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Jul 23 2020

tosta added a comment to T10243: Some KDE applications could use better icons.

Another icon that need improvement is elisa.svg. It looks bad with dark background.

Jul 23 2020, 4:33 AM · KDE Applications, VDG
tosta added a comment to T10243: Some KDE applications could use better icons.

Thank you @rrosch. @alex-l I will work with official Kwrite icon and try to improve it. Let it be clear that what I am presenting here are just ideas. Something that improves the distinction of applications by relating them to their functions as @rrosch said, which will be very important for new KDE Plasma users (especially the newly orphaned Windows 7) who will be added to our user base.

Jul 23 2020, 3:06 AM · KDE Applications, VDG

Jul 22 2020

tosta added a comment to T10243: Some KDE applications could use better icons.

Now that Kate has its own special icon, I don't think Kwrite needs to be changed.

I think the actual kwrite icon looks like a mimetype icon. It's palid and confuse.

Take a look at new Notepad icon from Microsoft as an example.
It's nice and looks like an application icon for a simple text editor program.

Isn't this from Windows Vista?

P.S. Text editor =! app for notes

Jul 22 2020, 6:49 PM · KDE Applications, VDG
tosta added a comment to T10243: Some KDE applications could use better icons.

Now that Kate has its own special icon, I don't think Kwrite needs to be changed.

Jul 22 2020, 2:04 PM · KDE Applications, VDG

Jul 17 2020

tosta added a comment to T10243: Some KDE applications could use better icons.

@alex-l. These icons was made using Inkscape default palette (the effort at it design time was to discuss the ideas). Later I redesigned the ark, gwenview and kwrite icons from scratch using the breeze palette and colorfull icon guidelines.

Jul 17 2020, 11:20 AM · KDE Applications, VDG

Jul 16 2020

tosta added a comment to T10243: Some KDE applications could use better icons.

@alex-l can you say me what's wrong with these icons? I'm trying to do it following all HIG recommendations (sizes, margins, colors...). I'm not a specialist as you said, @ngraham does not recruited me, and I'm aware his OK is not a approval. But I'm trying to help because I love KDE and I'm doing personal hacks and improvements for years. Please contact me privately if you want.

Jul 16 2020, 11:06 AM · KDE Applications, VDG
tosta added a comment to T13400: A new Gwenview icon proposal.

I'd made two proposals for the new logo. What one of them I'll should submit as a merge request?

Jul 16 2020, 5:48 AM · Gwenview

Jul 15 2020

tosta added a comment to T10243: Some KDE applications could use better icons.

Use Breeze color palette.

Jul 15 2020, 10:11 PM · KDE Applications, VDG

Jul 14 2020

tosta added a comment to T10243: Some KDE applications could use better icons.

@tosta hi. thanks for your artwork proposals, they show you are skilled, makes me jealous :)

When it comes to designing icons, it is not only about art though, but also about feasibility when used in context. Icons are less often used in the size you are presenting your work here (and what the table above shows), but rather in smaller sizes (like in menus or window title bars etc) and on normal DPI displays.

So to see if icons are good, it would be good to have at least a 48x48 pixel version, but also smaller sizes liks 32x32 to get an impression how they will work (edit: or at least special icon variants with less details) and not e.g. look blury... cmp. also https://hig.kde.org/style/icons/colorful/index.html

Jul 14 2020, 8:32 PM · KDE Applications, VDG
tosta added a comment to T10243: Some KDE applications could use better icons.

With Okular, I'm interested in being more faithful to the original if we're going to redo the icon. See up-thread: T10243#201368.

Jul 14 2020, 7:45 PM · KDE Applications, VDG
tosta added a comment to T13398: T13074 Konsole mock up.

The title bars consume space, so the terminator way is more productive. Would be nice if I can hide these title bars in Konsole. But the tabs in konsole looks much better than in terminator.

You can! :) A feature to allow them to be hidden was just added to Konsole and will be released in 20.08.

Jul 14 2020, 7:41 PM · Breeze, Konsole, Goal: Consistency, VDG
tosta added a comment to T10243: Some KDE applications could use better icons.

Okular icon proposal.

Jul 14 2020, 7:16 PM · KDE Applications, VDG
tosta added a comment to T10243: Some KDE applications could use better icons.

Colored Kwrite icon proposition:

Jul 14 2020, 5:39 PM · KDE Applications, VDG
tosta updated the task description for T13400: A new Gwenview icon proposal.
Jul 14 2020, 3:57 PM · Gwenview
tosta added a comment to T13400: A new Gwenview icon proposal.

Updated license and metadata in file.

Jul 14 2020, 3:57 PM · Gwenview
tosta updated the task description for T13400: A new Gwenview icon proposal.
Jul 14 2020, 3:44 PM · Gwenview
tosta updated the task description for T13400: A new Gwenview icon proposal.
Jul 14 2020, 3:43 PM · Gwenview
tosta added a comment to T13400: A new Gwenview icon proposal.

It's not a derivative. The icon was made from scratch. Circle-icons-eye.svg was taken as inspiration only.

Jul 14 2020, 3:42 PM · Gwenview
tosta added a comment to T13398: T13074 Konsole mock up.

The title bars consume space, so the terminator way is more productive. Would be nice if I can hide these title bars in Konsole. But the tabs in konsole looks much better than in terminator.

Jul 14 2020, 2:48 PM · Breeze, Konsole, Goal: Consistency, VDG
tosta added a comment to T10243: Some KDE applications could use better icons.
Jul 14 2020, 1:30 PM · KDE Applications, VDG
tosta added a comment to T10243: Some KDE applications could use better icons.
Jul 14 2020, 1:20 PM · KDE Applications, VDG
tosta added a comment to T13398: T13074 Konsole mock up.

Terminator have an option to divide terminal area horizontally or vertically. This is very util to avoid tabs.

You mean like in window tiling? I'll sketch that up. I'm trying to keep things as simple as possible so it's easier to understand the changes in layout.

Jul 14 2020, 11:29 AM · Breeze, Konsole, Goal: Consistency, VDG
tosta updated the task description for T13400: A new Gwenview icon proposal.
Jul 14 2020, 11:26 AM · Gwenview
tosta created T13400: A new Gwenview icon proposal.
Jul 14 2020, 11:25 AM · Gwenview
tosta added a comment to T10243: Some KDE applications could use better icons.

An icon proposal for Ark.

Jul 14 2020, 11:18 AM · KDE Applications, VDG
tosta added a comment to T10243: Some KDE applications could use better icons.

Gweview icon inspired by: Circle-icons-eye.svg

Jul 14 2020, 7:26 AM · KDE Applications, VDG
tosta added a comment to T12842: Improving tab style in Breeze.

Jul 14 2020, 6:50 AM · VDG, Breeze
tosta added a comment to T13398: T13074 Konsole mock up.

Terminator have an option to divide terminal area horizontally or vertically. This is very util to avoid tabs.

Jul 14 2020, 6:37 AM · Breeze, Konsole, Goal: Consistency, VDG

Jul 9 2020

tosta added a comment to T13360: Notification area popup (plasma sidebar) improvements.

I think the bigger side panel instead of the popup is more usable and productive if you have to manage multiple VPN connections, have a lot of notifications and have a good amount of data saved on clipboard. But I'm agreeded with you that sometimes it compromisse usability.

Jul 9 2020, 4:07 PM · Plasma, Goal: Consistency, VDG

Jul 7 2020

tosta reopened T13360: Notification area popup (plasma sidebar) improvements as "Open".

A right panel is not a solution. Notification area continues to show a popup, not an embeded widget in panel. I tried to resize it, but without success. There are a hack to do this, but it's not recommended because it is not official and it potentially conflicts with next plasma versions changes:

Jul 7 2020, 12:15 AM · Plasma, Goal: Consistency, VDG

Jul 3 2020

tosta added a comment to T12443: Multi-level Appearance KCM.

I think level 1 can be a "card list" on plain dialog, like in the new Windows 10 settings. Level 2 at left sidebar and level 3 at main section.

Jul 3 2020, 11:41 AM · Plasma: KCM Redesign, VDG
tosta added a comment to T13216: Make Koko a possible successor of Gwenview.

I think the image gallery (or image/video) app must be like Piktures is for Android.

Jul 3 2020, 10:41 AM · Kirigami, Plasma: Mobile, VDG, Goal: Consistency
tosta added a project to T13361: Create a systemsettings module for Kvantum: VDG.
Jul 3 2020, 9:25 AM · VDG, Goal: Consistency, Plasma
tosta triaged T13361: Create a systemsettings module for Kvantum as Wishlist priority.
Jul 3 2020, 9:24 AM · VDG, Goal: Consistency, Plasma
tosta added projects to T13360: Notification area popup (plasma sidebar) improvements: Goal: Consistency, Plasma.
Jul 3 2020, 9:11 AM · Plasma, Goal: Consistency, VDG
tosta triaged T13360: Notification area popup (plasma sidebar) improvements as Wishlist priority.
Jul 3 2020, 9:08 AM · Plasma, Goal: Consistency, VDG