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KDE 1.1.2

KDE 1.1.2 was released on 13 September 1999. It was included in Slackware Linux 7.1.

K Desktop Environment 1 on Wikipedia.

Startup

Login screen

Login screen
KDM: Groovy!

Splash screen

No splash screen.

First run

The first time you log in you're informed that the Desktop-directory is being created. That's it. No additional configuration or setup required.

First run

Desktop

Like later KDE versions, the KDE 1 desktop feels a bit like Windows, but interestingly, in this version the task bar (placed on the top of the screen by default) isn't part of the main panel like in later versions. The bottom panel contains the clock, system tray, workspace switcher (with tiny Logout and Lock screen buttons), and a customizable number of menus and shortcut icons. Everything except for the system tray and clock (which are fixed to the right side of the panel) can be moved around freely. The panel can be hidden to either the left or right side using the arrows in which case icons for the main menu, window list, and disk navigator appear on the left side of the task bar.

1) Desktop with file manager  2) Desktop with hidden main panel

Main menu

Main menu

Run

Pressing Alt-F2 opens the Run-dialog.

Run

Lock screen

Lock screen

Help

The KDE help system provides access to HTML help files for all KDE programs. It also displays man-pages.

kdehelp 0.7: 1) Welcome page  2) Man-page for man

About

A simple About KDE dialog can be accessed from the Help-menu of most KDE applications.

About

Utilities

File manager

File manager
kfm 1.167.2.21: The KDE file manager.

Feature: Open with

It's possible to right click on a file to open it with a specific application, however it doesn't seem to be possible to change file associations at all.

Open with

File search

The file search application is almost identical to Find: All Files in Windows 95.

kfind 0.4.1

Terminal

Terminal
konsole 0.9.11: The KDE terminal.

Text editor

Text editor
kedit 1.2.2: A simple text editor.

Code editor

Code editor
kwrite 0.98: A slightly more advanced text editor.

Web browser

In wasn't obvious to me at first, but I eventually discovered that the file manager, kfm, was in fact also a web browser (similar to its successor Konqueror).

Web browser
kfm 1.167.2.21: Not only a file manager but also a web browser.

Even though it's not a KDE application and doesn't use Qt, Netscape also has an icon on the panel by default (and otherwise resides in the non-KDE Apps-menu).

Netscape
Netscape Communicator 4.73.

Graphics

Image viewer

Image viewer
kview 1.8: An image viewer.

Image manipulation

Image manipulation
kpaint 0.4.3

Office applications

Email

Email
kmail 1.0.28: Inbox.
Email
kmail composer.

Address book

KMail has a built-in Addressbook Manager but it only contains email addresses:

Address book
kmail's address book

An actual address book (e.g. name, address, organization, phone etc.) is provided by kab, and it's possible to open the KMail Composer directly from kab.

Address book
kab 1.0: The actual address book.

Calendar

korganizer 1.1.1

Calculator

Calculator
kcalc 1.2.7

Word processor

No word processor.

Spreadsheets

No spreadsheets.

Presentations

No presentations.

Media applications

Music player

Music player
kmedia 1.0: Only plays WAV.

Sound recorder

No sound recorder.

Video player

No video player.

CD player

CD player
kscd 1.2.7

Settings

KDE comes with a control panel called KDE Control Center that provides access to all KDE settings dialogs. Each settings dialog can also be opened individually from the KDE main menu (in which case the Control Center sidebar and menubar won't be visible).

Settings
kcontrol 1.0: The KDE Control Center

Wallpaper

Wallpaper

Appearance

The color scheme can be changed similarly to how it's done on Windows 9x. There's also a checkbox that enables/disables Windows 95-style widgets. Another checkbox makes it possible to put the menubar on top of the screen emulating Mac OS.

Theme

Themes are collections of color schemes, icons, wallpapers, sounds, window style, etc.

Theme

Screensaver

Screensaver

Display

No display settings.

Keyboard

Keyboard
Keyboard

Mouse

Mouse

Time and date

No time and date settings.

I18n

I18n

Accessibility

No accessibility settings.

Power management

No power management settings.

File associations

No file association settings.

Network

No network settings.

Removable media

No removable media settings.

Printers

Printer
HP LaserJet Control Panel
Printer
klpq: Printer queue for BSD, PPR, LPRNG spooling systems.

Sound

Sound

Login screen

Login screen

System

Users

Users
kuser 1.0

Task manager

Task manager
ktop 1.0.1
Task manager
kpm 1.3k6

Dialogs

Color

Color

Font

Font

Open

Open