Tried KDE 4.1.2

O. Sinclair o.sinclair at
Thu Oct 9 11:10:52 BST 2008

Art Alexion wrote:
> Favorites is inferior to Quick Launch because you must open the menu  
> to get to them.
> Is katapult still available?
Katapult and ALT+F2 have been merged sort of


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