Remove KColorChooser in favour of KColorEdit (was: "Re: Move KolourPaint into kdegraphics?" )

Rainer Endres endres at
Tue Mar 2 09:06:44 GMT 2004

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On Tuesday 02 March 2004 01:41, Jason Keirstead wrote:
> On March 1, 2004 03:17 pm, Stephan Binner wrote:

> > Yes, please dump it together with KColorChooser which seems to have no
> > advantage (other except the color picker being a button instead a menu
> > entry) over KColorEditor.

This is one of the major functionalities I use from kcolorchooser about 10-20 
times a day. When I want to pick a color, I can not see why I should open 
menus for this in a Color dialog.

> I find KColorChooser using the color picker as a button makes it vastly
> simpler and faster to grab a color from the screen quickly.


> Plus it uses the standard KColorDialog everyone is used to from may other
> KDE apps, instead of this weird custom widget no other app has in
> KColorEdit. What benefit does KColorEdit have over KColorChooser, other
> than its weird interface?

Weird is not the right expression. IMHO it is unusable except for the person 
who programmed it. Without some theoretic background on the HSV scheme there 
is no way to understand this dialog. And it sure is no standalone app. Or for 
what is that Replace part?   

When I need to read the manual to use a color chooser, we are doing something 

Just my 2ct as a daily user of kcolorchooser.


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