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abetts added a comment to T6859: Falkon - VDG feedback.

The extra icons are uploaded to the same location as before. Done!

Sat, Feb 24, 4:56 AM · Falkon

Yesterday

abetts added a comment to T6859: Falkon - VDG feedback.

Yes, I can!

Fri, Feb 23, 3:55 PM · Falkon
abetts added a comment to T7983: Reevaluate design vision and principles.

To me Simple by default, powerfull when needed is only a usability vision, but it says nothing about the design. There is no "Breeze vision" to go along with it. E.g. at the moment there are a lot of activities regarding shadows and elevation (windows decoration, cards, ...) .
But there is nothing on why. Are we just elevating components that seem visually pleasing? Or to important parts of the document? Or is this supposed to show an interaction parent -> child pattern?
Like roman already noted, the same with colors. We have a breeze color palette, we have a HIG page for it, but there is nothing on it how to actually use color. And we have no breeze vision to deprive it from either.
There probably once was something like a vision and an mission statement for Breeze? But I couldn't find anything in the net and vdg channel nobody knew either.

In my opinion Simple by default, powerfull when needed is a quiet good vision for usability, but we should add a Breeze vision to it and add mission statements to both.

Fri, Feb 23, 3:54 PM · KDE Human Interface Guidelines

Thu, Feb 22

abetts added a comment to D10475: Make it possible to show the title despite having ctx actions.

I am in favor of placing the Titles right aligned, but only if we don't put more than 1 control to the right of the title. If we can't compromise on that, another option is to keep titles center-aligned.

Thu, Feb 22, 6:41 PM · Kirigami
abetts added a comment to T7983: Reevaluate design vision and principles.

I made some changes to the wiki to express my feelings about streamlining the design efforts for the community. Please review the changes and let's discuss it.

Thu, Feb 22, 4:15 PM · KDE Human Interface Guidelines
abetts added a comment to T6859: Falkon - VDG feedback.

The link to all the assets and icons is here:

Thu, Feb 22, 1:32 AM · Falkon

Wed, Feb 21

abetts added a comment to D10429: Disable the title bar separator by default.

+1

Wed, Feb 21, 11:00 PM · Plasma
abetts added a comment to T6859: Falkon - VDG feedback.

Guys, what sizes do you need for the icons?

Wed, Feb 21, 1:07 AM · Falkon

Sat, Feb 17

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

The two design principles derived above that are related to colors and material/forms are also good examples on why our current design principles are too abstract.

"Restricted use of colors to express functionality" as an example can be related to the design principle "Make it easy to focus on what matters" from our current HIG. But while the first one gives the developer a clear guideline on how to use visual elements in his/her application, the one from our current HIG can not.

A practical example would be Discover, that currently uses lines in highlight color to express structure at some instances in lists and in application pages. I know that this led to discussions in the past. The principle to use colors only to express functionality and not structure would directly decide this discussion in favor of not using highlight color. The principle to make it easy to focus on what matters from our current HIG on the other side does not give a clear guideline on how to deal with it, because it is more a slogan, that any given interface design would try to follow and without clear right/wrong criteria. It therefore becomes meaningless to the developer.

Sat, Feb 17, 6:25 PM · KDE Human Interface Guidelines

Thu, Feb 15

abetts added a comment to T7973: Adapt Sphinx theme.

Can you make the navigation open the submenus as soon as you click the heading?

Thu, Feb 15, 4:58 PM · KDE Human Interface Guidelines
abetts added a comment to D10500: Make the review pop-up a bit more user-friendly.

Looks good to me. I would change the hover animation. Most places that use star ratings tend to highlight all stars up to where your cursor is located. It gives the impression that you are also enabling the starts up to your location. If your cursor is in the fourth star, then also highlight the 3 start before it.

Thu, Feb 15, 3:54 PM · Plasma
abetts added a comment to M112: System Settings Alpha Graphic Redesign.

I like those suggestions. I would probably not move the previous, however, since they are already loaded in a different screen. But maybe, what would be helpful is to use a menu that showcases the font in some way. For example, like this:

Thu, Feb 15, 3:27 PM · KDE Developers, VDG

Wed, Feb 14

abetts added a comment to T7964: Wayland Mouse KCM.

If we work on this new KCM, can we use this image as a guide? This is a system settings design proposal that Marco is also intending to work on. Maybe we can use it for this Wayland KCM as a guide.

Wed, Feb 14, 8:20 PM · Plasma on Wayland, Plasma (Plasma 5.13)
abetts added a comment to T6859: Falkon - VDG feedback.

@abetts I'm ready! Can you please create the icon files and these three images, so I can use it for release?
https://phabricator.kde.org/source/falkon/browse/master/src/lib/data/html/broken-page.svg - displayed in speed dial when page loading fails
https://phabricator.kde.org/source/falkon/browse/master/src/lib/data/icons/other/about.png - logo that is displayed in About dialog and falkon:about page
https://phabricator.kde.org/source/falkon/browse/master/src/lib/data/icons/other/startpage.png - logo that is displayed at start page falkon:startpage

There are also few mac/windows specific images, but those can be done later. I'd like to make a (Linux) release before the end of February, so there's not much time left to make some changes. Of course, if you want to still make some changes, it can be done later after the release.

Thanks everyone!

Wed, Feb 14, 3:25 PM · Falkon

Tue, Feb 13

abetts added a comment to D10483: Polish ToolBarApplicationHeader appearance.

Sorry guys, this proposed left alignment just won't work IMHO. The reason is that we are turning the bar into a CSD. Unlike a desktop application, we don't have the ability to shrink the application in mobile. What this amounts to is that people will want to add more controls to the top bar, this will cram the interface and the limited space will run out. Pushing the title to the left doesn't work either, it will bump into the back button. I feel it is best that we drop this conversation for now and focus on the HIG first where we can address these ideas first and then try to adjust applications to it.

Tue, Feb 13, 4:05 PM · Kirigami

Mon, Feb 12

abetts added a comment to D10438: reserve space for checkable widgets in menu items.

Let's try to avoid radical proposals like getting rid of keyboard shortcuts and icons. For now, let's focus on the initial goal, or perhaps a slightly modified goal of adding room to put checkboxes to the left of the text (which I would support).

Mon, Feb 12, 4:25 PM · Plasma
abetts added a comment to D10438: reserve space for checkable widgets in menu items.

How are we accounting for stacking menu items that have:

Mon, Feb 12, 4:15 PM · Plasma
abetts added a comment to D10329: [KUrlNavigatorPlacesSelector] Put categories into submenus.

Will this hide "All" menu items or will it hide after a certain amount of them are in the menu? For example, it will turn into a sub menu after 3 items?

Mon, Feb 12, 4:10 PM · Frameworks
abetts added a comment to D10438: reserve space for checkable widgets in menu items.

This could work, just the left padding is too much in this patch. Maybe reduce by a 3rd? or Half?

Mon, Feb 12, 12:39 AM · Plasma

Sun, Feb 11

abetts added a comment to T6859: Falkon - VDG feedback.

Keep in mind that in most instances, the label is not going to be used. This is just so that we can make sure we have a complete design and don't scramble for a label when we are asked about the design. I selected these because of 2 things. In any logo design, we need monochrome variants so that we can use them as buttons, or even on printed work. The label is an addition to make sure we address that design aspect. But in the desktop, it will appear like any other icon with a label at the bottom. Nothing fancy there. Then the colored one, that is generally used for the application itself or anything that is promoted online, like an app store. So, don't stress too much over those. Are we ready to move forward with the design and create the various sizes? Any details we need to address?

Sun, Feb 11, 9:02 PM · Falkon
abetts added a comment to T6859: Falkon - VDG feedback.

I took the liberty to edit a couple of them and make a final color selection.

Sun, Feb 11, 12:42 AM · Falkon

Sat, Feb 10

abetts added a comment to T6859: Falkon - VDG feedback.

Here you go!

Sat, Feb 10, 3:48 AM · Falkon

Fri, Feb 9

abetts added a comment to T6859: Falkon - VDG feedback.
In T6859#127415, @januz wrote:

In the end, I traced over it with inkscape :) I couldn't figure out what type you were using so I just used noto (we can change it later).
Here's some ideas using the blue-purple gradient and others.

Fri, Feb 9, 10:12 PM · Falkon

Thu, Feb 8

abetts added a comment to T6859: Falkon - VDG feedback.

Yes, I will upload later today.

Thu, Feb 8, 6:45 PM · Falkon
abetts added a comment to T6859: Falkon - VDG feedback.

Yes! @januz I think you have the best results here. Would you want to take this on and create the final product?

Thu, Feb 8, 4:56 PM · Falkon

Wed, Feb 7

abetts added a comment to T7914: Use a prettier background for the lock & login screens.

So this is basically back to where we were before the blue background? Also this won't do away with the "doesn't match their wallpaper complaint"

Wed, Feb 7, 10:51 PM · VDG

Tue, Feb 6

abetts added a comment to D10337: First approach to a plasmoid that can display the state of caps lock.

Does this have a look yet?

Tue, Feb 6, 3:53 PM · Plasma

Wed, Jan 31

abetts added a comment to D10211: Suggestion for emacs icon.

I like it! Maybe a way to accentuate that this is an "E" a little more. As a first impression, it didn't strike me as an E for emacs. Overall, the colors are great and the circle shape fits well.

Wed, Jan 31, 6:33 PM · Frameworks
abetts added a comment to D10170: Added optional transparency/blur to menu frames.

Eh, maybe I'm wrong. Still... [shakes old man stick] I don't like it! These whippersnappers and their transparency! Back in my day things were opaque and we liked it that way!

I won't die on this hill though, since it's being proposed as an optional feature and not a new default.

Wed, Jan 31, 6:30 PM · Breeze, Plasma
abetts removed a reviewer for D10170: Added optional transparency/blur to menu frames: VDG.
Wed, Jan 31, 4:29 PM · Breeze, Plasma
abetts updated subscribers of D10170: Added optional transparency/blur to menu frames.

Hello,
Hi,
thanks for the patch !

Few comments:
1/ the code does not compile under kde4 (cmake -DUSE_KDE4). You would need to use the proper #ifdef to prevent this

2/ I think the "blur" option should go. Blur should be controlled centrally by the desktop effect. In other words: BlurBehind should always be set to true, and then left to kwin to handle. Having an extra option here seems like micro-management. Why would you need blur behind plasma widgets (as handled by the desktop effect) and not behind menus ? (or vice versa). Also, right now, selecting "blur" in the style settings, but unselecting the desktop effect results in no blur behind menu, and hence inconsistency with what the style option says.

3/ the slider should follow the same convention and design as for the translucency effect: "transparent <----slider---> opaque". 0% should be transparent, 100% should be opaque.
Also, should have the same granularity, so ... percents. (not 10%)

4/ I would really like the VDG opinion on this. IMHO I am not sure if it fits the breeze "guidelines" or design-ideas, in the sense that I do not know why this is needed (what is the use case), aside from "this is pretty".

In other words: why would one need to be able to see what is behind the menu you are currently navigating ?
Navigating a menu is a very focused thing one wants to do: one is looking for a specific action to perform on the current content of the window. To me at least, seeing-through the menu is more a distraction to this task than anything else. (and adding blur to reduce this distraction would in fact go in the direction of not being translucent at all).

If the only reason is "this is pretty", then this has to be balanced with the extra option, code complexity, and configurations to be tested on the maintainer side, that this patch adds.

Wed, Jan 31, 4:28 PM · Breeze, Plasma
abetts removed a reviewer for D10170: Added optional transparency/blur to menu frames: abetts.
Wed, Jan 31, 4:19 PM · Breeze, Plasma
abetts accepted D10170: Added optional transparency/blur to menu frames.
Wed, Jan 31, 4:02 PM · Breeze, Plasma

Tue, Jan 30

abetts added a comment to T6859: Falkon - VDG feedback.

The second proposal is great too! I love it!

Tue, Jan 30, 3:00 PM · Falkon

Mon, Jan 29

abetts added a comment to T6859: Falkon - VDG feedback.
In T6859#125345, @januz wrote:

This is looking really cool! Here are some suggestions. (@abetts I took the liberty of painting over your work, hope you don't mind :) )

1- Made the lower-right part a little thicker, also making the curve a bit flatter
2- Made the upper cut smaller so it doesn't come so close to the eye (and the upper part can have a lower amount of detail for contrast)
3- Pulled the characters closer together
4- Added a couple ideas for color and gradients

Mon, Jan 29, 11:00 PM · Falkon
abetts added a comment to T6859: Falkon - VDG feedback.

Ok, so I changed the eye to be more rounded, a little more inviting. I changed the C to a K. Then titled the image more upwards so as to show a view and not like the falcon was soaring. With the colors, keep in mind that all of these can be changed and altered. Most logos have a monochrome version as well. Also, I am not sure what is meant with making it darker. Do you mean adding more black to the icon? Or making the colors closer to their darker level? I also added some color variations that you can see.

Mon, Jan 29, 1:29 AM · Falkon

Sun, Jan 28

abetts added a comment to T6859: Falkon - VDG feedback.

nice may you can use more collours not only one gradient when you look most icons have more colors.

Sun, Jan 28, 5:58 PM · Falkon
abetts added a comment to T6859: Falkon - VDG feedback.

Ok, here is a first draft for an application icon.

Sun, Jan 28, 5:45 AM · Falkon

Sat, Jan 27

abetts added a comment to T6859: Falkon - VDG feedback.

I can help with the application logo. @andreask Would you be able to help with the app control icons?

Sat, Jan 27, 5:29 PM · Falkon

Fri, Jan 26

abetts updated subscribers of T6859: Falkon - VDG feedback.

I am interested in this, I would like to help. Maybe @andreask can also help. Can you please detail what icons are needed? For example, application icon, navigation icons, menu icons, etc.

Fri, Jan 26, 11:14 PM · Falkon
abetts added a comment to D9070: KDE platform plugin: don't force default stylename on user-specified fonts.

Is this change purely a conversation of what developers use in code to call up fonts in their applications? Or does this also include a discussion where regular users have interfaces that allow changes to font naming? Let's say, something like System Settings that would allow users to change the naming for system fonts?

Fri, Jan 26, 10:33 PM · Plasma

Jan 25 2018

abetts added a comment to D10096: Softer shadow on the screenshots.

I like it, it is definitively softer. The horizontal length could be shrunk a bit. Maybe 150, or 100?

Jan 25 2018, 4:09 PM · Plasma

Jan 23 2018

abetts added a comment to D10032: Swap play/pause icons in mediacontroller plasmoid.

Could you please share a screenshot of the issue?

Jan 23 2018, 7:46 PM · Plasma
abetts added a comment to D9984: WIP: Add bookmarks runner.

I like this idea. Can the bookmark list be offloaded to a temp file while the browser isn't running?

Jan 23 2018, 4:36 PM · Plasma
abetts added a comment to D9878: [Notifications] Keep notification popup open when covered by fullscreen window.

I am in favor of this idea visually.

Jan 23 2018, 4:33 PM · Plasma

Jan 22 2018

abetts accepted D10027: Removed duplicate preview screenshots.
Jan 22 2018, 11:46 PM · Plasma
abetts added a comment to M112: System Settings Alpha Graphic Redesign.

I highly doubt that we will turn this work into a mobile app in the same way. We are not close to that discussion yet. Empty space works best in desktop. It allows people to focus. To cram every corner of the interface with a lot of data is also very challenging for finding your way. I can definitively review the margins. As of right now, we don't have a lot of work going into this project so I prefer to address this question once there is more development into it.

Jan 22 2018, 3:27 PM · KDE Developers, VDG

Jan 21 2018

abetts accepted D10002: Improve header and screenshots.
Jan 21 2018, 4:13 AM · Plasma

Jan 16 2018

abetts added a comment to D9414: Implement OSD to select action when unknown monitors is connected.

Will this OSD need any kind of styling? Or will we just use what was shown above in the screenshot?

Jan 16 2018, 5:49 PM · Plasma

Jan 10 2018

abetts accepted D9792: even slimmer scrollbars.

I like it. I think it falls in line with a less obtrusive bar and one that demands attention.

Jan 10 2018, 3:24 PM · Kirigami, Plasma

Jan 9 2018

abetts added a comment to D9773: Use 1px padding on titlebuttons.

Thanks Andres. Could you also merge this CL for me? I don't have write permissions for the repo.

Jan 9 2018, 11:21 PM · Breeze, Plasma
abetts accepted D9773: Use 1px padding on titlebuttons.
Jan 9 2018, 9:11 PM · Breeze, Plasma

Jan 5 2018

abetts accepted D9627: Use combobox to choose shadow size and use more appropriate values for menu & tooltip shadow sizes.

Thanks guys!

Jan 5 2018, 6:34 PM · Plasma
abetts added a comment to D9627: Use combobox to choose shadow size and use more appropriate values for menu & tooltip shadow sizes.

Would you consider changing the word "Normal" for something more related to measurements? For example, regular, default, current. Normal works better in other languages like Spanish where it is related to measurements. In English that link is not as strong.

For the record, normal is already used at many places: decoration border sizes, decoration button sizes to cite a few.
Back in the days I was explicitly asked to change Default to Normal.

Jan 5 2018, 5:47 PM · Plasma
abetts added a comment to D9627: Use combobox to choose shadow size and use more appropriate values for menu & tooltip shadow sizes.

Would you consider changing the word "Normal" for something more related to measurements? For example, regular, default, current. Normal works better in other languages like Spanish where it is related to measurements. In English that link is not as strong.

Jan 5 2018, 5:37 PM · Plasma

Jan 4 2018

abetts added a comment to T7682: Proposed look-and-feel changes.

Make it really obvious where newly-installed apps can be found

Jan 4 2018, 5:10 AM · VDG

Jan 3 2018

Restricted Application edited projects for D9638: [effects] replace old slide effect with a new one, added: KWin; removed Plasma.
In D9638#185606, @zzag wrote:

What I would maybe want to add would be some sort of effect, darkening, or slight zooming in/out when moving a window from one desktop to another.

Well, I was trying to animate moving windows some time ago. It didn't work out well because EffectsHandler doesn't tell us when user has stopped moving a window. This leads to some inconsistencies:

Jan 3 2018, 6:31 PM · Plasma
abetts accepted D9637: Add jump list action for "Updates".

I like this, seems very intuitive, in a corner, less thinking in selecting the item.

Jan 3 2018, 5:25 PM · Plasma
abetts accepted D9627: Use combobox to choose shadow size and use more appropriate values for menu & tooltip shadow sizes.
Jan 3 2018, 5:16 PM · Plasma
Restricted Application edited projects for D9638: [effects] replace old slide effect with a new one, added: KWin; removed Plasma.

This is great work. I like the results. I like the gap as well. It makes for a good idea of separation. What I would maybe want to add would be some sort of effect, darkening, or slight zooming in/out when moving a window from one desktop to another. Also, to make transitions even smoother, is there a way that Plasma can know the framerate that the computer is capable of?

Jan 3 2018, 3:24 PM · Plasma

Jan 2 2018

abetts added a comment to D9549: Horizontally center shadows and make them bigger.

The only thing that we could address later is that the concentration of this shadow for the menus makes it so that the shadows become a tad darker. Since the space they have to spread in is smaller, the colors combine a little bit making the shadow be more pronounced. This is work for the future of course. It looks pretty acceptable to me from the screenshots.

Jan 2 2018, 5:18 PM · Plasma

Dec 31 2017

Restricted Application edited projects for D9391: [effects] Add 'Fullscreen' effect, added: KWin; removed Plasma.
In D9391#184475, @zzag wrote:

Could you please post a new video with a before and after? I would like to preview it.

Ok, I'll do it later. But keep in mind code hasn't changed much.

Dec 31 2017, 8:15 PM · Plasma
abetts added a comment to D9549: Horizontally center shadows and make them bigger.

@hpereiradacosta I feel this is a good direction for the theme. I am sure we can evolve it to fit new ideas.

Regarding this (and the comment you made on the other thread), I am restating my oppinion here:

If it is only "a good direction" then it is not enough sorry.

I would really like to avoid too many iterations on this topic. Window decoration are very visible to users, so changing it every two releases gives a really bad impression on the quality of the code and of our design.
We should get it as right as possible before pushing to the official repo.

Andy, if you think the shadow should be improved, please indicate how so that the patch gets fixed before it gets committed.
Devs can work with patches applied to the official code, there is no need to commit for changes to be tested.

Hugo

Dec 31 2017, 8:14 PM · Plasma
abetts added a comment to D8232: Add option to center shadow .
Dec 31 2017, 8:13 PM · Plasma
abetts added a comment to D8232: Add option to center shadow .

Per recent VDG discussions, I've put together a patch that changes the defaults to horizontally center window and menu shadows, and make them a bit larger: https://phabricator.kde.org/D9549

Dec 31 2017, 5:11 PM · Plasma
Restricted Application edited projects for D9391: [effects] Add 'Fullscreen' effect, added: KWin; removed Plasma.

Could you please post a new video with a before and after? I would like to preview it.

Dec 31 2017, 4:49 PM · Plasma
abetts added a comment to D9549: Horizontally center shadows and make them bigger.
In D9549#184334, @cfeck wrote:

I remember the shadows were made thin on the left so that cascading popup menus look smoother.

Hello christoph,
Thing is: the same (inverse) argument was used to justify centered shadow: right cascaded windows (in a similar manner as submenus) would not look distinguishible one from the other with the current shadows.
So that you can't have both, unless you use different shadows for windows and for menus (which I find not so eleguant).

On top of that, current shadows should be made rtl aware for this to actually work

Personally I think this is a valid argument, but not a very strong one though.
Other thoughts welcome.

Hugo

Dec 31 2017, 4:47 PM · Plasma

Dec 30 2017

abetts added a comment to D9549: Horizontally center shadows and make them bigger.

@hpereiradacosta I feel this is a good direction for the theme. I am sure we can evolve it to fit new ideas.

Dec 30 2017, 1:06 AM · Plasma

Dec 29 2017

abetts added a comment to D9549: Horizontally center shadows and make them bigger.
In D9549#183809, @apol wrote:

Dont merge please, this needs authorization from VDG first

@ngraham and @abetts are the VDG, no?

Dec 29 2017, 4:54 PM · Plasma
abetts accepted D9549: Horizontally center shadows and make them bigger.

I love it! People, please accept. Just notice how the depth perception works better this way. With the current implementation, shadows don't show a strong depth perception and they almost disappear. I like this new patch a lot!

Dec 29 2017, 3:52 PM · Plasma
abetts accepted D8682: Improve some strings and UI elements in KWin KCM.

Will anybody be mad if I push this change now that a native speaker has weighed in?

Dec 29 2017, 3:12 PM · KWin

Dec 27 2017

abetts added a comment to D9474: [Kickoff / Kicker] Move "Add to favorites" entry to the bottom of the context menu.

Can you post an image of what this will look like?

Dec 27 2017, 3:29 PM · Plasma

Dec 14 2017

abetts added a comment to D9324: [Air theme] Add task bar progress graphic.

What should be the move here?

Dec 14 2017, 8:30 PM · Frameworks, Plasma
abetts updated subscribers of T4168: (Single task) Lockscreen redesigns.

@ngraham Do we want to push something like this forward?

Dec 14 2017, 5:05 AM · VDG

Dec 13 2017

abetts added a comment to D7971: Add "Open containing folder" button to the notification.

I like it! Sometimes you don't know where your screenshots went.

Dec 13 2017, 3:41 PM · Spectacle

Dec 12 2017

abetts added a comment to D9201: Slightly reduce vertical gutter width..

Does the grid and spacing cover only the areas in yellow, or does it cover the entire screen?

Dec 12 2017, 3:09 PM · Plasma
abetts added a comment to D9215: Make Appmenu work based on the presence of a visual representation.

Is there a screenshot of this change?

It's effectively non visual

Dec 12 2017, 3:07 PM · Plasma
abetts added a comment to D9284: Make it obvious what "Display window borders for maximized windows" is for.

Looks good!

Dec 12 2017, 3:05 PM · Plasma
abetts added a comment to D9215: Make Appmenu work based on the presence of a visual representation.

Is there a screenshot of this change?

Dec 12 2017, 3:03 PM · Plasma

Dec 5 2017

abetts added a comment to D8787: Fix PWD dialog.
In D8787#176346, @ivan wrote:

Since VDG has not responded. Can you remove the padding and make the name bold?

Dec 5 2017, 4:41 PM · Plasma

Nov 28 2017

abetts added a comment to T6831: Top-notch usability and productivity for basic software.

I agree. Wizards in mobile are simple, to the point and disappear once you learned your way around. We could follow a similar concept for wizards on the desktop.

Nov 28 2017, 8:24 PM · Goal settings 2017

Nov 27 2017

abetts updated the task description for T6831: Top-notch usability and productivity for basic software.
Nov 27 2017, 7:57 PM · Goal settings 2017
abetts added a comment to T6831: Top-notch usability and productivity for basic software.

Is there room for visual redesign in this proposal? Or are we thinking that this is more of polishing existing applications without a lot of changes?

Nov 27 2017, 7:53 PM · Goal settings 2017

Nov 22 2017

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

Could you maybe add a rough mockup of this suggestion? Just for more clarity. Also, we discussed some time ago that it would be ok for the "install" from file to be in Discover and that GHNS would "also" be in discover. What do you think? Should we do that or keep "install from file" in the same window where the themes are?

Nov 22 2017, 6:25 PM · KDE Developers, VDG

Nov 21 2017

abetts added a comment to D8911: Port launch feedback KCM to Qt Quick and implement VDG redesign.

These are the good examples of what I think it should be:

Nov 21 2017, 4:54 PM · Plasma
abetts added a comment to M116: Calamares Telemetry Page Design suggestion.

I would like to share some suggestions:

Nov 21 2017, 3:14 PM · Plasma

Nov 20 2017

abetts added a comment to D8911: Port launch feedback KCM to Qt Quick and implement VDG redesign.

I am ok with that idea. I agree that it is redundant.

Nov 20 2017, 3:04 PM · Plasma

Nov 17 2017

abetts added a comment to D8869: Don't use a scrollview to display package changelogs.

What's the point of having the "open" button if this scrollview is accepted? After all, you won't see much more if you click open and an install button and a package description.

Nov 17 2017, 3:24 PM · Plasma
abetts added a comment to D8849: [Folder View Filter Config] Use TableView for mime types.
In D8849#168791, @hein wrote:

I like it, but should the default sort column be the name so that there's no awkward arrow in the header element for the checkboxes?

I feel like QWidget views or rather QStandardItemDelegate avoid this by embedding the checkbox into the column for Qt::DisplayRole or something ... maybe I misremember though.

Nov 17 2017, 4:46 AM · Plasma

Nov 12 2017

abetts added a comment to D8773: Improve discoverability of drag-and-drop of toolbar actions.

My perspective here is that instead of using an actual checkbox to enable the dragging, I would create visual handles instead. Maybe something like this:

Nov 12 2017, 6:29 PM · Frameworks

Nov 11 2017

abetts added a comment to D8754: Baloo KCM text improvements.

I think that people these days understand that indexing your files is a component of searching. If the word indexing is not liked, maybe it could be

Nov 11 2017, 4:35 AM · Plasma

Nov 8 2017

abetts accepted D8684: text improvements for Colors, Icons, Style, and Workspace KCMs.
Nov 8 2017, 3:06 AM · Plasma
abetts added a comment to D8361: Add option to change Oxygen's windows decoration shadow intensity.

Yeah, maybe a combobox toggling between Glow and Shadow styles/blending modes would be more intuitive here.

Nov 8 2017, 1:43 AM · Plasma
abetts accepted D8361: Add option to change Oxygen's windows decoration shadow intensity.

I like this change, I think it makes sense. However, if there is a way to know that the user "means" to use shadow then lets do this. If the user means to do "glow" this behavior should stay.

Nov 8 2017, 1:42 AM · Plasma

Nov 7 2017

abetts added a comment to D8682: Improve some strings and UI elements in KWin KCM.

Can we at least find something more legible? I don't care if it is my suggestion or not, just something more approachable and readable.

Nov 7 2017, 2:32 PM · KWin
abetts added a comment to D8684: text improvements for Colors, Icons, Style, and Workspace KCMs.

Just on the first image

Nov 7 2017, 2:34 AM · Plasma
abetts accepted D8686: Screenlocker KCM text improvements.

I would agree, keyboard shortcut seems better. It just felt like the label didn't have context for the shortcut button next to it.

Nov 7 2017, 12:37 AM · Plasma

Nov 5 2017

abetts added a comment to D8348: Add a section for removable devices.

What about something like this as well

Nov 5 2017, 9:58 PM · Frameworks
abetts added a comment to T7256: Energy Saving + (Energy Activity Settings) + Power Advanced Settings.

Mockup? I can then integrate into my design. Just use wireframes. Nothing fancy.

Nov 5 2017, 9:52 PM · Plasma: KCM Redesign
abetts added a comment to T7253: Bluetooth*.

I would combine the last two KCMs, not the first one given that lists take up so much of the space. The second two KCMs seem to belong in an "advanced" state and can be grouped together.

Nov 5 2017, 9:51 PM · Plasma: KCM Redesign