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May 15 2018

richardbowen added a comment to D12840: Wrap the footer content in a container class div.

I only made changes to planetkde/planet_template and added it to staging (git add planetkde/planet_template), it seems arc diff did the rest. The changes made to the config are actually good though.

May 15 2018, 11:59 PM

May 13 2018

richardbowen retitled D12840: Wrap the footer content in a container class div from Wrap the footer content in a container class div for left and right margin padding to Wrap the footer content in a container class div.
May 13 2018, 1:19 AM
richardbowen retitled D12840: Wrap the footer content in a container class div from Wrap the footer content in a container div for margin padding to Wrap the footer content in a container class div for left and right margin padding.
May 13 2018, 1:18 AM
richardbowen added a comment to D12840: Wrap the footer content in a container class div.

Can you attach a screenshot showing the differences?

May 13 2018, 1:12 AM
richardbowen updated the summary of D12840: Wrap the footer content in a container class div.
May 13 2018, 1:09 AM

May 12 2018

richardbowen added reviewers for D12840: Wrap the footer content in a container class div: jriddell, bcooksley.
May 12 2018, 11:46 PM
richardbowen requested review of D12840: Wrap the footer content in a container class div.
May 12 2018, 11:46 PM
richardbowen added a comment to T8685: First commit, made easy.

If we want to create a website (even it it's something like myfirstpatch.kde.org), we should put a link on the user's desktop at installation. That's relatively inoffensive, easily removed, and requires less coding than a desktop widget.

May 12 2018, 11:18 PM · Goal settings 2017

May 10 2018

richardbowen added a reviewer for D12796: Fix youtube and wordpress video breaking container: bcooksley.
May 10 2018, 3:18 AM
richardbowen added a reviewer for D12796: Fix youtube and wordpress video breaking container: jriddell.
May 10 2018, 3:16 AM
richardbowen requested review of D12796: Fix youtube and wordpress video breaking container.
May 10 2018, 3:12 AM

Apr 30 2018

richardbowen added a comment to T8449: Replacement of KDE Identity System.

Keeping usernames is fine as long as they are not used as the primary identifier for a user.

Apr 30 2018, 5:11 PM · Websites, Sysadmin

Apr 10 2018

richardbowen added a comment to T8484: Making settting up a development environment quick and easy.

On the web side of things, a Dockerfile per web{site, application} would be helpful. That way, those who use docker can do isolated development from containers.

Apr 10 2018, 4:37 PM

Apr 9 2018

richardbowen added a comment to T8378: By default, no app should minimize to the system tray instead of quitting.

Good idea @ach

Apr 9 2018, 12:25 AM · Kubuntu

Apr 4 2018

richardbowen added a comment to D11769: Point "View page source" link to the git source file of the current page.

I thought it was a useful addition to show the link to the page's Phabricator repo in the js console. It's either that or return nothing.

Apr 4 2018, 4:10 PM · KDE Human Interface Guidelines

Mar 30 2018

richardbowen added a comment to D11718: added kde logo instead of the home button, improved button layout.

+1 Looks good.

Mar 30 2018, 6:19 PM · KDE Human Interface Guidelines

Mar 29 2018

richardbowen updated the diff for D11769: Point "View page source" link to the git source file of the current page.

Remove a word from a comment

Mar 29 2018, 3:45 AM · KDE Human Interface Guidelines
richardbowen added a comment to D11769: Point "View page source" link to the git source file of the current page.
Mar 29 2018, 3:25 AM · KDE Human Interface Guidelines
richardbowen updated the diff for D11769: Point "View page source" link to the git source file of the current page.

Fix some bugs, refactor and clean up code

Mar 29 2018, 3:23 AM · KDE Human Interface Guidelines

Mar 28 2018

richardbowen added a reviewer for D11769: Point "View page source" link to the git source file of the current page: KDE Human Interface Guidelines.
Mar 28 2018, 11:29 PM · KDE Human Interface Guidelines
richardbowen updated the summary of D11769: Point "View page source" link to the git source file of the current page.
Mar 28 2018, 11:09 PM · KDE Human Interface Guidelines
richardbowen retitled D11769: Point "View page source" link to the git source file of the current page from Reset "View page source" to file in the git repo to Reset "View page source" link to page's source file in the git repo.
Mar 28 2018, 7:16 PM · KDE Human Interface Guidelines
richardbowen added reviewers for D11769: Point "View page source" link to the git source file of the current page: fabianr, romangg.
Mar 28 2018, 7:14 PM · KDE Human Interface Guidelines
richardbowen requested review of D11769: Point "View page source" link to the git source file of the current page.
Mar 28 2018, 7:12 PM · KDE Human Interface Guidelines
richardbowen added a comment to D11757: Polish sidebar header appearance.

ok, cool.

Mar 28 2018, 6:30 PM · Plasma
richardbowen added a comment to D11757: Polish sidebar header appearance.

The submenu heading on the gray background isn't consistent with the other main menu heading which have no border but otherwise, it looks good.

Mar 28 2018, 6:22 PM · Plasma
richardbowen added a comment to D11757: Polish sidebar header appearance.

The whole area of the Kirigami style back button is clickable. The back navigation in the sidebar I mean.

Mar 28 2018, 12:40 AM · Plasma

Mar 27 2018

richardbowen added a comment to D11757: Polish sidebar header appearance.

Yea, the hover border isn't necessary. Maybe the back navigation should work like how it does with Kirigami or similar.

Mar 27 2018, 11:04 PM · Plasma
richardbowen added a comment to D11757: Polish sidebar header appearance.

I prefer the system settings as it currently is in 5.12, though the submenu heading could be a little bit darker.

Mar 27 2018, 10:34 PM · Plasma
richardbowen added a comment to D11377: Expose more default window management shortcuts.

The idea of mapping Meta+/Meta+ to maximize/minimize is pretty convenient. Here's a scenario: Say one wants to maximize the window tiled to the left, which one feels more convenient, Meta+ or Meta+PgUp?

Mar 27 2018, 5:23 PM · KWin

Mar 26 2018

richardbowen added a comment to D11253: Slightly improve discoverability for changing the wallpaper.

The preferences-desktop-wallpaper icon beside "Configure Desktop" works.

Mar 26 2018, 11:05 PM · Plasma
richardbowen added a comment to T7116: Streamlined onboarding of new contributors.

What do you think about a dedicated stack for web development? As there is C++, Qt/QML for the desktop, like wise a dedicated/preferred programming language(s) and framework can be chosen for the web. This would help in onboarding contributors to the web side of things and potentially make management of the web stack easier for both the developers and the system admins.

Mar 26 2018, 8:08 PM · Goal settings 2017

Mar 25 2018

richardbowen added a comment to D11685: Implement single click on line number to select line of text.

And actually, if you have the line modification marker border turned on, clicking in it will just move the cursor without selecting the line.

Mar 25 2018, 8:18 PM · Frameworks, Kate
richardbowen added a comment to D11685: Implement single click on line number to select line of text.

With the double click option, it allows for two different functionality (place at home row, and highlight) as opposed to one if there was only 1 click to highlight. The previous functionality would be lost with the new single-click.

Mar 25 2018, 8:12 PM · Frameworks, Kate
richardbowen added a comment to D11685: Implement single click on line number to select line of text.

How about double click to highlight instead of tripple click?

Mar 25 2018, 8:05 PM · Frameworks, Kate

Mar 24 2018

richardbowen added a comment to D11253: Slightly improve discoverability for changing the wallpaper.

Since wallpaper is a feature of the desktop I don't think mentioning wallpaper in the context menu title is necessary.

The entire point of this patch is my assertion that making the mental leap "desktop contains wallpaper" is too high a bar for many users. It's obvious for developers like us, but for normal users, it's... less than obvious.

the word "Configure" is used throught plasma so maybe that's a case to work with it.

That was what I started with, but people thought "Configure Desktop and Wallpaper" was too long.

Mar 24 2018, 4:02 AM · Plasma
richardbowen added a comment to D11253: Slightly improve discoverability for changing the wallpaper.

Since wallpaper is a feature of the desktop I don't think mentioning wallpaper in the context menu title is necessary. "Configure Desktop" sounds a little technical but with the wallpaper image beside it it should be more clear. the word "Configure" is used throught plasma so maybe that's a case to work with it.

Mar 24 2018, 1:28 AM · Plasma

Mar 23 2018

richardbowen added a comment to D11253: Slightly improve discoverability for changing the wallpaper.

Also, on a different but related note, how about a preferences shortcut for "Desktop Wallpaper" (or some other suitable text) searchable from the start menu and krunner? This would be similar to the other desktop preferences that are searchable like "Desktop Theme", "Desktop Effects", etc..

Mar 23 2018, 1:55 PM · Plasma
richardbowen added a comment to D11253: Slightly improve discoverability for changing the wallpaper.
In D11253#232189, @mart wrote:

what about as text using Configure-desktop and as icon preferences-desktop-wallpaper?

Mar 23 2018, 1:42 PM · Plasma

Mar 22 2018

richardbowen added a comment to D11578: Use more user-friendly terminology in the crop tool.

Size isn't the right word; that refers to how big something is, not what its shape is (which is what this is all about)

Mar 22 2018, 6:05 PM
richardbowen added a comment to D11578: Use more user-friendly terminology in the crop tool.
  • Fit to image size
Mar 22 2018, 5:45 PM
richardbowen added a comment to D11201: Make the Window Decoration themes' Configure buttons more obvious.

Long theme names may make buttons quite large. How would this work for a theme name like "Phabricator", or a two word theme name "Hydrogen Next"?

The theme's name is already in the preview's window title. That's a generic problem of this selection dialog (another being that for small window sizes this is quite fiddly to use), so nothing for this patch to solve IMO.

Mar 22 2018, 5:29 PM · KWin
richardbowen added a comment to D11201: Make the Window Decoration themes' Configure buttons more obvious.

Long theme names may make buttons quite large. How would this work for a theme name like "Phabricator", or a two word theme name "Hydrogen Next"?

Mar 22 2018, 4:39 PM · KWin

Mar 20 2018

richardbowen updated the diff for D11395: Breezify hig.kde.org.

Change the text font color and the sidebar navigation colors

Mar 20 2018, 6:15 PM · KDE Human Interface Guidelines

Mar 18 2018

richardbowen added a comment to D11201: Make the Window Decoration themes' Configure buttons more obvious.

How about adding a"Configure Theme" or "Configure..." button within the "Theme" tab at the bottom left, adjacent to the "Border size" dropdown? (Around where the cursor is in the image).

Mar 18 2018, 12:46 PM · KWin

Mar 17 2018

richardbowen committed R182:c1b49b138529: Refactor and update markup, fix ios icon (authored by richardbowen).
Refactor and update markup, fix ios icon
Mar 17 2018, 10:00 PM

Mar 16 2018

richardbowen edited reviewers for D11395: Breezify hig.kde.org, added: romangg; removed: ramonmiranda.
Mar 16 2018, 8:16 PM · KDE Human Interface Guidelines
richardbowen updated the summary of D11395: Breezify hig.kde.org.
Mar 16 2018, 8:11 PM · KDE Human Interface Guidelines
richardbowen added reviewers for D11395: Breezify hig.kde.org: abetts, ramonmiranda, KDE Human Interface Guidelines.
Mar 16 2018, 8:03 PM · KDE Human Interface Guidelines
richardbowen requested review of D11395: Breezify hig.kde.org.
Mar 16 2018, 8:01 PM · KDE Human Interface Guidelines

Mar 14 2018

richardbowen added a comment to D11308: Use the default Plasma wallpaper on the lock screen.
Mar 14 2018, 5:20 PM · Plasma
richardbowen added a comment to T7914: Use a prettier background for the lock & login screens.

How about showing the Photo of the Day from somewhere like unsplash as the wallpaper for the login/lock-screen, with a little blur or slightly opaque black overlay (around 10-20%) on password input focus.

Mar 14 2018, 6:29 AM · VDG

Mar 12 2018

richardbowen added a comment to D11253: Slightly improve discoverability for changing the wallpaper.

I wonder if one should dumb down the interface to accommodate this word scanning habit, where one doesn't really read stuff one just scans the screen for a keyword and then gets frustrated when the keyword (like "Wallpaper") doesn't show up . Well if it works then fine. The proposed text is quite long though.

Mar 12 2018, 5:06 AM · Plasma
richardbowen added a comment to D11253: Slightly improve discoverability for changing the wallpaper.

Windows has the word "Personalize" which is quite descriptive. "Customize Desktop" sounds fine as well. but I think the word "Configure" is used more often throughtout the Plasma desktop.

Mar 12 2018, 4:51 AM · Plasma

Mar 11 2018

richardbowen added a comment to T6321: [WISH] Create a quick image editor for Spectacle.

Ok, If it can work with KImageAnnotator then that would be interesting. One could edit images before saveand after save.

Mar 11 2018, 5:07 PM · VDG, Spectacle
richardbowen added a comment to D11201: Make the Window Decoration themes' Configure buttons more obvious.

Whilst I like the labeled one more than the current one, I can't say I'm a huge fan of either.

In either case the button looks like it is part of the preview and not really a button to press.

So I wonder: does it even make sense to have a configuration button for a theme you are currently not using? Wouldn't it make more sense to have the configure button not per preview / theme but rather in the UI below, where the other buttons that are clearly buttons are?

Mar 11 2018, 2:55 PM · KWin
richardbowen added a comment to T6321: [WISH] Create a quick image editor for Spectacle.

How about something like this instead of a new UI for editing screenshots with Spectacle: https://github.com/lupoDharkael/flameshot/blob/master/img/appPreview/animatedUsage.gif

Mar 11 2018, 2:05 PM · VDG, Spectacle