Benjamin Meyer ben at
Fri Oct 7 10:37:23 BST 2005

On Friday 07 October 2005 4:47 am, Stephan Kulow wrote:
> Am Freitag, 7. Oktober 2005 09:35 schrieb Thomas Zander:
> > The first page alone, the one where you select country and which selects
> > language based on that automatically, that is reason enough to not delete
> > it.
> Well, that might work for Dutch and even mostly for German - but it fails
> miserably at every larger country. The Language belongs finally in the
> login manager, so you don't have to logout and login again to have your
> language correct. When KDE is started, changing the language is too late.
> Greetings, Stephan

As so many of us might not run this applications very often here is a run down 
of its features:

Page 1:
Choose Country & Language  <- Really should be set by kdm

Page 2:
System behavior: i.e. double click or single click, mouse focus...  <- This is 
very technical for a new user.  They should be able to tweak in kcontrol if 
they really want.  Also they should be themes in the theme manager.

Page 3:
Eye cand-o-meter: Fading, desktop wallpaper etc <- see below

Page 4: widget style <- If they change this they will change this every week 
in kcontrol anyway

Page 5: Finished & A button to launch KControl

#3 provides the only value in two areas:
1) Users randomly turn things on which gives us a larger testing base.  Ok, 
not really a feature.  This is *not* a valid reason to have kpersonalizer 

2) Those with slower cpus can turn off some things.  Of course if you have a 
slow cpu you will do tweaks anyway.  Slow Processor is really ambiguous 
anyway.  What does that mean?  100Mhz?  1Ghz?  If we already have that number 
why do we even ask the user?

Page #3 really reminds me of the Microsoft Help that asks you to create a help 
database and asks the user to choose what kind.  If we already know we should 
make the adjustments automatically not ask the user.  Then they can tweak it.

-Benjamin Meyer

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