[PATCH] [SCREENIES] Improvements to kio_man

Joseph Wenninger jowenn at kde.org
Thu Jun 19 23:08:35 BST 2008

On Thursday 19 June 2008 19:27:15 Urs Wolfer wrote:
> On Thursday 19 June 2008 16:38:49 John Tapsell wrote:
> > It looks really nice :)
> >
> > Any chance you could prettify the konqueror start up screen as well?
> > It's not looking as nice as it could be at the moment:
> > http://www.linux-tip.net/cms/images/stories/kde4_final/section3/screen11.
> >jpg
> What do you exactly not like at the moment? If you would change this one,
> all the others also need to be changed (KMail, KHelpCenter, Akregator,
> Kontact, Konqueror, probably more).
> Bye
> urs

My problems with the konqueror startup view.

*) I don't like the big black area in the middle of the screen. It looks like  
a terminal window (Related to that the plasma default theme looks too dark 
(black) (depressing) for me).

*) I don't like panels with shadows created from a light source coming 
directly from the front. I personally prefere shadows from light sources 
coming from top/left or top/right.
Feels more naturally, since in real life I seldom use a head light, but more 
often have a desk lamp _next_ to me or a torch in my hand  or a lamp on the 
ceiling, so the light source of light is usally not in the same direction as 
the direction of view.

*) The slightly lighter gray behind the text "Konqueror is a ....." looks 
broken for me, as if a developer tried to match a non transparent background 
of a label to the image background of the parant widget, but didn't get the 
colour right.

Kind regards
Joseph Wenninger

Been there, done that

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