Make Get Hot New Stuff button wording consistent
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Description

In D16497, I noticed that the wording of the Get Hot New Stuff buttons is inconsistent across KCMs:

  • Look And Feel: Get New Looks...
  • Desktop Theme: Get New Themes...
  • Cursor Theme: Get New Theme...
  • Splash Screen: Get New Theme...
  • Colors: Get New Scheme
  • Icons: Get New Theme...
  • Emoticons: Get New Theme
  • GNOME/GTK Applications: Get New Themes
  • Desktop Effects: Get New Effects...
  • Screen Locking/Wallpaper: Get New Wallpapers... and Get New Wallpaper Plugins...
  • KWin Scripts: Get New Scripts...
  • SDDM: Get New Themes...
  • Boot Splash: Get New Boot Splash Screens...

I'd like to propose that we standardize on the following wording:

Get New <things>...

For example:

  • Get New Color Schemes...
  • Get New Cursors...
  • Get New Splash Screens...
  • Get New Icons...

...And so on. Any thoughts or objections? All in favor say aye!

ngraham created this task.Sun, Oct 28, 11:06 PM
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All right, I'm submitting patches!

abetts added a subscriber: abetts.Mon, Oct 29, 2:19 AM

+1 from me.

I would say, if it is not too long, some might make more sense if you say for example "Icon sets"

One that has always bugged me is the use of the word "scheme", I think it could be replaced with something like set, theme, pattern, etc.

One that has always bugged me is the use of the word "scheme", I think it could be replaced with something like set, theme, pattern, etc.

Feel free to comment in the patch: D16504. I also am not totally satisfied with the new label in D16502.

One that has always bugged me is the use of the word "scheme", I think it could be replaced with something like set, theme, pattern, etc.

Feel free to comment in the patch: D16504: [KCMs] Use consistent text for GHNS buttons

We need to make them in the same place of the kcm pages

We need to make them in the same place of the kcm pages

Yes, I also noticed that while working on this. I plan to address it in another patch once the labels are all changed.

What about instead of get more....
We could make it just like "download more"
And change the star icon with another nice download icon
Arrow down for example
Bcs star always used in faviorte things like bookmark in browsers
And make the text simple and standrrd in all pages better for the overall usability
What do u think

What about instead of get more....
We could make it just like "download more"

I think we definitely need the name of the thing that would be downloaded, or else there could be some ambiguity, especially for complex KCMs. No opinion on Get vs Download, but I don't really see the advantage of one vs another. For now I say we stay with what we have.

And change the star icon with another nice download icon
Arrow down for example
Bcs star always used in faviorte things like bookmark in browsers

Agreed. The Star does feel a little strange, since it has nothing to do with favorites or bookmarks. This would require a change to the applicable Breeze icon.

Agreed. The Star does feel a little strange, since it has nothing to do with favorites or bookmarks. This would require a change to the applicable Breeze icon.

Tracking this in https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=400500

Also, the task tracking moving the buttons around so that they're all in consistent locations is T9954: GHNS buttons should be in the bottom-right corner of the KCM window