Every so often, there’s something about KDE that really impresses me. This time it’s text selection in KPDF. I’ve just tried to copy some code from a pdf into kdevelop, so I had to activate the selection tool. Surprisingly, it’s a rectangular selection tool – you select the area you want, and then choose whether you want the text, or an image of the selected area copied to the clipboard. Ingeniously, I wanted to copy the code without the line numbers – not a problem.
It’s the little things like this that really impress me about linux and KDE in general. A couple of months ago I upgrade my linux box for the first time in three years, and the more I use it, the more impressed I get. “KIOSlaves” are fantastic too, and are one of these really simple and obvious things that come in really useful. I can’t find a simple explanation of them though, so maybe I’ll need to write a “KIOSlaves in fifty words” entry at some point.