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mabs

Morten Sjí¸gren Copenhagen, Denmark
Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements
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Krog Black

Plasma Color Schemes 9 comments

by Krog
Score 63.3%
Jul 24 2008
Thanks for this color scheme, it is very beautiful.

One problem though, it messes up some pages in firefox.

Easy to fix:
In firefox -> Menu "Edit" -> "Preferences" -> "Content" -> "Colors..." -> Uncheck "system colors". - Feb 09 2009
PowerDevil

System Software 79 comments

by drf
Score 50.0%
Feb 01 2009
I've tried to install powerdevil-1.2.0 under gentoo from the overlay kde-testing.

There is a big problem, the moment I login and the kde4.1 splashscreen opens my laptop suspends to ram and I can't wake it without it going back to sleep within seconds.

The only way to login is to login via console and uninstall powerdevil and then login.

My laptop is a macbook generation 1.1.

kernel is 2.6.24-tuxonice-r9-mactel (that's kernel 2.6.24 with tuxonice and mactel patched)
KDE 4.1.1 also from kde-testing overlay. - Sep 23 2008
Beesoft Commander

System Software 52 comments

Score 50.0%
Sep 20 2008
Does it use kio_ftp?

I need a ftp-client that doesn't for a broken ftp-server. - Apr 05 2006
BlueamaroK

Amarok 1.x Scripts 65 comments

Score 50.0%
Dec 10 2006
I've a small feature wish...

After a while my phone disconnects and the only way for the connection to be reestablished, is to manually restart the script.

So it'd be cool, if the script could do that it self, maybe just disconnect and reconnect once in a while, every 10-15 mins. or so.

PS.: Thanks, it's a nice script. - Feb 06 2006
I got the same, it's a permission problem.
chmod your /dev/rfcomm0 and it should work.
I just did:
chmod o+rw /dev/rfcomm0
Since I'm the only user and /dev/rfcomm0 is owned by user: root and group: root.

It works for my k700i, great another reason to keep my big butt on the sofa ;) - Feb 06 2006
IDEA: desktop areas

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements 14 comments

Score 50.0%
Nov 18 2005
I'd like to have different areas of desktop icons.
First a "device" area there CDs, usb-key and other storage devices are shown. A dynamic area.
Second permanemt icons, like trash, home and "my documents".
Third could be application-links, for quick access. Optional of cause. This is for the users who use shortcuts on the desktop for "quick launch".
Fourth normal files and folders stored on the desktop.

There would still be room for your suggestions. - Nov 19 2005
goLinuxSMS - goWinSMS

Utilities 27 comments

Score 43.3%
Jun 01 2011
No it is not illegal, you can link you're GPL program against non-free libraries.
http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-faq.html#TOCWindowsRuntimeAndGPL

But you can not do the other way around, link a non-free/closed source program/library against a GPLed one. - Nov 17 2005
kdesvn-build

Developers Apps 52 comments

Score 50.0%
Jul 11 2008
Now I know this isn't actually usefull yet, but I want to try it anyway.
How do I set kdesvn-build up for KDE4? - Aug 14 2005
Kopete: autoclose Balloon/Bubble.

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements 4 comments

by mabs
Score 50.0%
Jul 11 2005
Done :) - Jul 12 2005
Kaffeine Player

Video Apps 179 comments

Score 50.0%
Jul 06 2008
[I do not know why so many people are complaining about the new tabbed layout. The playlist can be seperated from the main window, the only thing that possibly lacks is a more feature rich right click menu within the playlist ... and if it would be possible to make the tabs a little smaller (more flat), so that they consume less space it'll get really slick!]

For me it's not so much the tabbed layout that is the problem.
It's that 0.4.x had a much better interface then 0.5+, since it had a smaller GUI, spacebar throttled play and pause, middle mouse buttom throttled fullscreen. All controls I need when I'm playing video, were right-where for easy access in the main windows (select subtitle, langauge, volume control etc.).

Kaffeine is IMO still a good videoplayer for linux, but it was a great videoplayer before. - Apr 07 2005
BalloonFileTip patch

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements 10 comments

by mabs
Score 50.0%
Mar 11 2005
" First, I like the idea of having sophisticated shaped ballon helps. In particular I liked those of Enlightenment."
Havn't tried enlightenment in a long time (last 16, quite old), I'm looking forward to trying it again (17).

"But: The shape should be dependend on the current GUI widget style. Please, if it is somehow possible, just patch the balloon help in a way that it is asking the KStyle engine to give it a nice shape and background image. Then you could provide your implenentation as a default in KStyle. ..."
I really havn't though of that, I think it's a great idea. I don't know mush about how kstyle-works.

I never expected this too make it into KDE's codebase, not in it's current form. - Mar 21 2005
You don't have to use it ;-)
I made this mostly for myself, but shared it here for those who might like it too.

I'll get around to the blank line later, I ment to do that from the beginning, but could do it when. - Mar 07 2005
also have a look at this:
http://www.kde-look.org/content/show.php?content=21453
you could combine thos ideas in your patch (the actual tooltips are too large IMHO, this is a more compact look)


I already know of it :-) But I see a number of issue with it, as I pointed out in the commenting section on that.
While invistigating howto make this patch, I learn something on how the metainfo system works in KDE.
1. I think the horizontal line in that idea would require a major rewrite due to the fact that the metainfo including the horizontal line i basicly an HTML-string that doesn't just split up. So I don't see a simple way of having both an icon/preview and that HTML-string.
2. I actually like the size of the FileTip as it is, this balloon has the same size as the original. I might be able to do something about the height, there seem to be some pixels at the bottom. - Mar 05 2005
It won't for now, the patch doesn't even apply, but I already know why, the class KonqFileTip is in another file in 3.3.

I was planning to port it tonight (GMT+1) or early tomorrow. - Mar 05 2005
Devices first on desktop

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements 6 comments

by mabs
Score 50.0%
Mar 05 2005
There are two kinds of devices you can have on the desktop in KDE. The first is the type that you ask KDE to place it self by desktopmenu->configure desktop->behavior->Device icons->mark "Show devices icons"
The second type is the type you yourself adds to the desktop by (in KDE 3.4) desktopmenu->Create New->Link to device->*. This type is really just a .desktop-file with the type=FSDev.
Currently (without this patch) KDE treats type one as a folder and sort it together with folders, and treats type two like the file it is.
If hard disk partitions were first earlier it was because the name had a leading space (eg. " HARD DISK (hda1)" insteed of "HARD DISK (hda1)" ), but it seems that resent CVS have fixed that.

What this patch do is: KDE now treats both type one and two as a seperate (3rd) group of icons, and sorts them before folders and files, but only if it is told to do so.

I hope that explained it. - Mar 10 2005
Improving KDE (for KDE 3.4)

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements 43 comments

by f10nk
Score 50.0%
Mar 06 2005
I had the same issue, my problem was that my Qt wasn't patched. - Mar 06 2005
[[(1) missing alignments
It looks like shit in konqueror. Either the text will be left aligned (not left of the file thumbnail, but ALL strings aligned to the same line) or centered]
Agreed, good thing I've fixed this (atleast I think I did) and I'm sending it to original poster now.]
I just have to currect myself. I misread your post earlier, sorry about that.
Thats not what I fixed. I'd a problem with icon-alignment, when the filename were just over one line in length, it would be misplaced and screw-up it alignment of all the icons in that folder, only work-around were to zoom-in to max icon size.
As I said before I misread your post therefor I agreed to something that you didn't say. I happen to like the way the text is aligned-to-center, I think it makes it easier to read and still looking good. - Feb 28 2005
[(1) missing alignments
It looks like shit in konqueror. Either the text will be left aligned (not left of the file thumbnail, but ALL strings aligned to the same line) or centered]
Agreed, good thing I've fixed this (atleast I think I did) and I'm sending it to original poster now.

[(2) Consequency
The selection in QIconView has round corners, now. Why not the selection in ListViews/TreeViews?
I don't get it...]
There is a good reason for that ListViews and Iconview uses different code for displaying icons. And the rounded edges have only been implementet on iconview, which IMO is the best thing to do, since it would look wired in listview with the empty spaces between icons in the listview from the round edges. - Feb 28 2005
KDE Improvement 3.4 (Your opinion plz)

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements 36 comments

Score 50.0%
Jun 02 2005
I've made something simular to this idea, it is NOT the same, but you might like it.

http://www.kde-apps.org/content/show.php?content=21480 - Mar 05 2005
I like the idea of the round edges, but I don't like the color. The yellow is so much nicer IMO,
I also like the line, but I see an issue with that idea. When previewing an image, the original shows a rather large image-preview, which is nice IMO. Your idea would require either a larger box or a smaller image. If the image were smaller I'd have to open more files when I'm looking for a specific image. - Mar 04 2005
Cooling looking kde

KDE Plasma Screenshots 2 comments

Score 50.0%
Jan 04 2005
Looks very nice.

How's the performance when you're using Transparency?

Are you using http://www.kde-apps.org/content/show.php?content=16114 and http://www.kde-look.org/content/show.php?content=16962 ? - Jan 09 2005
Improving KDE

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements 313 comments

Score 50.0%
Nov 28 2004
Which debian site did you add? - Dec 27 2004
Hey, if these patches goes into KDE I think it would be a good idea to make the color changeable.
I'd like to change it to a different color but don't want to recompile each time.

PS.: Great work, I have been running with it for a couple of days now, and it makes KDE look much better. - Dec 25 2004
Hey..
I just reemerged qt, kdelibs, kdebase and kdeartwork, with this patch (v1.0.0).

I like the new sidebar-view but there is a big problem it tends to make konqueror crash...
1. If I remove an item from the sidebar.
2. Everytime I close konqueror down, I get the "konqueror has crashed"-dialog.

I have emerged it with USE="debug", CFLAGS="-O2 -march=pentium4" and CXXFLAGS="-O2 -march=pentium4" to enable debug but I get nothing. :-( - Dec 23 2004
KSmoothDock

Various Plasma 5 Improvements 697 comments

Score 73.8%
Nov 24 2019
Hallo.

I've found a bug.
Try to change resolution when using ksmoothdock, the problem should be clear.
The dock, is moved of center and isn't repainted so the background image on the desktop doesn't fit.
When try to change the resolution back, now the background is okay again, but isn't drawn is the bottom.
I'm using ksmoothdock 3.5.1 and kde 3.3.0. - Sep 16 2004
Context-Sidebar

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements 14 comments

Score 50.0%
Sep 16 2004
First of all I like the idea, I do how ever have a question/suggestion.
They are drawn as being attached to the right side of Konqueror, I think it should be possible to place the context-sidebar in the navigationpanel, I'd like it to be filesystem/folder dependend.

I also see you have an entry called Instant Message, I think it could be cool i there were a kopete plugin, so ones contact-list were accessible.
And for CD-burning, a plugin for K3b.

Another thing I think might be cool, and this is if it were a navigationpanel, a kaffeine (xine-lib) or mplayer plugin for previewing video-files. 100% optional of course.

One other idea popped in my head, just now :-)
It'd be cool if one could use this to make a playlist for amarok, xmms, juk and other. It'd make creating a new playlist a lot easier.
Some people (i know) use the longest time creating a playlist from their mp3/ogg library, drag 'n drop from their filemanager to their audio-player.

I use the term plugin because I couldn't think of a better one ;-) - Sep 09 2004
New iconview (mockup)

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements 9 comments

by mabs
Score 50.0%
Jul 14 2004
"Indeed it does, I'd not noticed that before now :) But that is one of the better things about Windows XP, have to say..."

Lets just say I did have some inspiration.

"Also, to mabs, I do like your choice in widget style and icon set ;)"

Thanks me to ;-) - Jul 16 2004
The idea wasn't to replace the existing iconviews (iconview and multicolumniconview) but meerly to add a third option ;-) So changing back wouldn't be a problem. - Jul 14 2004
View on TV

Dolphin Service Menus 27 comments

Score 50.0%
Jul 24 2004
Is it posible to set this up so that the CRT keeps runnning while the video is running in fullscreen on the TV?
I want to be able to work on my computer while, the video is playing on my TV. - Jul 07 2004
my definition of brushed metal

KDE Plasma Screenshots 3 comments

Score 50.0%
Jul 01 2004
WOOPS, sorry did see this were the "screenshot"-section. - Jul 01 2004
I like it, but is this a mockup? If the answer is yes, that's too bad. - Jul 01 2004
Home KIOSlave (idea)

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements 25 comments

Score 50.0%
Jun 12 2004
I like it, but as another user said should however not be "home".
Here are some thoughts I've given it:
The Storage-part could in my opinion also include Audiocd like in kioslave "audiocd:/".
"CD recorder" would be nice if a rightclick could start K3b or another CD-R-app.
It might even be posible to generate "Storage" from kioslave "devices:/"
The buttom "devices" might also need another name since a partition is also a device. Print should open kioslave "print:/".
The blue thing on the left, I'd prefer if the sidebar already present in Konqueror were used insted. And the actions like "add/remove folder" should be in a menu that could come from a rightclick on or around the icons.
All should of course be in i18n, so it could be translated.

Hmmm. If I hadn't a million things I wanted to make, I might be temped to try to make this myself. - Jun 13 2004
The Reinhardt Style (formely Slicker)

KDE 3.5 Themes 97 comments

Score 50.0%
Nov 26 2004
I really like this theme. I'm only missing a GTK1+2 counterpart, so that I can have a consistant desktop GUI.

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M_abs - May 23 2004
Advanced Permissions - konqueror

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements 29 comments

Score 50.0%
Mar 10 2004
You could all vote for this bug/wish-report:
http://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=6976 - May 16 2004
Reinhardt Firebird Theme

Various KDE 1.-4. Styles 9 comments

Score 50.0%
Dec 10 2003
Sadly this doesn't work for Firefox 0.8. Will it in the future? - May 14 2004
PiKdev

Developers Apps 9 comments

Score 50.0%
Jan 30 2006
I know... i know :-)
I just thought it was kind of dirty, given the meaning in my native language - Apr 10 2004
Emmm just for the record... Your programs name is kind of dirty *lol*
In my langauge, danish pik, is a guys "happy stick" - Apr 06 2004