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Fri, Feb 15

abetts added a comment to D19013: [plasma-pa] Increase minimum size of expanded plasmoid.

+1

Fri, Feb 15, 7:19 PM · Plasma
abetts added a comment to D19047: [GridDelegate] Fix long labels blending into each other.

+1

Fri, Feb 15, 7:17 PM · Frameworks
abetts added a comment to D19044: [InlineMessage] Do not draw shadows around the message.

In fact, long ago, when we first launched the current version, I also suggested making them flatter and all the way across the window. That way it didn't seem like it was floating.

Fri, Feb 15, 5:15 PM · Kirigami
abetts updated subscribers of D19011: Thunderbolt KCM and KDED module.

I believe the list of devices should be in a white box. There should also be a couple of controls at the bottom right of the box containing the devices. @ngraham Is that right? @fabianr ?

Fri, Feb 15, 3:26 PM · Plasma
abetts added a comment to D19036: [notifications] Lift up notification content if one line of body text droops.

+1

Fri, Feb 15, 3:21 PM · Plasma

Thu, Feb 14

abetts added a comment to D19020: [breeze-icons] Revamp system.svgz.

The only problem here that is that the label says "Type User" but the icon depicts a password field. Maybe the icon could depict both a username field and a password field, one on top of the other. Then I bet it would be tall enough that we wouldn't feel the need to put it inside a circle.

Thu, Feb 14, 9:54 PM · Frameworks
abetts added a comment to D19020: [breeze-icons] Revamp system.svgz.

Would an icon like this work?

Just trying to get to a good final icon for typing your user.

hey i like that, kai made fun of my version, but using both dots and an i beam could work

Thu, Feb 14, 9:47 PM · Frameworks
abetts added a comment to D19020: [breeze-icons] Revamp system.svgz.

Would an icon like this work?

Thu, Feb 14, 9:37 PM · Frameworks
abetts added a comment to D18893: [sddm-theme] Add buttons to username prompt to make it a full-fledged login screen alternative.

Hey guys so I opened up another diff to deal with the icons specifically: D19020

For this image with the dots and type, shouldn't that be centered and not touch the edge of the circle?

That works too, but the idea here was to make it seem like it has more depth. Not sure though. Still open to any and all suggestions....

Thu, Feb 14, 8:36 PM · Plasma
abetts added a comment to D18893: [sddm-theme] Add buttons to username prompt to make it a full-fledged login screen alternative.

Thanks for accepting the patch!
Should I land this and deal with the icons in another diff? Because this is in "plasma-workspace" and the icons are in "plasma-framework"?

Then again, I might have to change the code here (the new icons have different labels).
This is what I've got so far:

Thu, Feb 14, 3:18 PM · Plasma

Wed, Feb 13

abetts added a comment to T10470: Improve the visuals of tray popups.

+1

Wed, Feb 13, 3:32 PM · VDG

Tue, Feb 12

abetts added a comment to D18963: Improve KoModeBox display in horizontal Mode.

The first image is the new version, not the old version. :)

Tue, Feb 12, 3:55 PM · Calligra: 3.0
abetts added a comment to D18963: Improve KoModeBox display in horizontal Mode.

It is pretty rough. It works, but needs better looks. The toolbar section now takes up almost half of the screen.

Tue, Feb 12, 3:53 PM · Calligra: 3.0

Mon, Feb 11

abetts added a comment to D18893: [sddm-theme] Add buttons to username prompt to make it a full-fledged login screen alternative.

+1

Mon, Feb 11, 4:37 PM · Plasma

Wed, Feb 6

abetts added a comment to D18779: Better window title display.

Love it!

Wed, Feb 6, 3:16 PM · Plasma

Tue, Feb 5

abetts added a comment to D18744: Add action in Edit menu to select the text on current page.

This idea is super interesting. Can you please make a gif or short video showing the new feature?

Tue, Feb 5, 5:11 PM · Documentation, Okular
abetts added a comment to D18649: [GridViewKCM] improve contrast and legibility for delegates' inline hover buttons.

One thing I will not do in this patch is synthesize a fake button that has different behaviors from the standard button. If there's a problem with our buttons we need to fix it everywhere, not work around it here (and elsewhere).

Here are our two options:

Maybe we should just take a vote.

Tue, Feb 5, 4:57 AM · Frameworks

Mon, Feb 4

abetts added a comment to D18738: Add ebook thumbnailer.

+1

Mon, Feb 4, 10:20 PM · Frameworks, Dolphin
abetts added a comment to D18649: [GridViewKCM] improve contrast and legibility for delegates' inline hover buttons.

I want to point out that the original problem was not that the buttons lacked contrast, but that the icons were illegible with a variety of thumbnail contents. This problem is 100% solved by using a real button with background that uses the system color scheme in some capacity (theme-following or inverted). Whether the button backgrounds should be theme-following or inverted is an aesthetic judgment, not a usability one.

Mon, Feb 4, 8:21 PM · Frameworks
abetts added a comment to D18649: [GridViewKCM] improve contrast and legibility for delegates' inline hover buttons.
In D18649#405209, @GB_2 wrote:

Here's how the buttons look when placed fully inline and with the color scheme inverted:

I have to admit, it ain't half bad.

I still think it looks better if it follows the color scheme.

Mon, Feb 4, 8:12 PM · Frameworks
abetts added a comment to D18649: [GridViewKCM] improve contrast and legibility for delegates' inline hover buttons.

Here's how the buttons look when placed fully inline and with the color scheme inverted:

I have to admit, it ain't half bad.

Mon, Feb 4, 8:10 PM · Frameworks
abetts added a comment to D18649: [GridViewKCM] improve contrast and legibility for delegates' inline hover buttons.

I was thinking of dark buttons mostly. Something along these lines\

https://dribbble.com/shots/5204192-Buttons-Dark

I think the breeze default color is just too close to white, the contrast with regular buttons is pretty low IMHO.

  1. If there's a problem with Breeze colors, we should fix it there rather than working around this in downstream software
Mon, Feb 4, 7:50 PM · Frameworks
abetts added a comment to D18649: [GridViewKCM] improve contrast and legibility for delegates' inline hover buttons.
In D18649#405162, @GB_2 wrote:

I think it looks good.

Mon, Feb 4, 7:39 PM · Frameworks
abetts added a comment to D18649: [GridViewKCM] improve contrast and legibility for delegates' inline hover buttons.

Use square buttons and put them on the bottom right, not the top right

Mon, Feb 4, 7:31 PM · Frameworks
abetts added a comment to D18649: [GridViewKCM] improve contrast and legibility for delegates' inline hover buttons.

Just some variations on Nate's idea:

Mon, Feb 4, 6:20 PM · Frameworks
abetts added a comment to D18649: [GridViewKCM] improve contrast and legibility for delegates' inline hover buttons.

Use round buttons in the corner rather than an inline toolbar

What does it look like now?

Test Plan section updates with new screenshots. :)

Mon, Feb 4, 6:11 PM · Frameworks
abetts added a comment to D18649: [GridViewKCM] improve contrast and legibility for delegates' inline hover buttons.

Use round buttons in the corner rather than an inline toolbar

Mon, Feb 4, 6:05 PM · Frameworks

Sat, Feb 2

abetts added a comment to D18675: Use different "None" item icon in grid view KCMs.

Seems like a bit too much. BTW, this is the Plasma login splash and there is no text output when disabled.

Sat, Feb 2, 8:27 PM · Frameworks
abetts added a comment to D18675: Use different "None" item icon in grid view KCMs.

Hmm, I like the use of an X here, but I'm not sure the red color is appropriate. Nothing is being removed, deleted, or destroyed.

Sat, Feb 2, 8:21 PM · Frameworks
abetts added a comment to D18686: Add Cursors KCM icon.

+1

Sat, Feb 2, 8:19 PM · Frameworks
abetts added a comment to D18681: Update Breeze Look and Feel theme previews.

Maybe I am asking for a lot... but could these be animated and show what the splash screen does? Maybe a gif animation on hover?

Sat, Feb 2, 8:18 PM · Plasma

Fri, Feb 1

abetts added a comment to D18533: Improve the Notfication Bell Icon by using the KAlarm design.

The colors are not very good, but this is what I was talking about. It looks more 3D.

Fri, Feb 1, 6:16 PM · Frameworks
abetts added a comment to D18649: [GridViewKCM] improve contrast and legibility for delegates' inline hover buttons.

I love that implementation. I bounced back ideas with Marco long ago about this. I think we should implement it in all other KCMs with similar representations.

Yep, if this patch lands, then it will apply to all of them automatically. The screenshots are just depictions of how it happens to look with the Colors KCM.

Fri, Feb 1, 6:13 PM · Frameworks
abetts added a comment to D18649: [GridViewKCM] improve contrast and legibility for delegates' inline hover buttons.

I love that implementation. I bounced back ideas with Marco long ago about this. I think we should implement it in all other KCMs with similar representations.

Fri, Feb 1, 6:04 PM · Frameworks

Thu, Jan 31

abetts added a comment to D18607: Add a popup search bar to the plasma-nm applet.

Does the hug allow for just a search button and a non-always visible search field?

Thu, Jan 31, 6:31 AM · Plasma

Mon, Jan 28

abetts added a reviewer for D18580: Accept commas to separate processes on the Search Edit: ngraham.
Mon, Jan 28, 3:14 PM · Plasma

Sun, Jan 27

abetts added a comment to D18519: [KColorSchemeEditor] Turn Save button into Save As.

I guess the way that the new theme is created through the ui is also something to consider. Maybe, let's think of a cleaner theme editing process and then the save button will be easier to understand?

Sun, Jan 27, 9:48 PM · Plasma

Sat, Jan 26

abetts added a comment to T8204: Website localisation.

Would anyone in our community be able to create a script for localization?

Sat, Jan 26, 5:59 PM · Websites: WKO Migration

Fri, Jan 25

abetts added a comment to D18419: Adjust some KCMs to implement new Appearance section layout.

That's good to hear! I'm glad we're on the same page. Let's make sure our plans in T8871: Systematic KCM reorganisation reflect the consensus of a diverse set of opinions so we don't wind up needing to re-do it in the future.

Fri, Jan 25, 10:02 PM · Plasma
abetts added a comment to D18419: Adjust some KCMs to implement new Appearance section layout.

I'm trying to get a sense of when we should do this.

  1. Improve text on existing QWidgets KCMs to conform to the HIG
  2. Re-arrange weird layouts for existing QWidgets KCMs to conform to the HIG
  3. Port all QWidgets KCMs to QML
  4. Merge various KCMs together (e.g. Icons and Emoticons, Widget Style and GNOME Applications Style (GTK))

    Between which items should this re-org be located?

I my mind, it would be #5 since we know that through the porting and improvements we make to the kcms, we end up making them look vastly different, in some cases. This makes it so that a KCM doesn't really belong to the same category anymore. We also discovered that we have a few KCMs with just a couple of options that would make them move to a new category. That would change the organization again.

Fri, Jan 25, 9:46 PM · Plasma
abetts added a comment to D18419: Adjust some KCMs to implement new Appearance section layout.

I'm trying to get a sense of when we should do this.

  1. Improve text on existing QWidgets KCMs to conform to the HIG
  2. Re-arrange weird layouts for existing QWidgets KCMs to conform to the HIG
  3. Port all QWidgets KCMs to QML
  4. Merge various KCMs together (e.g. Icons and Emoticons, Widget Style and GNOME Applications Style (GTK))

    Between which items should this re-org be located?
Fri, Jan 25, 3:16 PM · Plasma

Thu, Jan 24

abetts added a comment to D18504: [plasma-nm/applet] Add right-click context menu to directly customize a connection.

Do you prefer a right click over a settings or 3-dot button?

Thu, Jan 24, 5:47 PM · Plasma
abetts added a comment to D12278: [Colors KCM] Port to new design.

It's amazing to see all the work that was done here. Thanks everyone for working together on this. I hope our users see this new KCM as a step forward.

Thu, Jan 24, 5:12 PM · Plasma

Wed, Jan 23

abetts added a comment to D18377: [effects/blur] Update blur to be more natural.

+1

Wed, Jan 23, 7:15 PM · KWin

Mon, Jan 21

Pixel_Lime awarded M112: System Settings Alpha Graphic Redesign a Like token.
Mon, Jan 21, 4:36 PM · KDE Developers, VDG

Sun, Jan 20

abetts added a comment to D18419: Adjust some KCMs to implement new Appearance section layout.

I am not opposed to a reorg as long as it doesn't touch the KCMs, but be aware that you "might" have to reorg again as we port KCMs. So, do you prefer to do it, potentially twice, or just once?

Sun, Jan 20, 11:16 PM · Plasma
abetts added a comment to D18402: Use semantically correct restoration icon.

+1

Sun, Jan 20, 11:12 PM · Gwenview
abetts added a comment to D18401: [Look And Feel KCM] Use new icon.

+1 <3

Sun, Jan 20, 3:50 AM · Plasma

Jan 16 2019

abetts added a comment to D16212: [Device Notifier] Add a button to unmount all devices.

+1

Jan 16 2019, 3:25 PM · Plasma
abetts added a comment to D18104: [kcmkwin/kwindecoration] Rework decorations buttons drag&drop tab.

Hey all, sorry for not showing up earlier in this ticket. I wanted to offer visual direction for this change. Here is the mockup I conceptualized for this kcm.

Jan 16 2019, 3:16 PM · KWin

Jan 15 2019

abetts added a comment to D18255: Improve up/down display for Monitor widgets.

+1

Jan 15 2019, 6:33 PM · Plasma

Jan 14 2019

abetts added a comment to T10325: 5.16 Login screen redesign.

This really feels like a visual regression to me. I vote no on the design. I think we are trying too hard to accommodate to this idea and it is not working out visually. The wallpaper choice depends on the user, if the user feels that the image doesn't accommodate to the login design, then it's their choice to change their wallpaper.

Design accommodates the user, not vice versa.

We are doing this for the users, not to show off our fancy design. If our design generates user complaints and doesn't work with the thing that is most commonly changed (the wallpaper) I think the design not a success. With the current design, we've gotten many bug reports and user complaints. First about the ugly blue background, then about the fact that contrast was poor with many wallpapers, then with the fact that the blur makes their chosen wallpaper unintelligible. When we try to solve any of these issues, it only creates new ones rather than actually solving the problem. Additionally, right now the login screen has no structure and grouping as a consequence of not putting things in a box. The elements all feel disjointed and disconnected, especially the ones jammed into the bottom corners.

As a result, our designers want to endlessly redesign it, which is a sign that it's not the right design. When the design is correct, designers spontaneously stop wanting to redesign it. I've seen this over and over again.

I just don't think the current design works. What we had before in Plasma 5.7 and earlier was better IMO--and notably, it put everything in a box to ensure contrast with arbitrary backgrounds! I wasn't around back then, so maybe you have the missing context: what were the user complaints and unsolvable problems that the Plasma 5.7 and earlier login screen presented? Why did we throw it away and replace it with the current design?

Jan 14 2019, 3:16 PM · Plasma, VDG
abetts added a comment to D18239: login screen with same behavior as lockscreen.

I agree with @ngraham here. I feel that it is not always wise to apply the same UX everywhere. It might feel right but there are user experiences that are common place for other systems and it could become distracting for the user to expect one thing and such thing behaves too much outside of that expectation.

Jan 14 2019, 3:08 PM · Plasma

Jan 13 2019

abetts added a comment to T10325: 5.16 Login screen redesign.

In order to always work with any background, I think it's unavoidable that the UI elements need to be placed on top of a window, box, or frame of some sort. It can look sleek and modern, but we shouldn't have the elements floating above the background with nothing underneath them and nothing to provide grouping and structure. Most themes already do this, including the most of the ones available via GHNS.

Some examples:






Jan 13 2019, 11:22 PM · Plasma, VDG

Jan 12 2019

abetts added a comment to D18206: Improve the Look and Feel KCM.

+1

Jan 12 2019, 4:17 PM · Plasma

Jan 8 2019

abetts added a comment to D18019: [Digital Clock] Add ability to set a custom date format string.

Is there a way that the custom date setting can be in its own window pop up instead of building into the KCM and pushing down the control that's below this setting?

Jan 8 2019, 11:01 PM · Plasma
abetts added a comment to D18104: [kcmkwin/kwindecoration] Rework decorations buttons drag&drop tab.

Do you have a before and after? :D

Jan 8 2019, 4:08 PM · KWin
abetts added a comment to D17975: [Notifications] Add padding to notifications.

I have some concerns about this. Mostly it's about visual consistency and notifications having different padding than other plasmoids. Notice how there's currently more or less equal distance to the left of Audio Volume and to the left of the album cover icon?

Wouldn't it be better to somehow add padding globally?

Plus, some desktop themes already add padding, which would make their notifications look bad. Can you test with some other desktop themes?

Jan 8 2019, 3:36 PM · Plasma
abetts added a comment to D18078: [plasma-workspace-wallpapers] Improve wallpaper selection.

I like the selection so far. Just ping me when you need an official approval.

Jan 8 2019, 3:33 PM · Plasma

Jan 7 2019

abetts added a comment to D17752: Remove full representation of analog clock.

I think part of the reason why this seems too big also if because it doesn't do much more than tell you what day it is. If it was able to integrate with a calendar application, it could show appointments. Something like this:

Jan 7 2019, 4:42 PM · Plasma
abetts added a comment to D18033: Use a better icon for the "Shoot" action.

(May I suggest a visual preference? What if the buttons were black by default? I feel that because of their color, they seem odd for a control on a video camera. https://dribbble.com/shots/5673516-Day-32-Made-with-Studio is an example of what I mean. The controls are less obvious to leave the user to focus on the image they see)

Jan 7 2019, 3:46 PM
abetts added a comment to T10243: Some KDE applications could use better icons.

Kate and Kwrite seem very similar. Would adding a differentiator graphic help? For example,

Jan 7 2019, 3:38 PM · KDE Applications, VDG
abetts added a comment to D18018: [Digital Clock] Add ability to change first day of week.

How was this not an option ever?

Jan 7 2019, 3:36 PM · Plasma
abetts added a comment to D18034: Improve drawer headers.

In general these banner images were a good idea but their execution wasn't great. They take up a lot of space and the background are generally dark.

Jan 7 2019, 3:34 PM

Jan 6 2019

abetts added a comment to D18000: Modernize easing function of slidingpopups effect..

Do you have a before and after gif or video?

Jan 6 2019, 4:39 PM · KWin

Jan 4 2019

abetts added a comment to T6942: [wip] Calendar application.

If you want, you can go to the KDE VDG Channel and request some design help as you go along. The app is shaping up nicely.

Jan 4 2019, 3:19 PM · Plasma: Mobile (PM 1.0)

Jan 3 2019

abetts added a comment to D17934: [Kickoff] Increase Kickoff information label readability.

If those are the constraints, we can keep it as you propose, I would only make the computer information a lighter gray

It's already a light gray; this patch is proposing to make it the same color as other text.

possibly the same size font as the username, and I would make the username label bold or a heavier font weight.

That would require a change to the Heading items since we shouldn't be overriding weights here. E.g. with D17906

FWIW I would support that since I think bold text in headings is conceptually correct and looks good.

Jan 3 2019, 8:36 PM · Plasma
abetts added a comment to D17934: [Kickoff] Increase Kickoff information label readability.

I can understand that. Are users able to copy the information that displays on hover? If so, that would be one way to get the information you need and at the same time not replace labels?

No, the information is not copyable. It could be selectable, which would make it copyable. But this would be a new feature that should go in a new patch. :) And I wouldn't want for this string to just be always elided.

Jan 3 2019, 8:30 PM · Plasma
abetts added a comment to D17934: [Kickoff] Increase Kickoff information label readability.

What do you think of having this combination;

USERNAME (dev@pc, etc, etc, etc)

On mouseover, just make the rest of the description appear to the right of the username label INSTEAD of replacing the USERNAME label with the pc information. It will take a little bit more space but might seem more streamlined visually IMHO.

I tried that when I was redoing the header last time. It doesn't work because usernames, computer names, and operating system names can be very long, so in practice something is always elided.

Jan 3 2019, 8:26 PM · Plasma
abetts added a comment to D17934: [Kickoff] Increase Kickoff information label readability.

The opacity change makes sense to me: since this text isn't visible by default, there's no reason to make it difficult to read with a low opacity. If you go hunting for it and want to see it, you want it to be readable!

The alignment change I'm not as sure about. Because the username and information label are different sizes, I deliberately used bottom alignment to avoid having the system information label appear to jump up when hovering on it. With your change, the jumpiness is re-introduced:

Thoughts/ideas?

Jan 3 2019, 8:22 PM · Plasma
abetts added a comment to D17874: [dimdisplay] Effectively waits display to wake-up.

Video can't handle it. (i've think about screencast but can be recorded by a phone)

Laptop at this configuration, screen brightness < 100%, waits more that 10 min inactivity, plug-in adapter will wake-up screen with brightness at 100%, which unwanted especially at night hours.

Jan 3 2019, 4:21 PM · Plasma
abetts added a comment to D17874: [dimdisplay] Effectively waits display to wake-up.

Can you pleas provide a video showing the annoying behavior? Just to make sense of it.

Jan 3 2019, 4:02 PM · Plasma
abetts added a comment to D17020: [Kickoff] Reenable hover to show system information.

+1

Jan 3 2019, 3:58 PM · Plasma
abetts added a comment to D17905: [frameworks] Do not use light font styles for headings (1/3).

I don't have a problem with the font as much as I have a problem with the spacing for the title labels. They seem to be super close to checkboxes, other labels and controls. There should be a clear separation. Adding a heavier font to the title label helps a lot but because of its weight and the closeness with the rest of the elements, it seems crammed.

Jan 3 2019, 3:57 PM · Frameworks
abetts added a comment to D17935: [Clipboard] Use ellipsis in the search field label ('Search...' instead of 'Search').

+1

Jan 3 2019, 3:47 PM · Plasma
abetts added a comment to D17022: [Kickoff] Enable Esc to close Kickoff and Tab to switch to Search.

Love it! IDK how it wasn't implemented already!

Jan 3 2019, 3:46 PM · Plasma
abetts added a comment to T10258: Use correct search bars and use ellipsis whenever needed to follow the KDE HIG.

I support visual alignment!

Jan 3 2019, 3:46 PM · VDG, Plasma
abetts added a comment to D17906: [kirigami] Do not use light font styles for headings (2/3).

Goodness, I think this is all about taste. I am more on the side that it looks good. It visually prioritizes hierarchy with labels. @mart Does it just look bad for you or do you think this will cause issues somewhere else?

Jan 3 2019, 3:38 PM · Kirigami

Jan 2 2019

abetts added a comment to D17916: [Login and lock screens] Do not use light font styles for the sddm clock.

+1

Jan 2 2019, 3:00 PM · Plasma
abetts added a comment to D10083: [Look and Feel] Reverse the button order.

This is obsolete now since the button layout was recently made consistent across all KCMs (we put everything on the right). You can Abandon this.

Jan 2 2019, 5:17 AM · Plasma

Dec 28 2018

abetts added a comment to T10220: Improve the default selection of photographic wallpapers.

I like the idea and if we select wallpapers we must provide quality wallpapers that fit every screen well.

Dec 28 2018, 3:28 PM · Breeze, Plasma, VDG

Dec 27 2018

abetts added a comment to D17814: Add option to have close button on each tab.

The labels and checkboxes are not starting with a verb. I think that can be reworked.

Dec 27 2018, 8:27 PM · Konsole
abetts added a comment to D17814: Add option to have close button on each tab.

Screenshot?

Dec 27 2018, 2:57 PM · Konsole
abetts added a comment to D17747: Only show tab icon if the user has specifically chosen one.

+1

Dec 27 2018, 2:55 PM · Konsole

Dec 25 2018

abetts added a comment to D17780: Add Plasma wallpapers.

+1

Dec 25 2018, 4:52 PM · Plasma

Dec 23 2018

abetts added a comment to D17747: Only show tab icon if the user has specifically chosen one.

I have seen implementations like this one before and it makes it so that the tab expands and shrinks when the focus is on the tab because it needs to accommodate for the icon that appears and disappears. Is that the case with this patch?

Dec 23 2018, 6:55 PM · Konsole
abetts added a comment to D17751: Add shadow to Hour's hand.

Gotta fix the shadow appearance before we can land this.

If we consider where the light is actually coming from, probably we need for the center part to cast a shadow too.

Dec 23 2018, 3:52 PM · Plasma
abetts added a comment to T7927: Fonts “easy mode”.
In T7927#170776, @rooty wrote:

I still don't see who this wizard's target user actually is. Someone who's a font nerd doesn't need or want a wizard, while a layman or casual user will never, ever change these settings, especially if we set a good default.

Anyone who's working in design and/or publishing (and doesn't like ClearType or Apple and their vendor lock-in), isn't tech savvy and is seriously considering Linux as a publishing platform would benefit from a simple font changing wizard.

Windows still butchers fonts geometry in hidpi (they're just bigger so it's less noticeable), and Apple changed the AppleFontSmoothing setting around the time the 2012 MBP retina came out so that if you want low dpi font smoothing to look presentable you have to use 'defaults -currentHost write -globalDomain AppleFontSmoothing -int 3'.

And there's the ClearType tuner argument as well.

Dec 23 2018, 12:34 AM · VDG, Plasma: KCM Redesign

Dec 22 2018

abetts added a comment to T7927: Fonts “easy mode”.

Sorry guys, this request here does not seem to have good grounding. I agree with Nate. Can we re-evaluate? More than anything, I would need to see a clickable prototype of the proposed interaction with this wizard. I haven't seen anything yet.

Dec 22 2018, 11:39 PM · VDG, Plasma: KCM Redesign

Dec 21 2018

abetts added a comment to D17706: Fix lock screen focus.

abetts
It is easy to reproduce when more than one monitor is connected, you must set the cursor on any monitor except the first one and block the screen with hot keys, after which you will notice that the focus of the password entry remains on the first screen.
This problem may be associated with the bug 395639.

Dec 21 2018, 3:50 PM · Plasma

Dec 20 2018

abetts added a comment to D17706: Fix lock screen focus.

Can you show a video or gif of this behavior?

Dec 20 2018, 2:42 PM · Plasma

Dec 19 2018

abetts added a comment to T10201: Window titlebar colors.

Could you maybe provide a video or gif of this behavior from the other OSs? Just for reference.

Dec 19 2018, 4:50 PM · KDE Applications, VDG
abetts added a comment to T9830: Application Menubar states and usability.

Let me get specific about this proposal.

We pput a new setting in the workspace KCM:

Application Menu location: (o) Beneath window titlebar
                           ( ) Window titlebar button
                           ( ) Panel at the top of the screen

Clicking the second radio button would add the appropriate window decoration button to the titlebar, on the left side.

Clicking the third radio button would add a new panel with a global menu widget in it to the top of the screen.

The window decoration button and/or panel would likewise automatically disappear if a different option was selected. In the case of the panel holding the global menu plasmoid, we should probably remember any panel customizations and additional widgets that were added to it, such that if the user re-enables the global menu option, the old panel will re-appear, including all the customizations they made to it.

The setting would immediately affect all apps.

Thereafter, the per-application options to hide and show menubars could be removed, because the options to have a more space-saving menubar would be more discoverable.

Dec 19 2018, 3:12 PM · Plasma, VDG

Dec 18 2018

abetts added a comment to D17073: Do not crop albumArt.

How about this? I'd send a new patch if it's possible to change 2 things in one patch.

Dec 18 2018, 3:39 PM · Plasma

Dec 15 2018

abetts added a comment to D17607: Restore previous tabbar look.

Not sure, what seems to be the main issue?

Dec 15 2018, 6:48 PM · Konsole
abetts added a comment to D17609: KTextEditor: Add action for static word wrap.

+1

Dec 15 2018, 6:47 PM · Frameworks, Kate

Dec 14 2018

abetts added a comment to D17321: Change panel edit mode icon from from a hamburger icon to a configure icon.

Thanks Dave!

Dec 14 2018, 10:18 PM · VDG, Plasma
abetts added a comment to D17574: Remove period ( . ) character from the end.

+1

Dec 14 2018, 3:06 PM · VDG, Plasma

Dec 13 2018

abetts added a comment to D17556: Make Status and Notification popup consistent with others..

In general, this patch makes it better. However, I feel that all the items are simply too close to the left edge. Can you add some padding or margin to the left? Maybe something like 5 px?

Dec 13 2018, 3:18 PM · Plasma
abetts added a comment to D17461: [KDirOperator] Don't squeeze Name column when there isn't enough horizontal space.

+1 for improving visuals

Dec 13 2018, 3:13 PM · Frameworks