double sized icons still needed ?

Luciano Montanaro mikelima at
Mon Nov 29 10:03:41 GMT 2004

El Domingo 28 Noviembre 2004 12:54, Olaf Schmidt escribió:
> [Martin Koller, Sonntag, 28. November 2004 11:05]
> > So I'm wondering, if/where this setting has relevance at all?
> A lot of partially sighted people prefer really huge icon sizes.
> Currently you cannot select bigger icons sizes than  16 for small icons,
> 48 for toolbars, and 128 for the desktop. If you need bigger icons, than
> you can currently only do this by additionally doubling the icon size. Of
> course it would be better to offer icon sizes up to 256 in all cases
> rather than having an additional checkbox.

This is not true - at least generally - it depends on the icon theme.
For example with FlatSVG you can have toolbar icons (or konqueror icons, for 
that matter) as large as 256x256. It all depends on what the icon theme 
supports, and with SVG icons, there is no problem in scaling icons to 
whatever size. Actually, I think I remember that Crystal icons would work 
too, by smooth scaling the image for the missing size.

> > Crystal SVG has already sizes up to 128, so do you think we could
> > remove this option ?
> The problem is that Crystal SVG has only a small part of the icons really
> in size 128, becuase (contrary to its name) only a small part of the
> icons are really in SVG format. If you scale a PNG icon up, then
> double-sizing the icons is better for partially sighted people than
> scaling them the normal way:
> The proper solution is of course to add SVG versions of all icons to the
> stanrd KDE icon set. However, this would require a lot of work, and from
> an accessibility point of view, this work would be better spend on
> ensuring that the planned monochrome SVG icon set contains all icons.
> Assuming that more sizes are selectable and that the new monochrome icon
> set will be more or less complete, the option can be removed for KDE 3.4
> already.
> Olaf

Luciano Montanaro 

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