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

Peter Rockai (mornfall) mornfall at danill.sk
Wed Sep 22 11:31:12 BST 2004

On Wednesday 22 September 2004 12:07, Waldo Bastian wrote:
> 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?
> 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.
Well, this was my first idea (to go and make the texts shorter)... But 
something like "increase font size" is hard to squeeze any more (see also my 
other post on the thread)... And then there are translations... (i believe 
slovak translation of "Queue" is "Poslať neskôr" which is about twice as 
long). As for shorter texts, yes, it makes a lot of sense, and even the 
shortdesc could be implemented. But i'd say it's pretty much orthogonal.
> Cheers,
> Waldo

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