Popup palette improvements
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This is just a collection of requests and "bugs" we have been getting for the popup palette. The idea with this ticket is to take all this feedback into account when we decide the direction for how we want this feature to work.


Pop-up palette color selector - difficult to select colors - https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=372221
Right click with wacom pen auto selects whatever I hover over on the popup palette - https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=391696
Popup Palette usability issues of unwanted right-click selecting & holding-releasing right-click actions - https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=378484
Pop-Up Palette Color Picker moves by itself when clicked - https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=382306
Switch Colors in Popup Palette when clicking upper left color circles - https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=387164
(Contains popup palette feedback in comments) - https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=366823

IRC suggestions

Scott has heard people doing custom things to the popup palette to get it customized to how they want it

  1. Removing the background grey circle that contains all the main controls
  2. Wanting to remove the entire group of buttons on the bottom
  3. Wanting to swap out buttons on the bottom for things they want more.
scottpetrovic added a subscriber: emmetoneill.

I think the first thing to do is to take all the logic in all these bugs and wishes and compile it together. We can then see what type of flexibility or features people are wanting from this .

emmetoneill added a comment.EditedMay 13 2018, 5:54 AM

Hey Scott, I agree with that and I've abandoned my other 'experimental' revision/discussion. Really sorry for the delay in joining you over here even though you added me almost a month ago! In my defense, I'm still very much a phabricator newbie and I get really lost among all the other KDE projects and stuff like that. Please bear with me. =]

While I think my previous solution may have some flaws (like discoverability), I have to say I'm still a believer in the general notion of bucking some desktop traditions when designing tablet interfaces, and I still think that a Popup Palette that makes full use of the limited inputs of the hardware is ideal. Having said that, I also realize that this is a team project and I'm willing to work with whatever the consensus is on the best path forward!

Aside from that, I also agree that something along the lines of the animation Timeline Docker's KisZoomButton would be a great improvement and a welcome replacement for the current zoom slider. I also have some ideas for how to improve the usability of that widget in both contexts, but maybe that's a different discussion altogether.

I'll start to review the bugs/wishes that you've linked here and we can start talking about other problems/ideas soon. Thanks for organizing this task.