Change shape over icons (file-dialog)

Peter Penz peter.penz at
Tue Dec 8 23:13:08 GMT 2009

On Tuesday, 8. December 2009 23:22:37 Chani wrote:
> > > So basically only dolphin needs to implement the pointing hand cursor
> > > (no option needed), the existing code you found (digikam, gwenview
> > > etc.) can stay but should just be cleaned up of the if()s, the kcm
> > > checkbox should be removed, and the kglobalsettings method deprecated.
> >
> > Sounds good. If there are no further objections, I'll take care for this
> > points after KDE SC 4.4.0 has been released and will get in contact with
> >  the application maintainers (I think I need to push a little bit the
> >  Dolphin maintainer, but I'm confident that I can convince him ;-)). I'll
> >  submit a review request at the reviewboard...
> what about when the mouse is over the + thingy that just selects the file?
> :)

I already feared that this question gets raised ;-) In Dolphin this option is 
currently not respected, but this is mainly because I did not consider this 
feature as a must-have -> I postponed the implementation release after 
release... In the (nearly) 2 years since KDE 4.0 has been released, I only got 
one Dolphin related bug report about this.

In opposite to the "Change shape over icons" option this option really can be 
useful for some people, so I'm really unsure whether this option can be 
removed at all. shows [1] that this option seems to be used very 
rarely by applications (klistwidget is not used very often). My personal point 
of view is that this option should be declared as deprecated too, but I'm 
aware that this is quite controversial and understand if someone disagrees.

Best regards,

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