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Kachang

Wallpaper Other 8 comments

Score 38%
38 Likes
62 Dislikes
May 11 2006
Typically, kachang is shaved ice, served with a red beans and has a creamy topping...um, evaporated milk, I am pretty sure. I haven't had it since...1999, last time I was in Singapore, but it -is- a tastey treat when suffering the heat and humidity there. Never seen it with lychee fruit, though. - May 11 2006
vSMP Monitor

Karamba & Superkaramba 15 comments

Score 60%
60 Likes
40 Dislikes
Jan 25 2006
I second this...wonderful wallpaper! - Jan 13 2006
deadbinkies

Fonts 9 comments

by bink
Score 65%
65 Likes
35 Dislikes
Dec 14 2005
Download the font. You may have to right-click on the link and choose 'Save Link As...' and then rename the file from 'download.php' to 'binkie.ttf' like I had to.

Once saved, browse to where you saved it, right click on the font icon and go to the 'Actions' sub-menu, choose Install. KDE will ask if you want to install for yourself or for the entire system; if you have access to the root password, you can install for the system, else, you'll have to install locally.

There are harder, command-line ways of doing this, but this is KDE, and KDE makes font installing easy. ;) - Dec 15 2005
Ricebowl

Individual Icons/-sets 48 comments

Score 78%
78 Likes
22 Dislikes
Feb 17 2006
Argh, I 2nd this. I don't have time to monkey with setting a lot of icons. Beautiful set, but won't be used much unless they are easy to install. The icon standard for KDE has been around for years now, is easy to use, and just *works* without having the end-user fuss much. - Dec 14 2005

I hope to see a full set eventually. And kudos on not doing Yet Another Crystral Lookalike. I like crystal, I also like options -- sometimes, crystal just don't look good on certain wallpapers. - Sep 06 2005
Lipstik

KDE 3.5 Themes 347 comments

by PaT
Score 74%
74 Likes
26 Dislikes
Oct 01 2007
I find this happens more often than I like when I use downloaded tarball sources...so I created a little python script to fix it for me:

#!/usr/bin/env python

import os
import sys

if len(sys.argv) >= 2:
  the_path = sys.argv[1]
else:
  the_path = '.'

for path, dirs, files in os.walk(the_path):
  for f in files:
    f = os.path.join(path, f)
    print 'Touching %s ... ' % f,
    os.system('touch %s' % f)
    print 'DONE.'

sys.exit(0)

I could use bash/shell, but I was prefer the python version. - Dec 06 2005
Comix

KDE 3.5 Themes 271 comments

by jlue
Score 71%
71 Likes
29 Dislikes
Aug 02 2017

An option to not show the App Icon on the Windec title would be nice, or, to have it respect the user's custom WinDec button choices. Otherwise, just a nice as I remember it. :) - Dec 05 2005
....er...using 3.3.2 -- famn dingers mixed those two last numbers up. - Jan 20 2005
...which would explain on why it breaks on the build. I'm still using 3.2.3. I think it should be noted in the above notes then, that the kwindec requires 3.3. - Jan 20 2005
I got the same thing. Seems we might be missing a .h file or something? - Jan 20 2005
Vista-Inspirate

Individual Icons/-sets 62 comments

by saki
Score 78%
78 Likes
22 Dislikes
Nov 20 2005

Nice looking icons, but how come the default folder icon is blue and all the rest of the special icons (Documents, etc) are brown? Makes for a not-so-attractive mismatch. - Nov 21 2005
deKorator

KDE 3.x Window Decorations 383 comments

by motyR
Score 74%
74 Likes
26 Dislikes
Feb 20 2006
I had a similar idea to this, but 1.) have absolutely no time to pursue it and 2.) don't quite have the skills to tackle such a project. (Panel Applets, I can do...learning to do more is a work in progress. ;-) )

I always kind of liked the way that WindowMaker handled windecs, where you can tile, stretch, etc an image, plus have gradient and color 'over lays' to further change the appearance. Either way, I am also a firm believe that windecs should hide the bottom window handle when the window is shaded, or at least make it optional.

Anyways, nice work, glad to see someone doing this. - Nov 18 2005
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Karamba & Superkaramba 29 comments

by sg1
Score 62%
62 Likes
38 Dislikes
Nov 22 2005

Bah, nevermind. :P I just never used an skz file with superkaramba before.

/me shrugs - Nov 02 2005

WTH is a .skz file? - Nov 02 2005
error? ORROR!

Various Stuff 19 comments

by elgx
Score 34%
34 Likes
66 Dislikes
Nov 01 2005

I've had graphic glitches (appears to be corrupted video memory) ever since I moved from Gentoo to Hoary (and now also in Breezy) on any windec that I install myself, regardless of correct prefix or not, however, this is only at work, where I am working on an integrated Intel i810 video adapter. At home, on my nVidia 5200FX card (and using nvidia drivers) I have no issue.

I posted about this on the (k)ubuntu forums several months ago and never got any replies. I just gave up and now use the included 'Glow' windec. Not as pretty, but I gotta get my work done. - Nov 01 2005
Paranoid Droid 1

Wallpaper Other 5 comments

Score 56%
56 Likes
44 Dislikes
Oct 27 2005
I'm not lawyer, but as far as I know, technically, you *can't* at all. ;-) There is no legal definition for 'fan fiction' or 'fan derived' work that I have ever heard of.

(Note: I'm a writer (though sadly not super successful yet!) so deal with copyright issues quite a bit for my own knowledge and safety.) - Oct 28 2005
Really, you can not even do that: it is still a copyrighted image that you are distributing. Fair Use dictates *your* non-commericial usage, not rights to redistribute any derivative artwork, unless a parody or satire, which this is neither.

Don't mean to sound bad, but that is generally how it is. - Oct 28 2005
Noob Desktop

Wallpaper Other 8 comments

Score 60%
60 Likes
40 Dislikes
Oct 27 2005
95% of my work on linux is done in KDE, very little GNU about it, 'cept that it was compiled with gcc. Granted, a lot of the apps used 'under the hood' are GNU apps, but I find calling it 'GNU/Linux' silly, since it assumes that the apps would not have been created anyways had they not existed.

I call what I drive to work my Car, not my Ford/Car, even though a lot of the pieces 'under the hood' are indeed, Ford made pieces.

I give respect to Stallman, because he *has* done a lot for F/OSS, but the whole silly "It has to be *GNU*/Linux!" thing is just...silly. - Oct 28 2005
Powder

KDE 3.x Window Decorations 74 comments

Score 74%
74 Likes
26 Dislikes
Oct 31 2005
This is a nice windec, but I think the 'shaded' view is...clunky. My suggestion would be to add an option to remove the rounded inner frame and just show the outer windec frame. Does that make sense? And an option to make smaller title bars would be nice as well, since I *prefer* mine very thin and small (and I have a 21" screen I run at 1280x1024, I just like small titlebars! Heh.)

See the Grover windec (still one of my faves) for I personally think all windecs should handle shading. :) Essentially, we don't need the bottom window frame when in shaded view.

Otherwise, great work! It's different and nice over all! :) - Oct 21 2005
KAdventure

Arcade 8 comments

Score 57%
57 Likes
43 Dislikes
Sep 05 2005

I've tried both versions, and neither works. Don't have time to bother with it, though would like to try the game. I wish you had used the standard automake ./configure package. - Sep 08 2005
Kubun2 Transparent BG

Wallpaper Other 3 comments

Score 58%
58 Likes
42 Dislikes
Sep 07 2005

Wow, that REALLY turned out well. I just grabbed your 1280 version and it looks absolutely great with my gradient colors behind it.

Thank you for taking the time to do this! - Sep 08 2005
Kubun2 (Rerendered WAY BETTER QUALITY)

Wallpaper Other 7 comments

Score 59%
59 Likes
41 Dislikes
Sep 05 2005

'Cept that you'd have to do that whenever a color change was required.

If you use alpha transparency and save as png, you can have semi-transparent drop shadows. Check out some of the wallpapers that are in the kde-artwork package as well as some of the wallpapers here. I used semi-transparent drop shadows all the time in my gimp/photoshop created wallpapers, but is that possible in your rendering app?

RGBA ftw. :D - Sep 07 2005

I'd love to see this without the white background, but transparent so a user can choose which color background they want to show through. Is that possible with what you are rendering with? - Sep 06 2005
Mallory

KDE 3.x Window Decorations 39 comments

Score 64%
64 Likes
36 Dislikes
Aug 30 2005

I have to admit, I did not like Mallory much when you first released it. The windec was just not my taste, but this latest release with the Square Buttons and such, I am really liking it now. Maybe I just changed in a few months time, but either way, good work! :D - Aug 30 2005
KEnigma

Education 11 comments

by ae6gn
Score 80%
80 Likes
20 Dislikes
Feb 17 2006

Laugh all you want, but I think this is pretty nifty, after having read "Cryptonomicon" by Stephenson, where he goes into detail about how the Enigma machines worked, how that extra 4th dial makes the encryption much harder to break. Thank goodness we broke it. ;) - Aug 25 2005
Concept: Modern Desktop

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements 10 comments

Score 65%
65 Likes
35 Dislikes
Aug 19 2005

Interesting idea. Personally, I think desktop icons are evil ;-) but for those who chose to use them, I can see where this idea could come in quite handy.

I'd like to see this idea added to the KMenu, since the KMenu versions are less than optimal. :-/ - Aug 20 2005
Contactlist

Karamba & Superkaramba 66 comments

Score 64%
64 Likes
36 Dislikes
Sep 20 2005

This is one of the few SK themes I'd use. (SK is great, but I just don't need all the monitors which seem popular. ;)

I hope to see this one evolve as well, opening chat windows, letting me know if I have a new message, etc...

The only big problem I found was that if you close Kopete, the theme doesn't seem to notice and hangs. - Aug 15 2005
Debwall

Wallpaper Other 7 comments

by VemeC
Score 61%
61 Likes
39 Dislikes
Sep 26 2006
I'd like to see this in orange (but nothing that I can't do within KDE) but a version without the 'Debian' at the top right corner would be nice...just the logo. I keep my kicker at the top, and the name is half-covered in it's current position. Overall, however, a very beautiful wallpaper. :) - Aug 12 2005
Perl Audio Converter

Audio Extractors/Converters 79 comments

by viron
Score 86%
86 Likes
14 Dislikes
Jan 13 2014

Better yet, use:

kde-config --prefix

Last I heard, $KDEDIR is being depreciated for setup and configure scripts. - Aug 06 2005
KClip

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements 15 comments

Score 61%
61 Likes
39 Dislikes
Jun 16 2005

Thanks. :)

I'm using QtCurve, downloaded from this site.

http://www.kde-look.org/content/show.php?content=5065 - Jun 15 2005
KBFX Silk (KBFX 0.4.9.3.1)

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements 613 comments

Score 70%
70 Likes
30 Dislikes
Mar 05 2008

Ahh, I see now. I had to restart my kicker for the button applet to resize itself, however. Maybe you need to call updateLayout() after the image in painted, so that the kicker can resize itself as needed. - Jun 15 2005

This is a nice applet.

A few suggestions for future versions:

- A setting to control width. I made my own (boring, white text, all transparent) button, but I don't need it as wide as the applet makes it.

- Your config dialog is broken, as it comes with no window decorations, etc. I'd suggest using a KDialogBase to create the dialog, since it comes with sensible defaults. - Jun 14 2005
Kubuntu Human Color

KDE 3 Color Schemes 4 comments

Score 57%
57 Likes
43 Dislikes
Jun 14 2005

This would look great with the QTCurve style (since it has more options than regular BlueCurve). - Jun 14 2005
MKUltra with Optional Knifty-like Buttons

KDE 3.x Window Decorations 6 comments

by jirie
Score 47%
47 Likes
53 Dislikes
Jun 14 2005
If it got installed in the correct place, just go to your Control Center -> Appearance and Themes -> Window Decorations.

Depending on your linux distro, it might have gotten installed in the wrong place.

What does 'kde-config --prefix' tell you on the command line? It should have gotten installed in the directory returned by that command, but when you ran configure, it might have gotten the wrong path, which sometimes happens.

Trying doing this:

./configure --prefix="`kde-config --prefix`"

...note the back-ticks inside the double quotes. :) - Jun 14 2005
Celtic - preview

Cursors 16 comments

by croky
Score 45%
45 Likes
55 Dislikes
Jun 03 2005

What's with the dots in the middle of each? In my opinion, it takes away from the Celtic design. They are also a bit too blue for me (I prefer lighter/whiter cursors, but that is personal pref, of course. ;) ) but otherwise, they are definately nice and different. - Jun 03 2005
Clearlooks color scheme

KDE 3 Color Schemes 7 comments

Score 68%
68 Likes
32 Dislikes
May 19 2005

This is rather nice, for yet another blue based color scheme. I like the not-too-gray widget colors, especially with the QTCurve style. I downloaded yours and modified mine to use Orange/Yellow for titlebars and highlighted text, but otherwise, quite the nice blend. :D - May 19 2005
X-illusion

Wallpaper Other 4 comments

Score 48%
48 Likes
52 Dislikes
Apr 22 2005
For being Yet Another Dark Wallpaper, I rather like it. - Apr 22 2005
dotCURVE

KDE 3.5 Themes 56 comments

Score 62%
62 Likes
38 Dislikes
Sep 11 2006

rc1 is very nice. I still have a few problems with some text fields in Konqueror rendered webpages always having a white background but the foreground color is still whatever the CSS specifies. Make it hard to read what is being typed in some fields, but the only one I remember off the top of my head is at the World of Warcraft forums.

Still, great looking style and good work! Thanks. :D - Apr 15 2005
Superman Godfall

Wallpaper Other 1 comment

Score 43%
43 Likes
57 Dislikes
Apr 11 2005

That can not be free for use. It uses a copyrighted image and even fair-user provisions do not cover sharing that wallpaper. - Apr 11 2005
Robotorch

GTK2 Themes 18 comments

by Six
Score 48%
48 Likes
52 Dislikes
May 23 2005

Now, who do I send my eye doctor bills to? That hurt... ;)

Cool idea about having something as obvious for root-run'd apps, but who in the heck would allow other users to run root-pwd processes? :) - Apr 08 2005
My favorite app icons

Individual Icons/-sets 6 comments

Score 63%
63 Likes
37 Dislikes
Feb 18 2005

It's not a 'dummy post' -- it's a legitimate concern. You can't say the license is GPL, because legally, it can not be. All he was saying is that you can't license other people's work on the GPL -- for that matter, you can't even *share* these icons under most copyright law without the copyright holder's permission, since it doesn't fall under fair-use. - Feb 18 2005
Glasstic X11 Mouse theme

Cursors 9 comments

Score 47%
47 Likes
53 Dislikes
Feb 20 2005

I tried installing this, but KDE Control Center said it does not appear to be a valid mouse theme. - Feb 17 2005
Dial a Task-O-Matic

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements 11 comments

Score 67%
67 Likes
33 Dislikes
Feb 04 2005

WinDec doesn't have any mouse events, so it can't get in the way of things.

How about another option: Scrolling over the title-bar changes the desktop, but bringing that window with you. IE: I am on Desktop 1, but want my Konsole window on Desktop 2. I could right-click to do so, or if I have a graphic pager, drag it to that desktop -- or with this option, I could put my mouse over the title bar and scroll until I am on Desktop 2.

I used scroll events in KClip (here or at kde-apps.org) to do desktop switching, so the actual code is really simply. (I was new to C++/QT at the time.) - Feb 04 2005
SVG Deco - concept

KDE 3.x Window Decorations 23 comments

Score 67%
67 Likes
33 Dislikes
May 05 2005

Have you used the Grover windec? It has an option ("plastic" iirc) to looks kinda something like this, except for the buttons. The buttons are nice. - Jan 25 2005
RGB

Wallpaper Other 1 comment

Score 56%
56 Likes
44 Dislikes
Dec 21 2004

This is original and different. Nice renders on the stairs. :) - Dec 22 2004
Agatha Ruiz de la Prada

KDE 3 Color Schemes 1 comment

by bego
Score 49%
49 Likes
51 Dislikes
Dec 08 2004

These are very bright colors. I'm not 100% sure why, but I suddenly got a flashback to the 80's. ;) - Dec 08 2004
System Tray 2 (with icon hiding support)

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements 165 comments

by Dgege
Score 73%
73 Likes
27 Dislikes
Dec 20 2004

Um, no you don't. I have my Applet Handles turned-off as well, but if you let your mouse hover over where they are, especially towards the bottom (my kicker is at the top of screen) or top, the applet menu will appear. If you want, I can take a screenshot of this. :D

If you can't tell where the Applet Handle is, well, that's a different story, but I have no trouble finding mine. - Nov 23 2004
KoolTime

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements 15 comments

by Yonen
Score 64%
64 Likes
36 Dislikes
Nov 20 2004

Looks good and different. A question, though, even if it may sound silly, but will it work with transparent kickers? I mean, making the background color transparent if the kicker is? - Nov 16 2004
OneFinger

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements 27 comments

Score 66%
66 Likes
34 Dislikes
Aug 02 2005
...or for that matter, using the 'history' command as well. ;) - Nov 03 2004

Hit Control-R sometime in a bash prompt. It allows searching of past commands, type a few letters and it'll match them automatically.

For example:

In my konsole window, I hit ^R and type 'nano':

(reverse-i-search)`nano -w': nano -w .ssh/known_hosts

I'm not saying this app isn't nice or anything. For me at least, and I suspect others as well, I can type and use the built-in bash CLI commands faster. :) - Nov 03 2004