[PATCH] Nicer category headers in SystemSettings

Aaron J. Seigo aseigo at kde.org
Tue Jan 1 22:17:35 GMT 2008

On Tuesday 01 January 2008, Aurélien Gâteau wrote:
> Anders Lund wrote:
> > On Monday 31 December 2007, Aurélien Gâteau wrote:
> >> 1 pixel border lines are really common on the web and in other
> >> application. It's only a decoration, so I don't think it's that much of
> >> a problem if some people can't see it. As long as they can see the
> >> category text.
> >
> > If the text layout of the category text doesn't differ from that of the
> > items it would be the only hint that the header has a different meaning
> > than the item texts.
> The title still differs from other items: it uses a bold font and its
> alignment is quite different. As Aaron pointed out, it would probably be
> easier to evaluate with a screenshot. Here it is:
> http://img217.imageshack.us/img217/4295/systemsettingscategorieol1.png

thanks =)))

i'll just note what i discovered the hard way with kickoff: with some fonts 
bold does not look very different from non-bold =( that said, i doubt that 
will be a big problem here. the screenshot shows how well it stands out given 
the line and indent of the icons.

some semi-random thoughts: that divider line could perhaps use a less bold 
colour than QPalette::Text, e.g. Mid or even MidLight. it would take more 
visual emphasis off of those lines which right now look pretty stark ... and 
technically all that colour stuff should probably be ported over to 
KColorScheme but that's a completely different matter and hardly as critical 
visually as these changes are...

anyways .. i like the improvements, but that's just me =)

Aaron J. Seigo
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