[PATCH] Scrollable page dialogs

Aurélien Gâteau aurelien.gateau at free.fr
Wed Dec 19 16:48:35 GMT 2007

Matthias Kretz wrote:

> On Wednesday 19 December 2007, Aurélien Gâteau wrote:
>> Hello,
>> While working on SystemSettings module size problems, I thought it would
>> be nicer to prevent the bottom button bar from scrolling. Digging in the
>> code I realized I needed to patch KPageView, so it would impact all KDE
>> dialogs.
>> Attached are two patches, the kdeui one which adds scrollbars to
>> KPageView if necessary, the other one removes QScrollArea from
>> SystemSettings, as it's no longer needed.
>> Here are a series of screenshots showing the difference. All shots were
>> made using the default SystemSettings size.
>> - Network / Proxy
>> Before: http://img178.imageshack.us/img178/2037/beforenetworkproxyty8.png
>> After: http://img178.imageshack.us/img178/950/afternetworkproxyhg5.png
>> - Accessibility
>> Before: http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/4717/beforea11ykq2.png
>> After: http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/8915/aftera11ykz2.png
>> As I said, this patch impacts all KDE KPageDialog instances. For example,
>> the Konqueror settings dialog does not resize itself anymore[1] when
>> switching between pages. Here is a screenshot:
>> http://img179.imageshack.us/img179/8184/afterkonqsettingsht3.png
>> Do you think this should go in? Or should I try to work on a patch which
>> would only affect SystemSettings?
> Does Systemsettings use a KPageView directly or does it use KCMultiDialog?
> Because the latter already implements the correct scrollbar behaviour

SystemSettings uses its own widget (KCMultiWidget), which inherits from
KPageDialog. I had a look at KCMultiDialog: it also inherits from
KPageDialog, and from what I saw, it does not implement any particular
scrolling behavior.


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