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KDE 4.7.0 Released 212

Posted by samzenpus
from the get-it-while-it's-hot dept.
jrepin writes "KDE 4.7 releases provide many new features and improved stability and performance. Lots of visual polishing took place with an update to the Oxygen icons, and improved consistency between panel items such as clock and notification areas. The window manager KWin brings a new shadow system and can now run on OpenGL ES supporting hardware, making it better suited for mobile devices. Network management widget is much improved. Navigating through applications and recent files is easier with the addition of breadcrumbs to the Kickoff application launcher. Kontact groupware solution rejoins the rest of the KDE software, with increased stability, better connection to new services and sharing of communication information between more applications. Dolphin file manager has a cleaner default appearance. The menu bar is hidden, but easy to reach and restore. The file searching interface has been improved. Marble the virtual globe now has voice navigation support and a map creation wizard. Gwenview image viewer now offers the ability to compare two or more pictures side by side. Digikam photo management app brings face detection and recognition."
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KDE 4.7.0 Released

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  • by ManTaboo (2027174) on Wednesday July 27, 2011 @10:48PM (#36904154)
    How about settings>Workspace Behaviour>Virtual Desktops>Different Widgets for Each Desktop...It's that easy!
  • by tick-tock-atona (1145909) on Thursday July 28, 2011 @12:56AM (#36904742)

    Did they return the multiple desktop and individual backgrounds? Locking Apps to specific Desktops?

    Yes [kde.org].

    No they haven't and they're still pushing Dolphin as the File manager instead of sticking with Konq, which worked quite well for that and browsing the web. Hell I found it quite useful when accessing an ftp site that I had write privs as it allowed me to simply copy files from the system to the server.

    Yes they have. Konqeror is still there, and can be set as the default file manager if you want.

    As a 3.5 user, I would have preferred them to simply bug fix and transition 3.5 over to QT4. Some of the restructuring was needed but the complete change to the UI was totally unneeded. Instead they had to copy MS and Vista and loose the one feature that made KDE stand out for me, which was the configurable desktops, background images and locking apps to specific desktops.

    As I said, all these features are available, accessible, and are arguably better than they were in KDE 3. I honestly don't know how you haven't been able to discover them.

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