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Re: When will KDE4 get a desktop like in KDE3.x ?





--- On Tue, 10/21/08, Marko Vojinovic <vvmarko panet co yu> wrote:

> From: Marko Vojinovic <vvmarko panet co yu>
> Subject: Re: When will KDE4 get a desktop like in KDE3.x ?
> To: fedora-list redhat com
> Date: Tuesday, October 21, 2008, 10:12 AM
> On Monday 20 October 2008 23:50, Linuxguy123 wrote:
> > Why can't we have files and icons on the desktop,
> ala KDE3.x ?
> 
> You can. Use folder-view widget, and point it to the
> Desktop folder under your 
> home directory.
> 
> However...
> 
> It could be argued that files and icons do not belong on
> the desktop, but 
> rather in home directory. It could also be argued that one
> should use a file 
> manager rather then desktop manager to manipulate files,
> while the desktop 
> manager should be better suited to manipulate the desktop.
> It could further 
> be argued that files and icons were already present on the
> desktop up to KDE 
> 3.5 and that this was demonstrated to be a Bad Habbit,
> since the desktop 
> usually becomes cluttered beyond any usability after some
> time. Finally, it 
> could be argued that using plasmoids on the desktop rather
> than keeping icons 
> on it enhances its usability.
> 
> I know that forcing people to change their habbits is very
> painful in general, 
> invites a horrific amount of bitching and moaning, but ---
> as for example 
> with taking bitter-tasting medications, learning math in
> school, using 
> selinux --- it is for their own good.
> 
> I would suggest that you put some effort in getting
> yourself disciplined in 
> having a directory hierarchy under your home dir to put
> files, and put 
> plasmoids/widgets on the desktop.
> 
> OTOH, if you really really really absolutely need files and
> icons on the 
> desktop, use folder-view widget. After a while you might
> get interested in 
> having two or more folder-view widgets on the desktop
> showing the contents of 
> several different directories, and then you might apreciate
> the hard-work of 
> the KDE4 developers who made such a thing possible. In KDE
> 3.5 you are 
> limited to just one folder, just like for ex. in Windows
> you are limited to 
> just one desktop. Once you find out about the Better Way,
> you'll never look 
> back... ;-)
> 
> HTH, :-)
> Marko
> 
> -- 


It could also be argued that this philosophy of yours is in direct 
conflict with the whole spirit and intent of the Linux environment
in the first place.

Linux and it's environments were created to give users the freedom
to use and configure their desktops any way they like.

To tell me that I should not lose abilities that I once had and
used for the sake of some new dogma that someone else believes in
is like chalk scrapping against a blackboard.

If I want to clutter my desktop with files and folders,
that is my business not some developers.



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