[Kst] [Bug 249799] UI usability: reorganize kst2 menus

Brisset, Nicolas Nicolas.Brisset at eurocopter.com
Thu Sep 23 17:07:00 CEST 2010

These changes look great!  Much more sensible.  Thanks!

Thanks for the feedback (especially as it's overall positive!)


Minor comments:


  -why is 'exit application' in the toolbar?  The window manager already
has such a button, and I've never seen it in any other apps' toolbars.

OK, we can remove it. It's also bad if we click it inadvertently.


  -For the sake of reducing the number of toolbar entries: Do we really
want save, open, and print in the toolbar?  I'm not sure.  (some other
apps do, others don't.)

I do like to have them here. I use them quite a lot.


  -I don't think that 'shared axis box' belongs with the zoom options.
Although it's not really an annotation, it is more like an annotation,
than a mouse mode... maybe. 

I see it as an "axis tie option" just like tied zoom... But it's a bit
confusing, I agree. Still, that's the best place I could find for it. It
is a "Mode" toolbar, not a "zoom" one. Maybe that's a bit more open.


  -would it be better to turn the Layout Mode toggle into a radio set
between the upcoming 'x zoom mode', 'y zoom mode', 'xy zoom mode' and
'layout mode'?  This is what okular does in the same situation.  Takes
more space, but might be more clear.

Yes, when we reintroduce those zoom modes we'll have to do something.
They're clearly exclusive, and I think the approach I best like is as we
had at some point in kst 1.x: a "combobutton". Do you know what I mean?


  -where did the tied zoom icon come from?  Do you have svg source?  The
idea is right, but it looks sort of murky.

Agreed, as I said in the commit message it still needs to be improved.
The source is taken from oxygen and the .svgz it came from is in
src/images/svg_icons/tiedzoom.svg. I wanted to make it more contrasted
but it was getting late yesterday :-) For small sizes (we have 22x22
right now) it definitely needs to be tweaked a bit.


  -should we re-open the bug for these comments?

I have no issue with that. Or we do the easy changes right away before
we forget and add the ideas to the zoom modes to the bug I opened
yesterday. I'll try to do the changes today or tomorrow, I'll leave you
the X-only and Y-only stuff to have fun with :-)


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