Is there a way to get a kde3 color scheme into kde4?
1i5t5.duncan at cox.net
Tue Jul 28 15:18:28 BST 2009
Matthew Woehlke <mw_triad at users.sourceforge.net> posted
h4ki38$igh$1 at ger.gmane.org, excerpted below, on Mon, 27 Jul 2009 10:45:44
> Duncan wrote:
>> Matthew Woehlke wrote:
>>> The set preview
>> Given the above i18n issues, if
>> anything, the full word version needs killed.
> On the other hand, the abbreviated forms aren't really "sufficient" for
> a preview, as there aren't enough pixels to really tell if you have good
> contrast. The generic preview is tolerable, but I'd really prefer not to
> make the set preview abbreviated.
Good point, which I hadn't really thought of yet as I'm still trying to
figure out how to communicate the roles most efficiently... but stepping
back to look at the larger picture (double entendre =:^) does have some
>> What about this? Would it be possible to have the important ones, say
>> thru inactive, in a "limited preview", and a button that would popup an
>> "extended preview" in, perhaps, a separate window, or perhaps a
>> "vertical expansion"? If so, that would reduce both sets
> Hmm... how big a problem would it be, I wonder, making the preview twice
> as tall? Maybe a solution... though TBH my preference is still to get
> the translations pared down, there is no need for them to be
> gratuitously spelled out.
Well, given I don't deal with other languages, I tend to treat i18n much
as a black box so as much as possible not to interfere where I haven't
the /foggiest/ what the issues and peculiarities of the specialty are...
thus I'm trying to devise a solution that works regardless.
But AFAIK, especially on netbooks and the like, where both horizontal and
vertical space is at a premium, vertical scrolling is more or less
accepted as a fact of life, while horizontal scrolling is far less so.
Meanwhile, with en at least and my current fonts, the current 4.2.4
settings/look&feel/appearance/colors/colors/view appears usable in
660x400 px, as reported by kde's move/resize size popup. That's with the
icons down the left side , the overview/search at the top, the color
settings descriptive row, the tabs row, color set: view, three elements
listed with their color boxes, the preview widget title row, the two
actual preview rows, and the help/defaults/reset/apply buttons.
If that can be kept to say 480 height... and from here it looks like
there's extra vertical space in the preview title at least that could be
shrunk if necessary... I think it should work.
It's worth noting that several of the other left-set icons already
require more vertical space to display without feeling "squished", with
emoticons being ~480 as it is, so the colors icon colors tab can
certainly expand vertically up to that 80 px without standing out height-
wise. And based on the selector rows which I think are a bit taller than
the preview rows, it's 30 px per row, so splitting the preview rows in
half would only take about 60 px vertical, it appears, and should be well
within the accepted working range of the other left-icon choices.
Of course again, I'm not sure what i18n will do to that, or simple font
sizes for that matter... well I just checked them and while it does
indeed increase the required space, it does so for the other left-icons
as well so colors still has additional vertical room to work before it
hits emoticons size, for instance. But i18n shouldn't be a vertical
issue AFAIK for at least western fonts. What Big-5 or Kanji or the like
do, however, I haven't the /foggiest/! Do you have any KDE devs working
with that that you can mail and ask?
(Umm... now I gotta go back and reset to sane font sizes again. =:^)
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