abetts (Andres Betts)
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Yesterday

abetts added a comment to D16219: [Lock Screen] Do not try to unlock when unvisible.

+1 for the idea!

Wed, Oct 17, 2:29 PM · Plasma
abetts added a comment to D16270: [effects/diminactive] Fix false-triggering of the out animation.

+1

Wed, Oct 17, 2:13 PM · KWin

Tue, Oct 16

abetts added a comment to D16241: [Folder View] Improve layout and formatting of Icons page.

+1

Tue, Oct 16, 2:10 PM · Plasma

Mon, Oct 15

abetts added a comment to T7031: Panel focus on shortcut.

It is hard to imagine this just by text. Is there maybe a way that your comments can be represented graphically? Maybe wireframes?

Mon, Oct 15, 2:33 PM · Plasma Accessibility
abetts added a comment to D16219: [Lock Screen] Do not try to unlock when unvisible.
Mon, Oct 15, 2:31 PM · Plasma
abetts added a comment to D16219: [Lock Screen] Do not try to unlock when unvisible.

There's one in the bug report.

Mon, Oct 15, 2:29 PM · Plasma
abetts added a comment to D16219: [Lock Screen] Do not try to unlock when unvisible.

Could you please add a short video or gif showing this problem?

Mon, Oct 15, 2:24 PM · Plasma

Sat, Oct 13

abetts added a comment to D15247: Show tooltips in krunner.

Love it!

Sat, Oct 13, 1:48 PM · Plasma
abetts added a comment to D16054: Show partial path in Tabswitcher Ctrl+Tab list to distinguish equally named files.

+1

Sat, Oct 13, 1:47 PM · Kate

Wed, Oct 10

abetts added a comment to D15278: Close Dolphin if last tab closed.

I am in favor of the patch. It helps understand that beyond the last tab there is no window to work with. This is sensible and other file managers do it. Seems pretty logical to me. I think we are mincing and dicing stuff that really doesn't happen. We can skip all those hypotheticals and go ahead with the patch.

Wed, Oct 10, 3:39 AM · Dolphin

Tue, Oct 9

abetts accepted D16035: [SDDM theme] Use grammatically correct string "Log In".

+1

Tue, Oct 9, 11:08 PM · Plasma
abetts retitled D15966: Started a glossary to explain commonly used terms in the HIG from Started a glossary to explain commenly used terms in the HIG to Started a glossary to explain commonly used terms in the HIG.
Tue, Oct 9, 2:19 PM · KDE Human Interface Guidelines
abetts added a comment to D16031: [SDDM theme] remove blur and increase UI contrast so that it's not required.

Is this patch also tweaking the shadows for the text or is it just concerned with the background for the icons?

Tue, Oct 9, 3:35 AM · Plasma

Mon, Oct 8

abetts added a comment to T9817: Consider shipping some of the best prior Plasma wallpapers.

I would probably just keep the latest wallpaper and the prior one. Maybe not all the ones before.

Mon, Oct 8, 4:07 AM · Breeze, Plasma, VDG

Sun, Oct 7

abetts retitled D15973: Add a 'Properties' entry in the places panel context menu from Add a 'Propreties' entry in the places panel context menu to Add a 'Properties' entry in the places panel context menu.
Sun, Oct 7, 6:36 PM · Frameworks
abetts triaged T9808: Kickoff - Drag and Drop to Favorites Section as Wishlist priority.
Sun, Oct 7, 3:48 AM · VDG
abetts triaged T9807: Add On Hover Favorite Button to Kickoff Item as Wishlist priority.
Sun, Oct 7, 3:46 AM · VDG

Sat, Oct 6

abetts added a comment to D15961: [effects/wobblywindows] Fix visual artifacts caused by maximize effect.

+1 from the VDG

Sat, Oct 6, 6:24 PM · KWin
abetts accepted D15935: Don't show an emblem for mounted disks, only unmounted disks.
Sat, Oct 6, 1:16 AM · Frameworks

Fri, Oct 5

abetts added a comment to D15966: Started a glossary to explain commonly used terms in the HIG.

+1

Fri, Oct 5, 4:34 PM · KDE Human Interface Guidelines
abetts added a comment to D15942: Don't drag windows in empty areas from touch/pen events.

No, not with a finger or pen. We should support this, yes, but not in the way it's currently done by synthesized mouse events.

Fri, Oct 5, 2:04 PM · Plasma
abetts added a comment to D15942: Don't drag windows in empty areas from touch/pen events.

Would this ensure that, at least, you can drag a window from the top area, like the toolbar, menu and the title bar empty areas?

Fri, Oct 5, 2:02 PM · Plasma
abetts added a comment to D15961: [effects/wobblywindows] Fix visual artifacts caused by maximize effect.

Before and after?

Fri, Oct 5, 2:00 PM · KWin

Thu, Oct 4

abetts added a comment to D15933: Disable fade effect during fullscreen effects.

Can you please share some examples of what this will look like? video? :D

Thu, Oct 4, 1:46 PM · KWin

Wed, Oct 3

abetts added a comment to D15929: Add a 'Properties' entry in the Places panel context menu.

I would not be opposed to this change. Any other thoughts?

Wed, Oct 3, 8:38 PM · Dolphin
abetts added a comment to D15929: Add a 'Properties' entry in the Places panel context menu.

Can you please share a screenshot or before/after image that shows your changes?

Wed, Oct 3, 8:26 PM · Dolphin
abetts added a comment to T8707: Window borders.
In T8707#162405, @Luwx wrote:

^
Although most of these desktops are customized, one common thing is that all of them has either no border or a 1 pixel border.

With this, I think that breeze deco could really use a stronger outline around the window, specially for dark themes, as the shadow on dark backgrounds is not that noticeable.

Default breeze:

Stronger outline:

With a bright color scheme:

Wed, Oct 3, 3:43 AM · VDG

Tue, Oct 2

abetts added a comment to D15823: [Folder View] In list view mode, fix home button disappearing every other subfolder entered.


Showing the missing home button in the top left corner. The button would appear again if I would navigate one folder up or down.

Tue, Oct 2, 1:54 PM · Plasma
abetts added a comment to D15823: [Folder View] In list view mode, fix home button disappearing every other subfolder entered.

Screenshot?

Tue, Oct 2, 1:41 PM · Plasma

Sun, Sep 30

abetts added a comment to D14542: KCM using new virtual desktops DBus interface.

Suggestions from the VDG Channel

Sun, Sep 30, 5:55 PM · KWin
abetts moved T8707: Window borders from Backlog/Planned to Work in Progress on the VDG board.
Sun, Sep 30, 4:58 AM · VDG
abetts updated the diff for D15395: Change Style, Add Clarity, Rephrase Sentences.

Address Word Choice

Sun, Sep 30, 4:54 AM
abetts added a comment to T9460: Consider a more user-friendly SpinBox control.

Ping?

Sun, Sep 30, 4:47 AM · KDE Human Interface Guidelines, Kirigami, Breeze, VDG
abetts added a comment to D15361: Edit Language in Concept HIG.

Addressed comments.

Sun, Sep 30, 4:44 AM · VDG
abetts added a comment to D15695: [effects/snaphelper] Do massive overhaul.

+1

Sun, Sep 30, 12:38 AM · KWin

Fri, Sep 28

abetts added a comment to D15821: fix pop up positioning for !compositing mode.

+1

Fri, Sep 28, 7:16 PM · Frameworks
abetts added a comment to D15814: show all borders for pop up windows in a dock.

A big improvement! Even better would be a little downward-pointing triangle pointing to the thing that spawned it. Here's a visual example from macOS with a vertical Dock:

I am not sure.
Latte is trying to be as much plasma as possible and a "downward-pointing triangle" isnt shown any where else in plasma.
So that would make Latte to look a bit out of place in Plasma.
I think for now a small improvement would be enough.

Fri, Sep 28, 2:55 PM · Frameworks
abetts added a comment to D15814: show all borders for pop up windows in a dock.

I like both ideas so far. Great improvement! Would it be too hard to create the pointer triangle? I think it make so much sense. That way the poppup doesn't feel like it is floating out of nowhere.

Fri, Sep 28, 2:09 PM · Frameworks

Wed, Sep 26

abetts accepted D15785: [Slideshow] increase default interval from 10 seconds to 15 minutes.
Wed, Sep 26, 9:40 PM · Plasma
abetts added a comment to D15785: [Slideshow] increase default interval from 10 seconds to 15 minutes.

+1

Wed, Sep 26, 9:25 PM · Plasma
abetts added a comment to D11880: Add firewall-config and firewall-applet icons.

Love it! Ship it! +100

Wed, Sep 26, 8:46 PM · Frameworks

Tue, Sep 25

abetts added a comment to T9736: Show Active Corner Graphics Only When Mouse Cursor Hits Screen Corner.

Interesting observations. I feel that the effect of showing the blue corner graphic is not a bad one. It is a good clue for the user. However, it shows up too early IMHO.

Tue, Sep 25, 2:04 PM · VDG
abetts added a comment to D15738: [Fonts KCM] remove filler words from anti-aliasing settings' labels.

+1

Tue, Sep 25, 2:01 PM · Plasma
abetts added a comment to D15739: [Places panel] Don't show Root by default.

+1

Tue, Sep 25, 2:00 PM · Frameworks

Mon, Sep 24

abetts triaged T9736: Show Active Corner Graphics Only When Mouse Cursor Hits Screen Corner as Wishlist priority.
Mon, Sep 24, 11:55 PM · VDG
abetts added a comment to T8707: Window borders.

Can the effect be tweaked to do squared tiling?

Mon, Sep 24, 6:51 PM · VDG
abetts added a comment to D15494: Grammar and word corrections.

+1

Mon, Sep 24, 4:55 PM · KDE Human Interface Guidelines
abetts added a comment to D15731: Change bug creation template words.

Nice! +1

Mon, Sep 24, 2:34 PM
abetts added a comment to D15721: Make lock on plasmavault icon visible with breeze-dark.

+1

Mon, Sep 24, 2:03 PM · Frameworks

Sat, Sep 22

abetts added a comment to D15589: Add proper labels to Trash Emptied notification.

If that's the case, do we have just a trash icon, without the folder?

Sat, Sep 22, 7:23 PM · Dolphin
abetts added a comment to D15589: Add proper labels to Trash Emptied notification.

Love it! +1

Sat, Sep 22, 12:55 PM · Dolphin

Fri, Sep 21

abetts added a comment to D15683: Add lock icon to desktop context menu.

+1

Fri, Sep 21, 9:39 PM · Plasma
abetts added a comment to D11880: Add firewall-config and firewall-applet icons.

I solemnly approve! +1

Fri, Sep 21, 7:00 PM · Frameworks
abetts added a comment to D11880: Add firewall-config and firewall-applet icons.

Seems good to me. Guys?

Fri, Sep 21, 4:59 PM · Frameworks
abetts added a comment to D11880: Add firewall-config and firewall-applet icons.

If I understand right, there are three states of firewall security that you can be in. Maybe we could use the traffic lights metaphor and have green for low, yellow for medium and red for high?

Fri, Sep 21, 1:15 PM · Frameworks

Thu, Sep 20

abetts added a comment to D15626: [effects/slidingpopups] Fix jumpy transition between In and Out animations.

+1 for visual changes. Looks much more improved

Thu, Sep 20, 6:36 PM · KWin
abetts added a comment to D15194: Draw a line separating PlasmaComponents tab bar from its content area.

If there are more items than space available in the list a line is drawn already now to indicate that there are more items to come by scrolling down. Does this not conflict with the new line?

Thu, Sep 20, 2:00 PM · Frameworks
abetts added a comment to D15610: Add "Create Folder" action to default toolbar.

Maybe the amount of buttons is not really the issue, if they didn't have labels by default, we would have a lot more room. Thoughts?

Thu, Sep 20, 1:58 PM · Dolphin

Wed, Sep 19

abetts added a comment to D15591: Add Open Document thumbnailer.

+1

Wed, Sep 19, 2:02 PM · Frameworks, Dolphin

Sep 17 2018

abetts added a comment to D15579: RFC: Use full-sized highlight.

It might be nice to round the corners a bit, if that's not too hard--and then make the same change for the open/save dialogs too.

That's governed by the widget style. Breeze uses square corners, Oxygen, for instance uses round ones, so doing that should be easy, and will affect all places, so any change there must be done carefully.

Sep 17 2018, 3:39 PM · Dolphin
abetts added a comment to D15579: RFC: Use full-sized highlight.

What to we think of a split highlight? Something like a rounded square for the icon and a rounded square for the labels?

Sep 17 2018, 3:36 PM · Dolphin
abetts added a comment to D15557: Improve "insufficient disk space" error message.

We can't use the words "file" or "move" since this part of the code can't know whether the user is moving or copying, or whether the thing being moved or copied is a file or a directory. Adjusting the code here to know those pieces of information not easily possible and would involve patches to multiple other repos--and it's also out of scope for this patch. :)

Sep 17 2018, 2:30 PM · Frameworks
abetts added a comment to D14561: [kcmkwin/compositing] Rename Candy category to Eye Candy.

+1 for the idea

Sep 17 2018, 2:24 PM · KWin
abetts added a comment to D14868: Keep Deleted transients above old parents.

+1 I love it! This is the kind of attention to detail and polish these animations need. Thanks for working on this zzag!

Sep 17 2018, 2:22 PM · KWin

Sep 16 2018

abetts added a comment to T9658: Rethink blur-by-default for Breeze SDDM login screen theme for Plasma 5.15.

Let's go for it then :)

Sep 16 2018, 9:14 PM · Plasma, VDG
abetts added a comment to T9444: Improve contrast and selection state of action buttons on login, lock, and logout screens.

Well, while I understand the argument, I don't see the effect. We simply cannot be looking out for 3rd party themes since they decide how to adapt to the desktop. The direction is inverted. If we decided to change our icons, then the devs from the icon theme would want to adapt to that change.

Sep 16 2018, 9:14 PM · Plasma, VDG
abetts added a comment to D15557: Improve "insufficient disk space" error message.

I like the proposal already. I would just add other strings for perspective:

Sep 16 2018, 8:51 PM · Frameworks
abetts added a comment to T9444: Improve contrast and selection state of action buttons on login, lock, and logout screens.

I like this one best: https://www.flaticon.com/free-icon/switch-user_72336#term=switch&page=2&position=3

However this one fits best with the Breeze theme's circular motif for these icons: https://www.flaticon.com/free-icon/switch-arrow-button_19879#term=switch&page=2&position=69

A clever combination of the two would be ideal, if it's not too much detail to fit into a small space (but it's okay to lose the circle at sizes smaller than 32px).

Sep 16 2018, 4:30 PM · Plasma, VDG
abetts added a comment to T9658: Rethink blur-by-default for Breeze SDDM login screen theme for Plasma 5.15.

The loading time isn't actually that long though. And then once it does load (which might be in as fast as half a second), you lose the pretty background image. I'm not sure that will work.

I have a fairly trivial patch that removes the darkened blur and state change (which will also fix https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=398115). As a result, the login screen looks fantastic again due to the gorgeous new 5.14 wallpaper used as the background image. But the real issue here is improving the contrast with everything else to avoid the issue that prompted us to add the darkened blur in the first place. T9444 will address the buttons on the bottom (as well as fix https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=393048). After that, we would just need to add drop shadows to the remaining white text and the user avatars and I think we could consider the contrast problem solved.

Also of note: drop shadows don't appear when using software rendering (see https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=398317). For that case, we should fall back to using plain outlines instead.

Sep 16 2018, 4:29 PM · Plasma, VDG
abetts added a comment to T9444: Improve contrast and selection state of action buttons on login, lock, and logout screens.

The screenshot does a good job IMHO.

Sep 16 2018, 4:23 PM · Plasma, VDG
abetts added a comment to T9658: Rethink blur-by-default for Breeze SDDM login screen theme for Plasma 5.15.

Could the image be sharp "as sddm is loading" and turn blurry when the controls appear?

Sep 16 2018, 4:18 PM · Plasma, VDG
abetts updated the diff for D15396: Add Clarity and Simplify Sentence.

Add Dash Consistency

Sep 16 2018, 4:09 AM
abetts updated the diff for D15396: Add Clarity and Simplify Sentence.

Make Markup Better

Sep 16 2018, 4:04 AM
abetts updated the diff for D15396: Add Clarity and Simplify Sentence.

Adress underlining Markup

Sep 16 2018, 4:02 AM
abetts updated the diff for D15396: Add Clarity and Simplify Sentence.

Fix Missing Section

Sep 16 2018, 3:59 AM
abetts updated the diff for D15396: Add Clarity and Simplify Sentence.

Remove Git Review Message

Sep 16 2018, 3:55 AM
abetts updated the diff for D15396: Add Clarity and Simplify Sentence.

Address Comments on Markup

Sep 16 2018, 3:52 AM
abetts added a comment to D15396: Add Clarity and Simplify Sentence.

Yes, I was already on it. :(

Sep 16 2018, 3:37 AM
abetts added a comment to D15396: Add Clarity and Simplify Sentence.

I did git pull --rebase origin master and now it won't let me push the changes to this document. It complaints that the revision for the images for the previous HIG that I worked on is now closed. Not sure what to do there. I guess I won't be able to correct anything and need to start again.

Sep 16 2018, 3:35 AM

Sep 15 2018

abetts added a comment to D15396: Add Clarity and Simplify Sentence.

Will do

Sep 15 2018, 1:36 AM

Sep 14 2018

abetts added a comment to D15514: [libbreezecommon] Use box blur instead of FFT blur.

Interesting, no big real differences visually IMHO

Sep 14 2018, 8:36 PM · Plasma
abetts added a comment to T9444: Improve contrast and selection state of action buttons on login, lock, and logout screens.

Purely from a visual perspective, it will look pretty ugly. Let’s go the design route on this one. It will be best in the long run. I know technically, it might be easier to implement a button that already exists, I just don’t feel ot will be great aesthetically.

Sep 14 2018, 5:29 AM · Plasma, VDG
abetts updated the diff for D15396: Add Clarity and Simplify Sentence.

Fix Colon Usage

Sep 14 2018, 5:04 AM
abetts requested review of D15493: Change Minor Details About Text Formatting.
Sep 14 2018, 5:02 AM
abetts updated the diff for D15396: Add Clarity and Simplify Sentence.

Add More Corrections to the Text

Sep 14 2018, 4:55 AM
abetts added inline comments to D15396: Add Clarity and Simplify Sentence.
Sep 14 2018, 4:54 AM
abetts added a comment to T9444: Improve contrast and selection state of action buttons on login, lock, and logout screens.

I gave option 3 a crude attempt tonight:

I don't think it's going to work. Not all icons are circular and symmetrical; being neither, the "Different User" icon looks terrible on top of a tight circular background. Also if we draw the circle small enough to look good for (some) Breeze icons, icons from other icon themes that are larger and could be square will overflow. If we make the circular background big enough to contain even the largest icon, it becomes comically huge and looks bad. This also does nothing to solve the current problem of selection being too subtle: https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=393048

I think our options are now:

  1. Add circular backgrounds to Plasma theme icons and use David's trick to make sure they only get the circular background here
  2. Put the whole icon and text inside a square-ish button

    I rather prefer option 2 since:
  3. We could make the selected state more obvious, solving 393048
  4. The large button rectangle would be large enough to fit large icons from 3rd-party themes, and even look fine when the 3rd-party icons have their own circular or square background
  5. The whole button could visually match the text field and Login button rather than (almost) always being white

    It would look kind of like a not-horrible version of this:
Sep 14 2018, 4:43 AM · Plasma, VDG
abetts updated the diff for D15396: Add Clarity and Simplify Sentence.

Update HIG According to Suggestions

Sep 14 2018, 4:41 AM
abetts updated subscribers of D15396: Add Clarity and Simplify Sentence.
Sep 14 2018, 4:40 AM

Sep 13 2018

abetts added a comment to M132: Plasma Mobile Clock.

I like what I am seeing in theory. I would love to see an interaction map for this app just to understand how you go through different faces of the application.

Sep 13 2018, 8:18 PM · VDG, Plasma: Mobile
abetts added a comment to M129: Plasma mobile weather app.

I was just thinking the same. At the same time, we are evaluating the value of having a floating set of buttons in the kirigami interface so let's not hold on to them for functionality just yet. If there are other ways to get the same functionality within the app UI then great.

Sep 13 2018, 8:16 PM · VDG, Plasma: Mobile
abetts added a comment to D15418: Dim application icon when it is not playing anything.

All of that is reserved for being "Muted". Just because it doesn't play something doesn't mean it couldn't start producing sound any moment.
We shouldn't use anything that could be confused as "muted" ("can never make any sound") for "not playing currently"

Sep 13 2018, 5:01 PM · Plasma
abetts added a comment to D15418: Dim application icon when it is not playing anything.

How about changing the volume icon for the non-playing application to audio-volume-muted.svg? Then, when it is playing audio, it reverts to low/high icons as usual, based on slider location.

Sep 13 2018, 4:50 PM · Plasma
abetts accepted D10429: Disable the title bar separator by default.
Sep 13 2018, 2:49 AM · Plasma

Sep 11 2018

abetts added a comment to T7983: Reevaluate design vision and principles.

Just for reference:

Sep 11 2018, 2:34 PM · VDG, KDE Human Interface Guidelines
abetts added a comment to D15418: Dim application icon when it is not playing anything.

+1

Sep 11 2018, 2:21 PM · Plasma
abetts added a comment to D15423: System settings: make date/time format preview consistent.

+1

Sep 11 2018, 2:19 PM · Plasma

Sep 10 2018

abetts added a project to T9492: Extend make infrastructure to create the screenshots and video: VDG.
Sep 10 2018, 5:23 PM · VDG, KDE Human Interface Guidelines
abetts added a comment to T7983: Reevaluate design vision and principles.

VIBRANT

I like this word.

But in all things, there must be a marriage of liberal and conservative, novelty and traditionalism, the exciting and the stable. "Vibrant" is liberal/novel/exciting. It needs to be balanced with a word that's that's conservative, traditional, stable. A word like "solid" "functional" or "sensible" would balance it out.

Now that I think about it, I think we need an even number of words to make sure that we achieve this balance and don't wind up with a set of words that's biased towards one end of the personality spectrum.

Sep 10 2018, 5:02 AM · VDG, KDE Human Interface Guidelines
abetts requested review of D15396: Add Clarity and Simplify Sentence.
Sep 10 2018, 4:50 AM