LinuxWorld: Why KDE Applications Have a Bright Desktop Future
Jul 01, 2002, 11:00 (54 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Nicholas Petreley)
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"If you've been using KDE over the past few years, you'll have
noticed something remarkable about most KDE applications. They are
suddenly endowed with many of the same new features, all at
"One of the nicest features of this file dialog is the ability
to define shortcuts to frequently used directories. I find this
indispensable in everyday tasks. Better still, you can set custom
shortcuts that will appear in the file dialog for every application
and set other custom shortcuts for individual applications. This
satisfies one of the most primal needs of power users: the ability
to make the program behave exactly how you want it to behave.
"By the way, I don't want to give the impression that the KDE
folks were the innovative force behind these dialogs if they
weren't. It's been ages since I've used Windows to do any work, but
I noticed that the file dialog for Office 2000 is nearly the same
(though it lacked some of the features of the KDE file dialog).
Perhaps Windows caught up with Office XP, or perhaps it was KDE
that did the catching up. Regardless, even if this was one of those
rare occurrences of Microsoft innovation rather than KDE
innovation, it's hard to deny that this file dialog is far more
convenient and useful than the GTK equivalent..."