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Carsten gropiuskalle Berlin, Germany
Beryl/Emerald Themes
KDE 3 Color Schemes
Plasma Color Schemes
Neon Icon theme by FRUiT

Full Icon Themes 55 comments

Score 78.3%
Jun 16 2011
It's still a nice iconset, I've been using it for a long time now, but I do notice that in some apps the icons do not size well.

Take a look here →

This makes some apps pretty unusable. Does anyone have an idea how to fix this? - Apr 17 2011
Both links tell me "Fichier inexistant". Try a more reliable uploder.

Nice icons indeed btw (got them when they still were downloadable). - Nov 24 2009

Audio Extractors/Converters 606 comments

Score 87.6%
Oct 01 2017
kalle@hoppers:~> kde4-config --version
Qt: 4.6.2
KDE: 4.4.3 (KDE 4.4.3)
kde4-config: 1.0

...using openSUSE 11.2.

- Jun 04 2010
Oops, so it's not a common bug? Strange... The fontsize in the button itself is the same, yet okay to read (though having three '...' which seem not needed), but the pop-up box appears to be too small, see →

Actually not the popup is too small, but the font used is too big. It looks like a 12 or 13-size font, while in my systemsettings I have set the size for most fonts to 10, 11 being the biggest size. I have tried using other fontsizes, but they don't seem to affect this very popup / button.

- Jun 04 2010
The beta works very fine here, however I experience one small bug: the "Add files"-dialogue in the lower left of the main window uses some huge font when being opened, so for example instead of "Add CD tracks" one can only read "Add C...ks...". I do not have such a fontsize configured within KDE.

Beside that: even as a beta sK remains to be the best ripper in town.

Thank you. - Jun 03 2010
No idea why smart couldn't import it (it wasn't able to do on several 10.3s), but anyway, importing it via you rpm-command did the trick and smart knows about the key now. Thank you again!

- Apr 06 2008
Is there any way I can import the gpg-key of your repository?

Output from smart on SuSE 10.3:

"gpg failed to import keyid 7d03c235f7e182e7, please make sure that gpg is installed, that the keyserver is working and that the package /var/lib/smart/packages/soundkonverter-0.3.7-9.1.i586.rpm has a valid signature."

Beside that, sk is simply great, my favourite ripper / en- / decoder by far - thank you! - Apr 06 2008

KDE 3 Color Schemes 3 comments

Score 58.0%
Oct 25 2008
You can find a similar colourscheme for KDE4 here:

Looks pretty close to SmoothOrange.
- Oct 16 2009
Not yet - I made a KDE4-color-scheme which I will post at kde-look soon, but it has a somewhat different look and is done from scratch.

Porting this one to KDE4 will take some time, but I will keep it in my mind, okay?

Thank you very much for your positive comment, I really apreciate that. :)

- May 30 2009

Fonts 59 comments

by west
Score 80.0%
Mar 05 2010
west, I am really grateful you fulfilled my request! Looks marvelous! - Jun 17 2009
This is truely a very nice font, obviously created with lots of affection. It would be nice if you could add special characters like germanic umlaut (see Wikipedia), ß, french, scandinavian characters and the like.

I know it would mean a lot of work, but this way it's only usable for english desktops.

- Jun 14 2009

Utilities 344 comments

by csgib
Score 73.3%
Jul 30 2013
Argh... yes I googled, but I did not read the very first thread on this site... Works just fine.


- Apr 15 2009

How do I switch the language in 2ManDVD?

I do have a file called '2mandvd_de.qm' in /usr/share/2ManDVD, yet I can't find a way to use it in german. Do I miss something?

Yes I googled... Sorry for being so ignorant... :( - Apr 15 2009
Thank you. :) - Mar 02 2009
openSUSE 11.0 / / KDE 4.2

moc_mainfrm.cpp:14:2: error: #error "This file was generated using the moc from 4.4.3. It"
moc_mainfrm.cpp:15:2: error: #error "cannot be used with the include files from this version of Qt."
moc_mainfrm.cpp:16:2: error: #error "(The moc has changed too much.)"
make: *** [moc_mainfrm.o] Error 1 - Feb 18 2009
openSUSE 11.0 / / KDE 4.2

moc_mainfrm.cpp:14:2: error: #error "This file was generated using the moc from 4.4.3. It"
moc_mainfrm.cpp:15:2: error: #error "cannot be used with the include files from this version of Qt."
moc_mainfrm.cpp:16:2: error: #error "(The moc has changed too much.)"
make: *** [moc_mainfrm.o] Error 1 - Feb 18 2009
Normally open source is not only about keeping an app free, but also inviting other developers to participate, that's one of the main reasons to release a code at all.

But - if you do not wish to work together with others, that's perfectly okay of course. OS gives you that freedom as well. It's just pretty unusual. :)

Anyway: it's cool to have ManDVD back (have to test it yet, though...), and that is what counts. So thank you.

- Feb 16 2009
I agree with Elv13 - it's great to see ManDVD back, and it deserves the full support of the community. Make it a little easier for them... :) - Feb 15 2009

System Software 236 comments

Score 83.1%
Mar 28 2014
Yep, packages are already updated and the manual works fine now.

Life can be so sweet. - Mar 21 2009
Whoooohooo, it works! Thank you so much! It's perfect! It's fast (tested a second backup already), it's pretty, it's easy, I bet it's even reliable!

I guess I simply got confused by that "Browse" button, like "Hokay, so this is where I set the excluded paths... oops, clicking a folder doesn't work, awrite, so I type it manually..." etc., also I only had my first coffee when giving lB a first try. *cough* I have worked with rsync before, but I simply forgot about those path-options-thingy.

I love rsync a lot, but you made it even more useful by creating the possibility to use profiles (my favourite feature), this makes things a *lot* easier. I'm looking forward to test the CLI-Version. Thank you again!

OT: Thanks as well to the KDE4-SuSE-packagers, they do a *great* job in providing the best and most useful KDE4 of any distribution so far.

- Mar 21 2009
This one hits a spot - I was looking for an app to backup my /home-folder for a long time now (prefer external solutions for /-partitions → Clonezilla). So first of all: thank you.

I must report some troubles, though...

1. Excluding folders does not work for me, although the rsync-command mentions them (after hitting the "Validate"-button):

rsync -h --progress --stats -r -tgo -l -p -D --update --delete-after --delete-excluded --exclude=/home/kalle/backup --exclude=/home/kalle/musik --exclude=/home/kalle/daten --exclude=/home/kalle/.azureus

Note that the destination-folder (/backup) should be excluded as well - there should be a warning that it still will be included, but no message appears; all folders are backed up into ~/backup (~/.azureus, ~/musik and ~/daten too).

2. The "Browse"-button in the "exclude" / "include"-module only allows to choose files, no folders. So there might be a misunderstanding on my side - is it possible to ex- or include folders at all? If not, why is that so? That would make luckyBackup totally useless for me.

3. The manual can't be found. For installation I used the .rpm for SuSE (plus 'luckybackup-doc') from the KDE4:Community-repo. When calling the manual, it says "Either luckyBackup is not installed correctly or you have executed the binary from a different directory than the one it was Intended to... :-(", though it is located in /usr/share/doc/packages/luckybackup/manual/index.html (fine manual, by the way).

Feel free to send me a message in case cooperative troubleshooting is needed. I really want this app - no wonder it's rated that good... - Mar 21 2009
openSUSE-packages of luckyBackup are available via the KDE4:Community-repository. - Mar 21 2009
Hyper Video Converter

Video Converters 69 comments

Score 63.3%
Nov 17 2008
The SuSE-.rpm does not work:

03:53 hoppers:/home/kalle/hypervcrpm-qt4 # rpm -Uhv hypervc-0.4-linux-2.6-intel.rpm
error: Failed dependencies:
libqtcore4 is needed by hypervc-0.4-0.i386
libqtgui4 is needed by hypervc-0.4-0.i386

The requested packages do not exist for openSUSE (I suppose they're simply named differently, on oS there is '' in 'libqt4', so the dependency should be libqt4 instead).

Yet the generic script works perfectly, and hypervc is a useful little thingy, very nice. I *would* have preferred it to be installed in /usr/local/bin though, but well...

I really like the 'create command'-button. I'm looking forward to post endless commands in forums in case someone asks how to convert a .h264-clip with flac-Audio to a .xvid with .mp3 and a custom sample-rate, haha.


So... thank you. - Nov 10 2008

Dolphin Service Menus 54 comments

Score 50.0%
Aug 06 2010
I get the point, but still... shouldn't that be even one more reason to explain the command-line instead of installing Winrar and run it via an "emulator"? N00bies also do not know the Gimp, Konqueror or Pidgin as well - so what? Should they be provided with Photoshop, IE and um... whatever messenger there is for Windows?

The command-line fast, useful and usually provides more functions than their GUI-pendants. The sooner one will use it, the better. - May 23 2008
Berlin thoughts

Wallpaper Other 1 comment

Score 50.0%
May 15 2008
Such a sweet wallpaper... - May 15 2008

KDE 3.x Splash Screens 3 comments

Score 50.0%
Mar 13 2008
Don't forget to give credits to Paul Davey for using his icons. - Mar 12 2008

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements 11 comments

Score 50.0%
Mar 18 2008
...and there you can also find an option to make window-decorations disappear.

- Feb 27 2008
KStumble (StumbleUpon for Konqueror)

Dolphin Service Menus 20 comments

by nemti
Score 50.0%
Jan 16 2008
Hmm, the normal method works for me. What distribution are you using? Can you tell me the output of `kde-config --prefix`?

kalle@hoppers:~> kde-config --prefix

openSUSE has different kde-paths from most other distros, that might be the reason I guess. That will be changed with KDE4, though.

KStumble still works fine over here!

- Jan 12 2008
Okay, thanks for the lil' tutorial - but what made me miss the functions of KStumble was this: kstumble.desktop is copied to /usr/share/apps/konqueror/servicemenus, though it has to be copied to ~/.kde/share/apps/konqueror/servicemenus, at least that's how it works for me.

Stumbling, rating, logging in etc. works well. Still: are there any chances for a decent SU-Toolbar in Konqueror?

Nice work! - Jan 09 2008
Installs perfectly, but I don't see any changes after installing. How do we use this? KStumble defenitely needs some kind of documentation.

Still a good idea, though. I'd love to use SU with Konqueror as well. - Jan 09 2008

Network 85 comments

Score 50.0%
Feb 05 2009
Thank you for sharing TorK with us, it's one of the most convenient apps imaginable. - Dec 15 2007

Video Apps 494 comments

by rvm
Score 80.7%
Apr 16 2014
A few weeks ago I accidentally found out about a feature in SMPlayer which I have never seen being mentioned before: SMP is able to play .iso-files directly from hd. Only drawback: it still does not recognize the main menu when an .iso or DVD is launched, but (mostly) starts with the main film. Yet it's nice I that I don't need stuff like AcetoneIso anymore to preview an .iso before burning it.

There's not much more to say about SMPlayer, it's my favourite player, because it's perfect (except for the DVD-menu-thingy).

Also thanks to raoul for building the SuSE-.rpms! - Nov 22 2007

Audio Apps 14 comments

by trisz
Score 50.0%
Dec 06 2007
Oops, sorry, it *does* handle multiple files when only the first file is clicked, then the mouse-wheel will do the rest. - Nov 20 2007
The idea of creating a player in the same vein as Kuickshow is great, and Kuickplay truly is the fastest player beside Console-players, so thank you for giving it to us!

Yet there's room for improvement:

- The .tgz doesn't contain any instructions

- Kuickplay should be offered in any folder containing audio-files, not only, when they are marked

- It doesn't work when multiple files are chosen (simply doesn't play anything)

- It should be possible to set Kuickplay as default-player whenever an audio-file is clicked (fast previewing seems to be the main idea behing KP, or am I wrong?), it would also be nice to be able to integrate KP for example in Thunderbird (so it would be launched whenever an audio-attachement is clicked)

- After launching, the volume-slider is set at half, but the actual volume is at 100% (by the way, that should be optional)

- The GUI needs some more work, it should be a little smaller and less blue

Yet I really like KP a lot, so please keep on working!

- Nov 20 2007
The Workstation

KDE 3.x Splash Screens 6 comments

Score 50.0%
Feb 27 2007
Not Found

The requested URL /files/ was not found on this server.

...used to be my favourite theme. - Oct 06 2007

Network 199 comments

Score 86.3%
Jan 17 2013
Strange, for me selecting single files works with no prob... but I experienced the same window-behaviour, which really was a pain. bitcrazys idea seems to be right, since the window can be set to normal size when all torrents are stopped and the 'Firewall-message' disappears.

BUT: this seems to be solved with the last release 2.2, so give it another try after upgrading.

Yet again there is no VHT-support for this version when taken from the SuSE-Guru-repo... Raoul, these are your builds, aren't they? Why is VHT always disabled? - Jul 12 2007
KTorrent is getting better with each release - thank you for a great app!

Is there a reason why the .rpm-packages for openSUSE 10.2 do not provide the VHT-feature? When compiling Ktorrent myself, VHT is included, in the versions I get from KDE-backports and guru, VHT is an option in the settings-dialogue, but it's alway marked as 'off'.

It would be nice to see a manual included as well, since it is offered in the 'Help'-menu.

I recommend to update the screenshots here on kde-apps, since the GUI has changed a lot meanwhile and offers many new features.

- Jun 22 2007
Buuf for KDE (KDE 3)

Full Icon Themes 63 comments

Score 57.7%
Oct 22 2007
Most propably - I never had this effect with Buuf (using KDE 3.5.7). It always took over any size from Desktop to servicemenus... hm. Well, as I said, it is worth waiting for it :) . - Jul 03 2007
Thank you for taking care, now it works! Yet I still wonder why this has to be such a hassle all of a sudden. The deviant-archive didn't even needed to be unpacked, it could be installed simply by choosing it in KControl, now there's a script which has to run for several minutes before the actual install can take place...

Anyway, this set is worth even more hassle, so thank you again!

- Jul 02 2007
The set is extremely nice, but please check the archive again - I had no trouble installing the deviantart-archive, but this one refuses any cooperation.

- Jul 01 2007
Mandriva Open-Close Sounds

System Sounds 6 comments

Score 67.1%
Mar 21 2011
Both sounds are really nice - unobstrusive, not too long and yet funky enough to cheer a bad day up. And your story is really heartbreaking. Thank you!

- Jun 28 2007
Katapult-Fast Track

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements 81 comments

Score 50.0%
Jul 03 2007
» Well, I'm running a 5-year old thunderbird at 1400MHz with just about the same amount of RAM so your system should be able to run the program fine based solely on your hardware.

I'm sure it is not a hardware issue, since the original Katapult does run without a flaw.

» I guess the design of the dialog box is a bit misleading because you tend to assume the Catalogs part is just a heading.

True, that's why I was overlooking this. Switching off catalogues does help, when no catalogue at all is activated - but well... that makes Katapult a little pointless :) . Even when only the calculator is activated, the behaviour of freezing is there again.

Kay, I'll mail you some (hopefully cleaned) strace-outputs, and since my prob seems to be pretty isolated, we'll do further bughunting by mail.

- Jun 24 2007
dilettante, I made a long reply to your Questions yesterday ('re: Needs some more work') but somehow it did not appear here, so I am opening another thread.

I am running a Athlon Thunderbird at 1365 MHz, 510 MB RAM with a 32bit SuSE, 3D-support is off.

Forget about the kicker-behaviour, it only occurs when I am using kicker during the freeze and seems to be an independent process.

You'll have to explain 'disabling catalogues' a bit more, since I only see an option to switch off the Mozilla-bookmarks-search, which does not change anything, same with moving
katapultrc... I also tried to change some more settings (more or less randomly), but that does not affect the freezes. Um... maybe I'll do a 'strace katapult' later - if you could give me a hint how to grep the output (would be insane to put the whole output on kde-apps).
- Jun 24 2007
Thank you for trying to pump some fresh blood into Katapult - unfortunately, the fork hardly works for me.

Pretty much every action I try is followed by a sort of semi-freeze (mouse flickers and stops moving every half second, xorg uses up to 90% of cpu, Kicker up to 25%) and Katapult will not react for about a minute, in which the widget does not disappear. From what I can tell, the basic functions do work, but they are heavily interrupted and therefore unuseable. Starting it from Konsole doesn't show any output, compiling the source went 100%ly smooth.

Running openSuSE 10.2 / KDE 3.5.7, the original Katapult does work. Hope this'll get fixed, because I really like your ideas for improving good ol' Katapult.
- Jun 23 2007
DON'T Let It Burn! (1-click Timer)

Dolphin Service Menus 14 comments

by G0NZO
Score 50.0%
Jun 23 2007
Hey, ever stumbled over an applet called 'KTeatime'? It is providing pretty much the same function, also in a lightweighted way. Also it's easy enough to modify preset-times and -names (like Pizza » 15 Minutes, Tofu-Lasagna » 35 Minutes or whatever (instead of 'Earl Grey')). You can even set the alarm-soundfile. Shouldn't be too much of a hassle getting rid of the teacup-trayicon as well and replace it with a tofu-lasagna-icon. Or something. - Jun 23 2007

Full Icon Themes 46 comments

Score 49.4%
Jun 17 2007
It's simply a huge mass of wonderful icons - thank you so much for sharing your beautiful collection. It now is my default-iconset (mixed with some selfmade stuff plus some 'Buuf' and 'Gant'), and it does look pretty! - Jun 17 2007

TV & Streaming 81 comments

by jel
Score 58.0%
Feb 18 2009
The tarball gave me the mentioned error-message when I unpacked as well, yet the same package was unpacked without any errors when I treated it via command-line, so I guess it might be some kinda bug in Ark (not the only one...).

Just a few words @KatchTV: It's a funny lil' app, thank you! It could need a little more stability, also a simple dialogue to set the player or the download-folder would be nice (letting the user guess how and where to set the symlink isn't a good way...). Still, I am very glad I stumbled over it. Great work!

- May 28 2007
Flatbed Cursors

Cursors 29 comments

by jlue
Score 82.3%
Aug 02 2017
Beeeautyful! I am glad I accidentally killed the folder with my default mouse-theme today! :) Thank you! - May 28 2007
nicotine (slsk) icons

Icon Sub-Sets 1 comment

by vaddi
Score 50.0%
May 12 2007
May I?

'These icons are based on the Nicotine-Icon by LIron Tocker. The colors match well to the Aqua Theme for GTK.


Unpack the tarball. Start Nicotine+ and look for the settings-dialogue ('Icon & Sound Themes'), where you can add the Folder (I have put it in '~/.nicotine').'

- May 12 2007

System Software 1026 comments

by Sho
Score 86.7%
Mar 28 2018
I haven't tested Yakuake-beta long enough to say it's stable, but so far it works without any misbehaviour. The new actions and options add some great functionality, I do esp. enjoy the fullscreen-mode and resizing Yakuake with shortcuts, which is useful with split windows. The new focusing behaviour is a good idea, too.

I used to have a problem when having 'export TMOUT=900' written in my /etc/.bashrc.local (to automatically close root-shells after 15 minutes of inactivity) - this used to crash Yakuake, but now it works!


- Since resizing can be set by shortcuts, moving Yakuake should be too

- The shortcut-setup could be moved to 'configure Yakuake'

- Aren't there any decent skins except the default one?

Nevertheless, Yakuake is better than ever! Thank you! - May 06 2007

System Software
by luckyb

Score 83.1%
9   Jun 12 2011

Audio Extractors/Converters
by HessiJames

Score 87.6%
9   Apr 26 2011
Neon Icon theme by FRUiT

Full Icon Themes
by FRUIT94

Score 78.3%
9   Jan 14 2011

System Software
by felmur

Score 80.6%
9   Oct 26 2010