KNetStats

KNetStats is a really simple network monitoring application for KDE.

You launch it, and it sits around in your system tray waiting for some network action. Much like the little network widget in Windows that sits in the system tray, the little computer icons light up to show incoming and outgoing traffic. In KNetStats' case, they flash green.

In addition to this, you can click the icon to bring up ...

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Have a global menu bar at the top in KDE

Most modern graphical user interfaces place menubars underneath the title bar of each window. This approach works well for most people, but there is another concept that is often used.

The most obvious and memorable implementation is in Apple's Mac OS system. What am I talking about? Well, putting one global menu bar at the top of the window; the context of which changes depending on which application is ...

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Katapult - a general purpose launcher for KDE

Launcher applications such as LaunchBar and Launchy over on other platforms are becoming increasingly popular.

The idea is quite simple - the application springs into action when you hit a keystroke, and then you start typing an application's name. As you type, the list of applications filters, so you can type just a few characters and then press Enter to launch an app.

This is exactly how Katapult works. Press ...

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