[PATCH] Scrollable page dialogs

Will Stephenson wstephenson at kde.org
Wed Dec 19 19:53:29 GMT 2007

On Wednesday 19 December 2007 17:17:30 Matthias Kretz wrote:
> > 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
> And I agree with Tobias that we should take care to not encourage this
> behaviour and therefore not add it to KPageView.

I think this is a useful workaround to increate SystemSettings' usability in 
the short term, as we work on KCModules to make sure they have a maximum 
dimension, but I agree with Matthias. 

Generally, putting widgets into scroll areas because they don't fit the 
available real estate is a bad hack, and putting this into kdelibs makes it 
harder to get the widgets fixed.

If we can't solve the KCModule size problems before 4.0 is released a local 
solution in KCMultiWidget would be ok.

Will Stephenson
IRC: Bille

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