KDE Launcher
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KDE Launcher is an AppleScript Studio application that starts a Fink install of KDE with functional settings that actually work for OS X without changing all X11's configurations so it works poorly for everything else. It also runs KDE in a separate and distinct instance of X11 allowing the user to run KDE in an optimized environment using its window manager and with its own Dock icon, while simultaneously running other X11 applications in their regular Apple X11 using Apple's quartz-wm for its Aqua look and feel and better speed.

KDE Launcher is not KDE or X11. It is only a
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jslmg tipped on 16 Jul 2006
This solves one major issue for me: somehow KDE in rootless mode on X11 was not rendering some GUI components properly, namely the Kicker, which was oversized with a large white border around it. Using KDE Launcher, somehow the Kicker looks as it should in rootless mode. Yes, looks like you've solved the GUI issues you set out to solve!

There is another benefit to this, as well: Because KDE Launcher makes a new copy of the .xinitrc file, it is possible to run KDE plus another desktop implementation in X11. That means you can keep X11 set to, say, Gnome, or just the default. No need to open .xinitrc in Pico and change all those "#" signs! Saves loads of time and reduces the chance of errors.

You could even run two desktop implementations simultaneously, though I'm still trying to figure out a reason why anyone would want to. Neat idea, though.
[Version 2.1.1b]


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Anonymous reviewed on 24 Apr 2005
'A cute, easy way out of doing a little bit of real work.'

Exactly, although I thought it was already clear that KDE Launcher was a computer program...
[Version 2.1b]


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Anonymous reviewed on 23 Apr 2005
A cute, easy way out of doing a little bit of real work. It's not that hard already if you know anything about what your dealing with.
[Version 2.1b]

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Anonymous commented on 09 Aug 2005
you probably installed kde from source without using fink, but of course there are different levels of users everywhere.
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Downloads:5,185
Version Downloads:2,597
Type:Utilities : System
License:Free
Date:21 Mar 2007
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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KDE Launcher is an AppleScript Studio application that starts a Fink install of KDE with functional settings that actually work for OS X without changing all X11's configurations so it works poorly for everything else. It also runs KDE in a separate and distinct instance of X11 allowing the user to run KDE in an optimized environment using its window manager and with its own Dock icon, while simultaneously running other X11 applications in their regular Apple X11 using Apple's quartz-wm for its Aqua look and feel and better speed.

KDE Launcher is not KDE or X11. It is only a configuration and startup utility for them so in order to run it needs to have those already installed. I use Apple's X11 and Fink so that is what I created this to work with.


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