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Hold alt to turn the suspend menu into the menu option that allows for shutdown/restart/log off. I think I read that for 3.6 they were adding the power off menu back because they received to much negative hate over this, of which I was one. The no timeout on the status bar thing at the bottom of the screen is a real annoyance. Especially when you insert a flash drive and the open/eject dialog appears. The entire bottom fourth of the screen is on lock down until you pick one of the options. No dismiss button to be found. Ticks me off to no end when I'm required to pick one of those options when I don't want either. That fail whale dialog need abolished, too. It is practically a BSOD from windows.
No need to choose one of the actions, just click on the big whale border to dismiss the notification. It will be better in 3.6 probably.
Considering how complete is a kde desktop, i think that 290MB (full, not just kde) is really a low value.
Startup time is slow, that's true, but (again), why complain?
Just hibernate/suspend to disk your machine.
All of those memory consumption figures are leaving me asking "Just what Ubuntu?" All of those memory values are much much higher than I've seen in Fedora, openSUSE and Slackware of the DEs I've played around with.
IMHO, the login speed of KDE is it's last big problem. Sure, there are plenty of new features that could/should be added, but none nearly as important. And as to KDE memory usage, when your software does more and has more features built in, the realistic effect is that more memory gets used. Though this 1.4GB of memory usage figure is crazy. That's a Kubuntu problem, not a KDE problem. My usage is just under 500MB.
Those of you who complain about bugs need to file bug reports. They do get fixed. If yours aren't getting fixed, you need to offer more usable information. This is a PEBKAC issue, not a KDE issue.
Complaining about bugs is annoying and a waste of time. Get a distribution that makes this easy and useful. Ubuntu also has such a feature, Apport. In addition, GNOME has a program called Bug Buddy, and KDE has it's program, Dr. Konqi.
KDE is way too slow for my tastes and the keverything drives me nuts. Yes, I know, Gnome does this to an extend too but not for everything. This is the same reason I despise Apple's naming scheme. iPhone, iPod, iPad, iPhail, iTunes, iCloud and iEverything.
KDE is way too slow for my tastes and the keverything drives me nuts. Yes, I know, Gnome does this to an extend too but not for everything.
Neither has KDE for about 5 years now. In fact pretty much nothing new in KDE 4 uses the scheme. Plasma, solid, phonon, dolphin, activities, nepomuk, strigi, akonadi, okular, marble, reqkonq, etc. Several games had to be renamed for trademark reasons, and they all removed the k__ prefix. KOffice was renamed to Calligra (I know, technically it was a split but pretty much everyone went with Calligra and KOffice appears to be dead). The use of the k_ prefix is now strongly discouraged for new KDE projects.