There is some task manager configuration. I was right-clicking the panel, instead of the task manager. I guess I’m still getting used to the “everything’s a plamoid” reasoning. In any case, it’s possible to show only the applications of the particular virtual desktop you’re working on.
Making the panel transparent is indeed a matter of choosing the right plasma theme. Downloading and installing new themes is actually very easy. It can be done from Desktop Settings, where you can also download new wallpapers from KDE-look.org. Here’s a screencast that should clarify things.
There’s a “Show Desktop” widget that can be added to the panel. However, I still haven’t found how to achieve the same thing with a keyboard shortcut. As a matter of fact, I haven’t figured out how to add new keyboard shortcuts, period.
After some hours of fiddling and working things out, this is how my KDE4.1 looks:
It looks just fine, but I still won’t be using it, I’m afraid. The biggest issue for me is a certain slowness I attributed to the known problems with the official nvidia driver The KMenu plasmoid remained flaky, and the system tray still forgot to show icons sometimes. I also noticed some crashes and weird behaviour when using Konqueror. I still don’t think that’s a very good browser, but that’s just me.
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