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Jun 13 2019

Fuchs added a comment to T11092: Easy onboarding for translators.

sounds good to me, yeah. Note that I only created this following a discussion after I forwarded complaint from a 5.16 article in the news, I don't think I will be a good owner

Jun 13 2019, 6:32 PM · Goal Setting 2019
Fuchs renamed T11092: Easy onboarding for translators from Easy onboarding for translations to Easy onboarding for translators.
Jun 13 2019, 5:31 PM · Goal Setting 2019
Fuchs created T11092: Easy onboarding for translators.
Jun 13 2019, 5:31 PM · Goal Setting 2019

Apr 15 2019

Fuchs added a comment to D20569: RFC: Use more compact OSD.
No matter where you place it, given that you can e.g. press the volume button multiple times whilst notifications are incoming, placement will be tricky and, depending on how it is solved, jumpy.

With the new system shouldn't it be too bad. I can stick the OSD at the position closest to the panel so it never moves as notifications come and go, they would just be positioned above/below the sticky OSD. That's what I'm doing with critical notifications and job progress there and it works well. Changing the sort order to prioritize "OSDs" even more than critical notifications is easy. The OSD will not jump, the notifications that are shifted ouf of the way might move, yes, but I don't think that's gonna be too awful.

Apr 15 2019, 8:57 AM · Plasma
Fuchs added a comment to D20569: RFC: Use more compact OSD.

I like the first, small but centered variant.

Apr 15 2019, 8:36 AM · Plasma

Feb 23 2019

Fuchs added a comment to D19257: [Task Manager] Fix virtual desktops subtext on task tooltip.

One minor nitpick: if it is on all virtual desktops there is no text shown, related to virtual desktops, maybe some "is on all virtual desktops" or so would be nice, for consistency.

Feb 23 2019, 5:33 PM · Plasma
Fuchs added a comment to D19257: [Task Manager] Fix virtual desktops subtext on task tooltip.

Yep, that works here, even with groups spanning multiple desktops. Thanks for the quick fix!

Feb 23 2019, 5:26 PM · Plasma

Dec 19 2018

Fuchs added a comment to T10201: Window titlebars.

I'm in favour of having a different colour for the active window title bar, as this is also what controls like buttons do.
Having the same colour for the inactive title as the rest of the window is imho fine.

Dec 19 2018, 4:52 PM · KDE Applications, VDG

Jul 15 2018

Fuchs accepted D14105: Use a broom-style icon for clearing clipboard and notification history.

if it falls back then all is perfect :)

Jul 15 2018, 3:22 PM · Plasma
Fuchs added a comment to D14105: Use a broom-style icon for clearing clipboard and notification history.

Thanks! @Fuchs and/or @broulik?

Jul 15 2018, 12:08 PM · Plasma

Jul 14 2018

Fuchs added a comment to T9091: Merge PulseAudio and Phonon KCM.

Ah, great, so it would not be any regression for non-PA users, thanks for the info

Jul 14 2018, 5:21 PM · Plasma
Fuchs added a comment to T9091: Merge PulseAudio and Phonon KCM.

What happens to supported systems that do not have pulse audio?
The *BSDs we do support come to mind.
Also Linux distributions that do not use PA or offer to not use PA.

Jul 14 2018, 5:07 PM · Plasma

Jul 2 2018

Fuchs added a comment to T9113: Decide how to implement pinning (and related) in taskmanager / plasma.

Does this have an expected look yet? What would it look like on the desktop?

Jul 2 2018, 2:27 PM
Fuchs created T9113: Decide how to implement pinning (and related) in taskmanager / plasma.
Jul 2 2018, 9:25 AM

Jun 24 2018

Fuchs added a comment to D13582: ScrollBar overlay theme aware..

Personally I don't think that we should ship changes that rely on hard-coded theme names like

Jun 24 2018, 2:18 PM · Konsole

Jun 22 2018

Fuchs added a comment to T8751: Simplify Panel Resizing and Customization.

as written on Telegram, added here per your request:

Jun 22 2018, 10:17 PM · Plasma, VDG

Jun 19 2018

Fuchs added a comment to D13593: [Fonts KCM] Improve user-friendliness of some anti-aliasing strings.

How about in a tooltip?

Jun 19 2018, 1:58 PM · Plasma
Fuchs added a comment to D13593: [Fonts KCM] Improve user-friendliness of some anti-aliasing strings.

Maybe add the technical term in brackets though, for those people who search for the technical term and don't find it otherwise?

Jun 19 2018, 1:54 PM · Plasma

Jun 14 2018

Fuchs added a comment to D13543: Treat scrollbar as overlay.

I think it makes it a lot harder to see though, depending on what the background is.

Jun 14 2018, 4:48 PM · Konsole
Fuchs added a comment to D13534: Change the 'Dismiss all notifications' icon.

Taken from VDG discussion:

Jun 14 2018, 2:38 PM · KDE Connect

Jun 10 2018

Fuchs added a comment to T8986: Disable the lighthearted tone in phabricator.

Personally I am very much in favour, even to tech-savy people who had to deal with systems like the Atlassian Stack (Jira, BitBucket etc.), Redmine and GitLab, Phab can sometimes be very confusing and it's not entirely sure if a button will do what you expect it to.
I also assume that for people who don't feel terribly comfortable with English yet, it might make it even harder.

Jun 10 2018, 4:41 PM · Phabricator

Jun 6 2018

Fuchs added a comment to M112: System Settings Alpha Graphic Redesign.

Task Switcher > Alternative (https://phabricator.kde.org/M112/390/) - What does this actually do?

Jun 6 2018, 9:06 PM · KDE Developers, VDG

Jun 1 2018

Fuchs added a comment to T8707: Window borders.

In an ideal world I'd agree with you. But if the changes can only be done by few people (or not at all), it would not hurt to safely check beforehand whether a) it is possible b) someone with the needed knowledge and skill is willing to do it, because we can neither force people nor make things happen by magic, so that might safe some time and frustration. Not saying it should be the default for every minor change.

Jun 1 2018, 9:21 PM · VDG
Fuchs added a comment to T8707: Window borders.

Personally I'd be okay with no borders without rounded boarders by default, even though I'd consider it a UX setback to have a less visible resize area just for the sake of a more thin look. To me form follows function.
Plus, personally I don't think we should switch defaults too often during a major release cycle, but rather decide something and then go with it for a while. This would lead to fewer inconsistencies where some areas are adapted to the new look and others are not, and give us a more polished look. (I am fully aware that we don't major release that often)

Jun 1 2018, 8:55 PM · VDG

May 22 2018

Fuchs added a comment to D12969: [Kicker] Only show "Add to Panel (Widget)" When there's no Task Manager.
In D12969#266503, @hein wrote:
May 22 2018, 3:16 PM · Plasma
Fuchs added a comment to D12969: [Kicker] Only show "Add to Panel (Widget)" When there's no Task Manager.

Maybe we need to discuss things, especially also with https://phabricator.kde.org/D12463 where I have an interest in, on a broader scale.

May 22 2018, 12:56 PM · Plasma

May 21 2018

Fuchs added a comment to T7913: Make it really obvious where newly-installed apps can be found.

Highlighting them in the menu is a good idea and it also is what Windows does (since quite a few versions)

May 21 2018, 9:07 PM · VDG
Fuchs added a comment to T8707: Window borders.
May 21 2018, 5:15 PM · VDG

May 15 2018

Fuchs added a comment to T8707: Window borders.

Well, I think I mentioned my arguments about not wanting to override what other applications do by force. Applications where we have no control over what they do and, more important, why they do it.

May 15 2018, 10:28 PM · VDG
Fuchs added a comment to T8707: Window borders.

@Fuchs Can you think of any examples where #3 would cause actual regressions, or are the issues only theoretical?

May 15 2018, 3:57 PM · VDG
Fuchs added a comment to T8707: Window borders.

Against 3) because the window manager will modify window content which apps are not designed or prepared for.
The rest is fine, with my usual "keep in mind that changing a default, in KDE, does override what existing users had and might have liked, please change as few defaults as possible and only where really needed".

May 15 2018, 3:53 PM · VDG

May 8 2018

Fuchs added a comment to T8655: Settle on a single style for radio buttons with a title.

Personally I prefer the group boxes as they add some vertical separation when multiple radio groups follow.

May 8 2018, 7:36 AM · VDG

May 7 2018

Fuchs added a comment to D12732: Show a warning when running as the root user.

I like the idea in general, I agree though that, despite the severity, it is technically not an error and should not be shown as such, but rather a warning indeed.

May 7 2018, 3:57 PM · Dolphin

May 2 2018

Fuchs added a comment to D12462: Add support for icon-only tasks (what browsers call pinned tabs).
In D12462#257021, @mart wrote:
In D12462#252982, @mart wrote:

I like the idea a lot,
tough i am not sure i like the implementation: right now is kindof hortogonal to pinned tasks and gets confusing as it has a partial, but not complete overlap.
I think this should just be the behavior for pinned tasks, in order to map perfectly to the workflow of browser pinned tasks (and have only one option, pin task, instead of pin task and remove text)

Pinned tasks, right now, are bound to activities iff the amount of activities is >= 2. So these do different things (arguably current "pin" is badly named):

a task still, can be pinned to all activities, so still seems like an useless complication to me.

to me pinning should mean:

  • i say what are the most important tasks to me (regardless if it's for one activity or for all activities)
  • i want them always there, no matter whether running or not
  • they stay always exactly in the same place (muscle memory) therefore can't have text and never move when they are started

    to achieve that, i should do one action, not 2, it looks like bad UI for me otherwise.
May 2 2018, 10:46 AM · Plasma

Apr 26 2018

Fuchs added a dependency for D12463: Add support for icon-only tasks (what browsers call pinned tabs): D12462: Add support for icon-only tasks (what browsers call pinned tabs).
Apr 26 2018, 8:56 AM · Plasma
Fuchs added a dependent revision for D12462: Add support for icon-only tasks (what browsers call pinned tabs): D12463: Add support for icon-only tasks (what browsers call pinned tabs).
Apr 26 2018, 8:56 AM · Plasma

Apr 24 2018

Fuchs added a comment to D12462: Add support for icon-only tasks (what browsers call pinned tabs).
In D12462#252982, @mart wrote:

I like the idea a lot,
tough i am not sure i like the implementation: right now is kindof hortogonal to pinned tasks and gets confusing as it has a partial, but not complete overlap.
I think this should just be the behavior for pinned tasks, in order to map perfectly to the workflow of browser pinned tasks (and have only one option, pin task, instead of pin task and remove text)

Apr 24 2018, 1:43 PM · Plasma

Apr 23 2018

Fuchs added a comment to D12462: Add support for icon-only tasks (what browsers call pinned tabs).

On the existing bug: it's related to the TODO at line 1513, changing that to

Apr 23 2018, 8:25 PM · Plasma
Fuchs added a comment to D12463: Add support for icon-only tasks (what browsers call pinned tabs).

This is a neat feature, but I worry that it would muddy the difference between the regular task manager and the icons-only task manager. It's not inconceivable that a user wanting to get an IOTM-style panel would resort to using this feature to force every single window to be icon-only.

Apr 23 2018, 5:05 PM · Plasma

Apr 22 2018

Fuchs updated the summary of D12463: Add support for icon-only tasks (what browsers call pinned tabs).
Apr 22 2018, 10:36 PM · Plasma
Fuchs updated the summary of D12463: Add support for icon-only tasks (what browsers call pinned tabs).
Apr 22 2018, 10:35 PM · Plasma
Fuchs updated the summary of D12462: Add support for icon-only tasks (what browsers call pinned tabs).
Apr 22 2018, 10:35 PM · Plasma
Fuchs added a comment to D12462: Add support for icon-only tasks (what browsers call pinned tabs).

Also needs https://phabricator.kde.org/D12463

Apr 22 2018, 10:31 PM · Plasma
Fuchs requested review of D12463: Add support for icon-only tasks (what browsers call pinned tabs).
Apr 22 2018, 10:29 PM · Plasma
Fuchs requested review of D12462: Add support for icon-only tasks (what browsers call pinned tabs).
Apr 22 2018, 10:19 PM · Plasma

Apr 12 2018

Fuchs accepted D12161: [Kickoff] Support non-square icons.
Apr 12 2018, 7:36 PM · Plasma
Fuchs added a comment to D12161: [Kickoff] Support non-square icons.

happy fox now happy, says thanks :)

Apr 12 2018, 7:25 PM · Plasma

Mar 22 2018

Fuchs added a comment to D11201: Make the Window Decoration themes' Configure buttons more obvious.

All right folks, how about this?

Mar 22 2018, 10:03 AM · KWin

Mar 19 2018

Fuchs added a comment to D11201: Make the Window Decoration themes' Configure buttons more obvious.

I wanted to summarize our thoughts visually so far. I added a 4th idea of mine at the end of this image.\

Mar 19 2018, 10:48 AM · KWin

Mar 16 2018

Fuchs added a comment to D11308: Use the default Plasma wallpaper on the lock screen.

Personal opinions, based on discussions here and on TG

Mar 16 2018, 4:02 PM · Plasma
Fuchs abandoned D11231: Add a page about icon usage, including menu icons.
Mar 16 2018, 11:14 AM · KDE Human Interface Guidelines
Fuchs added inline comments to D11231: Add a page about icon usage, including menu icons.
Mar 16 2018, 10:46 AM · KDE Human Interface Guidelines
Fuchs added a comment to D11231: Add a page about icon usage, including menu icons.
In D11231#227114, @mart wrote:

I don't think screenshots of other (and potentially proprietary) apps should ever be used in our pages.
if on those telegram screenshots there are concepts we may want to reuse, we need to replicate something in qml, which looks not too close

Mar 16 2018, 10:26 AM · KDE Human Interface Guidelines

Mar 15 2018

Fuchs accepted D11356: [Media Controller] Show track length if available even if seeking isn't possible.

+1, looks great to me.
Bit of duplicate control, but given there can be one at most, that seems fine to me.

Mar 15 2018, 3:30 PM · Plasma

Mar 14 2018

Fuchs added a comment to D11306: Give the "Clear History" button some text.

I agree that consistency is important! For that reason, I would propose adding text everywhere. Buttons without text are inherently ambiguous unless their icons are perfect (and even a broom icon doesn't quite get there IMHO, though it's better). I know designers hate excessive text, but users appreciate the clarity and obviousness of buttons with text.

Mar 14 2018, 3:32 PM · Plasma
Fuchs added a comment to D11306: Give the "Clear History" button some text.

How about just "Clear" for the text? That should be short enough even in German, no? The word "history" is pretty redundant anyway.

Mar 14 2018, 3:20 PM · Plasma
Fuchs updated subscribers of D11306: Give the "Clear History" button some text.

Do whatever you want with this button.

Mar 14 2018, 2:58 PM · Plasma
Fuchs added a comment to D11306: Give the "Clear History" button some text.

Either remove the icon or put it on the right, then I wouldn't really mind this change.

Mar 14 2018, 2:48 PM · Plasma
Fuchs requested changes to D11306: Give the "Clear History" button some text.
Mar 14 2018, 6:21 AM · Plasma
Fuchs added a comment to D11306: Give the "Clear History" button some text.

Sorry, but clear -1 from me for the reasons outlined in the Telegram channel.

Mar 14 2018, 6:13 AM · Plasma

Mar 12 2018

Fuchs added inline comments to D11231: Add a page about icon usage, including menu icons.
Mar 12 2018, 7:01 PM · KDE Human Interface Guidelines
Fuchs added a comment to D11201: Make the Window Decoration themes' Configure buttons more obvious.

Please definitely no hover. Whilst I agree that some things get way too tailored for other form factors, this is not one of them. I just very recently discovered that the plasma theme chooser has a preview button that magically appears on hover, so I agree with that being hard to discover and user hostile.

Mar 12 2018, 5:35 PM · KWin
Fuchs added a comment to D11137: overflow-menu as view-more-symbolic, and horizontal.

Yes, I very much like the overflow and the usage you describe, as per the discussion on Telegram and https://phabricator.kde.org/D11231, I think mixer is however not an example where it should be used, because in the mixer it's not an overflow of functionality, but rather a menu on its own.

Mar 12 2018, 3:23 PM · Frameworks
Fuchs added a comment to D11261: Add a button to clear the notification history.

We have discussed something like this before. My only worry with this implementation is that we have so much red on the screen that it becomes distracting. Not the fault of this patch, but I am wondering if there is a way that we can use a monochrome X button?

Both broulik and I would have prefered the trash icon, however, due to consistency ...

red, on the other hand, is good. It is a destructive action which can't be undone, so a bit of red doesn't hurt.

Then please use the same X icon at the top of the list, to clear all.

Mar 12 2018, 2:27 PM · Plasma
Fuchs added a comment to D11261: Add a button to clear the notification history.

We have discussed something like this before. My only worry with this implementation is that we have so much red on the screen that it becomes distracting. Not the fault of this patch, but I am wondering if there is a way that we can use a monochrome X button?

Mar 12 2018, 2:14 PM · Plasma
Fuchs committed R120:8c83cc687d4d: Add a button to clear the notification history (authored by Fuchs).
Add a button to clear the notification history
Mar 12 2018, 1:07 PM
Fuchs closed D11261: Add a button to clear the notification history.
Mar 12 2018, 1:07 PM · Plasma
Fuchs added a comment to D11261: Add a button to clear the notification history.

New screenshot with fixes

Mar 12 2018, 12:57 PM · Plasma
Fuchs updated the diff for D11261: Add a button to clear the notification history.
  • Better hack for placement
Mar 12 2018, 12:56 PM · Plasma
Fuchs updated the diff for D11261: Add a button to clear the notification history.
  • Change the layout import according to kbroulik
Mar 12 2018, 12:08 PM · Plasma
Fuchs updated the diff for D11261: Add a button to clear the notification history.
  • Use Math.round() as per discussion
Mar 12 2018, 12:04 PM · Plasma
Fuchs updated the diff for D11261: Add a button to clear the notification history.
  • Capitalized History in the tooltip label as per discussion
Mar 12 2018, 12:02 PM · Plasma
Fuchs updated the summary of D11261: Add a button to clear the notification history.
Mar 12 2018, 12:00 PM · Plasma
Fuchs updated the test plan for D11261: Add a button to clear the notification history.
Mar 12 2018, 11:59 AM · Plasma
Fuchs added a comment to D11261: Add a button to clear the notification history.

Screenshot:

Mar 12 2018, 11:59 AM · Plasma
Fuchs requested review of D11261: Add a button to clear the notification history.
Mar 12 2018, 11:58 AM · Plasma
Fuchs added a comment to D11231: Add a page about icon usage, including menu icons.

Updated, I didn't see that old community wiki entry, that is of course way better. Linked until it gets ported, which also fixes the second comment as side effect.

Mar 12 2018, 10:57 AM · KDE Human Interface Guidelines
Fuchs updated the diff for D11231: Add a page about icon usage, including menu icons.
  • Link to the community wiki as per phab comment
Mar 12 2018, 10:56 AM · KDE Human Interface Guidelines

Mar 11 2018

Fuchs added a comment to D11201: Make the Window Decoration themes' Configure buttons more obvious.

Whilst I like the labeled one more than the current one, I can't say I'm a huge fan of either.

Mar 11 2018, 2:46 PM · KWin
Fuchs added a project to D11231: Add a page about icon usage, including menu icons: KDE Human Interface Guidelines.
Mar 11 2018, 12:58 PM · KDE Human Interface Guidelines
Fuchs requested review of D11231: Add a page about icon usage, including menu icons.
Mar 11 2018, 12:54 PM · KDE Human Interface Guidelines

Feb 27 2018

Fuchs updated the diff for D10901: Add "move to device" functionality to hamburger menu.

Adapt code style.

Feb 27 2018, 9:13 PM · Plasma
Fuchs added a comment to D10901: Add "move to device" functionality to hamburger menu.

You're definitely not the only one who wants this. See:

Feb 27 2018, 9:08 PM · Plasma
Fuchs updated the summary of D10901: Add "move to device" functionality to hamburger menu.
Feb 27 2018, 9:05 PM · Plasma
Fuchs updated the diff for D10901: Add "move to device" functionality to hamburger menu.

Move text back to if/else for at least a bit of readability, reverted the check to go for > 1 since that is what we are interested in. Final revision, hopefully.

Feb 27 2018, 9:03 PM · Plasma
Fuchs added a comment to D10901: Add "move to device" functionality to hamburger menu.

At this point, let me also mention that screenshots are not only much appreciated, but vastly increase the chance of your patch (and name!) being featured in the next week's installment of https://pointieststick.wordpress.com/category/usability-productivity/, especially for a much-requested feature like this one! :)

Feb 27 2018, 8:51 PM · Plasma
Fuchs updated the diff for D10901: Add "move to device" functionality to hamburger menu.

According to discussion on IRC, sacrifice some more readability for brevity.

Feb 27 2018, 8:35 PM · Plasma
Fuchs updated the diff for D10901: Add "move to device" functionality to hamburger menu.

Updated the text, tried to merge the code blocks. Due to most of it happening in a for loop depending on the type, this was not possible in a sane way without having a helper method created.

Feb 27 2018, 8:17 PM · Plasma
Fuchs added a comment to D10901: Add "move to device" functionality to hamburger menu.
Feb 27 2018, 7:57 PM · Plasma
Fuchs requested review of D10901: Add "move to device" functionality to hamburger menu.
Feb 27 2018, 7:31 PM · Plasma

Aug 23 2017

Fuchs added a comment to T6854: Modernizing Kontact look.

[KMail user, not VDG person].

Aug 23 2017, 5:46 PM · VDG, KDE PIM

Mar 1 2017

Fuchs added a comment to D4838: [Notifications] Add context menu for thumbnail.

Okay, personal opinion on why split buttons are among the most horrible things related to UX:
(And whilst some of these points might not apply to this very specific use case here: they will elsewhere, and once one component users this button, others will too, see e.g. spectacle)

  • They are very prone to accidental clicks. If you want to click the (little) arrow but hit the button instead, worst case you get an undoable, destructive action. This gets a lot worse with touch.
  1. You should not use a split button with the main button performing a destructive action, of course.
Mar 1 2017, 2:12 PM · Plasma
Fuchs added a comment to D4838: [Notifications] Add context menu for thumbnail.
In D4838#91009, @subdiff wrote:

I thought of something like this:


Is this in line with the HIG?

That's the idea we've discussed above and yes, it is in line with the HIG.

Mar 1 2017, 11:54 AM · Plasma