[PATCH] Permanent clear button for KLineEdit

Aaron J. Seigo aseigo at kde.org
Wed Mar 25 16:26:32 GMT 2009

On Wednesday 25 March 2009, Oswald Buddenhagen wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 25, 2009 at 12:01:30PM +0100, Michael Leupold wrote:
> > attached patch makes it possible to set the clear button on KLineEdits
> > permanently shown (not hidden if there's no content).
> when this came up a few weeks ago, several people agreed that the
> disappearing clear button in bad ui design.

can you explain more, please?

here's the rational for the appearing/disappearing button:

* it signals when there is something it can actually do; no text? it doesn't 
do anything. why be there

* it cuts down on visual noise. when they are always on and you have a dialog 
with a bunch of blank text fields is looks a lot worse and the user is 
confronted with a lot more visual noise for no reason at all

i don't see the reason or point of having a clear button that just does 

Aaron J. Seigo
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