[kscd] [Bug 333500] New: KsCD UI is awful

Jonathan Wakely zilla at kayari.org
Wed Apr 16 13:08:07 BST 2014


            Bug ID: 333500
           Summary: KsCD UI is awful
    Classification: Unclassified
           Product: kscd
           Version: 1.5
          Platform: Fedora RPMs
                OS: Linux
            Status: UNCONFIRMED
          Severity: normal
          Priority: NOR
         Component: general
          Assignee: kde-multimedia at kde.org
          Reporter: zilla at kayari.org

The KsCD GUI is mostly just empty, wasted real estate.

Its 9 buttons, slider and rotary widget could fit into an area a quarter of the
size, instead of being 750 pixels across. Most of the display showing track
info is also empty. but there's no way to change the size of the window.

The rotary volume control might look like a real stereo volume knob, but it's a
crappy abstraction on a computer desktop, a linear slider is a lot easier to
use (and the current control doesn't work properly anyway, Bug 132327). Having
the Mute button separate from the volume control is a bit strange. Mute is
unrelated to the shuffle, looping and tracklist controls, it should be with the

The transport controls RW/Play/FF running left-to-right makes sense physically
and relates to physical hardware, but Stop/Play/Eject running bottom-to-top is
meaningless and wastes more real estate. The Stop and Eject buttons could be
combined (if stopped then the button ejects instead of stopping).

Also, the Loop and Random icons are backwards (Bug 333499)

Reproducible: Always

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