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- Apr 15 2017, 7:18 PM (96 w, 4 d)
With the default System Settings window size (and default font & size), the URLs now get cut off at the bottom nearly all the time. Also, having all the metadata in a stacked list of strings isn't as nice as I think it could be. We could save a lot of space by combining things, like this:
Neato, getting there...
Yeah, I think Take a new screenshot makes sense as the default option.
Hmm, you might have to keep the hardcoded height, given that the QWidgets container expects the QML view to have a certain size.
Makes sense to me. Seems to make more sense when using an RTL layout too. Okular folks, are you good with this?
Use font metrics
Then again there's an argument to be made for consistency. I would be okay with using clickable icons instead of toolbuttons as long as we make sure to use a pointing hand cursor when hovered.
Oh no, you didn't do anything wrong at all. It's a Phabricator bug that your authorship information gets discarded when if you use git format-patch (Phab wants everyone to use arc; see https://community.kde.org/Infrastructure/Phabricator#Using_Arcanist).
Even though we use clickable icons rather than toolbuttons in the QWidgets version, I think we should use ToolButtons if the visual style isn't too bad. People complained about the lack of pressed and hover states when the SwipeListItem used clickable icons instead of toolbuttons.
Not being a user of Activities myself, I have a hard time commenting on whether it's really necessary or not, but I suspect it is just a nice-to-have since the Desktop Toolbox only fulfills this function when it's been deliberately dragged out of the corner.
Now that's what I'm talkin' about!!! I love these!
Thanks. Can you please provide your real name and email address so I can land your patch with correct authorship information?
Currently the only place that we use long press (to my knowledge) is to enter the Widget's own private edit mode. I'm not real thrilled about that TBH, but I could accept it as a secondary, touch-centric UI once we have a better desktop-specific UI for it (See T10190: (Re)define modes when editing panels and widgets)
...Looks better on my non-cheap display, too. :)
Thanks for that very valuable information, @anemeth. It's great to hear from someone in the trenches, so to speak. Your reasoning is exactly why I wanted to put the power- and user-related buttons front and center. Sometimes we forget just how confusing it can be for normal users when something commonly-used isn't front-and-center, and how unlabeled icons-only ToolButtons can cause problems even when they use a nearly universal icon.
I have wanted this for so long!
Tue, Feb 19
I don't personally use a dark theme, so I'll leave this to you guys. :) But I think editing the colors to be more modern and visually appealing makes sense.
I don't have a very strong opinion but I kind of like the idea of each one being its own plugin. That way you could see and choose a POTD provider in one step rather than two (1. choose POTD plugin -> 2. then go through list of POTD options)
I'm not in favor of this at all in its current form. Any tinting of the text with the background color under it reduces legibility. I'm as in favor of aesthetically appealing user interfaces as anyone, but not at the expense of usability.
@feverfew, are you still around to work on these issues?
Maybe we should just update the Breeze Dark color scheme instead? People who want something dark want something dark, if you know what I mean.
Nice! So now the only problem I can still find is that the "Return focus to Spectacle" option doesn't work, just like you said. I don't know enough about how Spectacle interacts with the window manager to help with that, but maybe @zzag or @davidedmundson can offer some insight here?
Hmm, we already had a patch to do this: D16648: Open externally called files/directories in new tabs.
Sorry, we had discussed this with @zzag in the VDG room and I (perhaps erroneously?) left with the impression that this was set at its previous value to preserve a certain look-and-feel, and was therefore something we could change since we were adjusting that look-and-feel elsewhere. I did test it and didn't notice any visual regressions.
OK cool, let's give that a try. I think it could work nicely.
So like this?
Works for me. Probably a candidate for the Plasma/5.15 branch. @hein?
Sweet, will add the dep in another patch.
+1; Colors is the only KCM where we ship random stuff like this.
I kind of agree. I like the new size for Medium, and I think the default should maybe be a bit smaller (halfway between the current medium and the current large) but I also don't see the great value in adding more sizes. I think we can probably accomplish the visual goals we have in mind by tweaking the existing sizes to be less power-of-two-ey.
Calling this done as the current version uses modern APIs and more-or-less matches the mockups.
@GB_2 is porting this to use the new visual style.
Are the Summary section and title accurate?
+1, I find these really annoying and want to turn them off.
Mon, Feb 18
Makes sense to do this while we're tweaking the appearance of the shadows for 5.16 anyway.