kdemultimedia (setCheckedState)

Waldo Bastian bastian at kde.org
Wed May 19 13:10:19 BST 2004

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On Wed May 19 2004 13:44, David Faure wrote:
> On Wednesday 19 May 2004 13:32, Clarence Dang wrote:
> > On Wed, 19 May 2004 05:14 pm, David Faure wrote:
> > > So there are two solutions: ensuring that options really look like
> > > options (without a verb, like "Toolbar Foobar Visible"), or ensuring
> > > that those menu items are actions, where the description represents the
> > > action - so it has to change if the action changes.
> >
> > I have to agree with Scott and Malte for the same reasons they gave.  Why
> > wasn't the first solution chosen?

I agree that for the toolbars this "Hide / Show" looks very untidy in the 
toolbars submenu. However I consider the "Hide menubar" / "Show menubar" menu 
a big improvement over the version with a checkbox, likewise for the 
fullscreen action.

Maybe that's because the menubar/fullscreen ones act more like mode-switches, 
while in case of the toolbars it's more a selection process...

With checkboxes in the toolbars submenu you get the status of all the toolbars 
in one glance and, especially with many toolbars, it becomes easy to turn one 
particular toolbar on and off because you can use the pattern of the other 
checks as reference.

So I think there should be room for both.

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