What's this "simplified IDEAl" mode?

Matt Rogers mattr at kde.org
Fri Jul 28 00:13:52 UTC 2006

On Thursday 27 July 2006 15:47, mwoehlke wrote:
> While looking at 'new features for 3.4.x', I saw:
> * Simple IDEAl UI mode is now the default
>    + It's faster and has less bugs
>    + Takes less screen estate
>    + The viewspace can be split...
>    + IntelliJ IDEA - alike toolview keyboard navigation...
>    + Better keyboard navigation and focusing
> Alas, I saw this AFTER trying out 3.3.91, and going, "OMG What happened
> to the UI?!".
> Basically, I have two complaints against 'Simplified'.
> First, I miss the 'show contents while resizing' mode of regular IDEA1.
> Second, "takes less screen estate" is completely false (at least with my
> UI settings*); this is why I initially freaked out when I saw the
> change. There are several pixels of padding around the docked-window
> tabs that aren't there on regular-not-simplified IDEA1. Also, the
> docking tab-bars don't go away if they are empty. Both of these result
> in simplified devouring considerably MORE pixels than its cousin.
> The obvious solution is to use regular-not-simplified IDEA1... but what
> about "faster and has less bugs"?

It's not based on the steaming pile of crap that is the KMDI library.

> (* I am using the bluecurve widget set, on KDE 3.4.3. I can share
> additional information on my UI config if needed.)


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