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Errol Sapir errol at
Sat Sep 14 09:49:25 UTC 2013

On 14/09/13 12:08, Myriam Schweingruber wrote:
> On Sat, Sep 14, 2013 at 8:10 AM, Errol Sapir <errol at> wrote:
>> Hi
>> I have just upgraded to KDE 4.11 and the close (X at top op app), minimize
>> etc buttons have been removed. On the KDE site they say that they've done
>> this, but don't say why or how to replace these functions with other
>> actions.
>> Is there a way out of this?
> Are you sure? I use the default Oxygen theme and nothing has changed
> in 4.11. or 4.11.1.
> Also where did you read this? All screenshots on the announcement page
> have the closing
> button, are you really sure this is really written somewhere? At least
> the default Oxygen theme didn't change.
> Regards, Myriam
Hi Myriam
This is a quote from the bottom of this url.

I don't understand all the technical jargon but I don't have the 
close/minimize/maximize buttons on any program I open. The way to close 
the program for me is ALT/F4.
In the paragraph I copied I put the relevant sentence separate to emphasize.

Overall the effects have seen some changes. BoxSwitch effect got finally 
the kick as the functionality is now completely available in the QML 
Window Switching functionality. Explosion got the kick as it has been 
unmaintained and broken for a long time. The Outline is no longer 
implemented as an effect, but moved back into KWin core. The add/remove 
desktop button in Desktop Grid and the close window button in Present 
Windows got reworked with QML and Plasma components – another nice 
improvement thanks to Qt 5.

  Present Windows has also an unpopular change: the mouse action for 
closing a window got removed.

But also we have the code ready to rewrite Present Windows and Desktop 
Grid with QML (a task for next version). The Maximize window effect got 
a nice improvement in the OpenGL compositor: it cross fades with the 
previous window texture which removes the up/down scaling which was not 
looking that nice. Thanks to Aurelien for writing software exposing bugs 
in KWin which require reworks allowing to implement this feature.

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