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2003

Konqueror Sidebar Gains Functionality

George Staikos recently added a fun new feature to Konqueror that sidebar lovers everywhere should appreciate. Those of you running Konqueror from CVS (or a recent enough Mozilla) can go to the Dot's new configure page to add a nifty KDE Dot News side panel to their browser. The rest of you, while waiting for KDE 3.2, can view some screenshots illustrating this feature on: KDE Dot News (shot2), Gnome Desktop News, KDE and GNOME both, CNN.com and National Geographic. Those of you who think this feature is neat will also enjoy the upcoming RSS sidebar news applet (shot1, shot2) by Marcus Camen, Ian Reinhart Geiser (RSS DCOP service) and Frerich Raabe (librss). This plugin, currently available from kdenonbeta, should work with any existing RDF/RSS news source. Thanks to George, Marcus and Ian for supplying the screenshots, on top of these very cool hacks.

Comments

> Please have it turned off by default.

You don't even notice a difference between before and after. I think you should read the Headliner and the comment of this Topic again and look at the screenshots about what it does because I assume you are a bit missinformed. You are the person on your system and you decide wether you want to add these Sidepanel news or not it doesn't add stuff automatically. You have to click on the 'Add to my Sidepanel' (or how they things are labeled) on the Webpages and you get promted with a dialog wether you wish to add it or not.


By oGALAXYo at Fri, 2003/04/04 - 6:00am

If you want to remove something from your sidebar, just right-click it and click 'Remove' - just as if it was a panel button. If you are a KDE user it should not be very difficult to figure this out. Besides, the sidebar doesn't have very many buttons.

Now, I just realized that the right-click-and-remove trick does not work on toolbars - the toolbar menu only lets me use the Configure Toolbars dialog . . .

The other thing, the more features there are in KDE, the longer it takes for me to compile it from source!


By ThreeFarthingStone at Sat, 2003/04/05 - 6:00am

GCC got slower at compiling C++, I think that's what you're experiencing.


By Datschge at Sat, 2003/04/05 - 6:00am

I wish that instead of doing things like that, they could return the classical toolbar option. I miss that A LOT.
Someone have a idea how I can build a similar by myself? I can add a directory entry, but it will only show directories on sidebar, not things as .desktop files from services, for example.


By Iuri Fiedoruk at Fri, 2003/04/04 - 6:00am

Yes, just found how to do ;)
I will work a bit on it and release later (maybe this weekend) as a howto in kde-look.


By Iuri Fiedoruk at Fri, 2003/04/04 - 6:00am

What's the classical toolbar option?


By Navindra Umanee at Fri, 2003/04/04 - 6:00am

Something like this... (see the attached image)


By Iuri Fiedoruk at Fri, 2003/04/04 - 6:00am

I'm not sure what the difference is. You can put the tabs on the left (see RMB->Show Tabs Left). The only change is that the tab name is now displayed. I guess that could be made a setting as well, but I think it's quite an advantage.


By George Staikos at Fri, 2003/04/04 - 6:00am

The point is having multiple entries on just one entry...

You know, instead of using root directory in the sidebar items you click in one of the items on the sidebar :) I know, a bit confusing...

I think the best way to explain it is: it's more like the explorer drivers in sidebar approach. Nothing like: OH MY GOD!, but more: I like this way better ;)


By Iuri Fiedoruk at Fri, 2003/04/04 - 6:00am

We all love popups right? Can't live without those, myself.

Anyhow, the point is, people using browsers without sidebar support can still go to the configure page and click the icon thingy, but instead of a sidebar entry you'll get a separate little window that you can pretend is your own personal sidebar. :-)


By Navindra Umanee at Fri, 2003/04/04 - 6:00am

I haven't had chance to look at this yet, but it would be nice if you could configure it to check your history and remove entries you have already looked at.


By dpash at Sat, 2003/04/05 - 6:00am

Visited links are usually colored differently already.


By Datschge at Sat, 2003/04/05 - 6:00am

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