Animated labels and progress bars in Oxygen considered harmful?

Ben Cooksley sourtooth at
Fri Dec 4 03:36:25 GMT 2009

2009/12/4 Aurélien Gâteau <agateau at>:
> 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.
> Aurélien

System Settings and Dolphin share a QWidget based tooltip which may be
partly helpful in this case as a replacement to your custom QLabel.


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