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Quotes of the week

Posted Feb 20, 2013 17:26 UTC (Wed) by nye (guest, #51576)
In reply to: Quotes of the week by rahulsundaram
Parent article: Quotes of the week

>Think: Firefox and status bar. Think: KDE and desktop icons.

What are you talking about? Wrong on both counts, which you could have discovered in a few moments if you had bothered to check (as I just did).

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Posted Feb 20, 2013 19:06 UTC (Wed) by rahulsundaram (subscriber, #21946) [Link]

Umm. Firefox doesn't have a status bar by default anymore and KDE 4 has changed the way you add desktop icons. So, no, I am not wrong on either counts.

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Posted Feb 20, 2013 19:28 UTC (Wed) by hummassa (subscriber, #307) [Link]

In KDE4, you can have desktop icons just like you have in KDE3. It's just the default that changed. You right-click on the desktop, choose the "folder view", and voila. Works on 4.9, I tested.

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Posted Feb 20, 2013 20:51 UTC (Wed) by rahulsundaram (subscriber, #21946) [Link]

Precisely my point. It was not there in KDE 4.0 and it got added back via a different method.

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Posted Feb 20, 2013 20:54 UTC (Wed) by hummassa (subscriber, #307) [Link]

That's not my recollection (KDE user since 2.something). AFAICR, It is what it is since I made the somewhat precocious transition from 3.5 to 4.0.

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Posted Feb 20, 2013 21:24 UTC (Wed) by rahulsundaram (subscriber, #21946) [Link]

KDE 4.0 had some issues with desktop icons. It wasn't implemented properly until a couple of revisions later. I wrote a review at

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Posted Feb 21, 2013 12:22 UTC (Thu) by nye (guest, #51576) [Link]

I disagree that 'having some bugs in the unfinished x.0 release' counts as 'feature removed and added in a different way', but I certainly can't disagree that there were indeed a boatload of bugs in KDE 4.0, so if that's what you're really meaning, then fair enough.

On Firefox though, this is taking a turn for the bizarre; I can't understand where there is scope for disagreement. When I tried it yesterday it was using the version from the Ubuntu repo, so I wondered if maybe it had been mucked about with. I just downloaded a copy of the Windows build from their website and ran it with a fresh profile - I definitely have a status bar without changing any settings. Maybe you're seeing a bug or a repackaged version with changed defaults?

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