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

Kevin Kofler kevin.kofler at chello.at
Wed Oct 22 01:46:55 UTC 2008


Linuxguy123 <linuxguy123 <at> gmail.com> writes:
> When will KDE4 get a desktop like in KDE3.x ?

In KDE 4.2.

KDE 4.2 supports (well, will support, but the prereleases already support it) 
setting the folder view applet as the desktop instead of the standard Plasma 
desktop, which effectively provides an old-school desktop with files and 
shortcuts. The folder view applet in 4.2 has also been enhanced to remember the 
position of icons, just like the old KDE 3.5 desktop did.

> Here is a comment from a recent KDE4.2 review:
> 
> ============================================================================
> The Desktop
> Plasma has most goals listed for inclusion in KDE4.2, followed closely
> by KWin. Currently Plasma behaves somewhat unstable and can crash while
> managing the plasmoids. With the default “plasmoid” desktop setting, we
> can add the plasmoids, but the files/icons are not supported, KDE3’s
> style.
> ===========================================================================
> 
> http://polishlinux.org/kde/quick-look-at-kde-42-svn/

You'll notice the review says "With the default “plasmoid” desktop setting". 
This implies there's another one. :-) (And that other setting is the 
folder-view-as-desktop option I described above.)

        Kevin Kofler




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