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NiksaVel
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Hey guys,

I know there was talk about it way back... (did a search) :mrgreen: but I've discovered it only now - and I have to say I'm impressed - it looks generations ahead of tasty menu, even though I'm not completely happy with the default theme, I'm sure it could be an excellent addition to the mintKDE
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Re: KBFX

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Hey NiksaVel, thanks for your nice post. I'm a kbfx team member. If you don't like the default theme, there are lots of out there on kde-look.org And there s a nice theming howto...

Uups. Just saw that our server is down. I will look at it ;-)

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No prob... just giving a fair review... it really does look a LOT better than all the other menus out there... been using it for awhile now and I also have some negative critics:

- it's a tad bit slow to show me the each folder contents... it seems to load it for like half a second to second... maybe it's just my old machine - Athlon XP 1600+ /w 512 RAM. It's no showstopper, but it's noticable and midly annoying.
- I've had a couple of "spontaneous" kbfx reloads.. the symptoms in any case are the same as when i manually reload it... the entire panel disappears for a sec than "slowly" reloads all the contents - WITH a MAJOR problem... for some reasons most, but not all, programs from the tray end up on the desktop in a separate window... these include Azureus and Pidgin, while Skype icon disappears completely. I have to shut down all of those progs and restart them to get them back in their place.... and since I don't have skype icon I have to forefully kill it with killall skype and than restart....
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Re: KBFX

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for the first one... here it works fast... I will listen around.
For second one... kbfxconfigapp has a check box where you can configure that... something like scan for new apps or such. If oyu disable it, reloading will stop.

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Re: KBFX

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thanks for the tip... say, I've tried installing some of the themes found on kde-look.org but all of them were registered as old versions.... and don't display properly... any info about that?
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Re: KBFX

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well yes....
Try the silk ones.... They work... as for the others... I will try to refind the specs and send post them here. As you know, KBFX org is down, and I unfortunately can't contact the admin :-(

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Re: KBFX

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btw: those with the scroll arrows only in the header are the old ones, those with one scroll button above the elements and one below are mostly current

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