On Tuesday 27 October 2009 22:27:33 Petrus de Calguarium wrote:
Anne Wilson wrote:
> I don't have too many plasmoids
I do, however, like the weather report, a calculator,
a notepad and an rss aggregator (mostly for scanning
headlines, but generally I then move to google reader
to do serious reading) on the desktop.
If you do serious calculations then you need a calculator, but for the quick
and dirty jobs when you're just saving brainpower, krunner will act as a
calculator. I do find this quite useful for quick jobs like adding up a
complex column of figures (I don't think a very long column would be
practical) then calculating a percentage. That's about as much as I need
After reading an article about the future of the
desktop, I tried removing the panel entirely and
putting all of the functions - time, s-tasks, sys-
tray, kmenu - on the desk as plasmoids, but, firstly,
it was not functional, as I had to constantly rotate
to the virtual desktop with those plasmoids, and
secondly, having quite a number of plasmoids really
does not make for an aesthetically pleasing desktop,
as it looks like a messy jumble (I always hated
shortcut icons on the desktop, and this appears much
the same). If they were all standard sizes, it would
be easier to arrange them to make it look classy.
I do resize them all so that they are either an identical size (much smaller
than the default) or 50% of that size when it's practical to stack two.
Plasmoids have a limited value, primarily for system
functions, but you don't see people showing off
screenshots of their beautiful desktops since the
advent of the plasmoid.
You obviously haven't come across
It's slow to load as it has a lot of screenshots. Of course, beauty is in the
eye of the beholder.
Luckily, I have Intel graphics on both computers and
don't have to disable anything to watch video. Intel
rocks, these days, after a very rough 18 months that
ended when I moved to f12α in late August.
I will probably go down that road next time I replace the laptop.
Firefox problems? Luckily, none here at all, but I use
the desktop 99% of the time, so the laptop is just for
the bedroom, and I rarely use a computer in bed, re:
proper sleep hygiene ;-)
From time to time I get a runaway Firefox. More often than not it's
nspluginviewer that is the culprit. I tried getting rid of that since I'd
been told it wasn't necessary these days, but it got pulled back in with the
next update. :-(
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