Anything I type at the desktop though seems to get shoved through Dolphin for some odd reason. If I type Movies and hit enter, Dolphin pops up in my Movies folder. But if I type "konsole" Dolphin then pops up...in whatever folder I was in last. "firefox" --> same thing, "gitsrc" ---> gitsrc folder in my home directory.
i can't waaaaait till all that nice stuff, GNU/Linux graphics guys doing recently, would be wrapped up into pretty user-friendly "packaging" in distributions, and all the wonders of multiple-outputs virtual screens , independent screens and multi-seat cuncurrent displays, root-less X would be easily accessible without being limited & hidden by static & obscure, driver-specific options and DEs being confused by them.
oooh... now i just need to figure out why KDE|X began refusing to let cursor unto second screen. and, by the way, X still don't even want to set maximum refresh rate for second monitor automatically, at least the damn thing selects maximum resolution... but, with RandR unavailable, it's either Xinerama with lesser rate, some apps being confused and windows going about willy-nilly or "Zaphod" with second monitor being useless :/
which also reminds me, that even thought much work been done to ease multi-seat support, there's nothing been heard about easier input devices assaingment beyond usual messing around with xorg.conf. which is too bad.
ocassionaly fucking up entire system, that only quick proper console command could help, is not very tolerable behaviour for such late releases.
maybe it's not that bad for people who really want something like that, but for me:
1) being that unrealiable, on addition of being useless for me
2) _KDE's constant complains_ about it being disabled until not long ago
drives me nuts every time i have to deal with it.
just like with most of the rest, KDE guys started implementing strange shit instead of finishing off Qt4 transition.
LightDM & KMSCon guys look like they know what they doing in comparison. by the way, about KDM - damn thing also regressed in comparison to KDE3, and no-one give much shit about it. and it's damn GUI doesn't even have all the options for it... and why the fuck it's primary config is sitting in /usr ? :\ uh.
trying out NM in KDE is still a challange of frustration. and i'm a "networking guy", who knows what he's doing.
setting up & controlling something like PPPoE via PON with it for an ordinary guy is fucking confusing. the its GUI looks like a pretentious WPA Supplicant GUI reject, and its console frontend... maybe i have to see this shit in some binary distros, and not Gentoo, because Gentoo guys clearly not give much fuck about NM and Sd.
webkit. that's fucked up. and those small things are the legion. in _every_ _fucking_ _aspect_ _of_ _KDE4_. and they not only not going away with time and "development" but multiply.
every time i look at a built-in "Timer" plasmoid on my desktop, i think i see how much provident thought are put into it...
just look at it's timer settings: instead of an easy way to set up arbitrary countdown time (like giving you an analogue clock picture to click with you mouse on for setting an alarm for desired time, or presenting a dialog to directly put time and then keeping last entered values for fast-input), you have to use contex menu on it to select pre-defined values or to go into settings to set those values, and when you're setting those, your new values go on top (in addition to cluttering the contex menu, of course) of the pile, despite their relation to already available ones (no sorting). so you have to click like _literally >10 time_ _each time_ you're adding a value larger than the last one to sort that shit manually, which doesn't save it from being cluttered and over-complicated, when it has the right to be.
and you can't delete plasmoids from plasmoid menu in plasma (because it's "plasmoid adding" menu, you see !) either, when those motherfuckers go out of screen's visible area, which may confuse plasma and make it segfault, in addition to eating up resources (like you could with Kicker's addons in addons menu...). and that menu is the hard-to-use horizontal bullshit thingy with 'search' working only for current KDE's locale, not taking vanilla, English names into account, so you have to guess what localizers wrote about plasmoid you need. great...
and something like that is EVERY-fucking-WHERE ! should i elaborate on how it drives me nuts ? no, i think you see.
i can only hope that Martin isn't into politics much :)
well, most people want Windows®, 'antivirus' amulet-of-an-icon and not to give a fuck, until it's too late. that way, everyone is going to be disappointed, but not everyone will get why, at the end.
BUT still, it's... you guessed it! - pretty FUCKED the-fuck UP ! :(
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or maybe they just have broke by regression that broken-by-design krunner crap too. oh, the irony !
still, even though nepomuk is disable-able, virtuoso is kill-able, i'm not aware of GUI allowing easily to get rid of that krunner/"searcher" thing, despite hidden option being available, from the looks of it, for quite some time.