RFC on default settings

Oswald Buddenhagen ossi at kde.org
Fri Dec 19 02:03:33 GMT 2003

On Thu, Dec 18, 2003 at 04:30:52PM -0700, Aaron J. Seigo wrote:
> so, with 3.2 approaching, here's a bit of a list for default setting changes 
> i'd like to make.. the format of the list is (sorry, no fancy XML ;):
> i'd like yays or nays on each before i go mad making patches =)

> Launch Feedback:
> 	o bouncy icon (flashy icon)
/me removes ksplash from startkde :)

> KDesktop
> 	o text shadow on desktop icon text (no text shadow)
> 		o a good set of shadow defaults is needed i think. the current one is not 
> all that nice looking IMHO
uhy ... :)

> Styles:
> 	o Icons on buttons. (no icons on buttons)
> 		o the button icons now look very nice and would help blend better with other 
> common X11 apps
> 		o i've heard the "makes things slower" argument, and truthfully i can't see 
> a different even on a PPro 266.
i that depends on the performance settings. i've got it here in a fresh
install. has the stupid performance auto-detection been removed as
somebody suggested?

> KEdit:
> 	o Soft line wrapping (no wrap)
sounds reasonable

i'd suggest using 10 as the default font size. 12 looks homehow largish
to me - it's only good for the 75 dpi servers that were told that they
run at 100 dpi.

the new "silver" background image bites the slightly different grey tint
of kicker. i think something like No-Ones-Laughing looks and fits the
color scheme _a lot_ better.

keramik yields a "whoa!" effect, but it's not something i like to work
with every day. oh, well, we already decided that it should go away
asap. :)
and crystal sucks. not because it's ugly, but because creating enough
distinctive icons while maintaining a consistent look is plainly
impossible. we know the result.

this is more of a real bug, but i'll put it here anyway:
kpersonalizer starts up with showing "Zimbabwe" as the first choice. i
think "Default" would be better for pragmatic reasons.


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