Tried KDE 4.1.2

Art Alexion art.alexion at
Thu Oct 9 10:37:54 BST 2008

Favorites is inferior to Quick Launch because you must open the menu  
to get to them.

Is katapult still available?


Art Alexion
Sent unsigned from an iPod. That's the reason for the top posting as  

On Oct 8, 2008, at 3:32 PM, Frederic Schaer <fred.schaer at> wrote:

> Richard S. Crawford a écrit :
>> Well, I've been trying KDE 4 off and on.
>> Is it okay to just not like it? It's smooth enough and fast enough  
>> and
>> pretty enough, but there are a couple of things that irked me,
>> especially in the panel:
>> * I miss the Quicklaunch tool, and haven't been able to find a widget
>> like it for KDE 4. I know that I can drag program icons from the K
>> menu to the panel, but I have twelve programs listed in my  
>> Quicklaunch
>> tool, and twelve full-size icons on my KDE 4 panel just isn't going  
>> to
>> work.
> I had the same problem...
> I found the quicklaunch plasmoïd on kde-look, but what can be found  
> on
> doesn't work because of paths that are different.
> However, concerning the quick launch replacement, you should try in  
> the
> K menu to right-click on your favorite app and then , "add to  
> favorites"
> : this is what is displayed first when you click on the K Menu, and is
> almost what I use daily now, instead of the folder view I have  
> (which is
> not easy to use because of windows beeing on top, execpt if you want  
> to
> use the dashboard plasma, which also looks very cool, I admit...)
> Cheers
>> * I also miss the "Network Folders" icon and the "System Places" icon
>> on the panel. I haven't figured out how to replicate these functions
>> in KDE 4. And I really dislike the "folder view" widget. I prefer
>> having as clean a desktop as possible, and the "folder view" widget
>> just clutters it up.
>> If anyone can tell me how to replicate these two functions in KDE 4,
>> I'd love it. But until I can get these things working, they're pretty
>> much a deal breaker for me and KDE 4.
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