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    Question Turn OFF "Recently Installed"?

    Hi.

    I am one of the handful of people who do not wish to upgrade to version 4 of KDE, but I realize that eventually I will have no choice in the matter.

    One of my objections is the "recently installed" list at the top of the menu (I use the CLASSIC one-column style as opposed to the box version with multiple "tabs"). I often install 5-10 or more applications at one time and do NOT want a long list of programs popping up. Is there any way to at least clear this list? Disabling it would be even better, if anyone can tell me how to do that.

    While I have other aesthetic complaints, I have seen at least partial solutions to some of my other ones but this one I haven't seen anywhere.

    I have read it only stays there for a few days, but it is still annoying to have that long list. Also, if I ever set a friend up with our favorite OS they would have a list of around 50 programs sitting there and that looks really cluttered. Any ideas? Thanks for any you can throw at me. :-)

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    PeeGee NNTP User

    Default Re: Turn OFF "Recently Installed"?

    On 25/02/10 20:56, MoonChaser wrote:
    >
    > Hi.
    >
    > I am one of the handful of people who do not wish to upgrade to version
    > 4 of KDE, but I realize that eventually I will have no choice in the
    > matter.
    >
    > One of my objections is the "recently installed" list at the top of the
    > menu (I use the CLASSIC one-column style as opposed to the box version
    > with multiple "tabs"). I often install 5-10 or more applications at one
    > time and do NOT want a long list of programs popping up. Is there any
    > way to at least clear this list? Disabling it would be even better, if
    > anyone can tell me how to do that.
    >
    > While I have other aesthetic complaints, I have seen at least partial
    > solutions to some of my other ones but this one I haven't seen
    > anywhere.
    >
    > I have read it only stays there for a few days, but it is still
    > annoying to have that long list. Also, if I ever set a friend up with
    > our favorite OS they would have a list of around 50 programs sitting
    > there and that looks really cluttered. Any ideas? Thanks for any you
    > can throw at me. :-)
    >
    >


    Just done that today :-)

    Go via "Menu editor -> options" and toggle the tick box.

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  3. #3

    Default Re: Turn OFF "Recently Installed"?

    Thanks for the quick reply. I must have missed that... my only exposure to KDE 4 was the LiveCD, and I initially installed it on a friend's computer about a year ago, but with the cluttered menu and a few other aesthetics I changed my mind and replaced it with KDE 3.5.

    I have to do a re-install this weekend as I am changing architecture (UPS man is bringing me a nice new Athlon II X4 620 with motherboard and DDR3 tomorrow)... I might take another look at a LiveCD to see if I can get everything the way I'd like it. I also had issues with the way the Desktop window is a WINDOW, complete with border and shading... which looks ugly to me. "lock widgets" didn't help. I read that there is a setting to use the Desktop window as a container, but when I tried that the Desktop looked fine but I had problems adding widgets on top of that... I may have missed another setting there, as I have seen screenshots with the ICONS appearing to be right on the desktop, and widgets as well.

    Thanks again for your help!

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    Default ICONS appearing to be right on the desktop

    You can set the desktop to "Folder View" and it will be just like you are used to.
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