[kde-linux] KDE-4.10.1 - Pager sort of a mess

James Tyrer jrtyrer at earthlink.net
Sun Apr 14 14:33:55 UTC 2013

On 04/08/2013 06:38 AM, Mark Knecht wrote:
> Hi,
>     I updated to KDE-4.10.1 last week when it became stable on Gentoo.
> It's working but I find the new version of Pager not as useful as
> previous versions. In this version, instead of making the current
> desktop noticeably lighter in color, it seems I'm only getting a few
> white pixels at the corners of the selected desktop. To me this isn't
> visible on a 1920x1080 screen at an arm's length. I have to lean
> forward and change focus to find out which one is active. Using the
> older version I only had to glance to the bottom left and I'd see
> which was selected very easily.
>     I wonder if anyone has found any settings that might make this more
> readable for me? The Desktop Name & Number features don't help but
> maybe there's something buried elsewhere I haven't found.

Hi Mark:

A quick warning, I'm back, but more about that in another post.

This has nothing to so with the Pager.  It is just another example of 
art gone wrong in KDE, that is that art totally neglected engineering or 
usability (and in some cases is simply bad art).

If you look in:


[Note: if your desktop_theme isn't listed, then look in: "default"]

you will find a file: "pager.svgz" which contains 3 images that are 
named 'normal', 'active', & 'hover'.  In the case of Aya, that would be 
Left to Right.  I presume that: "hover" is a transparent overlay.  What 
pager does is determined by these images.  The same is probably true for 
other applets and widgets.

So, if you don't like what pager does, copy the file for the theme that 
you are using (or default if it doesn't have one) to the same position 
in your home directory and then open it in InkScape and modify it being 
careful to maintain all the labels.  I wonder why there isn't just one 
label for each of the three images.

James Tyrer

Linux (mostly) From Scratch

James Tyrer

Linux (mostly) From Scratch

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