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The "KDE Applications" bundle.
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  • part of the "KDE Applications" bundle and
  • they have no other specific tag/projects, or no knowns/long term maintainers.

Recent Activity

Yesterday

ngraham added a comment to T10201: Window titlebar colors.

Those changes mean that tittle bar color will match window color whatever window color is set to like in oxygen theme, right?

Sun, Feb 17, 3:16 PM · KDE Applications, VDG
ngraham added a revision to T10201: Window titlebar colors: D19091: Fix Breeze Light color scheme to match regular Breeze version, where appropriate.
Sun, Feb 17, 3:15 PM · KDE Applications, VDG
acooligan added a comment to T10201: Window titlebar colors.

Those changes mean that tittle bar color will match window color whatever window color is set to like in oxygen theme, right?

Sun, Feb 17, 11:39 AM · KDE Applications, VDG

Sat, Feb 16

ngraham added a comment to T10201: Window titlebar colors.

Also why are there different text colors between current Breeze Classic and current Breeze Light?

Sat, Feb 16, 3:23 PM · KDE Applications, VDG
sefaeyeoglu added a comment to T10201: Window titlebar colors.

There are probably people, who would still prefer different titlebar colors from the rest of the window. Therefore I'd add a "Breeze Dark Classic" color scheme to @filipf's proposal, that uses the same titlebar color as "Breeze Classic".
Also why are there different text colors between current Breeze Classic and current Breeze Light?

Sat, Feb 16, 12:28 PM · KDE Applications, VDG

Tue, Feb 5

cfeck changed the edit policy for P299 REVISIONS_AND_HASHES for KDE Applications 18.12.2.
Tue, Feb 5, 1:07 AM · KDE Applications

Fri, Feb 1

amiguel added a comment to T10201: Window titlebar colors.

I like that approach too.

Fri, Feb 1, 2:11 AM · KDE Applications, VDG

Thu, Jan 31

filipf added a comment to T10201: Window titlebar colors.

SierraBreeze Enhanced to the rescue again - what about different window buttons if the window is active or inactive?

Thu, Jan 31, 10:47 PM · KDE Applications, VDG
ngraham added a comment to T10201: Window titlebar colors.

We can't differentiate active windows from inactive windows with just shadows, because KWin doesn't draw them when compositing is off, so in that circumstance (e.g. after alt-tabbing out of a full-screen game that disables compositing to improve performance) there would be no visible way to see which window is active. It's a good start, but we need to change *something* on the window chrome too.

Thu, Jan 31, 10:22 PM · KDE Applications, VDG
GB_2 added a comment to T10201: Window titlebar colors.

What I'd propose is:

  • Breeze becomes Breeze Classic
  • Breeze Light becomes Breeze
  • Shadows of inactive windows become less prominent; setting already exists in some window decorations:


    That + the already existing different titlebar colors would be enough for me, but some other visual aides could be used as well.
Thu, Jan 31, 12:58 PM · KDE Applications, VDG

Mon, Jan 21

ngraham added a comment to T10201: Window titlebar colors.

Yeah, I have the same concern. Only the window chrome should change its appearance when the window is unfocused; content areas should not change at all, which is why we can't use a KWin effect for this.

Mon, Jan 21, 6:19 PM · KDE Applications, VDG
filipf added a comment to T10201: Window titlebar colors.

I've thought about that and even tried it out but I think it is/would be annoying in practice.

Mon, Jan 21, 5:45 PM · KDE Applications, VDG
niccolove added a comment to T10201: Window titlebar colors.

What about turning on by default the "Dim Inactive" Desktop Effect, maybe lighter?

Mon, Jan 21, 5:38 PM · KDE Applications, VDG

Sat, Jan 19

filipf added a comment to T10201: Window titlebar colors.

Could work. Another thing I forgot is that when windows are unicolor it would be better if the titlebar font was "Noto Sans Semibold", so the text doesn't quite just blend in with the rest of the window.

Sat, Jan 19, 7:37 PM · KDE Applications, VDG
ngraham added a comment to T10201: Window titlebar colors.

Changing inactive window shadows is a good start, but I don't think it would be enough. It's a shame there's no "Inactive Background" window color, because changing that would be perfect IMHO.

Sat, Jan 19, 7:33 PM · KDE Applications, VDG
filipf added a comment to T10201: Window titlebar colors.

What I'd propose is:

  • Breeze becomes Breeze Classic
  • Breeze Light becomes Breeze
  • Shadows of inactive windows become less prominent; setting already exists in some window decorations:

Sat, Jan 19, 7:29 PM · KDE Applications, VDG
ngraham added a comment to T10201: Window titlebar colors.

FWIW some of my experiments in achieving fluidity between the WM and the window revolved around a different solution - painting the controlbar in a dark color, same as the titlebar. This has some appeal, although it would unfortunately introduce inconsistency because some apps only have the titlebar (e.g kcms) and it looks clumsy when you spawn the menubar.

Sat, Jan 19, 7:19 PM · KDE Applications, VDG
GB_2 added a comment to T10201: Window titlebar colors.

The current titlebar color in Breeze is also a problem when the window uses a monochrome icon, because the icon is dark on a dark titlebar, making it hard to see.

Sat, Jan 19, 7:17 PM · KDE Applications, VDG
ngraham updated the task description for T10201: Window titlebar colors.
Sat, Jan 19, 7:10 PM · KDE Applications, VDG

Jan 7 2019

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

Kate and Kwrite seem very similar. Would adding a differentiator graphic help? For example,

Jan 7 2019, 3:38 PM · KDE Applications, VDG
stikonas updated subscribers of T10243: Some KDE applications could use better icons.
Jan 7 2019, 1:38 PM · KDE Applications, VDG
stikonas updated subscribers of T10243: Some KDE applications could use better icons.

By the way, what about duplicate icons? When transitioning from Oxygen
to Breeze, KDE Partition Manager was given the same icon as Filelight
(which actually looks more like filelight window rather than disk
partitioning).

Jan 7 2019, 10:22 AM · KDE Applications, VDG

Jan 6 2019

ngraham updated the task description for T10243: Some KDE applications could use better icons.
Jan 6 2019, 9:10 PM · KDE Applications, VDG
ngraham added revisions to T10243: Some KDE applications could use better icons: D17310: Use a Kile Icon that is similar to the original, D17969: Use a Kolf icon with nice background and shadows.
Jan 6 2019, 9:10 PM · KDE Applications, VDG

Jan 4 2019

trickyricky26 updated the task description for T10243: Some KDE applications could use better icons.
Jan 4 2019, 8:24 PM · KDE Applications, VDG

Jan 3 2019

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

I have no idea where it's used, sorry. I just saw that the Breeze version of it looked somewhat underwhelming compared to its Oxygen version.

Jan 3 2019, 8:10 PM · KDE Applications, VDG

Jan 2 2019

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

About mentioned pim icon (Kontact, KOrganizer Calendar):

  • The oxygen icon for Kontact looks like what I have in mind of kontact. It gives me a bundle of pim applications. The breeze one it overlaying each other, so you can only see the email one. that is not clear what it mention here.
  • Please give more information where "KOrganizer Calendar" icon is used and is there a difference between the KOrganizer icon and the KOrganzier Calendar Icon? For me the Oxygen lcon looks like an icon, that should be used for "KOrganizer Reminder Daemon", the breeze one looks like the icon for KOrganzier.
Jan 2 2019, 11:32 PM · KDE Applications, VDG
mglb added a comment to T10243: Some KDE applications could use better icons.

One can think of Kate as more advanced KWrite with extra tools (which is more or less true). Maybe some notepad-like icon for KWrite (like it is now), and the same icon with extras, like: highlighter pen lying on top, paper with grid/lines, colored text, clearly visible "{}" or "</>", etc, for Kate?
I would see Okteta icon as something with 0s and 1s or a few hex digits in a segment display style.

Jan 2 2019, 9:28 PM · KDE Applications, VDG
ngraham added a comment to T10243: Some KDE applications could use better icons.

Those are really nice Icons! Their versions of Gwenview, Okular, K3B, Kate, and KWrite look more or less what I think the Breeze icons for these apps should be, with a few tweaks (the Kate icon should keep the syntax highlighted text of the current one, and the top of the KWrite icon should maybe not look like a notepad). Okteta and Konsole I'm less sure about.

Jan 2 2019, 8:07 PM · KDE Applications, VDG
filipf added a comment to T10243: Some KDE applications could use better icons.

So I stumbled upon the Deepin icon theme and what's interesting is I noticed they have more or less remained true to the old app icons, but have also managed to modernize them:

Jan 2 2019, 4:18 PM · KDE Applications, VDG
clel added a comment to T10247: Systemsettings applications launching as standalone application.

Hm, so if I was a developer thinking about implementing this then Phabricator is the right place?

Jan 2 2019, 3:40 PM · VDG, KDE Applications
ngraham added a comment to T10247: Systemsettings applications launching as standalone application.

As a general rule:

  • Forums, Reddit, etc: user-to-user
  • bugs.kde.org: user-to-developer
  • Phabricator: developer-to-developer
Jan 2 2019, 3:16 PM · VDG, KDE Applications
clel updated the task description for T10247: Systemsettings applications launching as standalone application.
Jan 2 2019, 3:07 PM · VDG, KDE Applications
clel added a comment to T10247: Systemsettings applications launching as standalone application.

Alright, thought this can be also used for discussions like https://phabricator.kde.org/T8187

Jan 2 2019, 3:06 PM · VDG, KDE Applications
mludwig added a comment to T10243: Some KDE applications could use better icons.

What is the original icon? This?

Jan 2 2019, 7:31 AM · KDE Applications, VDG

Jan 1 2019

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

OK, then the Breeze icon runs afoul of the "Don't destroy the app's existing branding" recommendation in the HIG. https://hig.kde.org/style/icon.html#application-icons

The same is true for the Breeze icon of Kile...

Jan 1 2019, 11:13 PM · KDE Applications, VDG
ngraham closed T10247: Systemsettings applications launching as standalone application as Invalid.

This is probably best expressed as a bug report or forum post rather than a Phab ticket.

Jan 1 2019, 11:03 PM · VDG, KDE Applications
ndavis added a comment to T10243: Some KDE applications could use better icons.

Regarding Okular, the first is not "Oxygen" icon, it's the Okular icon as we ship it as part of the okular codebase, breeze just decides to overwrite it with a different one.

Are you sure about it not being an Oxygen icon? It's in the oxygen-icons5 repo. I guess the Oxygen icon is just the hicolor version as well.

I am sure we ship it with Okular

https://github.com/KDE/okular/blob/master/ui/data/icons/128-apps-okular.png

Jan 1 2019, 11:02 PM · KDE Applications, VDG
lbeltrame added a comment to T10247: Systemsettings applications launching as standalone application.

Hello!
From what you posted here, it looks like a question and/or discussion, but unfortunately these Tasks on phabricator.kde.org are meant to be used by developers to organize their projects and not for these kind of discussions, or bug reports.

Jan 1 2019, 11:02 PM · VDG, KDE Applications
aacid added a comment to T10243: Some KDE applications could use better icons.

Why was kde games added? (ah for kolf)

Jan 1 2019, 11:00 PM · KDE Applications, VDG
aacid added a comment to T10243: Some KDE applications could use better icons.

Regarding Okular, the first is not "Oxygen" icon, it's the Okular icon as we ship it as part of the okular codebase, breeze just decides to overwrite it with a different one.

Are you sure about it not being an Oxygen icon? It's in the oxygen-icons5 repo. I guess the Oxygen icon is just the hicolor version as well.

Jan 1 2019, 10:53 PM · KDE Applications, VDG
clel created T10247: Systemsettings applications launching as standalone application.
Jan 1 2019, 9:57 PM · VDG, KDE Applications
ndavis added a comment to T10243: Some KDE applications could use better icons.

Shouldn't our hicolor icons be the same as the icons we use in whatever theme we use as the default?

Jan 1 2019, 7:55 PM · KDE Applications, VDG
mludwig added a comment to T10243: Some KDE applications could use better icons.

Regarding Okular, the first is not "Oxygen" icon, it's the Okular icon as we ship it as part of the okular codebase, breeze just decides to overwrite it with a different one.

OK, then the Breeze icon runs afoul of the "Don't destroy the app's existing branding" recommendation in the HIG. https://hig.kde.org/style/icon.html#application-icons

Jan 1 2019, 7:45 PM · KDE Applications, VDG
ndavis added a comment to T10243: Some KDE applications could use better icons.

Regarding Okular, the first is not "Oxygen" icon, it's the Okular icon as we ship it as part of the okular codebase, breeze just decides to overwrite it with a different one.

Jan 1 2019, 7:23 PM · KDE Applications, VDG
ngraham added a comment to T10243: Some KDE applications could use better icons.

Regarding Okular, the first is not "Oxygen" icon, it's the Okular icon as we ship it as part of the okular codebase, breeze just decides to overwrite it with a different one.

Jan 1 2019, 7:03 PM · KDE Applications, VDG
aacid added a comment to T10243: Some KDE applications could use better icons.

Regarding Okular, the first is not "Oxygen" icon, it's the Okular icon as we ship it as part of the okular codebase, breeze just decides to overwrite it with a different one.

Jan 1 2019, 6:55 PM · KDE Applications, VDG

Dec 31 2018

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

Kolf and Yakuake just don't look good.
Kate and KWrite are too similar.
Gwenview is too plain.
Ark is too flat.
KMag isn't clear about what it does. It looks like it's meant to search for something.
Okteta isn't clear about what it does either, but it looks nice.
KOrganizer needs better defined calendar boxes.

Dec 31 2018, 10:25 PM · KDE Applications, VDG
ngraham triaged T10243: Some KDE applications could use better icons as Wishlist priority.
Dec 31 2018, 9:28 PM · KDE Applications, VDG

Dec 19 2018

filipf added a comment to T10201: Window titlebar colors.

I was pretty stoked when I read about this in your blog post. For the longest I've been of the opinion (a caricature follows) that the default design is made as if its purpose is to tell you: "look! this is KWin and the rest of the window is not!".

Dec 19 2018, 7:58 PM · KDE Applications, VDG