I worry that this distorts the UI by giving the back button the same visual weight as the open KCM's title. I'm not categorically against it because I do see the advantage of improving the alignment, but something about it just feels kind of off to me in its current form, like the visual hierarchy is now not quite right.
Perhaps we could just remove the bold effect but keep it the same size as the other entries in the subcategory list?
I don't really have an issue with the font alignment. I think where I am conflicted is the part where we want this text to have too many purposes. The label is big so as to mean that it is a page title. However, when we place this on a phone, the header text is huge. So the label is trying to be a page title and a breadcrumb. I think that we should rethink the size, at least. The alignment is great.
well, to me part of the problem is that a title became a back button... even tough smaller target to hit, i would have preferred to have a toolbutton followed by a proper title that is just a title
It isn't a title, though. At best, the text in question is a list item, not a title.
I kinda like the fact that the whole item is a button. It even looks button-like. Makes for a nice easy click/touch target, and you know exactly where going back will take you.
I see, you're right!
Finally got to test this out instead of just complaining about the pictures. :) I now have KDeclarative, KCMUtils, and KWidgetsAddons with the necessary changes, but when I compile System Settings with this, I see the following:
With certain KCMs, the sizes don't seem identical:
But with other ones, they do:
I have reservations about how well this larger size will work for wordy languages like German. We already have some strings elided in English:
With this patch, the back button's text just seems, I dunno, too big.