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Sat, Dec 15

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

Not sure, what seems to be the main issue?

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

+1

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

Fri, Dec 14

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

Thanks Dave!

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

+1

Fri, Dec 14, 3:06 PM · VDG, Plasma

Thu, Dec 13

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?

Thu, Dec 13, 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

Thu, Dec 13, 3:13 PM · Frameworks

Wed, Dec 12

abetts added a comment to M144: New panel right click context menu.

+1

Wed, Dec 12, 4:20 PM · VDG, Plasma

Tue, Dec 11

abetts added a comment to D17346: Support Bluetooth batteries.

No. Can we not digress from this, I just need an icon...

Tue, Dec 11, 5:59 PM · Plasma
abetts added a comment to D17496: Change network/web color icons to consistent style.

+1

Tue, Dec 11, 5:57 PM · Frameworks
abetts added a comment to D17372: [componentchooser KCM] Make KIO browser option the fallback only and remove from the UI.

Can the section title be called something different instead of using the word "Component"?

Tue, Dec 11, 3:51 PM · Plasma

Mon, Dec 10

abetts retitled D17423: Added statement about aiming for perfection from Added stetment about aiming for perfection to Added statement about aiming for perfection.
Mon, Dec 10, 7:02 PM · KDE Human Interface Guidelines
abetts added a comment to D17346: Support Bluetooth batteries.

Maybe not applicable to this patch, but would we consider making the battery color in the progress bar to be green? Green seems to be very standard to mean charge. We are using blue.

Mon, Dec 10, 3:46 PM · Plasma
abetts added a comment to D17458: Add help button to KCMs where it was missing.

Thanks Dave!

Mon, Dec 10, 3:45 PM · Plasma
abetts added a comment to D17469: applications-games icon for dark theme.

It's looking good. I would say change the last tone to a tad lighter. The gray has too much black in it. I would probably move the hue to the yellow side.

Mon, Dec 10, 3:36 PM · Frameworks

Sun, Dec 9

abetts added a comment to D17459: SearchBar: Add Cancel button to stop long running tasks.

I would probably not make the button that big, but I think it is useful

Sun, Dec 9, 7:23 PM · Frameworks, Kate
abetts added a comment to D17321: Change panel edit mode icon from from a hamburger icon to a configure icon.

+1

Sun, Dec 9, 6:55 PM · VDG, Plasma

Fri, Dec 7

abetts added a comment to D17420: [Device Notifier] Fix action button vertical alignment.

Love it! +1

Fri, Dec 7, 11:04 PM · Plasma
abetts added a comment to D17418: SearchView: Harmonize text in searchPlaceCombo.

+1

Fri, Dec 7, 11:03 PM · Kate
abetts added a comment to T10165: Category icons should all be colorful.

I would even go as far as changing the left column where the icons are to some other color too. However, I think this is sensible. It breaks monochrome glyphs that can be confused.

Fri, Dec 7, 5:14 PM · Plasma, VDG
abetts added a comment to D17402: [Device Notifier] Disable the possibility to unmount the root partition.

If this patch deals with the UI, is it possible to align the eject button to the middle using the progress bar as the center?

Fri, Dec 7, 3:22 PM · Plasma

Tue, Dec 4

abetts added a comment to D17354: [Digital clock plasmoid] Calendar settings page: port to QQC2 & Kirigami and improve layout.

Thank you!

Tue, Dec 4, 8:49 PM · Plasma
abetts added a comment to D17360: Added "Transparent with light text" theme for Desktop Notes.

+1

Tue, Dec 4, 8:44 PM · Plasma
abetts added a comment to D17354: [Digital clock plasmoid] Calendar settings page: port to QQC2 & Kirigami and improve layout.

Would you want to move the General section to the top and plugins second?

Tue, Dec 4, 6:22 PM · Plasma
abetts added a comment to D17350: Add the missing api for multilevel KCMs to control the columns.

Instead of connection name, would it make sense to call it, network name instead?

Tue, Dec 4, 5:49 PM · Frameworks

Mon, Dec 3

abetts added a comment to D17309: Add flashlight action icons.

+1

Mon, Dec 3, 4:07 PM · Frameworks

Thu, Nov 29

abetts added a comment to D17244: Edit Profile Dialog UI redesign.

+1

Thu, Nov 29, 9:05 PM · Konsole
abetts added a comment to D17192: use a Kirigami Heading for perfect consistency.
In D17192#368170, @mart wrote:

well, to me part of the problem is that a title became a back button... even tough smaller target to hit, i would have preferred to have a toolbutton followed by a proper title that is just a title

Thu, Nov 29, 3:37 PM · Plasma
abetts added a comment to D17211: Port applet/containment configs to qqc2.

Thanks, the combobox open-on-click feature works perfectly!

I still don't agree with making the wallpaper plugin GHNS button icons-only. That makes it inconsistent with all others in every other KCM and I took great pain recently to make them all consistent. Can we put it on the bottom row with the other one and restore its text?

Thu, Nov 29, 3:19 PM · Plasma
abetts added a comment to D17211: Port applet/containment configs to qqc2.

+1 on visuals

Thu, Nov 29, 3:11 PM · Plasma
abetts added a comment to D17209: [effects/fadingpopups] Don't animate KDE Plasma splash screen.

What would this look like in practice? Before/after?

Thu, Nov 29, 3:08 PM · KWin
abetts added a comment to T9658: Rethink blur-by-default for Breeze SDDM login screen theme for Plasma 5.15.

Probably soon-ish I hope! D16031 is ready for review again.

Thu, Nov 29, 3:06 PM · Plasma, VDG
abetts added a comment to T9658: Rethink blur-by-default for Breeze SDDM login screen theme for Plasma 5.15.

Will we ever be able to land this? :D

Thu, Nov 29, 3:04 PM · Plasma, VDG
abetts added a comment to D17220: Improve symbolism for off and muted status icon.

I think the distinction is useful. The off icons would then look like this:


Should this style then also be applied to other "off" status icons like touchpad and camera?

Also, I've experimented with a circle with one line through it, as that represents muted better than an X which looks too much like an error:

Thu, Nov 29, 3:03 PM · Frameworks
abetts added a comment to D17212: Port to QQC2 and FormLayout.
In D17212#368048, @mart wrote:

Thu, Nov 29, 2:55 PM · Plasma

Wed, Nov 28

abetts added a comment to D17192: use a Kirigami Heading for perfect consistency.

I don't really have an issue with the font alignment. I think where I am conflicted is the part where we want this text to have too many purposes. The label is big so as to mean that it is a page title. However, when we place this on a phone, the header text is huge. So the label is trying to be a page title and a breadcrumb. I think that we should rethink the size, at least. The alignment is great.

Wed, Nov 28, 3:42 PM · Plasma
abetts added a comment to D17192: use a Kirigami Heading for perfect consistency.

+1

Wed, Nov 28, 3:08 PM · Plasma
abetts added a comment to D17212: Port to QQC2 and FormLayout.

+1

Wed, Nov 28, 3:04 PM · Plasma
abetts added a comment to D17217: Implement free memory notifier.

Is having this feature an optional feature? Can it be turned off?

Wed, Nov 28, 2:58 PM · Plasma

Mon, Nov 26

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

Staring at these screenshots again, it occurs to me that the artist and title are unnecessarily repeated in the current UI: once right under the app name, and again towards the bottom, on the transparent bar. We can probably get rid of one of these to scrounge up some more vertical space for the album art.

Mon, Nov 26, 10:50 PM · Plasma

Sun, Nov 25

abetts added a comment to D16413: Add a keyboard shortcut to create file.

I think this could make sense if you are also able to change the kind of file that you want to create.

Sun, Nov 25, 3:43 PM · Dolphin

Sat, Nov 24

abetts added a comment to D16968: [Folder View] improve label contrast against challenging backgrounds.

Looking good guys! +1

Sat, Nov 24, 9:31 PM · Plasma

Wed, Nov 21

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

I know this patch doesn't deal with this, but I would suggest doing a background blur on the bottom bar that has the player buttons and the labels. It will improve readability

Wed, Nov 21, 5:43 PM · Plasma
abetts added a comment to D17073: Do not crop albumArt.

Looks great. Thanks for the fix.

Wed, Nov 21, 2:53 PM · Plasma

Tue, Nov 20

abetts added a comment to D17022: [Kickoff] Enable Esc to close Kickoff and Tab to switch to Search.

+1

Tue, Nov 20, 3:15 PM · Plasma
abetts added a comment to D17050: Allow clicking of links in app descriptions.

+1

Tue, Nov 20, 3:14 PM · Plasma, Discover Software Store

Mon, Nov 19

abetts added a comment to D16988: [Kickoff] Make the visible search field unfocused by default.

+1

Mon, Nov 19, 3:14 PM · Plasma

Sun, Nov 18

abetts added a comment to D16899: Improve capitalization page.

+1

Sun, Nov 18, 4:59 AM
abetts added a comment to D16951: Resolve merge conflict.

Looks good to me +1

Sun, Nov 18, 4:58 AM · Frameworks

Nov 16 2018

abetts added a comment to T9780: Find/invent interaction pattern for window touch resizing.

@abetts

As not all applications have these empty window areas that can currently be used for dragging windows around, your idea could be integrated into an overlay with one large surface to pinch-to-zoom.

Nov 16 2018, 9:50 PM · KDE Human Interface Guidelines, VDG
abetts added a comment to T9780: Find/invent interaction pattern for window touch resizing.

What about multitouch? Using 2 fingers to pinch and zoom to the desired size? If you are using a tablet for example, the system could detect your pinch and zoon done vertically, diagonally, or horizontally and resize the window accordingly. It would only activate with two fingers on the screen and only in "empty" window areas.

Nov 16 2018, 9:43 PM · KDE Human Interface Guidelines, VDG
abetts added a comment to T10047: Guerilla UX testing: a GNOME switcher.

Overall, these changes are sensitive and go with the times. I don't particularly like a dock on the left, but allowing this feature is good IMHO. Others like icons-only, I am all for.

Nov 16 2018, 4:54 AM · VDG, Plasma

Nov 15 2018

abetts added a comment to D16901: [Folder View] implement a minimum width for icon view to ensure that labels are never rendered useless.

+1

Nov 15 2018, 4:52 PM · Plasma
abetts added a comment to D16897: Allow windows to be closed from the window switchers.

+1

Nov 15 2018, 3:14 PM · Plasma

Nov 13 2018

abetts added a watcher for KDE e.V.: abetts.
Nov 13 2018, 4:15 PM
abetts added a comment to T10028: Individual KScreen output data retention.
[] Save for this setup only.

or

[X] Use for all setups with this display.
Nov 13 2018, 3:19 PM · VDG, Plasma
abetts added a comment to D16848: Revamp Icon Design and Emblem pages.

The new icon to show video, it reminds me heavily about VLC. Are we going with that design?

Nov 13 2018, 12:59 AM · KDE Human Interface Guidelines

Nov 12 2018

abetts added a comment to D16847: Fix a small color and shadow issue with Kdots icon.

+1

Nov 12 2018, 11:18 PM · Frameworks
abetts added a comment to D16841: Mobile text selection controls.

Is the popup themable?

Nov 12 2018, 4:29 PM · Frameworks
abetts added a comment to D16836: [effects] Split the Fade effect.

Maybe another group could be "Transitions", or "Appear"

Nov 12 2018, 3:02 PM · KWin

Nov 6 2018

abetts added a comment to T9996: Improve Thumbnail Aside effect.

I agree with all the changes. PIP naming is also much more recognizable.

Nov 6 2018, 4:33 PM · KDE Promo, VDG, KWin

Nov 4 2018

abetts accepted D16653: Use the new `drive-harddisk-root` icon for the root volume.

Minor detail with great impact. Thank you for the work.

Nov 4 2018, 10:48 PM · Frameworks

Oct 31 2018

abetts added a comment to D16395: Update the "About KDE" text.

+1

Oct 31 2018, 7:08 PM · Frameworks

Oct 29 2018

abetts added a comment to D16504: [KCMs] Use consistent text for GHNS buttons.

I like the direction of the patch.

My only thing is that we drop the use of the word "Scheme". I think we could use something different like "Pattern", "Swatch", "Theme", etc. If it is about colors, I think swatch would be really cool.

Yeah, the word "scheme" is kind of negative in English. Unfortunately, the term "Color Scheme" is used everywhere, so I think changing that will require more discussion and should be done in another patch.

Oct 29 2018, 8:18 PM · Documentation, Plasma
abetts added a comment to D12285: [RFC] Change drawer header image.

I would probably resize Konqui to be as tall as the two labels to the left. It will seem more balanced.

Oct 29 2018, 2:46 PM · KDE Connect
abetts added a comment to T7878: Create or find Icon.

I started working on a couple of images to offer for review. Stay tuned.

Oct 29 2018, 2:21 PM · Baloo
abetts added a comment to D15206: [Kickoff] Add a subtle separator line between the header and the content view.

No, the blue highlight doesn't touch, just like people requested. It looks just fine now. If we want to make the blue highlight touch the bounds of its whole view, that would be a significant design change that would need to be made elsewhere (if indeed it would be desirable).

Oct 29 2018, 2:19 PM · Plasma
abetts added a comment to D16448: [libkwineffects] Port AnimationEffect to TimeLine.

+1

Oct 29 2018, 2:13 PM · KWin
abetts added a comment to D16449: [scripting] Introduce redirect function.

Would there be any visual change because of this new behavior?

Oct 29 2018, 2:12 PM · KWin
abetts added a comment to D16504: [KCMs] Use consistent text for GHNS buttons.

I like the direction of the patch.

Oct 29 2018, 4:37 AM · Documentation, Plasma
abetts added a comment to T9941: Make Get Hot New Stuff button wording consistent.

+1 from me.

Oct 29 2018, 2:19 AM · Plasma, VDG

Oct 28 2018

abetts added a comment to D16485: Add button to dynamically resize virtual keyboard.

+1

Oct 28 2018, 8:35 PM · KWin

Oct 27 2018

abetts accepted D16345: Create new "Zoom to 100%" action.

+1

Oct 27 2018, 2:41 PM · Okular

Oct 26 2018

abetts added a comment to D16408: Update KImageMapEditor icons.

A bit brighter color scheme. Low resolutions are painted by mesh to avoid blurring.

Oct 26 2018, 3:04 PM
abetts added a comment to D16408: Update KImageMapEditor icons.

My only comment is that the background for the globe has colors that are too close to each other, maybe a little too dull. I would recommend brightening them up a little bit.

Oct 26 2018, 2:16 PM

Oct 24 2018

abetts updated subscribers of D16286: Make separators in FindDevicesPage visually distinctive.

Looks great to me. I would probably follow closely what Discover is doing with their headers. @ngraham could give you some info on that. Or if you take a look at the sources page within Discover, you will see what I mean.

Oct 24 2018, 10:52 PM · KDE Connect
abetts added a comment to T9892: Come up with a lastname for the personas.

Byrne
Hicks
Steele
Hoffman
Thorne

Oct 24 2018, 4:49 AM · Junior Jobs, KDE Human Interface Guidelines
abetts added a comment to D16395: Update the "About KDE" text.

KDE has created the friendly and powerful Plasma desktop environment

Oct 24 2018, 4:47 AM · Frameworks
abetts added a comment to D15206: [Kickoff] Add a subtle separator line between the header and the content view.

Does the blue line from the selected content touch the divider line you are prosing? If it isn't, I would suggest no gap between those two lines.

Oct 24 2018, 4:44 AM · Plasma

Oct 22 2018

abetts added a comment to T9910: Revisit user avatar gallery images.

If GPL is not an option readily available for images, images that are CC-BY-SA will work ok for us. (Correct me if I am wrong). Good repositories of images are flickr.com (you can sort images by license) and also unsplash.com. Please check images before taking them, let's not assume all images in those sites have the same license.

Oct 22 2018, 2:33 PM · VDG

Oct 21 2018

abetts added a comment to D16345: Create new "Zoom to 100%" action.

I think there "could' be variations of this like

Oct 21 2018, 8:36 PM · Okular

Oct 20 2018

abetts added a comment to T8871: Systematic KCM reorganisation.

Marco is of the mind that we should hold off on doing work on this at the moment. We should hold off until the KCMs have been completely ported. The reason is that we have redesigned each KCM, we have discovered, implemented, and corrected past behaviors that would categorize some KCMs in different ways. Because that work is not complete, I also agree that we should skip this task until later.

Oct 20 2018, 5:42 PM · Plasma: KCM Redesign, VDG

Oct 18 2018

abetts added a comment to D16241: [Folder View] Improve layout, formatting, and wording of Icons and Locations pages.

Kirigami FormLayout is a really nice control to work with. I'm a big fan. This port was easy peasy and I can't wait to do more of these!

The double Kirigami.Separator items are to approximate what's wanted for https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=399959, but this is probably an incorrect usage of them as-is. Would like to get @mart's opinion on the best way to add some whitespace to a Kirigami FormLayout.

Oct 18 2018, 2:16 PM · Plasma
abetts added a comment to T9878: Default application starter menu is missing a11y Labels.

Here i have a little naming confusion first. its the startmenu named "kicker" or "kickoff" and what is the difference?

Oct 18 2018, 2:14 PM · Plasma Accessibility

Oct 17 2018

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

+1 for the idea!

Oct 17 2018, 2:29 PM · Plasma
abetts added a comment to D16270: [effects/diminactive] Fix false-triggering of the out animation.

+1

Oct 17 2018, 2:13 PM · KWin

Oct 16 2018

abetts added a comment to D16241: [Folder View] Improve layout, formatting, and wording of Icons and Locations pages.

+1

Oct 16 2018, 2:10 PM · Plasma

Oct 15 2018

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

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

Oct 15 2018, 2:33 PM · Plasma Accessibility
abetts added a comment to D16219: [Lock Screen] Do not try to unlock when unvisible.
Oct 15 2018, 2:31 PM · Plasma
abetts added a comment to D16219: [Lock Screen] Do not try to unlock when unvisible.

There's one in the bug report.

Oct 15 2018, 2:29 PM · Plasma
abetts added a comment to D16219: [Lock Screen] Do not try to unlock when unvisible.

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

Oct 15 2018, 2:24 PM · Plasma

Oct 13 2018

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

Love it!

Oct 13 2018, 1:48 PM · Plasma
abetts added a comment to D16054: Show partial path in Tabswitcher Ctrl+Tab list to distinguish equally named files.

+1

Oct 13 2018, 1:47 PM · Kate

Oct 10 2018

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

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

Oct 10 2018, 3:39 AM · Dolphin

Oct 9 2018

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

+1

Oct 9 2018, 11:08 PM · Plasma
abetts retitled D15966: Started a glossary to explain commonly used terms in the HIG from Started a glossary to explain commenly used terms in the HIG to Started a glossary to explain commonly used terms in the HIG.
Oct 9 2018, 2:19 PM · KDE Human Interface Guidelines
abetts added a comment to D16031: [SDDM theme] remove blur and increase UI contrast so that it's not required.

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

Oct 9 2018, 3:35 AM · Plasma

Oct 8 2018

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

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

Oct 8 2018, 4:07 AM · Breeze, Plasma, VDG

Oct 7 2018

abetts retitled D15973: Add a 'Properties' entry in the places panel context menu from Add a 'Propreties' entry in the places panel context menu to Add a 'Properties' entry in the places panel context menu.
Oct 7 2018, 6:36 PM · Frameworks
abetts triaged T9808: Kickoff - Drag and Drop to Favorites Section as Wishlist priority.
Oct 7 2018, 3:48 AM · VDG
abetts triaged T9807: Add On Hover Favorite Button to Kickoff Item as Wishlist priority.
Oct 7 2018, 3:46 AM · VDG