[patch] desktop icon text lines

Frans Englich frans.englich at telia.com
Sun Nov 21 15:33:49 GMT 2004

On Sunday 21 November 2004 14:52, Martin Koller wrote:
> Hi,
> according to prominent wish
> http://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=79932
> I implemented the possibility to change the setting of the number of lines
> used at the icons on the Desktop (which is already possible when the same
> iconView is used inside konqueror).

Is it an alternative to:

* Pick a sensible default, instead of making it configurable? 


* Centralize the two options into one, located in perhaps "Appearance & 

We should try to make the software do the decisions, instead of delegating 
them to the users.

I wonder when it is of interest to have the icon text cropped. If the user 
have deliberately entered long texts, does he/she then wants to see long 
texts? Perhaps such a reasoning should be combined with an upper limit, such 
that _really_ long texts, such as auto generated files, doesn't break.

What would happen if the default was changed to, say, five lines? Perhaps 
those who need the option would be pleased with the default, and those who 
have short icon texts wouldn't notice.



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