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May 28 2020

GB_2 added a comment to T10952: Drop EmojiOne and adopt Twemoji for emoticon substitution.

This may be useful: https://www.reddit.com/r/linux/comments/gs83sj/twemoji_confs

May 28 2020, 5:43 PM · Plasma

May 18 2020

GB_2 accepted D29693: Move search and filter bar close buttons to the right.
May 18 2020, 8:52 AM · Dolphin

May 17 2020

GB_2 added a comment to T13008: Figure out a good UI for the "show which settings have been changed" feature.

What if we put a checkable menu item inside the hamburger menu? It's not like this is a feature you need to access often. Then it also won't take up any space in the sidebar.

May 17 2020, 9:17 AM · Plasma, VDG
GB_2 updated the task description for T13075: Move all things in Plasma to PC3, and then to QQC2.
May 17 2020, 9:12 AM · Goal: Consistency, VDG, Plasma

May 13 2020

GB_2 added inline comments to D29709: Give all OverlaySheets consistent headers.
May 13 2020, 1:57 PM · Plasma

May 8 2020

GB_2 added a comment to T9986: Delete "What's This" inline help functionality.

Almost every app has a help button or menu item that opens the documentation. Having tooltips and the help center is enough in my opinion, because the What's This text would otherwise be a duplicate of the documentation. I think good tooltips and good UI should be enough.

May 8 2020, 4:42 PM · Goal: Consistency, KDE Applications, Plasma, KF6, VDG
GB_2 added a project to T9986: Delete "What's This" inline help functionality: Goal: Consistency.
May 8 2020, 4:42 PM · Goal: Consistency, KDE Applications, Plasma, KF6, VDG

May 6 2020

GB_2 added a comment to D29477: Change CommandAllKey to Meta.

I think it would be benefitial if we agree on this standard in T11520, the HIG or maybe XDG.

May 6 2020, 11:49 AM · KWin

May 5 2020

GB_2 added a comment to D29439: [RFC] Adjust color schemes for tools area/Breeze evolution.

Do we still want to ship the old Breeze Classic with Plasma or do we put it in kde-vdg-extras? I think there are quite a few people who like the mix of dark header and light content.

May 5 2020, 7:35 AM · Plasma

Apr 25 2020

GB_2 added a comment to T12724: Default Wallpapers.

Let's use Flow Light :-)

Apr 25 2020, 10:18 PM · VDG

Apr 23 2020

GB_2 added a comment to T12724: Default Wallpapers.

I'd go with Vera for 5.19 and Altai for 5.20. Fits seasonal patterns for release periods for the northern hemisphere while being subversive for the southern one.

Milky Way is a great wallpaper, just doesn't fit as much as others though.

Apr 23 2020, 9:14 AM · VDG

Apr 22 2020

GB_2 added a comment to T12724: Default Wallpapers.

I read all messages and it seems like these are the most popular wallpapers (in not particular order): Vera, Flow Light, Milky Way, Rainy Morning
In my opinion they all look good, although Milky Way is quite dark. It also looks a bit different from the traditional style and it's the only wallpaper with this style. I think it would make more sense to change the style with Plasma 6 (if at all).

Apr 22 2020, 9:12 AM · VDG

Apr 20 2020

GB_2 added a comment to D28744: Rewrite of the global shortcuts kcm.

Nitpick: put the "Add Application..." button on the left (T10384).

Apr 20 2020, 6:08 PM · Plasma
GB_2 added a comment to T12668: Discover UI redesign.

Things I like:

  • Pretty much everything about the new Home page. Looks much more attractive than what we have right now. I'm coming to believe it's important to either regularly rotate the content, or else add dynamic items, so the ecosystem doesn't look static and dead.
  • Making the list into a grid with rectangular cards. It looks really good IMO.
  • Expanding the apps category so you can see its child items on the first level of navigation in the sidebar.
  • Putting add-ons in a whole separate category.

    Things I'm neutral on:
  • Adding a second sidebar. I don't hate it, but I'm not in love with it either. Maybe if we put these category items on the tools area, it wouldn't look so empty.
  • The gigantic colored rectangle header on the app pages. Maybe it it were a bit smaller, it wouldn't seem wasteful and attention-getting.

    Things I don't like:
  • Hiding the search field behind a button. It needs to be visible by default, since it has keyboard focus by default.
  • The tools area now looks huge, barren, and empty. This might be better if there was a visible search field in it though.
Apr 20 2020, 3:54 PM · Discover Software Store, Plasma 6, VDG
GB_2 added a comment to T12705: Consider displaying the current wallpaper's real name in the UI.

+1

Apr 20 2020, 3:30 PM · VDG, Plasma
GB_2 added a comment to T12724: Default Wallpapers.

I really like Grand Canyon, Vera, Rainy Morning. Kay would also be ok, but I don't like the colors. Crystalline looks rather dull, Beach is too similar to the current one, and the others are too dark or don't really have the Plasma 5 style.

Apr 20 2020, 3:20 PM · VDG
GB_2 added a comment to D28842: Raise size of default fixed-width font from 9 to 10pt.

Thanks for this :-)

Apr 20 2020, 3:06 PM · Plasma
GB_2 added a comment to T12777: Unify list item removal.

IMO we should just use the trash can for "Move to Trash" and the red X for permanent deletion or removal. This makes it simple.

Apr 20 2020, 3:04 PM · VDG, Goal: Consistency
GB_2 added a comment to T12789: Unify list icon sizes.

I think smallMedium (or maybe medium) generally seems like a good size. Icons in lists don't need to be so big.

Apr 20 2020, 2:54 PM · VDG, Goal: Consistency
GB_2 added a comment to D23926: Move "Details" tab to second place in Properties dialog.

Ping :-)

Apr 20 2020, 9:37 AM · VDG, Dolphin, Frameworks
GB_2 added a comment to D28461: In sidebar mode show if a module is in default state or not.

How about instead of a blue dot there's instead an option in the SySe hamburger button menu to use search to filter out any settings pages where settings haven't been changed, meaning that only settings with changes made to them are then listed in the search results?

Apr 20 2020, 8:50 AM · Plasma

Apr 19 2020

GB_2 added a comment to T8569: Redesign Policy Kit Authorization dialog.

No matter what, I really like using an arrow to the right of the password field instead of an OK button. We do this on the lock and login screens and it's been very well received. I think it would be good to increase internal consistency by moving towards that everywhere for password fields rather than away from it.

If you're using an authentication method that doesn't require a password (fingerprint, smart card, etc), then we can show the OK button.

Apr 19 2020, 10:38 PM · VDG, Plasma
GB_2 added a comment to T8569: Redesign Policy Kit Authorization dialog.

What do you think about this as a compromise?

Apr 19 2020, 9:07 PM · VDG, Plasma
GB_2 awarded D28985: [Kickoff] Disable tabBar's mouseArea when searching a Love token.
Apr 19 2020, 4:40 PM · Plasma

Apr 11 2020

GB_2 removed a watcher for Frameworks: GB_2.
Apr 11 2020, 2:45 PM
GB_2 removed a watcher for Plasma: GB_2.
Apr 11 2020, 2:33 PM
GB_2 removed a member for Bugsquad: GB_2.
Apr 11 2020, 2:32 PM

Mar 14 2020

GB_2 added a comment to T8569: Redesign Policy Kit Authorization dialog.

I love the second last picture that shows the the desktop (without the dialog title bar).

Mar 14 2020, 9:46 AM · VDG, Plasma

Feb 2 2020

GB_2 abandoned D23879: Add Qt Designer icon symlink.
Feb 2 2020, 10:59 AM · Frameworks

Feb 1 2020

GB_2 added a comment to T12631: [RFC] Make Kirigami's headings smaller and set default top/left margins.

Incredible!

Feb 1 2020, 3:31 PM · VDG, Kirigami

Jan 13 2020

GB_2 added a watcher for Plasma 6: GB_2.
Jan 13 2020, 6:08 PM

Jan 11 2020

GB_2 added a comment to T12488: Use a different repo for the new version of the Breeze widget style and come up with a name for it.

Maybe simply "Breeze Evolution"?

Jan 11 2020, 5:43 PM · VDG, Plasma, Breeze

Jan 10 2020

GB_2 committed R242:629db2f3b55b: Add edit mode menu item to desktop widget context menu (authored by GB_2).
Add edit mode menu item to desktop widget context menu
Jan 10 2020, 1:40 PM
GB_2 closed D26043: Add edit mode menu item to desktop widget context menu.
Jan 10 2020, 1:40 PM · Frameworks
GB_2 updated the diff for D26043: Add edit mode menu item to desktop widget context menu.

Use David's suggestion

Jan 10 2020, 1:39 PM · Frameworks
GB_2 added a comment to D26043: Add edit mode menu item to desktop widget context menu.

Ping :-)

Jan 10 2020, 11:14 AM · Frameworks

Dec 28 2019

GB_2 added a comment to D26043: Add edit mode menu item to desktop widget context menu.

Ping.

Dec 28 2019, 9:29 AM · Frameworks

Dec 23 2019

GB_2 updated the summary of D24281: Add default shortcut to switch to the desktop to the left/right/top/bottom.
Dec 23 2019, 5:03 PM · KWin

Dec 21 2019

GB_2 added a comment to D24281: Add default shortcut to switch to the desktop to the left/right/top/bottom.

Can we please move on with this shortcut then as it's the better default for most people?

Dec 21 2019, 6:10 PM · KWin
GB_2 added a comment to D21978: RFC: Fix search not returning results in Kickoff when cursor is below tabbar.

Can you please try to further investigate this?

Dec 21 2019, 2:37 PM · Plasma

Dec 20 2019

GB_2 accepted D26078: Ship plasma-logo in repo.
Dec 20 2019, 12:17 PM · Plasma

Dec 17 2019

GB_2 added a comment to D25945: Sync dark theme preference for GTK3 applications.

For flatpaks not respecting the setting preference, have you checked that the dark theme variant is installed?

Yes, I have installed the theme. But after changing the value in gtk configs nothing happens. It could also be the result of my local setup bugs (because as the @GB_2 said, the patch works for him flawlessly). So I think he (or someone else) should test it.

There is a bug about flatpak not using selected GTK theme on X11. It is because it can only be done by letting the xsettingd to control the theme of the flatpak app. So, to test dark-theme preference sync you need to add to the ~/.config/xsettingsd/xsettingsd.conf this line:

Net/ThemeName "Adwaita"

check the dark theme preference checkbox in old GTK KCM and then relaunch xsettingsd. The flatpak app should be dark.

Dec 17 2019, 6:35 PM · Plasma
GB_2 added a comment to D24281: Add default shortcut to switch to the desktop to the left/right/top/bottom.

Just a remark: WASD is very keyboard layout dependent for instance, for AZERTY keyboards (as used in France for instance) this is completely broken, and something any gamer has to always change manually (to ZQSD) if not already done automatically by the game (which may games do)
Arrows on the other hand are much less layout dependent.

Dec 17 2019, 6:01 PM · KWin
GB_2 added inline comments to D26043: Add edit mode menu item to desktop widget context menu.
Dec 17 2019, 4:54 PM · Frameworks
GB_2 committed R319:37f2923b0b87: Add icons to Konsole URL/mail context menu item (authored by GB_2).
Add icons to Konsole URL/mail context menu item
Dec 17 2019, 4:37 PM
GB_2 closed D26053: Add icons to Konsole URL/mail context menu item.
Dec 17 2019, 4:37 PM · Konsole
GB_2 added a comment to D26053: Add icons to Konsole URL/mail context menu item.
Dec 17 2019, 4:34 PM · Konsole
GB_2 added a comment to D25778: refactor(lookandfeelexplorer): Port almost entire look and feel explorer to QQC2.

Ping.

Dec 17 2019, 2:10 PM · Plasma
GB_2 added a comment to D24522: Add presentwindows icon (old "task view" from windows).
In D24522#544338, @Zren wrote:

Dec 17 2019, 2:08 PM · Frameworks
GB_2 added a comment to D24070: [Applets/Battery] Don't use toolTipMainText to show info, rather use the second line.

Ping :-)

Dec 17 2019, 1:01 PM · Plasma
GB_2 added a comment to D23352: make button icons follow a reasonable size and layout.

Ping.

Dec 17 2019, 12:59 PM · Frameworks
GB_2 added a comment to D26053: Add icons to Konsole URL/mail context menu item.

LGTM as well. Note that Konsole is on invent now.

Dec 17 2019, 8:40 AM · Konsole

Dec 16 2019

GB_2 added a comment to D26053: Add icons to Konsole URL/mail context menu item.

I added -url and -mail after edit-copy so it is possible to create specific icons later if wanted.

Dec 16 2019, 4:28 PM · Konsole
GB_2 requested review of D26053: Add icons to Konsole URL/mail context menu item.
Dec 16 2019, 4:26 PM · Konsole
GB_2 updated the diff for D26043: Add edit mode menu item to desktop widget context menu.

Remove space

Dec 16 2019, 3:44 PM · Frameworks
GB_2 updated the diff for D26043: Add edit mode menu item to desktop widget context menu.

Decrease line count

Dec 16 2019, 3:44 PM · Frameworks
GB_2 added a reviewer for D26043: Add edit mode menu item to desktop widget context menu: mart.
Dec 16 2019, 3:42 PM · Frameworks
GB_2 updated the summary of D26043: Add edit mode menu item to desktop widget context menu.
Dec 16 2019, 3:22 PM · Frameworks
GB_2 requested review of D26043: Add edit mode menu item to desktop widget context menu.
Dec 16 2019, 3:21 PM · Frameworks
GB_2 added a comment to D22684: [Klipper] Fix clipboard history management.

Ping.

Dec 16 2019, 2:29 PM · Plasma

Dec 15 2019

GB_2 committed R108:20ca3bb57a5f: Add default shortcut to switch to the desktop to the left/right/top/bottom (authored by GB_2).
Add default shortcut to switch to the desktop to the left/right/top/bottom
Dec 15 2019, 12:36 PM
GB_2 closed D24281: Add default shortcut to switch to the desktop to the left/right/top/bottom.
Dec 15 2019, 12:36 PM · KWin

Dec 14 2019

GB_2 added a comment to D25670: Synchronize decorations buttons order in GTK headerbars.

Works great!

Dec 14 2019, 4:30 PM · Plasma
GB_2 added a comment to D25945: Sync dark theme preference for GTK3 applications.

Works perfectly fine for me without waiting.

Dec 14 2019, 4:14 PM · Plasma
GB_2 added a comment to D24281: Add default shortcut to switch to the desktop to the left/right/top/bottom.

Hmm, Ctrl+Alt+Arrows can also break things like Konsole (https://cgit.kde.org/konsole.git/tree/src/ViewManager.cpp#n237) and Meta is more appropriate for desktop/window management shortcuts, so less likely to break other applications that are not desktop add-ons.

Dec 14 2019, 2:49 PM · KWin

Dec 10 2019

GB_2 added a comment to D25844: Don't compress tasks before grouping, when task manager is vertical.

I already made a patch for this: D23242

Dec 10 2019, 1:41 PM · Plasma

Dec 8 2019

GB_2 added a comment to T10611: Set options for GTK apps in the respective KCMs.

TBH, I can't tell if that setting actually does anything on Plasma.

Dec 8 2019, 2:31 PM · Plasma: KCM Redesign
GB_2 added a comment to T10611: Set options for GTK apps in the respective KCMs.

We could also set the "Prefer dark theme" preference depending on your color scheme (like the filter combobox added in D18646).

Dec 8 2019, 2:10 PM · Plasma: KCM Redesign
GB_2 updated the task description for T10611: Set options for GTK apps in the respective KCMs.
Dec 8 2019, 2:09 PM · Plasma: KCM Redesign
GB_2 added a comment to D24281: Add default shortcut to switch to the desktop to the left/right/top/bottom.
Dec 8 2019, 12:17 PM · KWin
GB_2 added a comment to D25360: Conditionally set SH_ScrollBar_LeftClickAbsolutePosition based on kdeglobals setting.

Should this also affect GTK apps? There's a matching radio group in the GTK KCM.

Dec 8 2019, 12:13 PM · Frameworks

Dec 3 2019

GB_2 added a comment to T12308: Dolphin UI redesign.


How it'd look smaller, really like it!

Dec 3 2019, 4:53 PM · Dolphin, Goal: All About the Apps, VDG
GB_2 added a comment to D24275: [GTK3] Add module to reload colorscheme in GTK3 apps without restarting them.
In D24275#571531, @GB_2 wrote:

Works now :-)

With the cmake or the meson?

Dec 3 2019, 4:16 PM · Plasma
GB_2 added a comment to D24275: [GTK3] Add module to reload colorscheme in GTK3 apps without restarting them.

Works now :-)

Dec 3 2019, 4:11 PM · Plasma

Nov 30 2019

GB_2 committed R118:dd263acd2f62: Fix Cuttlefish mouse click selection in icon grid (authored by GB_2).
Fix Cuttlefish mouse click selection in icon grid
Nov 30 2019, 8:41 PM
GB_2 committed R118:637c0e517b29: Fix Cuttlefish mouse click selection in icon grid (authored by GB_2).
Fix Cuttlefish mouse click selection in icon grid
Nov 30 2019, 8:41 PM
GB_2 closed D25633: Fix Cuttlefish mouse click selection in icon grid.
Nov 30 2019, 8:41 PM · Plasma
GB_2 committed R856:e37eef54ab35: Add icon to browser integration do not remind menu item (authored by GB_2).
Add icon to browser integration do not remind menu item
Nov 30 2019, 6:14 PM
GB_2 closed D25635: Add icon to browser integration do not remind menu item.
Nov 30 2019, 6:14 PM · Plasma
GB_2 requested review of D25635: Add icon to browser integration do not remind menu item.
Nov 30 2019, 6:03 PM · Plasma
GB_2 requested review of D25633: Fix Cuttlefish mouse click selection in icon grid.
Nov 30 2019, 5:19 PM · Plasma
GB_2 added a comment to T11915: Commission new official version of the KDE logo with the word "KDE" next to it or below it.

Noto Sans: +1
Kabel: -1

Also, I think if you use rounded corners, reduce the font size and use Breeze's #232629 for the label it will look slightly better.


Nov 30 2019, 2:58 PM · VDG, KDE Promo

Nov 29 2019

GB_2 added a comment to D25361: [Workspace KCM] Expose setting to choose what left-clicking in the scrollbar track does.

I share you concern about this KCM becoming a dumping ground. But I don't see a better place for this setting right now. And I think it does make some sense for it to hold general behavioral settings that affect both apps and Plasma.

Nov 29 2019, 4:01 PM · Plasma

Nov 26 2019

GB_2 added a comment to T12029: Plasma 5.18 Contest for wallpapers, promotional video, UI mockups, etc .

What about something like most Goal: Consistency contributions from new contributors?

Nov 26 2019, 10:37 AM · KDE Promo

Nov 18 2019

GB_2 added a comment to D25381: Make QPushButton/QToolButton the same height as QLineEdit.

Plus in the screenshot it looks like it's still not quite the same height.

Nov 18 2019, 9:09 PM · Plasma
GB_2 added a comment to D25381: Make QPushButton/QToolButton the same height as QLineEdit.
Nov 18 2019, 9:08 PM · Plasma
GB_2 added a comment to T10568: Opacity Shortcuts Suggestion for Kubuntu.

I think it should totally be a upstream Plasma thing 🗡

Nov 18 2019, 5:44 PM · Kubuntu

Nov 17 2019

GB_2 added a project to T11520: Improve keyboard shortcuts, standardization, RSI preventability: Goal: Consistency.
Nov 17 2019, 6:39 PM · Goal: Consistency, Plasma Accessibility
GB_2 added a comment to T7267: Global Shortcuts.

Also, I think the search should look through all components/categories instead of you having to manually find the correct component/category.

Nov 17 2019, 5:02 PM · Plasma: KCM Redesign
GB_2 added a comment to D23117: [Look and feel] Add a way for LNF themes to manually specify Splash Screen, Latte Layout and Borderless Maximised Windows.

Ping :-)

Nov 17 2019, 4:53 PM · Plasma
GB_2 added a comment to D25351: [Style KCM] Change name to KDE/Qt Application Style.

I think the only way to satisfactorily do that is to remove the GTK KCM entirely, and then the remaining KCM can keep its current name ("Application Style"). I'm in favor of that, but we're not there yet.

Nov 17 2019, 2:53 PM · Plasma
GB_2 added a comment to D25351: [Style KCM] Change name to KDE/Qt Application Style.

I thought we wanted to merge the GTK Application Style with this KCM, and have the GTK theme comboxes accessible with a button in the KCM (like for the toolbar style)? I wouldn't rename the KCM until we are sure that we don't want to merge the two KCMs. Especially since the GTK KCM will soon only have two comboboxes and a checkbox, and a separate KCM would be a bit too much.

Nov 17 2019, 8:11 AM · Plasma

Nov 16 2019

GB_2 added a comment to D23242: Add grouping and "Show Only Minimized" options to icons-only task manager.

@hein If you really still think we shouldn't do this then I can change this patch to only affect the "Show Only Minimized" option and close the bug as INTENTIONAL.

Nov 16 2019, 7:19 PM · Plasma

Nov 14 2019

GB_2 awarded D24743: Update GTK settings according to Plasma settings a Party Time token.
Nov 14 2019, 7:22 PM · VDG, Plasma
GB_2 added a comment to D24798: Migrate QQC1 to QQC2.

Thanks for the tip. It seems added the border, but when scrolling, the top border or bottom border disappear. It cannot show full border at all sides.

Nov 14 2019, 12:45 PM · Plasma
GB_2 updated the task description for T10611: Set options for GTK apps in the respective KCMs.
Nov 14 2019, 6:15 AM · Plasma: KCM Redesign

Nov 12 2019

GB_2 added a comment to T10201: Window titlebars.


Having the line separated from the titlebar separator would make it a bit better, if we were to stick to this overall look.

Nov 12 2019, 7:16 PM · KDE Applications, VDG

Nov 10 2019

GB_2 added a comment to D24744: Remove unneeded options in GTK KCM.

Ok, then we should keep it in the GTK KCM until we have the option for Qt applications in the Application Style KCM.

Nov 10 2019, 9:31 AM · VDG, Plasma
GB_2 added a project to D25149: Add a new template for KCMs: Plasma.
Nov 10 2019, 9:26 AM · Plasma, Frameworks
GB_2 added a comment to D25149: Add a new template for KCMs.

We need a better icon. it's the icon for the Plasmoid template.

Nov 10 2019, 9:25 AM · Plasma, Frameworks