Ghost Cursors

Cursors by amasella 12 comments

Woow... This may be a tad on the late side considering when this was released. But yes, i agree. Until i eventually get around to making a mousecursor theme, and that may well be quite a while off yet, this is the one i'm endorsing :) (the same way i endorse the web window decoration, meaning that it's what i'll be using myself ;) ) - Aug 28 2005
Handwritten icon theme

Icon Sub-Sets by admrl 18 comments

I second this entirely. The person blowing their brains out is not something i enjoy, but the concept of the icons is amazing. There is truly a set that needs doing here. It'll take a lot of work, but it will be greatly rewarding in the end. An entire desktop themed in this manner would be something to show off ;) - Aug 19 2005

Audioplayers by amarok 574 comments

When it comes to screen realestate, amaroK has what is quite possibly the smallest footprint of all players out there. A fully working interface to most of the application's core functionality in 22 by 22 pixels. Yes, this is of course the systray icon. Scroll wheel and such is truly your friend here, it's usable for switching tracks ([ctrl][wheel]), scrolling through a track ([shift][wheel]), volume change ([wheel]), viewing track information (hover), show/hide application ([mouse1]), actions menu ([mouse2]).

So... yeah :) These screenshots were made to show off all the functionality, but this particular part of it does not do well for showing this particular stroke of genious (i can't even remember who came up with this functionality... but a brilliant idea it certainly was ;) ) - Aug 16 2005
AmaroK splash v1.4

KDE 3.x Splash Screens by mokuias 11 comments

Or he thinks that amaroK follows the GNU versioning system and that 1.3 is the unstable version of 1.4... Which isn't the case ;) - Aug 10 2005
Linux MultiMedia Studio

Audio Apps by tobydox 114 comments

But, thanks for doing this! Brilliant stuff there, even at 0.1.0rc1 this is looking stunning :)

I've found that, if you attempt to load a song while one is playing, lmms tends to freeze up...

In other related news: ArkLinux Dockyard-devel (the ArkLinux development repository) is now carrying LMMS :) ( if you're wondering ) - Jul 22 2005
login-scan 'fusion'

KDM3 Themes by rokkford 53 comments

This has suddenly gone from being a tribute to being a work of art in its own right! Nice work there :)

Just cos, you do realise that you can just update your existing post, right? You don't have to make a new post, then you loose the old comments ;) - Jul 21 2005
Blank Layout

Amarok Themes by mpop 3 comments

...that you use system colours in stead of hardcoded ones? :) It would make this style much more interesting, in that it will follow the desktop's colour scheme, and thus not be as you say a drab black and white, but in stead make it stylish and make it fit right in with a lot of people's desktops.

System colour definitions can be found in the CSS RFC found on - Jul 03 2005
The Reinhardt Icon Set

Icon Sub-Sets by leinir 85 comments

Thanks :)

I've looked into this, and I thought I remembered a problem... If you look in your $kdeprefix/share/apps/kppp/pics/ folder, you will see those dock icons. Problem is that while these are just normal size icons at 22x22 pixels, they have been placed in the pics folder and are thus impossible to theme. Feel free to log in a bug on kppp for this, and do suggest some more sane names for the icons while you're there :) - Jun 24 2005
Moodin (Engine) + Themes

KDE 3.x Splash Screens by moodwrod 244 comments,com_smf/Itemid,48/expv,0/topic,148.0

Sorry for the reply to myself here ;) I forgot to link to dannya's post on, it's the one above here :) - Jun 24 2005
Moodin (Engine) + Themes

KDE 3.x Splash Screens by moodwrod 244 comments

I absolutely agree with the sentiments in this post, both on your work and on the idea of having the background fade in and out, it would give us a whole new dimension of eyecandy, only a step from dannya's vision of the animated splash.

On top of this, I would love to see an option in here to use the user's desktop background as background here, on top of the fading... You have it fade to your background upon login, then the icons start appearing, then once the KDE is up and running message is shown, it fades to a view of the fully loaded desktop :)

Much prettiness, plus with using the user's background, it fits in even better with the desktop. What I mean here is, you already started this by using the user's current icon set for an icon source, so using the current wallpaper and desktop text colour would make it simply fit in :) It should be muchly pretty ;) - Jun 24 2005

Video Apps by gmarco 15 comments

Only thing is, it's already being done :) Not saying stop doing this or anything, I only want to point you in the direction of the existing project to make a non-linear movie editor using the KDE libraries called Kdenlive, found elsewhere ( ) on this site :)

Just to prove that I meant the first bit, I voted good ;) - Jun 15 2005
Aurora Desktop Environment

Various Gnome Stuff by demom 72 comments

I'm sorry, but since when is Qt not free software? It's been dual license (yes, the one where non-f/oss projects have to pay, and proper f/oss projects get it for free) since years now. Not wanting to berate GTK or whatever in any way, just I dislike when people don't have their facts straight ;) - Jun 14 2005

Amarok Themes by meNGele 28 comments

It does indeed support GHNS :) This is a 1.3 thing, so the "newest version" we're talking about here is the newly released 1.3-beta1 from last week sometime. Go, go, Gadget Downloader! ;) - Jun 13 2005
KDE 4.0 where to go

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by borisb 13 comments

go check out's message board? :) There is a lot of discussion as to the look and feel of KDE 4, and the community is what's fueling that debate. Quite frankly, I'm a tad surprised you haven't noticed it, it's all over the place - KDE-Look's own news section, the Dot, mailing lists... Go check it out, it's worth your while, trust me :) - Jun 11 2005
KDM: Freaks

Icon Sub-Sets by Doches 4 comments

Great idea there :)

It just hit me, looking at these, why not start a whole collection of weirdo/freak/subculture/whatever icons? There's so many different kinds it could potentially become huge, but I think it'd really be something :) has a really nice bunch, and if you find any missing, you know what to do ;) - Jun 10 2005

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by cedbossneo 1 comment

I think you may find the reason you're being vote hammered is that some people don't know how to spell "Could you change the category to Karamba?" and in stead just click on "Bad" in the vote box ;) It's a word with only one syllable, they know what that means ;)

In other words: Wrong category, could you change it to Karamba please? :) - Jun 10 2005
amaroK Super-sonic Wolf

Icon Sub-Sets by leinir 5 comments

As I think I already mentioned on IRC, my Crystal skills are horrible ;) This is very much closer to Reinhardt (all that really needs doing for it to be a Reinhardt icon is removing the highlights, and you're there), and that is also why I asked wether someone with better Crystal skills would like to make a Crystal version :)

And thanks too ;) - Jun 01 2005
(Project idea) Kaim

Chat & Messenging by DaBlade 18 comments

(self reply, thought of something more ;) )

Thing is, you say you know 43 KDE users who don't like Kopete... Why don't people tell the Kopete developers what's wrong? Without the feedback, how are they to know how to fix the problems that it, like any other software product on the planet, obviously will have? Come on, help out your desktop! This is a community, people! :) - May 21 2005
(Project idea) Kaim

Chat & Messenging by DaBlade 18 comments

I'm sorry to be the one to say this, but why not help out the Kopete people in stead? They've already got a multi-network IM client for KDE, which blends in perfectly... They're even looking for people right now! Go join #kopete on or get directly in contact with them. It seems silly to me to be duplicating the effort, when they're so open towards new people... - May 21 2005
reinhardt style

Wallpaper Other by carpelinx 2 comments

Nice work, I'm happy to have inspired something like this :) Fits right in with the icons and the style :) I'm sticking with my own bg for now, but this is definitely an option for when I switch... sometime in a year or two ;) - May 10 2005
The Reinhardt Icon Set

Icon Sub-Sets by leinir 85 comments

Sorry for the long reply time, and I'm afraid I didn't check here before releasing the new one, otherwise I'd have had all three. KPPP should be covered, Xine doesn't have an icon per se (I do not have an icon for xine-ui, I presume you meant that one), and MainActor I've also not got an icon for. TODO listed ;) - Apr 09 2005
amaroK CSS-Scheme "Mycolors"

Amarok Themes by Flextron 28 comments

Sure thing we support it, it's called CSS ;) The CSS specification holds definitions of a range of system colours as defined here: - Mar 16 2005
Kicker vs. Kicker !

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by mononoke 14 comments

Hey, MxCL, you are entitled to be typical, simply on the grounds of being one of the devs of one of the single coolest programs on the planet at the moment ;)

amaroK is your friend ;) - Feb 03 2005
The Reinhardt Icon Set

Icon Sub-Sets by leinir 85 comments

Thanks, much appreciated! :) - Jan 13 2005
The Reinhardt Icon Set

Icon Sub-Sets by leinir 85 comments

Hehe, a good point, actually :) I shall have to see about making a Reinhardt style emoticon set :) - Jan 13 2005
The Reinhardt Icon Set

Icon Sub-Sets by leinir 85 comments

All to his own.

This was never supposed to be teletubbie land. The application icons have colours, many mimetype icons have colours too, however the icons you see most of, namely the actions icons (toolbar buttons and such), do not. This is deliberate, and will not change. - Jan 13 2005
The Reinhardt Icon Set

Icon Sub-Sets by leinir 85 comments

Aah, I'm sorry for the wait. You need to rename the index.desktop file to for example index-svg.desktop and use the included png version in stead (rename that to index.desktop). Otherwise it will go on using the SVG version first. - Jan 13 2005
The Reinhardt Icon Set

Icon Sub-Sets by leinir 85 comments

Hehe, actually yes, now that you say it ;) I do not use Eclipse myself, so I never noticed it. I will try and do something about that for the next version.

As for the bug you report above, that is a new one... However, if this is caused by an icon set, you should probably get a hole of the kdesktop maintainers in stead and talk to them about it, I don't see how simple images can cause that sort of thing. - Dec 18 2004
The Reinhardt Icon Set

Icon Sub-Sets by leinir 85 comments

Hehe, thanks ;)

You put that icon in, I presume, the apps secion (you should be able to find it in $KDEDIR/share/icons/crystal/22x22/apps or /actions). Do send it to me when you're satisfied that the icon works well enough :) - Dec 18 2004
The Reinhardt Style (formely Slicker)

KDE 3.5 Themes by leinir 97 comments

Thanks, that'll help me pin it down a little further. I am, I should say, not exactly adept at C++ and so would welcome any and all help with this... - Dec 18 2004
Am-a-roK Star Rock album jackets

KDE 3.x Splash Screens by dadeisvenm 7 comments

Funny an' all, but amaroK does not have a capital a ;) - Dec 16 2004
Amarok - Dark Wolf

Various Artwork by flow 30 comments

Just to clarify: I wasn't accusing you of plagiarism, just pointing out that there is a similarity there ;) Still think it's very good work :) - Dec 14 2004
Amarok - Dark Wolf

Various Artwork by flow 30 comments

What you may remember seeing is which is the homepage of WARP Graphics, acclaimed author of the fantasy series ElfQuest, which first appeared in print in 1979. They have a big problem (at least have had in the past) with people who use the WARP Graphics logo as their own. While they have a very liberal policy regarding copyright, their logo is holy ground, in that it's what they are identified by.

In short, this and the WARP Graphics logo do seem very similar. But, as mentioned before, the two products (amaroK and ElfQuest) are so different that it has little or no meaning ;)

Also: Very nice work! If this one is chosen over my personal favourite (amaroK: Wolf Howl) then I shall be only very little disappointed ;) - Dec 14 2004
amaroK CSS-Scheme "yellow"

KDE 3 Color Schemes by davidp 6 comments

Definitely :) If you look in the amaroK screenshots section, the one listed there is my theme ;) I'll be releasing it myself when the interface stabilises a little more :) - Dec 11 2004
amaroK CSS-Scheme "yellow"

KDE 3 Color Schemes by davidp 6 comments

You'll need to exit amaroK before editing the file, or the changes will be lost when amaroK exists :)

Yes, we know this is not a very user-friendly way of doing it ;) The work is not complete yet on this, and we have plans to implement a GUI to switch the stylesheets from within amaroK, so no worries :) - Dec 11 2004
amaroK: Wolf Howl

Various Artwork by euxneks 27 comments

Amaroq just means wolf, not wolf's eye. - Dec 09 2004
amaroK: Wolf Howl

Various Artwork by euxneks 27 comments

Actually you're absolutely right, it does scale nicely :) I simply have a very blurry screen ;) I saw it on a nice screen earlier today and it looks just fine :) - Dec 08 2004
amaroK: Wolf Howl

Various Artwork by euxneks 27 comments

And not just because of my obsession with wolves ;) While this particular version of your wolf howl icon might not scale too well (maybe too much detail?) it is certainly distinct and even beautiful. The wolf's howl is quite possibly one of the most distinct sounds in the animal kingdom, and certainly known by everyone (for better or worse). This one has my vote :)

Also, on a random note, it will be possible, with an icon as different as this one, to actually make a Reinhardt style icon out of it ;) - Dec 07 2004

KDE 3 Color Schemes by Senshi 1 comment

Very smooth :) I'm not sure if the fonts are in any way practical for every day use (it's a caption font, it's not really good for reading), but still pleasant enough :) - Dec 06 2004
small patch to reinhardt-0.8.2

KDE 3.5 Themes by sergik 5 comments

Hehe, I've got that myself... That big thing that is Project C, the project that will be the base for our exams in programming (ASP.NET/C#, SQL and so on) and concept development (graphics work, HCI and that stuff)... So good luck to you :) - Dec 03 2004
small patch to reinhardt-0.8.2

KDE 3.5 Themes by sergik 5 comments

try to see what I can do for inclusion in 0.9, which seems to be approaching rapidly now ;) Someone else had something as well... Removal of the toolbar handles if I remember right? Anyway, that's the todo for the next version :) If you find a way to fix any more of the TODO items, please do so... Someone also reported a bug, but after looking for the cause I can't seem to find it (transparency issues in Kicker). Thanks for the help so far, though :) - Dec 02 2004

Audioplayers by amarok 574 comments

I believe I know what he means. And someone actually came onto the channel sometime last week and suggested something like this. What he means is not a mouse-keyboard combo but a pure keyboard shortcut, like what we have for playing (simply pressing [enter]). Possibly [ctrl][shift][enter] would be the moost sane shortcut assignment, since [ctrl] is used for the mouse/keyboard combo, and shift would then signify secondary action as opposed to primary (since it's [ctrl][right click] and not [ctrl][click]).

I'm really writing this down here so that I don't forget it later when I get back onto the channel, but that's my thoughts so far (after thinking about it for a while). :) - Nov 27 2004
The Reinhardt Style (formely Slicker)

KDE 3.5 Themes by leinir 97 comments

Thanks loads! As you can see, they've been added :) (Nice choice in distribution ;) ) - Nov 26 2004
The Reinhardt Style (formely Slicker)

KDE 3.5 Themes by leinir 97 comments

I'm sorry, I've absolutely no idea why this happens. It may need kbuildsyscoca (a trick if something like this fails that really should work out of the box is always to run that...), so give that a try... Sorry for the long reply time, but I've tried to find out why and failing. This is the only idea I have about it I'm afraid. Please report back if it works!

And thanks for the kind words, it's much appreciated :) - Nov 25 2004
amarok imp. mockup

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by mangar 3 comments

First, I am not in any way an official voice for the amaroK team, I just hang out with them and help out when I can ;) Please people, comment on this one. And PLEASE describe why you vote bad. Voting bad without bothering to describe why doesn't exactly do anyone any good.

1. combine the start/pause buttons - the icon on the start button to change to the pause button.

Quite possibly the single most requested feature apart from cover saving (which we're unable to provide legally)

2. anlarge the start/pause buttob - it's the most commonly used feature, so according to fitt's (pitts? ) law it should be the largest button.

Fitts' law, actually :) It would be a Good Thing for purely usability related issues, but it is unfortunately not quite so good here, simply because what we've got to work with is a toolbar button. However, it might be possible to add text to the button (so that it reads either play or pause, depending on what icon is shown).

3. add a "record" button - i.e. a streamripper shortcut..

That is not exactly legal... This would be the prime candidate for a plugin, but that's discussed bellow.

4. not shown: a streaming media station chooser (similar to iTunes (tm) ) - before the amarok site went down, i've posted a message about it in amarok's forum, and was given a reply that it's illegal to use reuse shoutcast's directory.
therefore - why not use
google stations?

The xiph dir does indeed seem like a pleasant option, but the problem is now, how do they manage the streams on there? It seems however that they only list specific streams that are made using icecast. Maybe a stream browser could be based on plugable backends? Need the devs on that one ;)

(and maybe enable a 3rd party plugin..)

A scripting based plugin system is under consideration, however the problem is that so far the scripting languages that are avaliable in KDE are somewhat lacking, in one way or the other.
Until that gets sorted out, resort to DCOP for all your scripting purposes; amaroK has a very large amount of DCOP function available, for adding media and play control and such. - Nov 20 2004
I've gone and got myself a T630, and then I stumbled accross this stuff... I downloaded the Da GnuTux theme and I am lovin' it :) Very, very nice work :) - Nov 19 2004
Wacom Tablet Underlay

Various Stuff by comtux 4 comments

First, this isn't a KDE improvement, it would probably be better in the Other category...

I don't like voting bad without giving a reason. The quality of this seems lacking to me: The edges of Tux are jagged and (just to make it more relevant to this site, since KDE doesn't only run on Linux ;) ) while Tux is a good idea... Why not use Konqi for it in stead? You'll find pics of him on the KDE homepage. - Nov 17 2004

System Sounds by tobydox 3 comments

Brilliant stuff there :) As for it being QT only and not KDE, we've already got loads of QT only programs on KDE-Apps, it's not a problem :) However, you might want to look into using some KDE stuff in the program, loads of neato functions in there (stuff like sane open/save dialogs and so on ;) ). - Nov 15 2004

System Sounds by tobydox 3 comments

Having not even gotten around to trying the sound set yet, your program (though hard to find on a German page when you don't know the language at all well ;) ) seems quite an amazing feat. Why not publish it on KDE-Look's sister site KDE-Apps? It would bring you exposure and the program itself seems like it should be in the arsenal of any linux person into music :) I'm off to download it myself in just a tiny short while :) - Nov 15 2004
Kopete Visual

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by gr3gg 60 comments

Actually, Kopete does have a function like that, problem is it's only visible with tabs shown, since what happens is that when someone types, the text on the tab turns bright green. - Nov 11 2004