Kubuntu Settings in KDE
huntedhacker at tiscali.co.uk
Thu Mar 20 17:18:52 GMT 2008
My 2 cents:
On Thursday 20 March 2008 16:42:40 Jonathan Riddell wrote:
> * Sub menus are bad. To simplify the k-menu, Utilities has been
> flattened to one level. The old kcontrol categories
> (X-KDE-settings-hardware etc) have been marked not to be included
> to stop them appearing in Lost and Found.
Probably a good idea, especially the kcm hiding.
> * cryptodefaults: don't warn when submitting forms to unencrypted
> sites, everyone does this all the time with Google etc
> * kdeglobals: show previews in file manager by default
I'd say this would be good.
> * kcookiejarrc: accept cookies by default (I find it hard to believe
> normal users really want to filter every single cookie)
They can say "do this for all cookies" on the first one, right?
> * kio_httprc: set Firefox userid on google.com, makes gmail and
> calendar work
I don't think this is something KDE should set.
> * kwalletrc: don't run first time wizard, its more confusing than
> than just asking for a password
I tend to agree. Power users who want to do fancy things with kwallet will
use the manager anyway.
> == kdebase ==
> * dolphin: show information bar by default
I'd say that's down to the maintainer.
> * ktip: don't run this. Just kill it. Kill it dead.
I thought it was agreed we would... Evidently, that didn't happen.
> * kwin: double click on window bar to maximise/minimise (does anyone
> * use windowbar shading?)
This was discussed some time ago, and I think it was decided that it would be
best to leave it. And, for the record, I use it.
> * konquerorsu: NoDisplay in apps menu (root is bad)
> * klipper: NoDisplay in apps menu (autostarted)
Doesn't mean someone won't quit it then change their mind.
> * systemsettings: NoDisplay in apps menu (in Computer and Favourites)
No guarantee that will exist with other application launcher applets (possibly
not an issue for a distro, but is for KDE).
> * kmenuedit: NoDisplay in apps menu (in right click menu)
Again, no guarantee of that interface in other ALI applets.
> * Home.desktop: NoDisplay in apps menu (we have a Computer menu)
Not sure Home belongs in "Apps" anyway...
> * click instead of hover on kickoff
This was discussed on panel-devel, it was decided to keep it as hover.
> == kdeutils ==
> * kwalletmanager: NoDisplay in menu (available though systray applet)
Assuming systray applet it visible (I always hide it, because most of the time
I don't want it clogging up my panel, but occasionally I want to access the
> == kdenetwork ==
> * kppplogviewer: NoDisplay in menu (available through kppp)
> == kdepim ==
> * NoDisplay on apps included in Kontact, users don't need two ways to
> get to the same thing
Unless they don't want to run Kontact, but only KMail, for example.
> == kdemultimedia ==
> * Add an autostart file for kmix, set main window hidden by default
> == kdesdk ==
> * Don't show profile option for kate, its confusing and gets in the
> way of the app just starting
I'm all for just starting things...
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