Making line separators default (Re: [PATCH] KEditToolBar inserts invisible line separator)

Jeroen Wijnhout Jeroen.Wijnhout at
Mon May 31 11:16:32 BST 2004

On Monday 31 May 2004 12:11, Andras Mantia wrote:
> > > except Aaron and Sander no one really seemed to care and I decided
> > > to adjourn this one indefinitely. ;)
> >
> > I support making line separators the default too. Seems to be a
> > source of constant complaints [1,2] and the lines hurt nobody but
> > improve usability.
> >
> > So better ask, who has any reasonable argument against it before we
> > end without a decision again? :-)
> I generally support this idea (but I just add a not that it's possible
> to add line separators in the configure toolbar dialog). The only

Somebody has a patch to fix this (it was discussed on this list a while ago).

> problem might be with old applications deliberately wanting simple
> separators and they will end up now with line separators. This is
> somewhat behavioral incompatibility, so maybe this should be done only
> for KDE 4.

The application doesn't behave different at all. Currently the invisible 
separators are not noticed by the users. For them the toolbar looks like a 
big mess sometimes. Having visible separators improves the GUI imho.


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