Toolbar Config [Was: sane defaults]

Benjamin Meyer ben at
Wed Jan 19 14:30:35 GMT 2005

On Wednesday 19 January 2005 8:46 am, Jakob Petsovits wrote:
> 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.

And to be honest the only reason I wanted to edit the text was to on the fly 
fix the long messages which really should be fixed in the code anyway.  We 
don't need two text's.  Most of the time it is just a bad choice and is 
easily fixed.

-Benjamin Meyer

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