As a dependent revision of D19369, this patch adds a panel to the bottom in order to make sure the buttons found there are legible.
Hey can you please rename the footer background to footerBackground because footer's used elsewhere
And rename footerLayout back to footer, because it's used in sddm (Connections, line 355).
Also, you might want to add footerBackground.opacity = 0 there as well.
One more thing - it's a little dark, how's opacity: 0.6 sound (I'd prefer that we set the same opacity we'll be using for the action button backgrounds).
P.S. Indent the lines too :D
I don't think it looks very nice. If you're worried about those UI elements not being visible, wouldn't it be better to move them towards the center? Then, if it's necessary, you can add a background to all the floating UI elements so that they're all visible.
I would prefer something less intrusive like a gradient.
wouldn't it be better to move them towards the center?
People not finding the keyboard layout button and other controls tucked in the corners came up a lot in the past, so that could be a good idea.
The bottom panel was always my least favorite element of my previous design and I share others' reservations. +1 for the idea of making these more like the actionbuttons, and putting them closer to the center of the UI with their own backgrounds.
Back in the day, when I proposed changes to these elements, I put them on the center. People said that it looked crowded, boring, etc... However, my reasoning was because the selections are too far in the corners. It wasn't a problem with smaller older screens but it would become a problem with ultra-wide, 4K monitors, etc. The options would be too far from the center where the user is. I don't know that the bar at the bottom is a good solution overall. But it does bring attention to the area.
I can help with defining how they can look in the center?