setup cause they simply wants to play videos, not to play with the video program. The others (like me, and you, I suppose) could easily add toolbars and change the behaviour at their taste. - Dec 25 2004
Kaffeine Player

Video Apps by juergenk 179 comments

Don-t get offended but you have a really personal idea of what UI elements are meant for.
Tabs are meant for separate pages (i.e. different web pages that are obviously not related) or not too deep configuration (if the config page has lots of options, tabs become a pure hell).

But ABSOLUTELY they are not meant for related pages in a program like Kaffeine! And as you can see in the comment, I'm not alone thinking this...anyway if you don't trust me, try to ask opinion on kde-usability ML.

Moreover, also toolbars are used very badly. There are tons of toolbar by default, placed in a quite strange way and with button that are everythig but explicative.

In the end...I don't know if you are a developer or simply someone who love Kaffeine 0.5. In the first case, don't take this critics as personale offenses, we (me, at least) are only trying to give our help, opinions and ideas to improve Kaffeine, that tecnically is already a very good player. But, as I said, in 0.5 version it's UI has got serious usability prolems. - Dec 24 2004
Kaffeine Player

Video Apps by juergenk 179 comments

Apart from nasty bugs that probably were corrected from rc2 (like the horrid "always place on top of playlist" for movies opened with Konqui), I think that if there weren't changes to the UI from the rc2, Kaffeine 0.5 serie is going to be a true usability nightmare :( And I'm very sad with this, cause I always found Kaffeine to be the best and most integrated player for KDE.

But, for god sake, why did you choose this tab approach? If you want to use a multi page approach, why don't choose a lateral toolbar a la Konqi config page, or a sidebar a la Konqi/amaroK?
Really, I don't want to offend your work nor you, but tabs suck for such a kind of program - Dec 23 2004