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May 19 2020

alexde added a comment to T13008: Figure out a good UI for the "show which settings have been changed" feature.

What do you think about placing the button on the top next to the search?


That way it wouldn't look too intrusive to me.
Do you plan to make the big hightlight button hideable (in the context menu?) for 'advanced users' or shall it be displayed for everyone always?

May 19 2020, 8:47 AM · Plasma, VDG

May 4 2020

alexde added a comment to D28487: Redesign of system monitor plasmoids.

Not sure, if this is part of the scope of this work, but do you also plan to add some meaningful labels and ticks to the axis?

May 4 2020, 3:28 PM · Plasma

Apr 8 2020

alexde added a comment to T12717: Plasma Mobile Design.

Here's another inspiration for the app drawer: Instead of text, optionally symbols could be displayed for the app categories:


Of course the style would have to be translated to Breeze. :)

Apr 8 2020, 2:14 PM · VDG, Plasma: Mobile

Apr 4 2020

alexde added a comment to T11520: Improve keyboard shortcuts, standardization, RSI preventability.
  • Alt + XXX combinations are used for the menu bar of the current application
Apr 4 2020, 8:54 AM · Goal: Consistency, Plasma Accessibility

Mar 23 2020

alexde awarded T12717: Plasma Mobile Design a Love token.
Mar 23 2020, 8:33 PM · VDG, Plasma: Mobile
alexde added a comment to T12717: Plasma Mobile Design.

An impressive job!

Mar 23 2020, 8:01 PM · VDG, Plasma: Mobile

Mar 18 2020

alexde added a comment to T12068: Combine the UIs for Virtual Desktop and Activities.

In my mockups there is already less dimming than in current implementation, I think that is already a good middle ground

Mar 18 2020, 4:25 PM · VDG, Plasma

Mar 17 2020

alexde added a comment to T12831: Mouse KCM : Mouse Button Remapping.

For inspiration: I think Piper handles the key mapping pretty:

Mar 17 2020, 8:57 PM · VDG, Plasma
alexde added a comment to T12068: Combine the UIs for Virtual Desktop and Activities.

If you need some inspiration:

Those look awesome!

Mar 17 2020, 6:36 PM · VDG, Plasma

Mar 5 2020

alexde abandoned D23465: Add new non standard mime type for ROOT cern files.
Mar 5 2020, 3:14 PM · Frameworks
alexde added a comment to D27544: Fix update scenarios with no explicit downloadlink selected.

(...) there has to be a way to (...) label everything properly etc.

Mar 5 2020, 11:20 AM · Frameworks

Feb 25 2020

alexde added a comment to D27540: KCModule: Indicate when a setting has been changed from the default or previous value.

Does this patch also fix indirectly #274629?

Feb 25 2020, 3:08 PM · Frameworks

Feb 6 2020

alexde added a comment to D27198: [RFC] Reduce size of Level 1 headings and increase left padding on page titles.

I tried 1.4 but it looked a bit too small to me, and not sufficiently differentiated from the level 2 and 3 headings in content areas:

Feb 6 2020, 8:50 PM · Kirigami
alexde awarded D27198: [RFC] Reduce size of Level 1 headings and increase left padding on page titles a Like token.
Feb 6 2020, 8:00 PM · Kirigami
alexde added a comment to D27198: [RFC] Reduce size of Level 1 headings and increase left padding on page titles.

Looks way better, thanks Nate!

Feb 6 2020, 8:00 PM · Kirigami

Feb 2 2020

alexde awarded D27099: Highlight TOC items with a bold font a Like token.
Feb 2 2020, 12:48 PM · VDG, Okular
alexde updated subscribers of T10470: Improve the visuals of tray popups.

Something like this?

Feb 2 2020, 12:03 PM · VDG

Feb 1 2020

alexde updated the task description for T12631: [RFC] Make Kirigami's headings smaller and set default top/left margins.
Feb 1 2020, 8:19 PM · VDG, Kirigami
alexde updated the task description for T12631: [RFC] Make Kirigami's headings smaller and set default top/left margins.
Feb 1 2020, 8:16 PM · VDG, Kirigami
alexde updated the task description for T12631: [RFC] Make Kirigami's headings smaller and set default top/left margins.
Feb 1 2020, 8:13 PM · VDG, Kirigami
alexde updated the task description for T12631: [RFC] Make Kirigami's headings smaller and set default top/left margins.
Feb 1 2020, 8:07 PM · VDG, Kirigami
alexde updated the task description for T12631: [RFC] Make Kirigami's headings smaller and set default top/left margins.
Feb 1 2020, 8:07 PM · VDG, Kirigami
alexde added a comment to T12631: [RFC] Make Kirigami's headings smaller and set default top/left margins.

+1 to this. It's a bit hard for me to get a proper perspective from the screenshots though since you appear to be using fractional scaling.

Feb 1 2020, 7:22 PM · VDG, Kirigami
mmustac awarded T12631: [RFC] Make Kirigami's headings smaller and set default top/left margins a Love token.
Feb 1 2020, 3:30 PM · VDG, Kirigami
alexde added projects to T12631: [RFC] Make Kirigami's headings smaller and set default top/left margins: Kirigami, VDG.
Feb 1 2020, 12:20 PM · VDG, Kirigami
alexde renamed T12631: [RFC] Make Kirigami's headings smaller and set default top/left margins from [RFC] Make Kirigami's headings smaller and align them to left edge of the content to [RFC] Make Kirigami's headings smaller and set default top/left margins.
Feb 1 2020, 12:18 PM · VDG, Kirigami
alexde updated the task description for T12631: [RFC] Make Kirigami's headings smaller and set default top/left margins.
Feb 1 2020, 12:09 PM · VDG, Kirigami
alexde created T12631: [RFC] Make Kirigami's headings smaller and set default top/left margins.
Feb 1 2020, 12:07 PM · VDG, Kirigami

Jan 31 2020

alexde abandoned D23848: Add Breeze icons for Jupyter Notebook files.

I unfortunately no longer have time for this.

Jan 31 2020, 4:46 PM · Frameworks
alexde added a comment to D15418: Dim application icon when it is not playing anything.

Can't we dim label instead?

I quite like that. Also not very obvious what it means, I guess..

Jan 31 2020, 4:43 PM · Plasma

Jan 30 2020

alexde added a comment to T10470: Improve the visuals of tray popups.

Network manager doesn't really fit visually with the other applets. How about slim it down too?

Jan 30 2020, 9:33 AM · VDG

Jan 29 2020

alexde added a comment to D26914: [x11] Fix visual artifacts during interactive resize.

Wow, this radically improves the appearance of resizing Dolphin! Very nice.

Jan 29 2020, 3:11 PM · KWin

Jan 27 2020

alexde awarded T11627: Improve KIO asynchronicity a Like token.
Jan 27 2020, 11:01 AM · Dolphin, Frameworks

Jan 26 2020

alexde awarded T12599: Proposal: Deprecate WhatsThis functionality a Like token.
Jan 26 2020, 8:29 PM · VDG, KDE Applications, Plasma, KF6

Jan 18 2020

alexde retitled D26600: Refactor fstab handling from Refator fstab handling to Refactor fstab handling.
Jan 18 2020, 1:46 PM · Frameworks

Jan 12 2020

alexde awarded T12530: Open/Save UI redesign a Like token.
Jan 12 2020, 9:52 PM · VDG
alexde added a comment to T12420: Things that could be redesigned or tweaked.

! In T12420#215327, @KonqiDragon wrote:
I think it would be a good idea to add a background in message area like in Telegram.

Jan 12 2020, 9:47 PM · VDG

Jan 11 2020

alexde added a comment to T12308: Dolphin UI redesign.

Have you had a look at the KDE based NX desktop? I just stumbled over the screenshots they posted in their announcemet of about teaming up with Manjaro:

Jan 11 2020, 10:53 PM · Dolphin, Goal: All About the Apps, VDG

Jan 4 2020

alexde awarded T10470: Improve the visuals of tray popups a Love token.
Jan 4 2020, 12:36 PM · VDG

Jan 3 2020

alexde added a comment to D26392: Add option to easily configure and start a hotspot.

UI-wise, this would probably be better off as a button than a checkbox.

Personally, I'm more inclined to a checkbox. Why is "turn wifi on/off" not an action? Right now, I don't see the big difference.

Jan 3 2020, 7:53 PM · Plasma
alexde updated the task description for T10034: Attract existing FLOSS software projects to KDE and incorporate their members into our community.
Jan 3 2020, 2:02 PM · KDE Promo
alexde added a comment to D21273: Add support for newer linux kernel power_supply API.
In D21273#586877, @luc4 wrote:

Probably the consequence of not reviewing changes? This one can probably be abandoned.

Jan 3 2020, 11:39 AM · Plasma
alexde added a comment to D21273: Add support for newer linux kernel power_supply API.

This patch looks pretty similar to the already merged one https://phabricator.kde.org/D25018. How are they related?

Jan 3 2020, 11:24 AM · Plasma

Dec 29 2019

alexde awarded T12434: Kaidan UI tweaks a Like token.
Dec 29 2019, 1:17 PM · VDG
alexde added a comment to T12434: Kaidan UI tweaks.

Re-adding the "Contacts" text Seems like a simple thing but pretty much every kirigami app has a title so removing it makes it less consistent

Dec 29 2019, 1:11 PM · VDG

Dec 28 2019

alexde awarded T9126: Breeze scrollbar look-and-feel unification a Like token.
Dec 28 2019, 3:11 PM · KDE Applications, Plasma, Breeze, Kirigami, Goal: Consistency, VDG
alexde added a comment to T12434: Kaidan UI tweaks.

Do you think this changes already make kaidan look more similar to your mockups?

Dec 28 2019, 12:49 PM · VDG
alexde awarded T12434: Kaidan UI tweaks a Like token.
Dec 28 2019, 12:46 PM · VDG

Dec 24 2019

alexde added a comment to T12420: Things that could be redesigned or tweaked.
Dec 24 2019, 12:08 PM · VDG

Dec 23 2019

alexde added a comment to T12420: Things that could be redesigned or tweaked.
Dec 23 2019, 9:06 PM · VDG
alexde updated the task description for T12419: OSD improvements.
Dec 23 2019, 7:54 PM · VDG
romangg awarded T12419: OSD improvements a Like token.
Dec 23 2019, 6:32 PM · VDG
alexde awarded T12192: Tweak SimpleMenu layout and replace Kickoff a Love token.
Dec 23 2019, 5:31 PM · Plasma, VDG
alexde added a comment to D24281: Add default shortcut to switch to the desktop to the left/right/top/bottom.

Independetly of the modifier keys Meta + or Alt + Ctrl + , why don't we assign both ASWD and the arrow keys ←↑↓→ to move between the VDs?
There's probably a global alternative for a reason and I don't see any other action to be assigned to one of those in the near future. That way both parties would be happy.
If a user requires one of those hotkeys for a different action, it can still be changed individually.

Dec 23 2019, 5:04 PM · KWin
alexde created T12419: OSD improvements.
Dec 23 2019, 3:27 PM · VDG

Dec 22 2019

alexde added a comment to D20569: Use more compact OSD.

Since the most common problem that people have is "the OSD gets in the way when I change the volume while playing a video", how about only changing those OSD styles for the "volume" and "brightness" and leave the rest as it is with their characteristic appearance and visual distinctiveness?

Dec 22 2019, 5:11 PM · Plasma

Dec 19 2019

alexde awarded D25814: [KColorScheme] Add SeparatorColor a Like token.
Dec 19 2019, 10:52 AM · Frameworks
alexde added a comment to D14949: Add option for whether to show the volume change OSD.

Personally I am in favour of the current Windows 10 style, a compact version in the top left corner. I tried to to create a mockup to demonstrate how it could look like:

Dec 19 2019, 10:48 AM · Plasma

Dec 15 2019

alexde retitled D26021: Display sub categories when searching from Display sub categories when serching to Display sub categories when searching.
Dec 15 2019, 5:49 PM · Plasma

Dec 10 2019

alexde updated the task description for T10034: Attract existing FLOSS software projects to KDE and incorporate their members into our community.
Dec 10 2019, 7:00 PM · KDE Promo

Dec 9 2019

alexde updated the task description for T10034: Attract existing FLOSS software projects to KDE and incorporate their members into our community.
Dec 9 2019, 3:28 PM · KDE Promo
alexde updated the task description for T10034: Attract existing FLOSS software projects to KDE and incorporate their members into our community.
Dec 9 2019, 3:14 PM · KDE Promo

Dec 4 2019

alexde created T12318: Make Dolphin's and Kate's terminal shortcuts and behaviour consistent.
Dec 4 2019, 10:29 AM · Goal: Consistency, Dolphin, Kate

Dec 3 2019

alexde added a comment to T12308: Dolphin UI redesign.

Can you please post a screenshot/mockup with several tabs + splitscreen + tree view for both the bright and the dark version?
I'd like to know how it looks like with your new design as the tabs are now above the bread crumbs.

Dec 3 2019, 3:20 PM · Dolphin, Goal: All About the Apps, VDG
alexde added a comment to T10034: Attract existing FLOSS software projects to KDE and incorporate their members into our community.

I'd like to also suggest the Qt VoIP project Mumble (https://github.com/mumble-voip/mumble, https://www.mumble.info/). It would be interesting to have it in the portfolio. It uses a BSD license, though.

Dec 3 2019, 1:02 PM · KDE Promo

Nov 24 2019

alexde awarded D24660: [x11] Add support for _GTK_FRAME_EXTENTS a Love token.
Nov 24 2019, 7:48 PM · KWin

Nov 23 2019

alexde added a comment to T10034: Attract existing FLOSS software projects to KDE and incorporate their members into our community.

GoldenCheetah, https://github.com/GoldenCheetah/GoldenCheetah ("Performance Software for Cyclists, Runners and Triathletes").
Stellarium, https://github.com/Stellarium/stellarium However, competes with KStars probably.

Nov 23 2019, 10:20 AM · KDE Promo

Nov 19 2019

alexde awarded D17936: Rewrite the front-end of docs.kde.org a Love token.
Nov 19 2019, 9:42 PM · Websites, VDG, Documentation
alexde added a comment to T9142: Update userbase.kde.org and remove outdated information .

For the Plasma 5.16 release:

Nov 19 2019, 9:37 PM · Plasma Accessibility, Documentation, KDE Promo
alexde added a comment to T12068: Combine the UIs for Virtual Desktop and Activities.

Do I understand it correctly, that Activities are in principle sets of desktop Widgets and backgrounds?

Nov 19 2019, 9:15 PM · VDG, Plasma

Nov 11 2019

alexde added a comment to D25018: Move ACPI battery information from /proc/acpi to /sys.

Are states > 100 or < 0 really well defined? Is it save to assume that a state > 100 can be associated with 100?

Yes : this is a percentage. States out of this value are bad hardware : I have a travel battery which shows crazy values along time, from 0,001Wh capacity till 901Wh (Real capacity is near 45Wh).

Nov 11 2019, 7:56 PM · Plasma
alexde added inline comments to D25018: Move ACPI battery information from /proc/acpi to /sys.
Nov 11 2019, 6:39 PM · Plasma

Oct 20 2019

alexde added a comment to T11660: requirements for Krita on plasma wayland.

So, one needed thing ultimately is to extend libinput to reach feature parity with xf86-input-wacom. I know this is not directly part of plasma dev, but this had to be said, and I hope we can get good communication with libinput devs to move forward on that topic.

Oct 20 2019, 9:35 AM · Plasma on Wayland

Oct 4 2019

alexde added a comment to D24362: Don't count hidden files in folder item count.

X files (Y hidden) can be misleading if X >> Y, for example 240 files (3 hidden) could be interpreted as there are 240 files from which 3 are hidden.
Maybe a X files + Y hidden is more obvious.

Oct 4 2019, 10:57 AM · Baloo

Oct 3 2019

alexde added a comment to D24379: [energy kcm] Fix Technology values.

As this it not in the scope of this patch, those values look suspicious to me too:

switch(model.battery.type) {
case 3: return i18n("Internal battery")
case 2: return i18n("UPS battery")
case 9: return i18n("Monitor battery")
case 4: return i18n("Mouse battery")
case 5: return i18n("Keyboard battery")
case 1: return i18n("PDA battery")
case 7: return i18n("Phone battery")
default: return i18n("Unknown battery")

Is there a special reason for the weired order? Is it correct that case 0 and 6 are missing and default to unknown? Maybe (I haven't looked deeper into it) this needs another patch.

Oct 3 2019, 11:06 AM · Plasma

Sep 28 2019

alexde retitled D24280: Split Util in public and private functions from Spit Util in public and private functions to Split Util in public and private functions.
Sep 28 2019, 10:44 AM · KDE PIM

Sep 17 2019

alexde updated the diff for D24036: Fix the last fix of the max y-range computation.

The next loop starts with index+1. This rare case with index out of bounds should not happen, but just in case ...

Sep 17 2019, 10:04 PM · Plasma
alexde added a comment to D24036: Fix the last fix of the max y-range computation.

This range check should definitely be included. The other error, I don't know right away. If no one else spots it, I will check it on the weekend.

Sep 17 2019, 9:57 PM · Plasma
alexde updated the diff for D24036: Fix the last fix of the max y-range computation.

Add range check for index variable

Sep 17 2019, 9:56 PM · Plasma
alexde added a comment to D24036: Fix the last fix of the max y-range computation.

I still get:

file:///home/nate/kde/usr/share/kpackage/kcms/kcm_energyinfo/contents/ui/Graph.qml:114: TypeError: Cannot read property 'x' of undefined
file:///home/nate/kde/usr/share/kpackage/kcms/kcm_energyinfo/contents/ui/Graph.qml:114: TypeError: Cannot read property 'x' of undefined
Sep 17 2019, 9:20 PM · Plasma
alexde updated the summary of D24036: Fix the last fix of the max y-range computation.
Sep 17 2019, 8:52 PM · Plasma
alexde updated the summary of D24036: Fix the last fix of the max y-range computation.
Sep 17 2019, 8:52 PM · Plasma
alexde requested review of D24036: Fix the last fix of the max y-range computation.
Sep 17 2019, 8:50 PM · Plasma
alexde added a comment to R102:e45efe059ca9: Fix maximum y-value-range computation.

I have spotted a mistake, it should have been something like this with floor:

Sep 17 2019, 5:18 PM
alexde updated the test plan for D24029: Fix maximum y-value-range computation.
Sep 17 2019, 4:49 PM · Plasma
alexde abandoned D24028: Summary: Fix computing maximum range for y-values.

https://phabricator.kde.org/D24029

Sep 17 2019, 4:49 PM
alexde requested review of D24029: Fix maximum y-value-range computation.
Sep 17 2019, 4:48 PM · Plasma
alexde added a comment to D24028: Summary: Fix computing maximum range for y-values.

Oh, need to rebase, I guess. :-)

Sep 17 2019, 4:41 PM
alexde updated the test plan for D24028: Summary: Fix computing maximum range for y-values.
Sep 17 2019, 4:40 PM
alexde retitled D24028: Summary: Fix computing maximum range for y-values from Summary: Fix scaling of Y-Values to Summary: Fix computing maximum range for y-values.
Sep 17 2019, 4:39 PM
alexde requested review of D24028: Summary: Fix computing maximum range for y-values.
Sep 17 2019, 4:38 PM

Sep 14 2019

alexde updated the diff for D23520: Add time line to X axis.

Remove redundant and now wrong comment

Sep 14 2019, 4:11 PM · Plasma
alexde updated the diff for D23520: Add time line to X axis.

Fix offset calculation for the one hour graph

Sep 14 2019, 3:45 PM · Plasma
alexde added a comment to D23520: Add time line to X axis.

Thanks, that's fixed now. However the "Last hour" graph still looks a little odd...

Sep 14 2019, 3:04 PM · Plasma
alexde updated the diff for D23520: Add time line to X axis.

Fix typo in variable and by that make all X axis labels appear again.

Sep 14 2019, 2:44 PM · Plasma
alexde updated the diff for D23520: Add time line to X axis.

The former scaling of the x-Positions of the data points did not fit to the time axis.
Now the x-values of the points, i. e. their timestamps, are correctly aligned.

Sep 14 2019, 1:02 PM · Plasma
alexde updated the diff for D23520: Add time line to X axis.

Remove redundant semicolons and move comment about unit (ms) to the declaration of the var

Sep 14 2019, 10:18 AM · Plasma
alexde updated the diff for D23520: Add time line to X axis.

Use a switch statement for xTicksAt

Sep 14 2019, 10:14 AM · Plasma

Sep 10 2019

alexde updated the test plan for D23848: Add Breeze icons for Jupyter Notebook files.
Sep 10 2019, 7:38 PM · Frameworks
alexde requested review of D23848: Add Breeze icons for Jupyter Notebook files.
Sep 10 2019, 7:28 PM · Frameworks