[PATCH] Animations enable/disable system wide

Richard Hartmann richih.mailinglist at gmail.com
Sat Feb 16 16:24:02 GMT 2008

On Feb 16, 2008 4:27 PM, Robert Knight <robertknight at gmail.com> wrote:

> It is feasible to test all of the main KDE applications against 3 or 4
> different settings.  If you have checkboxes for each capability then
> this becomes 2^N different states where N is the number of options.

Well, the same concept worked for KDE3. Don't get me wrong, I am
not saying you need a bazillion options. But I would give them
meaningful names, not assign abstract concepts to them.

> Right.  One thing I learned over the past couple of years is that it
> is much easier to add options rather than take them out.  This can
> quickly lead to over-complex user interfaces which make it hard for
> users to comprehend them and achieve their basic goals.

True. See above for the first part. As to complex interfaces, unless we
are talking 20+ options, there should be a nice and clean way to group
and display them. As the options would be hidden behind an advanced
option, it should not confuse 'normal' users, either.


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