[PATCH] Permanent clear button for KLineEdit

Aaron J. Seigo aseigo at kde.org
Wed Mar 25 16:37:19 GMT 2009

On Wednesday 25 March 2009, Michael Leupold wrote:
> If you remove the text from one of the extra address lines without clicking
> the clear button the clear button will fade and you have no means of
> removing the line any longer.

one other small point ... that button there is to clear text. if it is also 
used when there is no text to do something else, this leaves the user with 
having to figure out when it just clears text and when it does something else.

(note: this would be even *worse* if it was always shown in all text fields)

if we can avoid such cognitive overloading of elements, esp when there are 
other ways of accomplishing the desire effect (and in this case, it's possible 
to provide the proper behaviour with a completely passive/responsive 
interface), we should avoid doing so in the name of elegance.

Aaron J. Seigo
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