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

Kevin Krammer kevin.krammer at
Wed Mar 23 08:59:04 GMT 2005

On Tuesday 22 March 2005 19:52, Daevid Vincent wrote:
> ...and whom "exactly" will they tell to cease & desist? The programmer? The
> linux community? The KDE dev team? The users?

Doesn't matter.
Once the developer knows something is covered by a patent he can't use it in 
GPL code as to him the GPL only applies if nothing in the code could restrict 
its freedoms (if I remember correctly patents are explicitly stated)

> I'm sure somebody could whip 
> this up and put it out there on a torrent or something without a trace.

True, but an unoffical patch would be quite useless, you would have to compile 
the application/library in question yourself all the timer its code changes.

> a break. They make icons magnify when you roll over them. Not
> rocket-science.

As far as I know only their magnifying algorithm is patented (which makes it 
look like it is coming towards you).

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