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Re: [trinity-users] What would trh rest of you mention about TDE?

From: Mark S Bilk <mark@...>
Date: Fri, 12 Jun 2015 20:19:45 -0700
On Thu, Jun 11, 2015 at 05:57:46PM +0100, Lisi Reisz wrote:
>I am shortly giving a talk on TDE.   Any points that people particularly think 
>I should mention?  In fact, any pointers?  

I am actually still using a version of Linux that is several 
years old, with KDE 3.5.10.  But when I update, I will switch 
to TDE.

For me, the most important advantage of TDE over KDE4 is the 
multiple virtual desktops.  I use all 20 of them, for 
separated activities like Mail, Music, My Website, etc.  In each
one I have multiple konsoles with mc running in them pointed to 
directories specific to the activity, Firefox pages, and other 
program windows.  The great advantage is that the screen and 
taskbar only show the programs in each particular virtual desktop, 
so they are much less cluttered.  I can leave the programs 
running and visible all the time, since they take little RAM, 
and no CPU cycles, when I'm not using them.

But when I want to do something, like listen to a tune, I just 
click the Music button in the little desktop-pager (switcher) 
applet that's in the panel at the bottom of all the desktops, 
and I'm instantly in the Music desktop with several ways of 
selecting what I want, already set up.

This is a wonderful facility for making the computer an 
extension of my mind!

KDE4 has sabotaged it, because the desktop names are not visible 
in the pager applet.  They are obscured by outlines of all the 
windows in each desktop, and these cannot be removed.

Also I don't like the way KDE4 does things like adjusting the size
of the panels.  And I never figured out what the stupid "cashews" 
do.  They have changed things just for the sake of changing them,
and made them worse, not better.