GUI framework in kde4

Alexander Neundorf alexander.neundorf at
Mon Jul 3 00:44:40 BST 2006

Am Sonntag 02 Juli 2006 23:04 schrieb Frans Englich:
> On Sunday 02 July 2006 20:41, Hamish Rodda wrote:
> > On Sunday 02 July 2006 21:56, Ingo Klöcker wrote:
> > > On Sunday 02 July 2006 21:08, Hamish Rodda wrote:
> [...]
> > > - Will the new framework include configurability of context menus? If
> > > yes, then this would allow us to strip down the context menus in e.g.
> > > KMail by removing all actions that are seldomly used by normal users
> > > (I'm counting on the usability team to tell us which actions we should
> > > remove). Power users could then still put everything they want into
> > > their context menus. And we could close all those wishlist items a la
> > > "I need this and that in the context menu".
> >
> > It is technically feasible... just how it would be presented to the user
> > for configuration would be an interesting challenge (turn on an "edit
> > mode" then click a configure action in the context menu?)
> The usability folks should do some deep thinking on this. An aspect such as
> how often the feature is used and (primarily) by whom, plays in, I'd say.

Yes, by whom is an important question.
Many users do not customize their menus etc.
E.g. editing konqueror profiles doesn't _have_ to be easily available for 
every user.
Modifying the GUI of an application could also be considered something which 
is intended for developers/admins/distributors/power users.

So, do we "just" want to enable developer-like users to change the GUI or is 
it meant for the average user ?


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