[Clug-tech] kde3 and kde4
Gary Z. (If forwarding, PLEASE delete address from body of e-mail!)
gzone at shaw.ca
Wed Feb 27 08:24:02 PST 2008
Let me risk playing devil's advocate here.
Below is a link to a screen shot of my XP session. This is taken off of a
1280x1024 19" Samsung (non-WS) LCD screen. It's somewhat compressed so may
not have clear printing but it's the relative dimensions were after, right?
Outlook Express occupied all the available screen (i.e. maximized).
What is the big deal with titlebars and taskbars here?
When playing with Linux, I favour Gnome and with two bars (above and below)
more screen space is used and yet I prefer the feel to KDE. But that is a
preference and I don't want to get into a shouting match between KDE and
Gnome. I have implemented the KDE-desktop in Ubuntu so that I can enter into
either environment and though it has been a few weeks since I went prancing
through Linux, I don't recall the bars (title or task) in either environment
being any smaller than my WinXP config.
Are they really 'stupid big'? Am I going blind?
[I have a KVM switch so I could easily click back and forth between my Linux
and WinXP computers, but I'm not going to do that right now.]
----- Original Message -----
you can certainly cherry pick examples (win xp titlebars, sure; they are
stupid big.. kde4 has rather sane defaults here) but as a generality i can't
agree. at least not in kde4.
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