[Patch] System Settings : Improve General/Advanced tabs visibility
nicolas.ternisien at gmail.com
Thu Mar 27 12:27:11 GMT 2008
It's an incredible long debate ;-)
Why not having General Settings / Advanced Settings tabs, like to
previous patch, but having a trailing Settings word, to improve
visibility of those tabs ? About font size and icons, I have no
personal opinion, while those tabs are visible and easily clickable.
(and yes, why not having the frame border again, by using KTabWidget)
On Thu, Mar 27, 2008 at 1:18 PM, David Jarvie <djarvie at kde.org> wrote:
> On Thursday 27 March 2008 1:25, Nicolas Ternisien wrote:
> > Your mail was really interested Torsten, and I would like to specify the
> > reason why I submit the first patch for System Settings : This is only
> > because, in any other places in KDE, tabs which display many important
> > information (not 2 or 3 useless options) are never as small as the System
> > Settings tabs were.
> > And I'm not only talking about the Advanced tab, but also about the
> > General
> > tab, which was not really easy to see too.
> > Here is a new proposal, which follow the mockup of Michael, that I like
> > too.
> > I've also _artificially_ increase the button size by adding the Settings
> > word for each text, which makes them more important. The other advantage
> > of
> > this displaying is that even if the user is in a KCM module, it can still
> > see where he is, and directly switch between modules.
> > The font size and icons are not anymore problematic because font size is
> > standard, and all toolbar actions use icons.
> > http://stuff.forum-software.org/kde/systemsettings-after3.png
> > http://stuff.forum-software.org/kde/systemsettings-after4.png
> I'm quite sceptical about using buttons to select option groups. If the
> buttons are contained in a toolbar along with other buttons, it won't
> necessarily be obvious at first sight firstly that there is a way to
> select a different group of options, and secondly that the General and
> Advanced buttons are mutually exclusive and are the only buttons available
> to select different groups of options. Tabs are the standard user
> interface device for such things, and retaining tabs will make it much
> clearer to the user how to use the display and what the possibilities are.
> David Jarvie.
> KAlarm author & maintainer.
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