[PATCH] Rename dialog is too big (or too narrow)
amantia at kde.org
Mon Jan 21 16:48:19 GMT 2008
On Monday 21 January 2008, David Faure wrote:
> I think that having the full path in the dialog helps users to avoid
making a mistake.
I'm not sure, maybe.
> The whole point of that dialog is to let the user make sure that he's
> the old file with the new file and not the other way round. Showing
full paths helps
> making sure of that.
> The wording "a file named %1" is not too wrong in user's terms IMHO, I
> "a file with path %1" would be too technical, you see.
Well, a file name "/home/user/blalabla/whatever.txt" *sounds* wrong to
me. :) The name of that file is whatever.txt. In such cases I think "the
file %1" would be better.
Anyway, I'm not fighting for this, just that the dialog should fit on my
screen (which btw is 1600 pixels wide...). An idea would be to show the
full path only on mouse hover, but this might not be so good from
accessibility point of view.
> If the problem is only a layouting problem then it should be fixed
with a layouting fix,
> not by showing less information. As often the real question is: did
kde3 behave okay about this?
KDE3 has the problem with badly squeezing the text, just like KDE4 when
you copy something else, not audio or image file. For example for the
same file I get the information that a file called "...mp3" exists and
the source file is "/m..ing The Blade.mp3". I doubt that this
information helps the user. :)
But you're right, we probably need to fox KSqueezedTextLabel. The
question is how much do we want to replace with "..." from the url.
I think at least the filename should almost always be visible. Maybe do
an "lsqueeze" with a specified length, which makes sure it always fits
on a 800x600 screen?
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