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Re: [opensuse] Grub2 and installing multiple distros on same computer
On 2013-03-12 17:34 (GMT+1100) Basil Chupin composed:

Felix Miata wrote:

I have a strong feeling that you also use KDE 3 or possibly even KDE 2
and won't budge from it. Am I right?

I could budge if there weren't three blocker bugs[1]

Ah, so by taking a gamble I got a royal flush :-) . You DO use outdated
KDE 3.

Not outdated. Mature, like OS/2, no less useful now than they ever were. Nothing I've noticed in KDE4 makes my life any easier, but some of it clearly makes it a lot harder.

preventing my routine use of it, and a bunch of less egregious bugs
leaving KDE and TDE easier to use. I do have it installed on nearly
half my test installations, KDE3 on nearly half, with XFCE, TDE & LXDE
comprising the rest.

[1]
https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=158556

What the heck is "the plasma panel" mentioned in this? :

New name for old paradigm, KDE3's Kicker, much like Win's taskbar or OS/2's WarpCentre.

Plasma panel can now be resized, but it cannot be hidden like it was
possible for the panel in kde 3.x

If it cannot be hidden in similar manner as in KDE3, it's in my way more often than can be tolerated.

https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=283366

Rajko gave you a sensible answer to your complaint.

Sensible maybe for people who aren't jumping among hundreds of logins spread across hundreds of unique installations. The old way (KDE3) just works. The new way (KDE4) does not.

https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=297217

I don't see this here as I am using KDE 4.10.1, but perhaps I am not
understanding what the problem described is all about - especially since

Did you look at the screenshot? What's your display density? What's your visual acuity? What's your viewing distance? The problem is certainly not a problem most would encounter (now or any time soon), but it's certainly one devs need consider lest those who do cannot function unimpaired.

nobody commented to your bug report back in April 2012.

It's just another manifestation of DE and app developers (like web site stylists) sizing things in pixels instead of ems. When pixels are the sizing unit, as display density goes up, usability drops.
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