Toolbar Config [Was: sane defaults]

Jakob Petsovits jpetso at
Wed Jan 19 13:46:32 GMT 2005

On Wednesday, 19 January 2005 11:19, David Faure wrote:
> But I don't understand Jakob Petsovits' answer to that. This is about
> per-user settings, just like toolbar editing.

I wanted to question the advantage of being able to edit toolbar button
texts. If this is possible, distributors and users will all go and change 
their button texts. That makes it even more difficult for telephonic user 
support or to get something done on someone other's KDE, because you
can't rely on the same button having the same text.

I think it should be up to the developers / UI designers to name their actions 
understandable and short (so that they fit in the toolbar). If that is done, 
there's no reason to let the user change the text just for the fun of it, 
because it also brings the disadvantage mentioned above.
Customizing is a good thing, but only if it enhances the user experience.
Text editing doesn't bring any gains here, I think.

I hope this explained better what I wanted to say.


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