KDE With Theoretical Client-Side Decorations, Windows 10 Influence
Written by Michael Larabel in KDE on 25 October 2014 at 11:33 AM EDT. 32 Comments
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KDE contributor and graphics designer Ken Vermette has penned an interesting series of KDE "What if..." articles where he talks about (and has some visual mock-ups) about what KDE might look like with client-side decorations along and separately if KDE were to use Windows 10 design components.


Vermette wrote about the potential for KDE client side decorations with some video player and document viewer concept visuals. He argues that using client-side decorations would waste less screen real estate and allow for design improvements but would lead to extra code overhead, there would be window manager recovery issues, a loss in consistency of window designs, and other potential pain points. However, if you want to see his views on it and the design concepts for KDE using CSD (which they have no intention of doing so, even under Wayland) see this blog post.


Separately is a look at KDE using Windows 10 design concepts. Ken's thoughts and KDE+Windows visual mock-ups are also interesting and worth checking out.

Don't get too excited though as KDE developers have no plans to implement Windows 10 design concepts or client-side decorations.
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