KTip rework suggestion

Celeste Lyn Paul celeste at kde.org
Thu Aug 21 21:54:21 BST 2008

On Thursday 21 August 2008 16:46:13 Rafael Fernández López wrote:
> Hi,
> I have seen that probably adding it on the bottom gets us into some
> problems (for instance Konqueror allows you to split the views, so the
> toolbar is on the central widget and not as a statusbar for a reason), also
> Dolphin has its status bar on the central widget...
> So, adding it on the top is a good thing IMHO for not making things harder.
> The look, IMHO is really nice:
> http://media.ereslibre.es/2008/08/ktipreworktop.png
> http://media.ereslibre.es/2008/08/ktipreworktop2.png

I prefer the the top to the bottom as well.  It is more noticeable.  Could 
this have multipurpose besides just tips? 

Firefox's save password integration is very nice because it allows you load 
the page while you think about saving the password.  Some people may skip 
saving a password because they aren't sure if it is correct (and not realize 
they can replace it with the correct password later).  This workflow allows 
them to verify the password before they have to make a decision.

It could also be a good place to put security warnings and other things.  
Non-intrusive, yet noticeable.

> I have to make it actually read the tip database (that won't be hard, I
> guess). Also, probably give it a tip appearance. I have tried that and I
> don't like the results (at least with Oxygen). I think it looks much nicer
> as the rest of the dialog.
> Ideas ? Suggestions ?
> Regards,
> Rafael Fernández López.

Celeste Lyn Paul
KDE Usability Project

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