[Patch] System Settings : Improve General/Advanced tabs visibility

Michael Biebl mbiebl at gmail.com
Thu Mar 27 00:45:49 GMT 2008

2008/3/26, Torsten Rahn <torsten.rahn at credativ.de>:
>  Now the first version that Nicolas came up with increased the text size,
>  boldness, added icons, increased the "hit size" of the tabs and I'm convinced
>  that he would have added sound cues to it if it would have been easy enough
>  to do it (of course I'm exaggerating with the latter).
>  This resulted in a "General/Advanced - tab" appearance that was equally or
>  more prominent than other clearly more important and more clicked items which
>  get displayed by the settings dialog as well. This is bad because over-usage
>  of bold/large/icon-accompagnied labels is one of the reasons that KDE gets
>  often criticized for clutter.  If every item gets its icon and bold/large
>  font then the usage of these markups is defeated and you get a clutterful
>  look where every item on the screen tries to punch into your face in a fight
>  for more visibility.

I'm totally with Thorsten here.
TBH, I find the old SystemSettings look much better. The new one is
just ugly and visually distracting.


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