KMix UI orientation
tdfischer at fedoraproject.org
Thu May 17 19:50:59 BST 2012
I'm starting to have a look at a lot of the papercuts in kdemultimedia,
trying to polish up all the little details that bother me.
Here's my first question:
Does KMix really need vertical slider orientation?
How many people really feel that having two different layouts is a major
I've taken some screenshots of the two layouts, for reference:
Tray popup with horizontal: http://i.imgur.com/QrOuO.png
Tray popup with veritcal: http://i.imgur.com/vwY8Q.png
Mixer dialog with horizontal: http://i.imgur.com/PTMLt.png
Mixer dialog with vertical: http://i.imgur.com/8AuMS.png
I propose removing the vertical layout entirely on the basis that it
makes the text look so super squished in there and takes up a *ton* of
space in the tray popup. With PulseAudio support, it is very common to
have really long labels, as you can see in my screenshots.
As far as I can tell, the only benefit a vertical layout provides to the
user is it makes it look like one of those 1980s equalizer boxes.
>From a technical aspect, removing the vertical layout would clean up a
lot of the code.
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