Why KDE4 is called KDE?

Duncan 1i5t5.duncan at cox.net
Sun Dec 13 07:23:42 GMT 2009

Kevin Krammer posted on Sat, 12 Dec 2009 20:17:06 +0100 as excerpted:

>> KControl's replacement is definitely dumber, with its random splashing
>> of icons replacing the tree structure.

In 4.3 (at least 4.3.3 and 4.3.4), that's configurable.  IDR when exactly 
that configuration option was added but sometime in the 4.3 series.  
Anyway, it's now possible to set it back to the "normal" tree, for us who 
like it that way, and you can be assured that was one of the first things 
I did with after the upgrade that added that feature. =:^)

> Fortunately all configuration modules are plugins so they can be loaded
> by any shell application.  For example there will be one in 4.4 which
> uses a tree structure, called KControl.

Hallelujah! =:^)  I won't have to take that hint from "the artist 
formerly known as Prince" and say "the application formerly known as 
kcontrol" in ordered to be unambiguous about what app I'm talking about, 
any more!

>> Last I checked, the default file picker was not one bit better. e.g.
>> https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=104501 filed 55 months ago is
>> still  open.

The solution I use here, and unlike a kde file dialog solution it's 
general enough it works with whatever, is that right off my homedir I 
have a dir called "dir", which contains mostly symlinks to just that, 
other dirs that I use frequently enough that it's worth symlinking them 
from there.

That's real nice, as all the common locations I use are like two clicks 
away for GUI apps, or two tab-completes away for CLI apps, from $HOME, 
and as I said, it's independent of the app, it "just works", no matter 
what I'm using to get there. =:^)  

So that's what I'd recommend in place of your "recent" locations thing.

BTW, in kde4, there's already a favorites location thing that you can add 
locations to, tho it's manual add.  But if you're working on the same 
thing for several days, and it's as deep as you say it is in the dir 
tree, it sounds like it'd be worth it.

One or the other should do what you need, at least reasonably well.

Duncan - List replies preferred.   No HTML msgs.
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