Re: How is KDE4 supposed to be used ?

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On Sat, Oct 4, 2008 at 3:38 PM, Linuxguy123 <[email protected]> wrote:
> On Sat, 2008-10-04 at 21:14 +0000, Marko Vojinovic wrote:
>> It is obvious that KDE4 is meant to be used with a different mindset
>> (no icons
>> on the desktop, desktop is not a folder, everything you can see is a
>> window
>> or a widget, etc...), but the question is actually *why* is it
>> different and
>> *how* is one supposed to think in order to make optimum usage of it.
>> I
>> believe some users are trying to forcibly configure it to behave like
>> KDE3,
>> and are frustrated by the process and the results. The "why" question
>> is
>> obvious somehow...
>> Note, I did some reading on the sugested websites that explain this in
>> some
>> sense, but I still fail to see the actual benefit of this paradigm
>> shift. So
>> I'd be grateful if someone explained this in a nutshell, and I believe
>> this
>> is what OP also wants. I also like it and use it on a daily basis,
>> but
>> somehow feel that I am missing the idea of how it is intended to be
>> used.
> You said it better than I did.
> I don't "get" KDE4.  The big thing I missed from KDE3 was a desktop with
> real folders on it that I could drag and drop to my heart's content.
> KDE has "folder view" that one can use to display a folder and one can
> put the icon for a folder on the desktop, but I don't see how that is
> better than what we had with KDE3.
> All I see so far is that KDE4 is different.  I don't get how it is
> better.
> The management and control of the desktop area is what I don't
> understand.  Its like we added a layer of complexity (ie using folder
> view and having to use an icon on the desktop to represent the folder)
> and I am not following why its better.  I don't see anything we couldn't
> have done in KDE3 if we would have added widgets to it.
> Why did they not allow the user to have a traditional desktop that
> displayed the entire contents of the Desktop folder ?
> Thanks

Apparently, the people writing the code came to the conclusion that
things were becoming a huge mess, and took the opportunity of moving
to Qt4 to rewrite a lot of the stuff they saw as crap.

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