KMix UI orientation

Eike Hein hein at
Fri May 18 18:09:29 BST 2012

On 05/17/2012 08:50 PM, Trever Fischer wrote:
> 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?

FWIW, I recently had some involvement with this one ...

- KMix has an option to select the orientation, but the tray popup
   used to ignore this setting; only the main window would follow it.

- The tray popup used to use vertical orientation, and from the above,
   this meant that setting the orientation to horizontal would have no
   effect on the popup.

- One of the early KDE 4.8.x releases introduced a change that made
   the popup use horizontal orientation, again regardless of the
   setting. Immediately we got angry users on #kde who despised this.

- Due to those angry users, I had a look at the code and made the
   popup follow the setting. As a result, due to KMix defaulting to
   vertical orientation, the popup is back to being vertical by de-
   fault in 4.8.3 or so.

Personally, I prefer horizontal orientation, but this is definitely
a matter of preference and there are vocal users who prefer vertical.

Best regards,
Eike Hein

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