[patch] desktop icon text lines

Martin Koller m.koller at surfeu.at
Sun Nov 21 18:47:37 GMT 2004

On Sunday 21 November 2004 18:02, Frans Englich wrote:
> More specifically, what would happen if (I know nothing about this
> feature):
> * It was removed(the texts is not cropped)? What user scenarios could it
> degrade? Is it tied to a specific user group?

I think it was introduced wrt the alignment of the desktop icons along a grid.

Personally, I think not cropping text would be a better solution - why would a 
user use a long text, if not for seeing it.

Regarding the tooltip: I have also seen, that the tooltip does not show the 
name of the file - as I assume it is intentionally, why was this choosen ?
(It's worse when the tooltip is shown in konqi listview when a column is too 
small to show the full name)
Anybody mind the following patch ?

> * The default was set at 5 lines?

Might be even too short ... ?

I'm asking myself if the bug http://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=79932 is 
still valid ?
If I set my desktop to align icons, they are very close together, no wide 
space as described.

What if we simply do not crop the text, adapt also konqis iconView when 
aligning the icons, remove both options to define the number of text lines 
used (trash my patch and remove the option from the konqi-as-filemanager), 
and close 79932 ?

Best regards/Schöne Grüße

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