A popular desktop environment.
- KDE's window manager is called KWin, where "KDE" is the name for the entire desktop environment.
Has a built-in application launcher
3.1 introduced a "Kiosk mode" to lock down the setup.
Fixing broken KDE defaults is old
- 2007-04-28 - 3.5.6 on (distribution not recorded)
- (date not recorded) - 3.5.2 on PCLinuxOS newer versions
- (date not recorded) - 3.5.2 on PCLinuxOS .89
- (date not recorded) - 3.5.2 on Slackware 8.1
- (date not recorded) - 3.5.2 on Slackware 7.0
(date not recorded - ancient) - (version not recorded) on (distribution not recorded)
2007-09-08 - Ruby/Kde ∞
2017-11-19 - See https://techbase.kde.org/Languages/Ruby
KDE extension for KDE widgets (KDE ver 1.x) of Ruby. This is not for KDE ver.2.0.
From the author of the Ruby/Qt and Ruby/Qt2 libraries.
2008-11-01 - Ruby/Kde 0.15a Download for ruby 1.6x
2007-04-28 - 3.5.6 ∞
KWrite 4.5.6 has a stupid bug: Go to the top of a file and press enter. The blank lines appear above the cursor. =/
(date not recorded) - 3.5.2 ∞
Later in life, I also used KDE in a few LiveCD distributions and was quite impressed. Using it full-time for PCLinuxOS (.89 and on) because of various bits of very cool advanced functionality (autoproperties allowing per-window preferences, better hotkeys).
I was very impressed with application consistancy and usability.
Be able to redefine hotkeys in an intelligent way. Example: When running program x:
- Be able to swap out certain hotkeys when that application is focused.
- Be able to change certain global hotkeys when that application is alive.
- Be able to transparently redefine keys which are sent when that application is active.
-- example: when Screen is running,
- An application hotkey of
alt-control-sdoesn't seem to work. I had to make
shift-alt-control-s. This could be a PCLinuxOS quirk somehow, I don't know. This works on another setup though, so it's very strange.
- The "show desktop" feature (which I use as a hotkey) undoes itself when I launch an application. It shouldn't. When I show the desktop and then launch an application I should only see the application appear.
- The KDE window manager crashes in spectacular ways. Shouldn't it auto-restart? This is probably an issue with the settings in PCLinuxOS. I solved this with my Blackbox startup settings, but things are different here.
The "KDE LoColor" Lowcolor Icon Theme has grey boxes around the icons.
dcopserverhandles all sorts of stuff.
dcoplists the KDE/QT software that's running.
How do I fix the system bar icon for Konqueror? It keep shifting around and I can never find konqueror when I want it.. it takes too long to figure out which application konqueror is, because it mutates depending upon what website/whatever in what tab I have visible in it.
/usr/share/autostart (well, technically
$KDEDIR/share/autostart), there are a number of KDE shortcuts which govern the apps loaded at startup.
To stop the panel running, remove
panel.desktop from this directory.
kwalletmanager-- manage (and view!) my saved passwords.
apt-get install kdeutils-kwalletmanager
(date not recorded - ancient) - (version not recorded) ∞
These notes are quite old! I don't use KDE anymore, and I doubt I ever will.
- Amount of space still (Konqueror is okay - check others)
- The startup sound should happen at the completion of the restore.
- There is a tip that says the BII decoration title bars stay visible, this isn't entirely true.
- I don't want icon zooming, but I want the button to raise up as I hover over, as with konq buttons
- If in the shell -
F1) is to change a virtual console, why is it
F1) in KDE?
- Starting up some apps (like Kmail), the supposedly start off maximized, but aren't. I have to restore them then maximize them to make them full screen system guard can't properly maximize with the 'sensor browser' panel, after turning the status bar on
- System guard should be able to point at an app to kill it, or be able to kill an app from it's top bar.
- KDE's panel shouldn't be set up with apps that aren't installed. duh.
- Panel should have the option of a 0 second 'hide'
- If I
right-clickon the desktop and 'create new', the icon I create should go where I
control-yto redo. Globally.
- Be able to close an app off while it's loading up, and not have to wait for it to load.
- When I copy text containing a URL, a screen pops up. All handy and whatnot, but how to I NOT do that?
- When highlighting a url/copying, give an option to bookmark it
- Provide a 'restart session' and 'restart system' option on logout.
- Accessibility, keyboard mouse is very very busted. From a clean install it hops around. Apparently one must reload X to load changed settings sound server settings - tab settings are bad
- Not 640x480 friendly, there is no note that
alt-leftmouseis to move a window. Lots of stuff runs off the screen.
- Copy/paste is broken. cannot
control-vover highlighted text. should include
- Pathetic default fonts (640x480 at least), cannot reliably change them!
alt-xfor some stuff in many many menus
- Cannot type a letter, must
alt-xin some cases, like yes/no prompts
- KWrite has a sad, sad font
shift-tabin some screens
- create a good tutorial/links to documents, plant a link on the desktop
- Poor keyboard use - no
control-escapeto bring up the taskbar. cannot browse the taskbar with a keyboard only (without keyboard mouse functions)
control-escapebrings up the system guard, but while it is loading, the standard 'loading' icon does not appear on the taskbar
- Shell starts off with a BAD font, the shell borks itself and plants various misc chars during sound access (
- If KDE spawns a window, it ought to pop up in the same screen. e.g. if I load a link, then switch a screen
- Should allow active Windows-like screen resolution changes
- When restoring apps on active login, it doesn't show each app on the taskbar as they start up
- Should be able to remove ridiculous borders
Should be able to fullscreen any screen without relying on software support
Menus are kept in:
- Blackbox has notes on converting KDE menus to Blackbox menus.
You might also want: EncFS troubleshooting#encfs-and-kde
Align to grid does nothing ∞
killall kdesktop kdesktop
Intermittently receive this error:
Sound server fatal error: Error while initializing the sound driver: device: default can't be opened for playback (Operation not permitted)
# as root killall artsd -9 artsd
Then go to KDE control panel - audio, and switch to the threaded open sound system.