Animated labels and progress bars in Oxygen considered harmful?

Aurélien Gâteau agateau at
Thu Dec 3 11:20:02 GMT 2009

Lubos Lunak wrote:
> On Wednesday 02 of December 2009, Aurélien Gâteau wrote:
>> Hugo Pereira Da Costa a écrit :
>>> Hi Aurelien, others,
>>> So after some discussion with Nuno (my favorite artist, to whom I
>>> usually turn in case of conflicts and doubts).
>>> From the discussion it turns out that if you want a somewhat animated
>>> desktop, IMO (or rather IOO -our opinion), QStyle is actually the right
>>> place to implement it (rather than custom widgets, or extended widgets),
>>> because it ensures consistency across applications, while letting this
>>> to devs on an App by App basis would lead to a mess (that we have been
>>> seeing in old windows versions, and in some kde apps already.)
>> I see your point. I agree implementing all animations on an app by app
>> basis is not the right way to go. I don't like how this is done however.
>> Unfortunately I do not have a better idea for the time being.
>  I might. Reading your original post, it reads to me a bit like "for whatever 
> reason I decided to roll my own tooltips and my custom solution breaks 
> because my one QLabel is handled as one even though I'd like it to be handled 
> as two". So, if you really can't do anything about the first half, how about 
> if you tried to do something about the second half and used two unrelated 
> QLabel's if you want them to be unrelated? Just an idea.

It's not about one or two labels but about reusing the same label for
all items. I don't think creating one QLabel per thumbnail item is a
good idea.


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