Small UI regression 3.5 branch?

Jaroslaw Staniek js at
Fri Jan 13 00:01:32 GMT 2006

David Faure said the following, On 2006-01-13 00:04:

> On Wednesday 11 January 2006 19:29, Knut Morten Johansson wrote:
>>I have got what looks like a small UI regression in the 3.5 branch, I first 
>>noticed at a SVN upgrade 27 dec(ok 10 days before), it's still present as of 
>>today 11 jan. I'm not sure if it's a general problem or a problem with my 
>>build, that's why I post it here rather than bugzilla. Hopfully someone can 
>>confirm either way.
>>It's in the statusbar in for instance konqueror, the icons get cropped and I 
>>get a blank frame around the icons(Se atthached screenshot). The higlight 
>>rectangle does not look correct either, but I'm not sure how it looked 
> This is a KURLLabel. 
> The "Accessibility fix for KURLLabel" from Jaroslaw Staniek added a margin
> (hence the cropping) and a focus rect (which didn't use to be there either).
> Should we make those KURLLabel features optional?
> Or should we use something else in khtml's statusbar icon?
>   (the code is in KHTMLPart::setPageSecurity).
> On one hand I'd be tempted to say it's a bit weird to use KURLLabel for this,
> on the other hand, this is a change of behavior in a kdelibs class
> between 3.5 and 3.5.1, so if it's not for the better in all cases, maybe it needs
> to be settable or even off by default?

1. Looking at the screnshot, I am a bit surprised the buttons are created 
using KURLLabel. Do these labels _should_ accept focus? In statusbar, I guess 
it's not needed, so let's call setFocusPolicy(NoFocus). Maybe I've overlooked 
something but I could not see underlined links there as well, only icons.
Eventually couldn't we set setMargin(0) for the labels?

2. Optional tweak: The areas look/work quite similar to Netscape/Mozilla (this 
GUI do not let users a hint it's clickable, except a tooltip), hmm... maybe 
now it's the time to change the label to, say, flat QToolButton/KPushButton, 
with autoRaise(true)?
One benefit could be that this could stay visually the same as before but 
could give a better hint that the area is clickable.

Anyway, I have some more fixes for KURLLabel (e.g. updating cursor), so let me 
know if you want any behavioral tweak added by the way.

regards / pozdrawiam,
  Jaroslaw Staniek / OpenOffice Polska

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