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Thu, Jun 13

dos awarded T11084: [Notifications] indicator for the disappearance on the bottom a Like token.
Thu, Jun 13, 1:24 PM · VDG
alex-l added a comment to T10201: Window titlebars.

Another option would be displaying a label "Menu" instead of the hamburger menu when the window is narrow and File Edit View... labels when there is enough space and dragging area

Thu, Jun 13, 8:13 AM · KDE Applications, VDG

Wed, Jun 12

alex-l added a comment to T10201: Window titlebars.

Is there a consensus that the titlebars are not liked enough by the users, possibly because they appear to waste too much space while looking empty?

If so, I want to suggest this: Make the menubar titlebar button expandable, so the menubar can be shown inside the titlebar.
For narrow windows:

  • it would stay a hamburger button,
  • or the menubar is cut off somewhere with a drop down button.

    The text in the menubar could be placed a bit downwards, to indicate that it belongs to the application, not the window system.

    Of course, this does not work for browsers which have no menubar by default.
Wed, Jun 12, 6:56 PM · KDE Applications, VDG
alex-l added a comment to D21134: [Notifications] Tweak paddings.

Just a mockup but is this middle ground solution good enough?

Wed, Jun 12, 6:35 PM · Plasma
alex-l updated the task description for T11084: [Notifications] indicator for the disappearance on the bottom.
Wed, Jun 12, 6:33 PM · VDG
alex-l renamed T11084: [Notifications] indicator for the disappearance on the bottom from Notification indicator for the disappearance on the bottom to [Notifications] indicator for the disappearance on the bottom.
Wed, Jun 12, 6:26 PM · VDG
alex-l added a project to T11084: [Notifications] indicator for the disappearance on the bottom: VDG.
Wed, Jun 12, 6:16 PM · VDG
alex-l created T11084: [Notifications] indicator for the disappearance on the bottom.
Wed, Jun 12, 6:12 PM · VDG
alex-l added a comment to T11082: Buttons look in Breeze window title bar.

One thing to note is that currently the window resize areas are invisible and drawn outside the window's bounds, so this won't actually impair that use case at all.

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alex-l added a comment to T10201: Window titlebars.

@ngraham I opened this, I hope everything is OK: https://phabricator.kde.org/T11082

Wed, Jun 12, 5:24 PM · KDE Applications, VDG
alex-l created T11082: Buttons look in Breeze window title bar.
Wed, Jun 12, 5:22 PM · Breeze, VDG
alex-l added a comment to T10201: Window titlebars.

Maybe this is just a perception from the point of view of the icons. When looking at the two images, I don't see a perceptible change with the titlebar height, but I notice it with the icons. If the icons were consistently the same size and the titlebar a different height, would that be good?

Wed, Jun 12, 8:57 AM · KDE Applications, VDG
alex-l added a comment to T10201: Window titlebars.

BTW. There were window tabs (not app controlled though) in KDE4, but nobody ported them.

Wed, Jun 12, 8:49 AM · KDE Applications, VDG

Tue, Jun 11

alex-l added a comment to T10201: Window titlebars.

@ngraham After thinking better, I think you're right but I also think that such a large title bar contributes a lot to making users hate server-side decorations. I can't think of any solution apart from making it more useful with tabs like in the Plasma Sets mockup.

Tue, Jun 11, 8:51 AM · KDE Applications, VDG

Mon, Jun 10

alex-l added a comment to T10201: Window titlebars.

May I suggest to change title bar size from medium to little? I'm on a 169 DPI screen (very high for desktop without UI scaling) and it's still very usable

Mon, Jun 10, 3:05 PM · KDE Applications, VDG

Sun, Jun 9

alex-l added a comment to T10870: Consider using colorful rather than monochrome icons for small places, devices, and mimetype icons.

At 16x16 the symbol could be removed and just show the document frame (I thought about this when I insisted to associate a color with mostly each mimetype).
Anyway consider that any change to mimetype icons imply a lot of work.

Sun, Jun 9, 8:39 AM · VDG
alex-l updated images of M128: Plasma Sets.
Sun, Jun 9, 8:22 AM
alex-l added a comment to T10201: Window titlebars.

In my opinion we shouldn't touch Breeze theme for Qt apps or massively redesign KDE apps.
Please consider that KDE apps with Breeze theme could run in a DE without KWin and that not all the apps use Qt, KDE widgets and Breeze theme: KWin should make obvious for every app if its window is active or not. We should change Breeze theme for window decorations only.

Sun, Jun 9, 8:20 AM · KDE Applications, VDG

Mar 7 2019

alex-l removed a member for VDG: alex-l.
Mar 7 2019, 12:54 AM

Jan 21 2019

Ghost6 awarded M128: Plasma Sets a Like token.
Jan 21 2019, 3:45 PM
alex-l added a comment to T10047: Guerilla UX testing: a GNOME switcher.

Just a thought: since "alternatives" pattern seems to work, what if Bob find as alternative to application launcher (Kick off) a full screen launcher like the GNOME one, that:

Jan 21 2019, 2:16 PM · VDG, Plasma

Jan 17 2019

alex-l added a comment to D18321: support for the concept of expandible items.

Very cool!

Jan 17 2019, 8:22 PM · Kirigami

Jan 14 2019

alex-l added a comment to M128: Plasma Sets.

@scherek except for the icon-only tabs (that I don't think would work), do you mean something like this?

Jan 14 2019, 7:04 PM
alex-l added a comment to M128: Plasma Sets.

@oussemabouaneni it's writter in the very first image: the browser (and other apps with tabs) should hide their tab bar. Managing shortcuts in a meaningful way shouldn't be a problem. The challenge would be integrating existing browsers like Firefox and not only the KDE one, Falkon.

Jan 14 2019, 6:25 PM
alex-l added a comment to T10325: 5.16 Login screen improvements.

I'm mostly with Andy on this.

Jan 14 2019, 6:19 PM · Plasma, VDG
oussemabouaneni awarded M128: Plasma Sets a Love token.
Jan 14 2019, 12:59 PM

Jan 6 2019

alex-l added a comment to D17310: Use a Kile Icon that is similar to the original.

I'm the author of this one:

Jan 6 2019, 5:21 PM · Frameworks

Dec 19 2018

niccolove awarded M128: Plasma Sets a Love token.
Dec 19 2018, 11:52 AM

Dec 3 2018

alex-l committed R985:d1bfb0aa37e6: Merge branch 'master' of ssh://git.kde.org/websites/hig-kde-org (authored by alex-l).
Merge branch 'master' of ssh://git.kde.org/websites/hig-kde-org
Dec 3 2018, 1:59 PM
alex-l committed R985:b3a694fc8f5e: Always provide an icon for toolbar and maybe a label (authored by alex-l).
Always provide an icon for toolbar and maybe a label
Dec 3 2018, 1:59 PM

Nov 15 2018

alex-l requested review of D16907: Always provide an icon for toolbar and maybe a label.
Nov 15 2018, 6:55 PM

Sep 21 2018

alex-l added a comment to D11880: Add firewall-config and firewall-applet icons.

Very cool icons! But in the panic one the padlock is too small :-/ what a about a checkmark (✅) on the wall instead?

Sep 21 2018, 11:39 AM · Frameworks

Sep 14 2018

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Sep 13 2018

alex-l added a comment to M132: Plasma Mobile Clock.

Do we want time, stopwatch, alarms and timers to be in the same app? We already have KTimer (h[[ https://phabricator.kde.org/M130 | ere a mockup) ]]. Should we develop the remain apps standalone like KTimer or merge it in this "Clock" app?

Sep 13 2018, 5:25 PM · VDG, Plasma: Mobile
alex-l added a comment to M129: Plasma mobile weather app.

Wouldn't tabs and navigation by horizontal swipes better to change location? Same for parameters, maybe with arrows to indicate that you can swipe right/left to view another parameter?

Sep 13 2018, 5:19 PM · VDG, Plasma: Mobile

Jul 15 2018

januz awarded M128: Plasma Sets a 100 token.
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Jun 26 2018

alex-l updated images of M130: KTimer + Kirigami.
Jun 26 2018, 5:23 PM · VDG, Kirigami
alex-l created M130: KTimer + Kirigami.
Jun 26 2018, 3:09 PM · VDG, Kirigami

Jun 13 2018

alex-l created M128: Plasma Sets.
Jun 13 2018, 2:23 PM

Jun 5 2018

alex-l added a comment to T6929: Telephony functions.

It seems to me that this area intersects with the PIM one. Are we sure we want applications organized this way? It may sound more difficult to implement but I think the most logical design would be the following:

Jun 5 2018, 5:58 PM · Plasma: Mobile (PM 1.0)
alex-l created T8963: Mockups for Plasma Mobile (Kirigami) Applications.
Jun 5 2018, 5:21 PM · VDG

Jun 2 2018

alex-l closed T2269: Left and right margins for list view as Resolved.
Jun 2 2018, 2:23 PM · Kirigami
alex-l added a comment to T8760: Ideas for icon indicating move/slide/reveal actions.

Marco said it's technically impossible.

Jun 2 2018, 2:07 PM · Plasma, Breeze, Kirigami, VDG
alex-l closed T8760: Ideas for icon indicating move/slide/reveal actions as Wontfix.
Jun 2 2018, 2:06 PM · Plasma, Breeze, Kirigami, VDG

May 29 2018

alex-l committed R266:21122c0d77b9: fix handle-right (authored by alex-l).
fix handle-right
May 29 2018, 12:28 PM
alex-l committed R266:ada60953d830: fix handle-right (authored by alex-l).
fix handle-right
May 29 2018, 12:28 PM
alex-l committed R266:085d11995e4f: updated handles and overflow-menu (authored by alex-l).
updated handles and overflow-menu
May 29 2018, 11:49 AM

May 28 2018

alex-l added a comment to D6280: Dolphin softer drop shadow for thumbnails.

Thank for this, can you please share screenshots with dark themes, at least Breeze Dark?

May 28 2018, 11:20 AM · Dolphin

May 26 2018

alex-l added a comment to D12756: [KDateTable] Use more appropriate and readable text colors for weekends and holidays.

Gray seems OK to me. And I confirm the bug with Saturday column.

May 26 2018, 5:59 PM · Frameworks
alex-l updated the summary of D13137: Updated handles and overflow-menu-*.
May 26 2018, 5:45 PM · Frameworks
alex-l requested review of D13137: Updated handles and overflow-menu-*.
May 26 2018, 5:44 PM · Frameworks

May 24 2018

alex-l added a comment to T8747: Put KDE's videos on the alternative video platform PeerTube.

Seems that this was posted by the private account of Allessandro Longo: https://peertube.nsa.ovh/accounts/1292/videos

May 24 2018, 5:47 PM · KDE Promo

May 23 2018

alex-l updated subscribers of M127: Card layout and card content layout for Kirigami and Discover.

Of course this should be discussed with @mart and I would like to hear @colomar 's opinion too.

May 23 2018, 10:51 AM · Discover Software Store, Kirigami
alex-l added a comment to M127: Card layout and card content layout for Kirigami and Discover.

having a vertical alignment between the icon and the stars breaks the fact that we only had 1 thing at the left on the vertical views. This adds clutter.

The reason is that the current layout makes cards narrow and long, so I tried a modular layout that can make cards longer or shorter according to page width. It would be better to have this in Kirigami so Discover just have to fill the cards.

May 23 2018, 9:44 AM · Discover Software Store, Kirigami

May 22 2018

alex-l added a comment to D12983: (icon view) Text width relative to icon size.

Very nice looking 👍🏻

May 22 2018, 9:07 AM · Dolphin
alex-l added a comment to D13031: [ProcessModel] Center more column headings.

Please provide screenshots when tagging VDG

May 22 2018, 9:01 AM · Plasma
alex-l added a comment to D12992: New elisa icon.

^ I'm for this one without the quaver

May 22 2018, 8:59 AM · Elisa, Frameworks

May 21 2018

alex-l added a comment to T7913: Make it really obvious where newly-installed apps can be found.

What about a blue dot on the launcher icon and a new tab in the launcher named "newly installed"? The dot will disappear when the user will open the newly installed tab.

May 21 2018, 9:20 PM · VDG
alex-l added a comment to D12992: New elisa icon.

Here's a different iteration

The e is "supposed" to double as a clef, but it might also be a little noisy

May 21 2018, 9:18 PM · Elisa, Frameworks
alex-l added a comment to T8707: Window borders.

+1 for no-side borders by default. Also, titlebar and bottom border can have custom colors using KWin rules (for example if a distro ships Telegram it can ship in the same package a KWin rule to match colors), so consistency is not a issue there. The real issue is that apps draw widget near the side borders, so we just need to disable them by default. I use this settings since KDE4 and I have no issues with it.

May 21 2018, 9:12 PM · VDG

May 20 2018

alex-l added a comment to M127: Card layout and card content layout for Kirigami and Discover.

I did nothing, maybe you subscribed when I was editing the description and things messed up

May 20 2018, 8:52 PM · Discover Software Store, Kirigami
alex-l added a comment to M127: Card layout and card content layout for Kirigami and Discover.

Yes, the app developer could elide text instead of increasing cards height: but I think it would be nice to have automatic different height managed by Kirigami and the app developer that want cards with fixed height takes care of card content in another way, i.e. eliding text.

May 20 2018, 8:49 PM · Discover Software Store, Kirigami
alex-l updated image descriptions of M127: Card layout and card content layout for Kirigami and Discover.
May 20 2018, 8:42 PM · Discover Software Store, Kirigami
alex-l created M127: Card layout and card content layout for Kirigami and Discover.
May 20 2018, 8:37 PM · Discover Software Store, Kirigami
alex-l added a comment to T8760: Ideas for icon indicating move/slide/reveal actions.

Do you mean a icon with the following points?

May 20 2018, 5:37 PM · Plasma, Breeze, Kirigami, VDG
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May 20 2018, 11:42 AM

May 19 2018

alex-l removed a watcher for Android: alex-l.
May 19 2018, 12:35 PM
alex-l created T8749: Handles, more options buttons and right click menu.
May 19 2018, 12:15 PM · VDG, KDE Human Interface Guidelines
alex-l added a comment to D12960: Drag handle to reorder items in a ListView.

Possible interactions on hover (I used the third one and the fourth one when dragging):

May 19 2018, 12:09 PM · Kirigami
alex-l added a comment to D12960: Drag handle to reorder items in a ListView.

I tried with arrows too, but I think the fifth one looks better... my second choice is the third one.

May 19 2018, 11:55 AM · Kirigami

May 18 2018

alex-l added a comment to D12960: Drag handle to reorder items in a ListView.

Cursors and hover:

May 18 2018, 4:09 PM · Kirigami
alex-l added a comment to D12960: Drag handle to reorder items in a ListView.

May 18 2018, 3:36 PM · Kirigami
alex-l added a comment to D12960: Drag handle to reorder items in a ListView.

May 18 2018, 3:29 PM · Kirigami

May 15 2018

alex-l added a comment to T8281: Make runcommand great again.

Also we decided against KNS because the resources are potentially dangerous and our users may install viruses like this.

May 15 2018, 9:56 AM · KDE Connect

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Feb 14 2018

alex-l added a comment to D10494: update handle- icons for kirigami.

+1 for 3-dots icon.

Feb 14 2018, 8:05 PM · Frameworks

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