Animated labels and progress bars in Oxygen considered harmful?

Dario Freddi drf54321 at
Wed Dec 2 00:04:21 GMT 2009

On Wednesday 02 December 2009 00:34:11 Hugo Pereira Da Costa wrote:
> On 12/01/2009 04:29 PM, Dario Freddi wrote:
> > On Wednesday 02 December 2009 00:10:19 Aurélien Gâteau wrote:
> >> I would suggest removing label and possibly progress bar animations
> >> because they are bound to cause problems with quite a few applications,
> >> and it should be up to the developer to decide whether it makes sense to
> >> animate the change of text in a label or the change of value in a
> >> progress bar.
> >>
> >> What do you think about this?
> >
> > In my opinion, since they're causing problems just with a short range of
> > applications, I'd prefer an API-side method to disable them and leave
> > them on by default, if feasible
> Dario,
> its feasible if we agree on some QObject "dynamic property" name, that
> one application could set, (QObject::setProperty( ... )) and that the
> style would catch.

Yeah, it could be good, but first I'd check out with all the crowd if such a 
thing is really needed :) I absolutely love the new animations and I think 
they should be disabled only if they're causing critical issues.

> Something like "_kde_no_animation_".
> But I have no idea of a correct name (suggestions welcome), and it must
> be well documented.

In the case I'd go for _kde_do_not_animate

> >> Aurélien


Dario Freddi
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