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- May 24 2019, 1:32 AM (25 w, 5 d)
Mon, Oct 28
On a related note, is it possible to also make the header/title font size smaller, matching the other text close to buttons? Right now, pretty much all the headers across Plasma/Breeze look very overbearing due to how big they are. It's like they want you to look at them more than the contents of the window.
Oct 10 2019
Tooltips don't need to immediately pop up, of course, like most tooltips nowadays. They would not hide your stuff unless you kept hovering over an item for long enough.
Would it be possible to drop the vertical text (both bottom-to-top and top-to-bottom) on the sidebar, and instead just use buttons with tooltips? From a UX standpoint, vertical text can be a big negative to users, as you're possibly making them tilt their heads to read the text better. It can also make the UI feel a bit inconsistent by being the only place(s) where text is not horizontal.
Sep 19 2019
Sep 18 2019
Sep 17 2019
Personally, I think the different background looks better than a frame. I'm afraid it might look out of place either way, though, as the other buttons have neither frames nor different background colors.
Sep 13 2019
Sep 10 2019
Can I also suggest making the tabs occupy the full width of the area available (sort of like Kate)? It minimizes the unused space and keeps everything in a nice rectangle:
Here's my 2 cents:
Sep 6 2019
Might not be the most appropriate place or time to ask this, but considering how the KCM title is shown on the title bar and on the side bar, isn't it unnecessary to have a header that pretty much says the same thing a third time?
Sep 4 2019
I think Breeze in general could really use some separators as a way to indicate one area is not attached to the other. Take Dolphin for example: The address area's background color is the same color as the sidebar's background, and with no visual separator, it looks like the two areas are directly linked. It looks strange.
Aug 16 2019
Just thought I'd drop my own thoughts here. Personally, I've never been a fan of how Highlights have a different border and a background color. I think that it should just be a solid color for all cases (except perhaps for buttons and the bigger elements), just so we don't have multiple types of highlights.
Aug 12 2019
Aug 10 2019
Aug 9 2019
Here's another set of dark theme mockups (and some miscellaneous modifications to tabs, sidebars, title bars) :
Jul 28 2019
On the topic of the dark theme: I think it currently has too much contrast. Most elements you see have a dark background with light text and light borders, which makes you (or in this case, me?) focus almost as much on the borders as their content. Making the borders more subdued, giving the tab area a lighter color to make up for it, making the buttons lighter than their borders, and using more pastel colors could be a start. Here's a quick edit of @ndavis 's screenshot/mockup as an example:
May 25 2019
May 24 2019
Nice to see it's well-received!
Since I saw those crude mockups, I've been changing it with the suggestions I wanted to make plus others. It takes some pages taken from how other DEs do their things and some of my own preferences, while at least still trying to not deviate too wildly from the Plasma look. I've also combined it with some suggested changes to the current system settings application.