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abetts added a comment to D12459: WIP: [Icon KCM] Port to new design.

Love it! I like how convenient the configure button is.

Sun, Apr 22, 9:27 PM · Plasma
abetts added a comment to D7934: Add KCM for adjusting QtQuick Rendering in Plasma.

You can, but given it's intended audience and how hidden it now is, it really isn't worth putting a lot of time into.

If you don't know what a render loop is, you most definitely don't want to change it

Sun, Apr 22, 2:58 PM · Plasma
abetts added a comment to D7934: Add KCM for adjusting QtQuick Rendering in Plasma.

Sun, Apr 22, 2:55 PM · Plasma
abetts added a comment to D10980: updated hanle icon.

Just to provide perspective at what the rest of the industry is using, here is a search online:

Sun, Apr 22, 2:46 PM · Frameworks
abetts added a comment to D11884: Move "Open" actions to the top of the context menu for files.

Simplify this code a bit

Sun, Apr 22, 2:38 PM
abetts added a comment to D12278: WIP: [Colors KCM] Port to new design.

I also don't like "Default" either. What does that even mean to a regular user?

That basically reloads the "no config" case hardcoded in KColorScheme. I think we should drop that and then make sure the "Default" button works well (as in: select Breeze).

Agreed. Where does that leave the "default" color scheme in KColorscheme though? Is it still needed? If so, I'll need a review for D12392: Fix the "Default" color scheme to match Breeze again :)

Sun, Apr 22, 2:37 PM · Plasma
abetts added a comment to M112: System Settings Alpha Graphic Redesign.

What KCM are your comments about @broulik ?

Sun, Apr 22, 2:34 PM · KDE Developers, VDG
abetts added a comment to T7914: Use a prettier background for the lock & login screens.

How about showing the Photo of the Day from somewhere like unsplash as the wallpaper for the login/lock-screen, with a little blur or slightly opaque black overlay (around 10-20%) on password input focus.

Sun, Apr 22, 2:31 PM · VDG

Sat, Apr 21

abetts added a comment to D12102: Port Language KCM to Qt Quick.

Here are additional mockups for thought.

Sat, Apr 21, 5:28 AM · Kirigami, Plasma

Fri, Apr 20

abetts added a comment to D12311: Align lock icon with bold message text; reduce overall size of dialog.

If you really want to save some space (and probably make it easier for users to understand the dialog without getting lost), I think the whole

An application is attempting to perform an action that requires privileges.
Authentication is required to perform this action.

boilerplate can be removed. It is some lenghty, generic text, which does not add any useful information.

If the Action in the Details tab is showing the raw id of the action, its the fault of the action definition, lacking a <description> tag.

Fri, Apr 20, 8:35 PM · Plasma
abetts added a comment to D12102: Port Language KCM to Qt Quick.

I can make more

Fri, Apr 20, 5:15 PM · Kirigami, Plasma
abetts added a comment to D12102: Port Language KCM to Qt Quick.

Hm, I could imagine regular users will have a hard time selecting their preferred language. They'll see a list of languages, and look for some kind of checkbox to "select what they want". How should they realize that the top-most language will be used as the default, with the languages below as a fallback?

This either needs some kind of visual indication, or at least a help text above. For reference, the language control panel in Windows has this text written above the list: "Add languages you want to use to this list. The language at the top of your list is your primary language (the one you want to see and use most often)."

Also, having a Set as default action to move a language to the top in one go would be a bit more pleasant than being forced to use the endless loop of "click on Up button, button moves away, move mouse to target button again, click again…". Drag-reordering is also hard to discover for some type of users. Alternatively, move the Up button out of the list into a static position.

Just my 2ct, no hard feelings if you'll choose to simply ignore me ;)

Fri, Apr 20, 5:05 PM · Kirigami, Plasma
abetts added a comment to D12333: Put the open/save dialog's toolbar above all other widgets, like Dolphin does.

I gave a +1 to the original idea because I feel that there isn't really much closeness that you can achieve with the open dialog. It is simple, straightforward.

I find the pre-patch design also very streamlined.

If we wanted to do a strict fitt's law follow, then each back and forth icon would be next to each of the folders and not in a toolbar.

Let's not throw the baby out with the bath water. Having the navigation buttons right above the breadcrumb bar is still better the having them crammed in the top left corner.

But we also have to see that there is stronger merit in organizing and looking for symmetry. Symmetry will sometimes help a user more than Fitt's guidelines.

This statement may be true in general, but does not fit in our case, as I don't see much symmetry here, TBH. Panel and item view occupy most of the height, and thus are the most important elements. They are split asymmetrical in the horizontal direction, and rightly so. Adding a centered toolbar goes against this and breaks up the split, adding even more asymmetry.

Furthermore, users are able to hide the places panel. With the current design the spatial relation between buttons and item view stays constant, while with a centered approach it will jump around.

get user feedback.

The file dialog is an important piece of the entire UI. We cannot endlessly change things back and forth, we have to get it right by logical thinking the first time (in this case it would even be the third time!). In KDE3 it was centered, based on feedback from a usability expert it was changed to the current design. In terms of user feedback, I'm not aware of any huge issue users have with it right now.

Do you want to change things around again until there actually is negative feedback? I'd agree with basing design decisions on user feedback if we had better telemetry or did some eye tracking studies, but our current method of hearing user's opinions over on Reddit and Bugzilla is not very effective in painting a broad picture, IMO.


Anyway, I'll come back to this Diff once the Sort button is in and we decided on a final default dialog size. This should make the decision easier, because after all the main motivation was to create space for more buttons.

Fri, Apr 20, 3:24 PM · Frameworks
abetts added a comment to D12102: Port Language KCM to Qt Quick.

Could the list be enclosed by a white field?

Fri, Apr 20, 2:36 PM · Kirigami, Plasma
abetts added a comment to D11768: Add Desktop and Downloads to the default list of Places.

I would say remove search for images audio files and video and move them to the places location

Fri, Apr 20, 4:21 AM · Frameworks
abetts added a comment to D12333: Put the open/save dialog's toolbar above all other widgets, like Dolphin does.

I gave a +1 to the original idea because I feel that there isn't really much closeness that you can achieve with the open dialog. It is simple, straightforward. If we wanted to do a strict fitt's law follow, then each back and forth icon would be next to each of the folders and not in a toolbar. But we also have to see that there is stronger merit in organizing and looking for symmetry. Symmetry will sometimes help a user more than Fitt's guidelines. I say, let's keep the original request for change and then get user feedback.

Fri, Apr 20, 4:02 AM · Frameworks
abetts added a comment to D12333: Put the open/save dialog's toolbar above all other widgets, like Dolphin does.

+1

Fri, Apr 20, 3:57 AM · Frameworks
abetts added a comment to D12218: Remove Reload button from the file dialogs' toolbar.

+1

Fri, Apr 20, 3:41 AM · Frameworks
abetts added a comment to D12327: Show Detailed Tree View by default.

+1

Fri, Apr 20, 3:40 AM · Frameworks
abetts added a comment to D12328: Enable preview by default in the filepicker dialog.

+1

Fri, Apr 20, 3:40 AM · Frameworks

Thu, Apr 19

abetts added a comment to D12077: Show view mode buttons in the open/save dialog's toolbar.

Somewhat related, why does the Size header have a number of items listed and not the size in bytes for all the items inside the folder?

size

0 items
2 items

Shouldn't it be:

size
1 kb
3 Mb

??

It's like that in Dolphin too. The reason is because it out to be tricky to implement See https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=158090. I tried last year but ran into a bunch of issues that I wasn't a good enough programmer to resolve.

Thu, Apr 19, 3:42 AM · Frameworks
abetts added a comment to D12077: Show view mode buttons in the open/save dialog's toolbar.

Somewhat related, why does the Size header have a number of items listed and not the size in bytes for all the items inside the folder?

Thu, Apr 19, 3:24 AM · Frameworks
abetts added a comment to D12328: Enable preview by default in the filepicker dialog.

What would it look like if it was enabled by default? Screenshot?

Thu, Apr 19, 12:08 AM · Frameworks

Wed, Apr 18

abetts added a comment to D12306: Filepicker dialog proper grid icon layout.

I also vote for a little more vertical spacing. Maybe in similar ways to what Marco Martin did recently for spacing in System Settings.

Wed, Apr 18, 3:59 PM · Frameworks
abetts accepted D12311: Align lock icon with bold message text; reduce overall size of dialog.
Wed, Apr 18, 3:00 PM · Plasma
abetts added a comment to T7325: Window Decorations.

True! So would this just be a desktop KCM?

Wed, Apr 18, 2:26 PM · Plasma: KCM Redesign
abetts added a comment to T7325: Window Decorations.

That would be hard on mobile for sure. We would have to provide the fine tuning button in some other way. In the mockup, I followed what we currently have on this KCM. Maybe we could come up with a better solution for mobile?

Wed, Apr 18, 2:09 PM · Plasma: KCM Redesign

Tue, Apr 17

abetts added a comment to D12278: WIP: [Colors KCM] Port to new design.

Could it be possible, just to agree with the team, to have a small preview of a sample window showing the colors? Something like this:

Tue, Apr 17, 2:46 PM · Plasma

Mon, Apr 16

abetts added a comment to D12041: Add "Get Wallpaper Plugins..." button to Config Desktop dialog.
In D12041#247368, @Zren wrote:

Why not save the room on the right of the KCM and instead blur the actual image in the list? Move the controls closer to that list item? The arrangement looks off the way it shows in the screenshots.

If you're referring to my inactiveblur wallpaper plugin, it's not part of the patch.

But anyways, blurring the selected image in the file picker is a neat idea. I do like having the non blurred image and the blurred image side by side though. The UI is slightly modified from the animatedhue config, which needed the preview to test the 360* colour wheel, so I didn't put much thought into it.

Mon, Apr 16, 2:51 PM · Plasma
abetts added a comment to D12041: Add "Get Wallpaper Plugins..." button to Config Desktop dialog.

Why not save the room on the right of the KCM and instead blur the actual image in the list? Move the controls closer to that list item? The arrangement looks off the way it shows in the screenshots.

Mon, Apr 16, 2:31 PM · Plasma
abetts added a comment to D12148: update the wallpaper dialog to the new design.

When you can, can you share a screenshot of the progress? I am so excited to see this!

Mon, Apr 16, 2:23 PM · Plasma

Fri, Apr 13

abetts accepted D11884: Move "Open" actions to the top of the context menu for files.
Fri, Apr 13, 4:35 PM
abetts accepted D12077: Show view mode buttons in the open/save dialog's toolbar.
Fri, Apr 13, 4:35 PM · Frameworks
abetts accepted D12149: Improve grid spacing in icons-on-top mode for open/save dialogs.
Fri, Apr 13, 4:34 PM · Frameworks
abetts added a comment to D12149: Improve grid spacing in icons-on-top mode for open/save dialogs.

Can we also create another patch that can add more vertical spacing between the items and the top edge of the field?

Fri, Apr 13, 4:34 PM · Frameworks
abetts accepted D12130: Use the more user-friendly string "File type" in the save dialogs.
Fri, Apr 13, 4:33 PM · Frameworks
abetts accepted D12034: Use the more appropriate "two sliders" icon for "configure".
Fri, Apr 13, 4:33 PM · Frameworks
abetts added a comment to D12171: Kicker: Make menus grow (to a limit) if the text doesn't fit on the default width.

+1

Fri, Apr 13, 12:45 PM · Plasma

Thu, Apr 12

abetts added a comment to D12088: port the ksplash kcm to the new design.

Is there a way that the additional buttons are centered along the bottom edge of the preview?

Thu, Apr 12, 2:39 PM · Plasma
abetts added a comment to D12148: update the wallpaper dialog to the new design.

Looks good to me!

Thu, Apr 12, 2:37 PM · Plasma
abetts added a comment to D12102: Port Language KCM to Qt Quick.

Would it be hard to include a checkbox to the left of each list item that shows a selection when tapped?

Thu, Apr 12, 2:37 AM · Kirigami, Plasma
abetts added a comment to T8450: Reconsider hybrid dark/light theming for 18.10.

Are we thinking that we want to change our Plasma defaults to fit a theme more like the one in Kubuntu? Is that what this conversation is about?

Thu, Apr 12, 2:35 AM · Kubuntu
abetts added a comment to D12130: Use the more user-friendly string "File type" in the save dialogs.

+1

Thu, Apr 12, 2:02 AM · Frameworks

Tue, Apr 10

abetts added a comment to D12034: Use the more appropriate "two sliders" icon for "configure".
  1. System Settings uses sliders right there in its icon. :) They're already used to mean "Configure me!" in other contexts (KRunner, Plasma widgets, GTK apps)
  2. Sliders aren't the same as on/off toggle buttons. We use sliders in, for example, volume controls. I don't think there's any controversy with slider iconography on the desktop.
  3. In case there is an issue with slider iconography on the desktop, or we want to move in the direction of using a gear icon for settings (which I would not object to), this patch would lay the groundwork and make that task trivially easy, as the only thing required would to be to replace the configure icon with a new one. Without this patch, it would be a huge challenge to figure out all the symlinks and make sure not to regress anything; I already spent half a day doing that work to make this possible.
Tue, Apr 10, 5:11 AM · Frameworks
abetts added a comment to D12034: Use the more appropriate "two sliders" icon for "configure".

I am in fact, a little bit taken back by the fact that we have a two slider icon. The reason is because I have been told many times that we don't want to use sliders or toggles in the desktop. We are referencing something that doesn't exist in the Plasma desktop. I might suggest maybe using the gear icon for this. It probably feels more at home since it is also part of the KDE logo. Just wanted to provide another perspective.

Tue, Apr 10, 3:35 AM · Frameworks

Mon, Apr 9

abetts triaged T8472: Add Screen Red Shifting Feature to System Settings as Normal priority.
Mon, Apr 9, 4:39 AM · VDG

Sun, Apr 8

abetts added a comment to D11848: [Kickoff] Reduce hover delay before switching tabs.

I am all for reducing the time but maybe keep some lag to tackle the points already made in the ticket

Sun, Apr 8, 9:01 PM · Plasma
abetts added a comment to D11876: Display star ratings.

+1

Sun, Apr 8, 4:39 PM · Plasma
abetts added a comment to D12036: Change "different user" icon on login screen.

+1

Sun, Apr 8, 4:37 PM · Plasma
abetts added a comment to D12010: Clean up home buttons.

Just to understand. Where does this need come from?

Sun, Apr 8, 2:27 PM · Atelier: General Development
abetts added a comment to D11884: Move "Open" actions to the top of the context menu for files.

I like this idea! It is consistent with what most people will look to do by right clicking an item.

Sun, Apr 8, 2:26 PM

Fri, Apr 6

abetts added a comment to D11983: [potd wallpaper] Config UI: fix spacing between UI elements.

+1

Fri, Apr 6, 2:08 PM · Plasma
abetts added a comment to D11976: Change/improve default settings of glide effect.

As you work through this, can you please also upload videos to understand the changes visually too?

Fri, Apr 6, 12:38 AM · KWin

Wed, Apr 4

abetts added a comment to D10937: Retouching of Screen Layout Selection OSD Icons.

I don't have any objections. Good work!

Wed, Apr 4, 8:25 PM · Frameworks, VDG
abetts added a comment to D11719: Fix ď and ť in regular and bold fonts.

+1

Wed, Apr 4, 2:03 PM

Tue, Apr 3

abetts added a comment to D11719: Fix ď and ť in regular and bold fonts.

Can you please add a screenshot of what this will look like now after the patch?

Tue, Apr 3, 10:24 PM

Mon, Apr 2

abetts added a comment to T7915: Don't use transparency when moving windows by default.

I have had discussions around this before. I still feel that this doesn't have to be a default but can live with it. If the majority is for changing this default, I can contribute more to the discussion.

Mon, Apr 2, 7:13 PM · VDG

Fri, Mar 30

abetts accepted D11569: Improve consistency of "Open With" UI by always showing top app inline.
Fri, Mar 30, 2:22 PM · Frameworks

Wed, Mar 28

abetts added a comment to D11767: Remove Recently Saved This Month and Recently Saved Last Month entries by default.

Can we just call all of those entries just "Recent" or "Recently Used" independent of when it happened? I feel that would be more clear without having to remove the feature.

Wed, Mar 28, 4:42 PM · Frameworks
abetts added a comment to D11757: Polish sidebar header appearance.

I am not sure that I am catching the difference between before and after. Can you please provide screenshots of that? Just for comparison.

Wed, Mar 28, 2:02 PM · Plasma

Tue, Mar 27

abetts added a comment to D11377: Expose more default window management shortcuts.

+1

Tue, Mar 27, 5:24 PM · KWin

Sun, Mar 25

abetts added a comment to T7249: Connections.

You mean a list that will only show the right hand side if there is an active connection?

Sun, Mar 25, 6:00 PM · Plasma: KCM Redesign

Sat, Mar 24

abetts added a comment to T7249: Connections.

I think it looks good although I agree that the width is too much. What is the character limit on the strings before using " ... " ?

Sat, Mar 24, 10:20 PM · Plasma: KCM Redesign

Mar 23 2018

abetts added a comment to D11569: Improve consistency of "Open With" UI by always showing top app inline.

This may be different than this patch is intending to address. Let me know if that's the case. Another thing that adds more characters to the menus are the long names that our applications have.

Mar 23 2018, 9:41 PM · Frameworks

Mar 22 2018

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

+1, ...and just for extra relevance, can the centered buttons have a shadow? A shadow on hover or something that brings attention to them and make them stand out?

Mar 22 2018, 2:14 PM · KWin
abetts added a comment to D11569: Improve consistency of "Open With" UI by always showing top app inline.

+1 on this! Easy access to apps!

Mar 22 2018, 2:06 PM · Frameworks
abetts added a comment to D11569: Improve consistency of "Open With" UI by always showing top app inline.

Would it look good also that if there were less handlers and they are presented in the same menu that it goes like this:

Mar 22 2018, 4:25 AM · Frameworks

Mar 21 2018

abetts updated subscribers of D11531: Atelier actions icons.

@andreask Would you be able to tune in to this?

Mar 21 2018, 2:04 PM · Atelier: General Development, VDG

Mar 19 2018

abetts added a comment to D11469: [Mouse KCM] Add X11 libinput exclusive backend and UI.

Some more UI comments:

  • Right now it looks pretty awkward with everything left-justified. Centering would seem to be more natural.
  • Since the speed/acceleration is the most commonly-changed settings, let's move it up to the top.
  • I think we could put bottom checkbox on the top, unifying all the "behavior"-style settings in one place.
  • This would seem like a good candidate for using Marco's FormLayout, or at least copying the style. That means aligning all the controls and putting labels to the left of them (except for checkboxes, which always have labels only on the right.

    Here's an exceptionally crude ASCII mockup of what I'm imagining:

    ` Speed: -----------|----------- Acceleration profile: ( ) Flat (o) Adaptive
    • Left-handed mode
    • Emulate middle button
    • Invert scroll direction `
Mar 19 2018, 3:41 AM · Plasma

Mar 18 2018

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

What's box header in your mockup?

Mar 18 2018, 8:48 PM · KWin
abetts 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 18 2018, 6:25 PM · KWin

Mar 16 2018

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

@ngraham Let's try to not work against our distros. Yes we could change that because we are upstream, we set the default. The result would be distros swapping the wallpaper and we have unreadable text. This is something which will happen, I have been too long in this business to not expect otherwise. We want to provide a good experience for everyone. And that means this change just cannot go in, sorry about that.

I understand that you want to improve the situation, but we need to think in the big picture. And that is all distros change wallpapers. Debian does, openSUSE does, Fedora does. The only distro I know which does not exchange the default wallpaper is Kubuntu. Sorry, we just cannot do a change which renders the text possibly unreadable on most systems.

Mar 16 2018, 3:47 PM · Plasma

Mar 14 2018

abetts added a comment to D11069: [kdecoration] refine shadows.

What is there left to be done in this implementation? Are we close to shipping?

Mar 14 2018, 10:35 PM · Plasma
abetts accepted D11308: Use the default Plasma wallpaper on the lock screen.
Mar 14 2018, 9:22 PM · Plasma
abetts added a comment to D11308: Use the default Plasma wallpaper on the lock screen.

+1

Mar 14 2018, 2:38 PM · Plasma
abetts accepted D11309: Use the default Plasma wallpaper on the login screen.
Mar 14 2018, 2:37 PM · Plasma

Mar 12 2018

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

Options are on the table. Now we need to move forward with this patch. Is there more discussion needed?

Mar 12 2018, 5:36 PM · KWin
abetts added a comment to D11201: Make the Window Decoration themes' Configure buttons more obvious.

Honestly I'm not a fan of invisible controls that appear on hover because they're user-hostile: on the desktop, you can miss them if you're not in the habit of randomly flinging your mouse all over the place, and on a touch UI, they're completely inaccessible because there is no concept of "hover".

What's wrong with a good old fashioned always-visible button with text? No need to re-invent the wheel every 5 years IMHO.

Mar 12 2018, 5:10 PM · KWin
abetts added a comment to D11201: Make the Window Decoration themes' Configure buttons more obvious.

Or... we can follow the idea I have been meaning to make true and use something like a mouse hover with controls that appear on demand:

Mar 12 2018, 5:02 PM · KWin
abetts added a comment to T8187: Single click vs double-click.

Do you feel we have to choose one or the other? Is there room for having both methods changing depending on the device they are on?

Right now we do. It's a global setting, and single-click is the default. Device introspection is a slippery slope: I have a convertible laptop and I can tap the screen when it's in laptop mode; what mode should it use? Ideally we have a UI that seamlessly accommodates all use cases and form factors without explicitly switching behavior.

Mar 12 2018, 2:32 PM · VDG
abetts added a comment to T8187: Single click vs double-click.

Do you feel we have to choose one or the other? Is there room for having both methods changing depending on the device they are on?

Mar 12 2018, 2:28 PM · VDG
abetts added a comment to D11262: KDE logout screen background color fix.

Seems pretty good!

Mar 12 2018, 2:26 PM · Plasma
abetts 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.

Mar 12 2018, 2:21 PM · Plasma
abetts 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.

In either case the button looks like it is part of the preview and not really a button to press.

So I wonder: does it even make sense to have a configuration button for a theme you are currently not using? Wouldn't it make more sense to have the configure button not per preview / theme but rather in the UI below, where the other buttons that are clearly buttons are?

+1

Mar 12 2018, 2:17 PM · KWin
abetts 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, 2:12 PM · Plasma
abetts added a comment to D11262: KDE logout screen background color fix.

What will it look like now? Screenshot?

Mar 12 2018, 2:10 PM · Plasma
abetts added a comment to D11201: Make the Window Decoration themes' Configure buttons more obvious.

What do you think of having the configure button have the blue highlight and be in the middle of the window instead of a border? This can help to make a more odd placement and make it stand out.

Mar 12 2018, 4:18 AM · KWin

Mar 11 2018

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

+1

Mar 11 2018, 6:09 PM · Plasma: KCM Redesign
abetts added a comment to D11065: [Active Window Control] Slightly fix vertical alignment of window name.

+1

Mar 11 2018, 4:09 PM · Plasma
abetts added a comment to D11201: Make the Window Decoration themes' Configure buttons more obvious.

What do you think of having the configure button have the blue highlight and be in the middle of the window instead of a border? This can help to make a more odd placement and make it stand out.

Mar 11 2018, 4:09 PM · KWin

Mar 6 2018

abetts added a comment to D11064: add preview images to fonts kcm.

I would use this as a guide

Mar 6 2018, 4:38 PM · Plasma
abetts added a comment to D11064: add preview images to fonts kcm.

Seems like VDG is happy then :D
Many thanks to both of you!

@davidedmundson Any objections left?

Mar 6 2018, 4:16 PM · Plasma
abetts added a comment to D11064: add preview images to fonts kcm.

We don't have a font name here. The choices are always "Vendor default", "None", "RGB", "BGR", "vertical RGB", "vertical BGR".
I am not sure what a number would mean here?

Mar 6 2018, 4:10 PM · Plasma
abetts added a comment to D11064: add preview images to fonts kcm.
Mar 6 2018, 4:03 PM · Plasma
abetts added a comment to D11064: add preview images to fonts kcm.

That seems pretty good to me. I would even make the title label bigger, so that it looks like a header.

Mar 6 2018, 3:56 PM · Plasma
abetts added a comment to D11064: add preview images to fonts kcm.

I like this one! :D above

Mar 6 2018, 3:23 PM · Plasma
abetts added a comment to D11063: [mediacontroller applet] Reorder elements.

Not sure if it is within the scope of this patch but the spacing is uneven vertically between elements in the notification window. They need more space to breathe.

Mar 6 2018, 3:08 PM · Plasma
abetts added a comment to D11064: add preview images to fonts kcm.

Number 2 seems like the best option. I would also make sure that there is a color difference between title label and sample text. That way it is easier to distinguish between list items. When all labels are the same color, you give equal importance to all elements.

Mar 6 2018, 3:05 PM · Plasma

Mar 5 2018

abetts added a comment to D11064: add preview images to fonts kcm.

Thanks so much for your work! As I am not a developer, as you progress with the patch, can you also please post screenshots? Just so I get where your work is going.

Mar 5 2018, 6:22 PM · Plasma
abetts added a comment to D11064: add preview images to fonts kcm.

Thank you for this. This is what I thought was best. It is a method that many applications use. It is straightforward and quick. Is there a way that the list width can be dynamic so as to accommodate the name of the font family? Sometimes font families are very long. Also, I would suggest one of two ways to show the list:

Mar 5 2018, 5:47 PM · Plasma