kdeaccessibility module as official part of KDE

Gunnar Schmi Dt gunnar at schmi-dt.de
Fri Aug 29 16:13:34 BST 2003

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On Friday 29 August 2003 16:46, Lubos Lunak wrote:
> [...]
> > Planned features are a window decoration with wide borders
> [snip]
>  Why do you need a separate window decoration just to get wider borders?
> Wouldn't it be much simpler to adjust the existing ones, at least some of
> them (e.g. KConfig setting)? Note also that kwin_iii is still in the branch
> (for only few more days hopefully), and the decoration styles will need
> porting to it.

Well, I thought that it might be easier for the user to select the one 
decoration that is called "Wide borders" than to go through the list and find 
the one(s) that allow to specify a large border width.

Additionally I am not sure if we want to have these wide borders added to all 
decoration styles (we are talking here about borders up to 30 or 40 pixels 

The only decoration style that currently allows to change the border width is 
the CDE decoration style from kdeartwork, but there title bar buttons might 
not be easy to read for people with visual impairments. Other decoration 
styles that have a clear separation between the border and the contents of 
the window (which is needed when we use wide borders) are KDE2, Keramik, 
Laptop and Quarts, so if we decide to make changes to these five decoration 
styles I would be happy.

An other question is whether we allow the user to specify at which sides of 
the window he wants to have those wide borders (as those wide borders take 
screen space, the user might want to have the resize-borders only e.g. at the 
left and at the bottom of a window).

Gunnar Schmi Dt
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Co-maintainer of the KDE Accessibility Project
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