Mocups of focus hints for panes
js at iidea.pl
Sun Nov 26 20:05:17 GMT 2006
Gary Cramblitt wrote:
> I am not an expert, but I believe the real question is: Do the existing
> capabilities support clearly showing focus as you propose? If not, what
> would it take to enable that support?
Yes, I am interested in looking for the solution while porting application(s)
that benefit from the improvement. The first question to answer is: whether
the QTabWidget can be styled appropriately. The best possible solution could
be to have the change at Qt level, probably forcing any Qt or KDE style to
display the focused tab widget somewhat highlighted.
PS: talking about tab's "highlight" color we have at least two possibilities:
1. to take the highlight color: QPalette::Highlight
2. to take the "active" color from the window decoration
The second option is a problem when:
-someone uses semitransparend decorations, or
-the color is the same as QPalette::Window (at least Linspire uses/used white
here) what can make the focus information not visible again
So, the 1st solution is not only consistent with the current QStyle, but also
tab's caption text can be displayed with QPalette::HighlightedText.
If we had to implement the functionality by using a hack, there is
QTabBar::setTabTextColor() available for us, but not QTabBar::setTabColor().
I am looking forward to get an advice for a simple and clean solution.
regards / pozdrawiam, Jaroslaw Staniek
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