Mathias Soeken msoeken at
Fri Apr 17 05:50:14 BST 2009

Hello Aaron,

On Thursday 16 April 2009 22:27:52 Aaron J. Seigo wrote:
> On Thursday 16 April 2009, Ben Cooksley wrote:
> > On Thu, Apr 16, 2009 at 8:25 PM, Aaron J. Seigo <aseigo at> wrote:
> > > * it's a bit odd to have a configuration and about entry in the
> > > toolbar. could those go into the Advanced tab or something along those
> > > lines?
> >
> > The buttons cannot be placed anywhere in the central view ( rules out
> > the advanced tab ) since that is the area supplied by the individual
> > views. It needs to be possible for users to change view if they are
> > having problems with one view.
> well, to put it another way:
> is it really so important to be able to configure which view is being used
> that the configuration app needs a configure button in its toolbar area?
> could it not be just another settings panel in the listing? or are the
> views _so hard to use_ that we're afraid the user will not be able to find
> it? if that's the case, then we have much, much bigger problems at hand.
> however, i don't think that is the case at all.

How about putting an icon for each mode in the toolbar as in dolphin (Icons, 
Details, Columns in that case)?

Another idea: Having a kcm module for system settings as well, so it will 
appear in each module automatically.


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