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

Adriaan de Groot groot at kde.org
Wed Sep 22 15:39:53 BST 2004

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On Wednesday 22 September 2004 16:22, Ian Reinhart Geiser wrote:
>    Take a look at KAudio creator with text under icons mode and a large
>    toolbar.  (Too bad we cant make that a default mode)  See how clean
>    it is?  I have attached some screenshots of apps in this mode with
>    simplified toolbars.
>     http://www.geiseri.com/pics/kaudiocreator.png
>     http://www.geiseri.com/pics/kwrite.png

Note that this works well with fairly small fonts for the text under icons on 
toolbars; I have large fonts set (Lucida 12, I think) so that my menus are 
large enough to see and hit easily; if I were to use text-under-icons I'd 
want to have Lucida 8 or so there, because the text isn't primarily there to 
enlarge the area of the button, but to identify it.

In other words, with a separate font setting for text-under-icon ... ... the 
one we already _have_, it'd be pretty darn usable. Hot damn, you learn 
something new every day. (And now I can see much better that texts like 
"Previous Unread Message" should be shorter, with a longer tooltip, like in 
Peter's most recent patch.

_Now_ I like it :)

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