How to enable the old kicker icon-zoom effect in KDE 3.4?

Tim M√ľnchen kdelist at
Mon Mar 21 12:29:00 GMT 2005

Jes Hall wrote:
> There are absolutely no plans to put icon zooming back in. The code was very 
> messy and created numerous bugs and usability issues. The new tooltips are 
> distinctive and make much more sense from a usability perspective, as well as 
> not being a cheap rip of another DE's idea :)

I like the new tooltips, but perfect would be the old icon zoom FX, followed by 
the Tooltip if the mouse hovers a bit longer over the icon (iconzoom on instant, 
tooltip after 2 seconds delay, or so)

And: If the icon-zoom FX would be optional, and e.g. turned off by default, 
there wouldn't be any usability issues left with it; Of course, if the code was 
*that* messy, it would have to be rewritten from scratch, that's probably the 
main reason not to do it...

Have a nice week!

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