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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?

Tue, Dec 12, 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

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

Looks good!

Tue, Dec 12, 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?

Tue, Dec 12, 3:03 PM · Plasma

Tue, Dec 5

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?

Tue, Dec 5, 4:41 PM · Plasma

Tue, Nov 28

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.

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

Mon, Nov 27

abetts updated the task description for T6831: Top-notch usability and productivity for basic software.
Mon, Nov 27, 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?

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

Wed, Nov 22

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?

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

Tue, Nov 21

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:

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

I would like to share some suggestions:

Tue, Nov 21, 3:14 PM · Plasma

Mon, Nov 20

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.

Mon, Nov 20, 3:04 PM · Plasma

Fri, Nov 17

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.

Fri, Nov 17, 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.

Fri, Nov 17, 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
abetts added a comment to T7249: Connections.

Even simpler:

Nov 5 2017, 9:49 PM · Plasma: KCM Redesign
abetts added a comment to T7246: User Manager.

I have also seen elsewhere something like:

Nov 5 2017, 9:48 PM · Plasma: KCM Redesign
abetts added a comment to T7243: Colors.

+1 I like this suggestion.

Nov 5 2017, 9:46 PM · Plasma: KCM Redesign
abetts added a comment to T7242: Workspace Behaviour.

+1

Nov 5 2017, 9:44 PM · Plasma: KCM Redesign
abetts requested changes to D8480: Discard button indicates that it will quit the program.

How about even simpler:

Nov 5 2017, 9:17 PM · Spectacle
abetts accepted D7424: Very slightly increase text contrast for the default Breeze color scheme.

I don't have any objections to this revision. If you used one of the suggested colors for text. Let's go for the change.

Nov 5 2017, 9:13 PM · Plasma, Breeze
abetts accepted D8530: Clean up and standardize Settings dialog.

I have no objections with this changes. Some parts might need alignment help, just to finish it up. Alignment HIG. I have no objections otherwise.

Nov 5 2017, 9:12 PM · Spectacle
abetts accepted D7440: Turn on Dolphin icon previews by default.

I have no objections to this change. One thing I am concerned about is the speed that these thumbnails will show up. Imagine a movie a few gigs big versus a 10Kb icon. If there are ways to optimize the loading of these previews, it can help tremendously.

Nov 5 2017, 9:09 PM · Dolphin
abetts added a comment to T7284: Launch feedback.

+1

Nov 5 2017, 3:37 AM · Plasma: KCM Redesign

Nov 4 2017

abetts added a comment to D8056: Improve usability of "Open With" dialog by adding option to filter the application tree.

I would say make the categories disappear as soon as that view displays search results.

Nov 4 2017, 6:52 PM · Frameworks
abetts added a comment to D8056: Improve usability of "Open With" dialog by adding option to filter the application tree.

Can I suggest to maybe simplify even a little more and remove the category separators? AKA, system, internet?

Nov 4 2017, 5:59 PM · Frameworks
abetts added a comment to D8530: Clean up and standardize Settings dialog.

That is a good cleanup. I would also encourage you to take inspiration from the settings mockups that I made. Where titles and fields are centered aligned. Just to see if it looks good.

Nov 4 2017, 2:26 AM · Spectacle

Nov 2 2017

abetts added a comment to D8006: Add edit button to desktop theme.

Well, looks like there are no objections... hehe

Nov 2 2017, 1:30 PM · Plasma

Nov 1 2017

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

Ok, the second stage of this redesign might be a little easier, it is aligning labels, shrinking comboboxes, and others to the center. Putting labels or "titles" on the 1st third of the space while the rest of the elements are on the 2/3 to the right. I will add a mockup to explain this.

Nov 1 2017, 4:21 PM · KDE Developers, VDG

Oct 31 2017

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

let's do it!

Oct 31 2017, 8:08 PM · KDE Developers, VDG
abetts added a comment to M112: System Settings Alpha Graphic Redesign.

Thank you for your comments. @mart I have some mockups where this is the case and there is a mix of edge to edge content with other controls. I didn't think it looked bad honestly but feels a bit out of place. I can post something on it later tonight.

Oct 31 2017, 5:03 PM · KDE Developers, VDG
abetts added a comment to M112: System Settings Alpha Graphic Redesign.

I love it! Shall we move to the next phase?

Oct 31 2017, 3:55 PM · KDE Developers, VDG
abetts added a comment to D7424: Very slightly increase text contrast for the default Breeze color scheme.

Seems good to me. @jensreuterberg ?

Oct 31 2017, 1:45 PM · Plasma, Breeze
abetts added a comment to F5459023: mock.png.

I like where this is going, this looks pretty good. Please note that in the future, the 3 buttons at the bottom will likely be taken away and be placed in other areas. The last 2 on the right will belong, in the design, to the GHNS window while the Size will be managed by an icon within the theme gallery item under "edit" or the pencil icon.

Oct 31 2017, 2:10 AM

Oct 30 2017

abetts added a comment to D7957: Turn on frames around dock widgets by default.

The shadow seems a bit gratuitous to me, but I have to say I do like the extra borders and the nice explicit separator between Panels.

Oct 30 2017, 3:59 AM · Breeze, Plasma
abetts added a comment to D7957: Turn on frames around dock widgets by default.

I would even go as far as doing this:

Oct 30 2017, 3:47 AM · Breeze, Plasma

Oct 29 2017

abetts added a comment to D7424: Very slightly increase text contrast for the default Breeze color scheme.

Do you know if your colors match any of these?

Oct 29 2017, 6:45 PM · Plasma, Breeze
abetts added a comment to D8296: Use Ctrl+Shift+, as the standard shortcut for "Configure <Program>".

We don't seem to have anything against it. My only request is that if we do shortcuts, make them use 2 hands instead of just one. If the keys are too close together, this makes it harder to enter. Possibly harder for people with disabilities as well. So, space the sets in 2, one on the left side of the keyboard and the next symbol on the right.

Oct 29 2017, 5:32 PM · Frameworks
abetts added a comment to D8296: Use Ctrl+Shift+, as the standard shortcut for "Configure <Program>".

If you assume that most computers that run linux will have a windows key, I would call it just windows. Everyone else uses exceptions really.

Oct 29 2017, 5:14 PM · Frameworks
abetts added a comment to D8296: Use Ctrl+Shift+, as the standard shortcut for "Configure <Program>".

What about Windows/Meta + Something, let's say , comma?

Oct 29 2017, 5:03 PM · Frameworks
abetts added a comment to D8540: Add more whitespace to the status bar.

Looks good to me! There may be other areas where spacing is also necessary so this is going in a good direction.

Oct 29 2017, 2:42 PM · Dolphin, VDG
abetts added a comment to D8362: Added setting to toggle drawing of title bar separator.

No objections from me.

Oct 29 2017, 6:07 AM · Plasma

Oct 26 2017

abetts added a comment to T7252: Touchpad (note this has 3 different backends with different options!).

Hey @subdiff Can you show me what those new touchpad modules look like under wayland? Maybe I can adapt the design here.

Oct 26 2017, 5:33 PM · Plasma: KCM Redesign
abetts added a comment to T7293: Web shortcuts (also to be rethinked?).

My thought here was really at ground level, do people really use this? Do we really need this KCM?

Oct 26 2017, 3:16 PM · Plasma: KCM Redesign
abetts added an inline comment to M112: System Settings Alpha Graphic Redesign.

So for my own understanding I'm wrapping up (correct me if I'm wrong):

  1. Normally list views have a background (which is FCFCFC without any transparency or soft shadows at the borders as in the mockups) in Breeze.
  2. Current qqc scrollview though doesn't have this.
  3. So the question is if we should just ignore this background in qqc scrollviews or if there needs to be a version of scrollview with background so that it is like in the mockups and not different from other components.
Oct 26 2017, 2:21 PM · KDE Developers, VDG
abetts updated images of M112: System Settings Alpha Graphic Redesign.
Oct 26 2017, 2:58 AM · KDE Developers, VDG
abetts updated images of M112: System Settings Alpha Graphic Redesign.
Oct 26 2017, 2:54 AM · KDE Developers, VDG
abetts added a comment to M112: System Settings Alpha Graphic Redesign.
Oct 26 2017, 2:45 AM · KDE Developers, VDG

Oct 25 2017

abetts added a comment to D8296: Use Ctrl+Shift+, as the standard shortcut for "Configure <Program>".

Could this also be added to global shortcuts if it is not there already? That the user can define the keys to use for Preferences?

Oct 25 2017, 11:55 PM · Frameworks
abetts added an inline comment to M112: System Settings Alpha Graphic Redesign.

any idea how to implement the mouse cursor selection size?

Oct 25 2017, 2:20 PM · KDE Developers, VDG
abetts added a comment to D8424: Folder View location properties: Improve visual layout.

I like this, I would even place the "title" to align with "location" and push the combobox where it says "none" to align with the radial buttons.

Oct 25 2017, 2:18 PM · Plasma
abetts added a comment to M112: System Settings Alpha Graphic Redesign.

blur: another thing i would like to avoid if possible, as we need all this stuff to work correctly if possible also on very low-end hardware where we should render in software mode

Oct 25 2017, 3:35 AM · KDE Developers, VDG
abetts added a comment to D7828: fix createKMessageBox focus widget inconsistency.

I am leaning toward implementing the change. The reason being that the user gets a duplicate indication of focus when likely they might feel confused, I have been at times too, by not knowing clearly where the highlight is. If you have two highlights, how do you know what's going to be activated when hitting enter?

Oct 25 2017, 1:45 AM · Frameworks

Oct 24 2017

abetts added a comment to T7246: User Manager.

My intention here is that the user manager is simpler, provides focused information and users can quickly identify information.

Oct 24 2017, 5:07 PM · Plasma: KCM Redesign
abetts added a comment to M112: System Settings Alpha Graphic Redesign.

I hope it wasn't too difficult and I am already seeing an easier interaction with the themes. Even at this early stage.

Oct 24 2017, 4:39 PM · KDE Developers, VDG
abetts added an inline comment to M112: System Settings Alpha Graphic Redesign.

You might be able to answer those same questions by going to this

Oct 24 2017, 2:16 PM · KDE Developers, VDG

Oct 23 2017

abetts added a comment to D8056: Improve usability of "Open With" dialog by adding option to filter the application tree.

Can you guys add a quick picture of what this looks like right now?

Oct 23 2017, 7:19 PM · Frameworks
This is a test notification, sent at Mon, Oct 23, 11:20 AM.
Oct 23 2017, 5:20 PM
abetts added a comment to M112: System Settings Alpha Graphic Redesign.

looks like many kcms would have a similar structure of thumbnail preview grid... maybe we can componentize that?

Oct 23 2017, 3:42 PM · KDE Developers, VDG
abetts added a member for Plasma: KCM Redesign: abetts.
Oct 23 2017, 3:41 PM
abetts closed T7234: System Settings Redesign Alpha Graphics as Resolved.
Oct 23 2017, 5:27 AM · VDG
abetts updated the image names of M112: System Settings Alpha Graphic Redesign.
Oct 23 2017, 5:25 AM · KDE Developers, VDG
abetts updated images of M112: System Settings Alpha Graphic Redesign.
Oct 23 2017, 5:07 AM · KDE Developers, VDG
abetts created M112: System Settings Alpha Graphic Redesign.
Oct 23 2017, 4:55 AM · KDE Developers, VDG

Oct 22 2017

abetts created T7234: System Settings Redesign Alpha Graphics.
Oct 22 2017, 11:53 PM · VDG
abetts added a comment to M111: System Settings Proposal (Look And Feel).

Here you can see the full "alpha" graphic design for the entire System Settings. You can find more info in the rest of the design.

Oct 22 2017, 11:45 PM
abetts added a comment to M111: System Settings Proposal (Look And Feel).

Can we do an underline on the text for keyboard focus? (like Dolphin) Or do the two blue shades, like the bar on the left of system settings.

I think this could add "too much" highlighting to the item. What about this? We have the blue line around the item and ALSO have the edit buttons show. The ones where the item gets dark and delete, upload and edit show up. I think that would be pretty obvious to where your keys are. It would also be consistent with the rest of the UI.

Oct 22 2017, 11:11 PM
abetts added a comment to M111: System Settings Proposal (Look And Feel).

I hope I can answer this:

Oct 22 2017, 12:46 AM

Oct 17 2017

abetts created M111: System Settings Proposal (Look And Feel).
Oct 17 2017, 7:15 PM
abetts updated images of M110: System Settings Main Window.
Oct 17 2017, 7:13 PM
abetts updated images of M110: System Settings Main Window.
Oct 17 2017, 7:11 PM

Oct 14 2017

abetts added a comment to D8232: Add option to center shadow .

That's a cool idea. I would just try to make it smoother. The proposals still look pretty rough. I don't know programming, but can you tell me the current parameters to create the shadow with this patch? Blur, spread, color?

Oct 14 2017, 6:45 PM · Plasma

Oct 13 2017

abetts added a comment to T6880: Implement Settings.

If you click add, then you see the bottom fields and when you are done, the new identity and server are placed at the top

Oct 13 2017, 2:10 PM · Konversation
abetts updated the task description for T6880: Implement Settings.
Oct 13 2017, 2:09 PM · Konversation
abetts added a comment to M110: System Settings Main Window.

Hey Dave,

Oct 13 2017, 3:55 AM

Oct 12 2017

abetts created M110: System Settings Main Window.
Oct 12 2017, 2:59 AM

Oct 7 2017

abetts added a comment to T7124: KDE Leader in Design.
We shouldn't try to jam mobile UI conventions into a desktop platform except in the very small number of limited cases where they make sense for specific, well-understood reasons.

I think it's important to keep in mind our users and their use cases. 10-15 years in the future, current trends will reach their logical conclusions, and most casual computing (media consumption, communication, playing games) will probably be done with large phones or tablets because they're more convenient. So why would anyone still use a boring old laptop or desktop? Productivity. These are still the best platforms for accomplishing real work, and will remain so for the foreseeable future. So any design changes we make for the desktop can't compromise productivity or ergonomics for intensive work. We have to remember that people who are trying to get work done *hate* change for change's sake. They don't want high fashion design, they want to be able to create at the speed of thought. That means things like better ergonomics and responsiveness, more consistent keyboard shortcuts, more consistent visual design, and greater ease of learning new software. A really excellent example of this is the ability to search for menu items present in Unity's HUD and the macOS Help menu. We should be willing to mine other *desktop* platforms for ideas, not mobile platforms.

Oct 7 2017, 1:07 AM · Goal settings 2017

Oct 2 2017

abetts closed T7118: Desktop redesign as Invalid.
Oct 2 2017, 5:11 PM · Goal settings 2017
abetts closed T7119: Be social from the bottom up! as Invalid.
Oct 2 2017, 5:11 PM · Goal settings 2017
abetts closed T7120: Define, add, revamp and remove as Invalid.
Oct 2 2017, 5:11 PM · Goal settings 2017
abetts closed T7122: KDE needs to be convergent as Invalid.
Oct 2 2017, 5:11 PM · Goal settings 2017
abetts closed T7121: Strengthen semantics as Invalid.
Oct 2 2017, 5:11 PM · Goal settings 2017
abetts closed T7123: KDE needs to embrace simplicity of approach as Invalid.
Oct 2 2017, 5:11 PM · Goal settings 2017
abetts renamed T7124: KDE Leader in Design from KDE needs to lead and push design forward! to KDE Leader in Design.
Oct 2 2017, 5:00 PM · Goal settings 2017
abetts created T7124: KDE Leader in Design.
Oct 2 2017, 2:35 PM · Goal settings 2017
abetts created T7123: KDE needs to embrace simplicity of approach.
Oct 2 2017, 2:34 PM · Goal settings 2017
abetts created T7122: KDE needs to be convergent.
Oct 2 2017, 2:34 PM · Goal settings 2017
abetts created T7121: Strengthen semantics.
Oct 2 2017, 2:34 PM · Goal settings 2017
abetts created T7120: Define, add, revamp and remove.
Oct 2 2017, 2:33 PM · Goal settings 2017
abetts created T7119: Be social from the bottom up!.
Oct 2 2017, 2:33 PM · Goal settings 2017