[PATCH] "Show only important text" mode for toolbars

Waldo Bastian bastian at kde.org
Wed Sep 22 11:07:25 BST 2004

On Wednesday 22 September 2004 08:24, Simon Edwards wrote:
> It looks like this patch would provide a _very_ useful compromise between
> all icons+no text and icons+text. Icons that are cryptic get a text label,
> while rest stays sans text and compact.

I'm not convinced. Wouldn't it be better to look for shorter texts?
E.g. in KMail composer I have the following toolbar items, among others:
* Attach File
* Sign Message
* Encrypt Message

I think it would be sufficient for the purpose of toolbar texts if it read:
* Attach
* Sign
* Encrypt

The tooltip could still show the long version. 

For this I guess KAction needs to be expanded with a short description.

It's definitely more work but in the end a better solution IMHO.

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