The biggest problem that I see with the breadcrumbs receiving a new coat of paint with pointy or slanted lines would be the fact that it's a UI element that doesn't exist in vanilla KDE anywhere else in that form. At least I can't think of where it shows up, but please correct me if that is wrong. Taking Gestalt theory into consideration, this might be bad UX as it exposes users to new elements that are unique to that one location.
OK, so we might have a way to progress with this, but this is getting a bit out of my depth right now:
If anyone else is still working on the posters, please do post them here anyways so we can promote it over the social media as well.
What does this arrow-down near desktoptheme do?
Here's another mockup:
The Windows version:
We should probably use straight lines. Alignment and getting proportions right is just too messy with the arrow points.
Various other people have also said they'd prefer straight lines. I kind of like the pointy lines as I think it helps to reinforce the point that this is a directional progression. However I won't push hard, and straight lines would be okay too.
Isn't it cleaner to just have straight lines?
I think we should keep the usual kickoff the way it is in terms of layout and just give it adjustments to fit the current design language breeze is going for in this next update.
I would be in favor of that, but maybe keeping kickoff too just in case might be a good idea too?
I really like the idea behind this task (I agree that buttons should look clickable), and I like the redesign as well, except that I believe it is a bit too bold. The strong lines and text conflict because your focus cannot rest on any particular element. When looking at this image, I feel like I am being pulled in many different directions. The proper place of focus is on the path of course, and luckily I think that de-emphasizing the background elements will allow you to accomplish both primary goals. This can be done many ways, but here is one example (ignore any text blur, I mocked it up very quickly in gimp).
Tue, Nov 19
Made a little change, I think it gives it a cleaner look.
How about this?
I like bottom left. I think that highlight effect is more appropriate as it indicates that some category has been selected. The one in the top left feels more like the effect when you hover over items in a list (but nothing is simultaneously open).
The power/session buttons aren't depicted in a highlighted state, so it's not relevant. Toolbuttons have no visible frame when not hovered/highlighted/clicked.
Aren't the bottom ones the latest way of highlighting?
+1 for top-left version
In principle Activities also have separate sets of favorites, widget settings, lists of recent documents and apps, app settings, etc. As far as I can tell, the idea is to make it like having a second user account, but with access to your files.
Do I understand it correctly, that Activities are in principle sets of desktop Widgets and backgrounds?
To be honest, I would be fine replacing Kickoff with SimpleMenu if it got some polish, bugfixes, and a few of the features from Kickoff (recent documents, recent places, etc).
Is a search of category?
Aaaaand then you've almost 100% reinvented SimpleMenu. :)
at that point you might as well get rid of the tabs, and place the locations option somewhere else
Yeah I'd like if home was more simple like this, or at least have a option to activate and deactivate the "recent" ones.
Did a little change to Manuel's mockup.
We discussed this inAt Akademy 2017 and that concern came up. What I recall us settling on was making activities into groups of virtual desktops. Each activity could have one or more desktops, with those desktops arranged in any row or grid.
Another possibility is to have different transparency for panel and widgets: