[kde-linux] A novel(?) KDE 3.5 taskbar message
felixk at webone.com.au
Fri Oct 12 21:09:40 UTC 2007
On Thu, 11 Oct 2007 12:13:57 +0200, Kevin Krammer wrote:
> On Wednesday 10 October 2007, Felix Karpfen wrote:
>> As an example, KDE 3.5 opens a new window whenever I mount a drive that
>> contains a DVD or a memory-stick and then gives me the option "do
>> nothing" or "open a new window". I have explored both options; neither
>> option impacts on my subsequent use of the mounted drive and I am
>> unclear what I have <achieved |missed> by selecting one option rather
>> than the other.
> "do nothing" just does that, nothing :)
> Some options might actually perform actions without mounting if this is
> not required, e.g. play an audio CD.
"Open a new window" appears to be the default. Sometimes the new window
just displays the content of the mounted drive; if the DVD drive contains
a movie, KDE 3.5 also loads "totem" and starts playing the movie.
I suspect that this automation is a bow to users who are more familiar
with another OS. But I have been using Linux for 7 years, and I like
being able to select the tools that I want to use and to know what I have
Just a niggle.
I think that Debian and KDE 3.5 are great.
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