XPish Controlpanel

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements

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well, maybe this is not a real _kde_ improvement, but i think this fit to "XPish Konquisidebar" from "axeljaeger
", see:
http://www.kdelook.org/content/show.php?content=7999

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this controlpanel is a preview, though, maybe 99% of the html-files are done and usable, as you can see in the screenshots.
there is a nice option in konqui-filemanager.. if entering a directory, konqui can automatically "load/view" the index.html file.

and, about the xp-controlpanel style.. well, of course, if there are good artists.. feel free to design a controlpanel diffrent from the xp-style.

if there are some requests for the html-files.. i could upload them. maybe adjustments have to be made in the code to fit to your Linux-Distribution.

thanks for your interest.. :)
Last changelog:

15 years ago

uploaded 2nd release for testing and more ;)
well..

unpack it into your home directory,
and when you browse into the folder, you should enable the option "use index.html" in the "View" Menu of Konqueror.

if your system is SuSE 8.2 with KDE 3.1.3 and installed as User (not only as root) then maybe you don't have much problems :)
links to local crystal icons theme removed, instead, added all icons into this package.

if you like to exchange the green arrows with i.e. blue ones of the same style, have a look into the directory "images". then you could replace the image-name in the code or simply rename the arrow-images ;)

Example:
arrow-right_transcorner.png ->
arrow-right_lightblue_transcorner.png
or ->
arrow-right_blue_transcorner.png

P.S.
This is XP Style, if you don't like it, shut up and make a new style, and upload it :P

thx, and have FuN!

wlorio

15 years ago

great job, I'm in the process of converting it to english. MY question is there a way to click on the links with out it asking if you want to execute "*****.desktop" every single time

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timothysaddress

15 years ago

I hate this I can'y understand a word please English version!!!

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cmit37

15 years ago

would you happen to have an english version? I tried installing it but I do not speak german

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rgfree

15 years ago

...but not really cool either.
Nice to see KDE to be flexible enough
to look like any other desktop
(OS X, Win XP) but KDE can perfectly
stand on its own "open-source-feet" IMO.
I'm using Plastik+Noia Icons and really
like it's look. Why do we need to copy
the look of Windows XP?
BTW: This might be copyrighted by M$ anyway.

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mononoke

15 years ago

actually, i don't really use this kind of controlpanel, because i am acustomate to kontrolcenter.. well, i am not new to KDE :P. About copyright.. what about all the "osx" stuff.. NOBODY is saying anything about it! just against XP-stuff. so, don't tell me anything about copyright. IF you wanna talk about copyright, then let's talk about the US/UK-spys stationed in UK and spying our business. anyway who cares about some stupid Look'n'Feel stuff.. of course that's not the power of LinuxOS.
:)

P.S.:
By the way, did you ever compared the Crystal-iconset to the XP-Icons ?? no ?!
you should, because that might be the best quality of copy i have ever seen, and these icons are the standard for KDE and many Distributions like SuSE, etc. (but i don't care on that, i like them anyway :P)

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icebike

15 years ago

Looking more like XP is exactly what we DON'T need in the linux community.

Don't get me wrong, you did a nice job painting that horses rear end, but its still butt ugly.

Sorry, just had to say it.

Don't make Linux more like windows.
There's enough bad already in XP to last
a life time.

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mononoke

15 years ago

>..."what we DON'T need in the linux
>community."

how do we know ?
;)

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opjose

15 years ago

How does this differ from Mission Control for Mandrake? (You can install it w/o Mandrake.)

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scream

15 years ago

Oh, and I forgot... I like the green arrows most. The ones at "Darstellung & Design" :)
BTW: I'm German, too ;)

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elektroschock

15 years ago

Is this available for ordinary keramik as well? Kontrolcenter integrated in Konqueror looks good.

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scream

15 years ago

It's okay. I like it. But I think that there is something better:
Open kcontrol. On the left you see a tree structure of links, and on the right side there's a HTML view. Is it possible to put the html view into konqueror? I know that you can change the html-files of kcontrol. But only putting these files in wouldn't be enough, they'd only work if the kcontrol plugin is loaded.
So could anybody put kcontrol into konqueror? this would be great!

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axeljaeger

15 years ago

..test it in the afternoon. I think we can all improve the usability of kde a lot. Look at my sidebar: This was a 5 minute hack and the feedback is overwhelming

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Richardve

15 years ago

Why don't you make it more like the OS X control panel?

Or better yet; mix the OS X and XP one: best of both worlds :)

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mononoke

15 years ago

hmm, i don't have got OSX and never used that before.. that's why i can't get a complete overview by just looking at screenshots of OSX.

the controlpanel is just a kind of "test" how to make a category-controlpanel for konqueror using html. well simple yes. but anyway, it is not possible (not easy) to map all the functions to diffrent Distributions.. for example, calling diffrent dialogs from the Distribution, SuSE has got its Yast, Mandrake has something else, and redhat, and other..
well, i could map only kde-related functions to the controlpanel, maybe i will do that, i don't know yet..

www.lycoris.com
has got such a controlpanel too..
http://lycoris.com/products/desktoplx/control/

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Cwiiis

15 years ago

... this is exactly like an existing panel called KDE Mission Control - if you have Mandrake, it's available in the texstar sources - I'm not sure however if you can build mission control for anything but mandrake though, so I imagine this is still valid :)
Mission Control is in turn derived from a control panel in another linux distro:
http://www.osnews.com/story.php?news_id=3114

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ftz

15 years ago

Please post more!!!
I'm very interested in this modification.
Could you post some of you usable files with some instruction?

Thanks,
FTZ

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axeljaeger

15 years ago

...in action. Where are the HTML-Files?

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mononoke

15 years ago

ok, i will put it together and upload it very soon, maybe one hour later..
:)

i also would like to see your work and mine merged into one part :)

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liquidrock222

15 years ago

upload files please

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15 years ago

uploaded 2nd release for testing and more ;)
well..

unpack it into your home directory,
and when you browse into the folder, you should enable the option "use index.html" in the "View" Menu of Konqueror.

if your system is SuSE 8.2 with KDE 3.1.3 and installed as User (not only as root) then maybe you don't have much problems :)
links to local crystal icons theme removed, instead, added all icons into this package.

if you like to exchange the green arrows with i.e. blue ones of the same style, have a look into the directory "images". then you could replace the image-name in the code or simply rename the arrow-images ;)

Example:
arrow-right_transcorner.png ->
arrow-right_lightblue_transcorner.png
or ->
arrow-right_blue_transcorner.png

P.S.
This is XP Style, if you don't like it, shut up and make a new style, and upload it :P

thx, and have FuN!

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