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

Daevid Vincent daevid at
Tue Mar 22 18:52:51 GMT 2005

...and whom "exactly" will they tell to cease & desist? The programmer? The
linux community? The KDE dev team? The users? I'm sure somebody could whip
this up and put it out there on a torrent or something without a trace.
Normally I'm not one to condone "piracy", but to me a patent on something
like that is just stupid. It's like patenting a specific color or sound. Or
maybe more like patenting a word-processor or spreadsheet program. Give me a
break. They make icons magnify when you roll over them. Not rocket-science.
I feel that if someone wants to imitated their look & feel, without
using/stealing their source code, then so be it. That's how progress is

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Kevin Krammer [mailto:kevin.krammer at] 
> Sent: Tuesday, March 22, 2005 10:43 AM
> To: kde at
> Subject: Re: [kde] How to enable the old kicker icon-zoom 
> effect in KDE 3.4?
> On Tuesday 22 March 2005 18:43, Daevid Vincent wrote:
> > I have to concur too. I think the OS-X zooming is one of 
> the single coolest
> > eye-candy features of the mac, and I use AquaDoc on my 
> winXP with a jaguar
> > theme just to emulate it. I've longed for this look/feel 
> for KDE too.
> If I remember correctly from the developer list, the way OS X does it 
> (gradient zooming) can't be implemented.
> Reason: surprise, surprise, Apple has a patent on it

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