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Seven Improvements Needed in KDE

Nov 29, 2010, 16:33 (0 Talkback[s])
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"For the past eighteen months, KDE has been my primary desktop. I use it about two-thirds of the time, with the rest of my desktop usage divided between GNOME, Xfce, and occasionally other desktops like LXDE. You could call me a generally happy user -- but, as with any desktop not designed for me personally, KDE has one or two quirks or deficiencies that make my computing less than ideal.

"To be sure, KDE has made many improvements since the last time I complained about its shortcomings, in 2008.

"That last commentary was made when the current release was 4.0, which its developers never intended for general use. In the five releases since then, several of my complaints have been eliminated or made less urgent by the addition of more panel options and widgets, and some improved wording of items on the interface. Accessibility options have also improved, mainly through the desktop effects, although KDE still lags behind GNOME in this area.

"However, new features and my own growing familiarity with KDE mean that there are still improvements that I would like to see. Here are the seven top improvements I would suggest for KDE:

"1) Eliminate the Desktop Toolkit"

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