[another PATCH]: Kicker find as you type

Fred Schaettgen kde.sch at ttgen.net
Tue May 3 14:23:04 BST 2005

On Tuesday, 3. May 2005 14:53, Stephan Kulow wrote:
> Am Dienstag 03 Mai 2005 14:47 schrieb Piotr Szymanski:
> > Hi,
> >
> > Dominik Seichter (Tuesday 03 of May 2005 13:17):
> > > I changed your patch a little bit, to not only grayout non matching
> > > items, but to only show matching items.
> >
> > This is far better than the last version, yet you could try removing
> > duplicates as in:
> > http://krename.sourceforge.net/screenshots/kicker_04.png
> > Show just one XMMS,one GIMP.
> This is so insane, I'm lacking words. Is that really what you have in mind
> as usability? This is aweful - a menu that needs a search box to find
> something in it?

You're right, but you blame the messenger. It's a fact that the kmenu is big. 
And the menu that debian inserts there is even deeper nested. Bookmark lists 
can be even longer.
The K-Menu isn't the same as the "File"-Menu in an application. You're 
supposed to find every application with a gui there.
The control center is not a popup menu, but it's still a menu, just with 
*fewer* items than in the k-menu. How about the search function there? What's 
the fundamental difference?
Or why do we even need a search line in the "configure shortcuts" dialog?
This search line is now ubiquos throughout KDE, so few will be surprised to 
see it in the K-Menu.


Fred Schaettgen
kde.sch at ttgen.net

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