[kde-linux] Things that I miss in KDE 4

John Layt john at layt.net
Wed Oct 15 20:40:24 UTC 2008

On Monday 13 October 2008, Xavier Callejas wrote:
> - System tray cannot hide icons (I got the panel full of system tray icons
> that I would want to be hidden, this is very annoying for me).

A new system tray has been written for 4.2 which may include icon hiding.

> - KMilo was not ported to KDE4.1.x, I cannot control my Thinkpad buttons
> any more (even the volumen keys don't work, for me this is ver very
> important) - 


> KNetworkManager do not work at all, we need something to
> manage our connectivity the easy as possible, I'm a full laptop user.

The KDE3 version works for me under KDE4.  This is not an 'official' KDE app, 
it's actually an openSuse maintained app.  That said, with openSuse 11.1 
nearing feature freeze I hear they have almost completed the KDE4 and port 
with lots of new features.  So done by 4.2.

> - A good Palm/PDA support and integration with Kontact/KDE PIM

Last I heard the KPilot had been ported as part of kdepim in 4.1 with numerous 
bug fixes included.

> - I would like more actions options in the popups menu for files in dolphin
> or konqueror (like 'ark' more integrated, and send by email, ...)

Ark has sorted this for 4.2, it's up to other apps to add them too, but we do 
want to keep the rmb menu simplier than before.

> Other thinks that need to be implemented:
> - KDM and kscreensaver to support fingerprints readers.


> Other courious things:
> - I cannot drag&drop files from konqueror to dolphin.

Very curious indeed, as they use the same kpart for file management.



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