Review Request: Change activity by rolling the mouse wheel over the showActivityManager widget.

Marco Martin notmart at
Tue Dec 27 13:11:34 UTC 2011

On Tuesday 27 December 2011, Simone Gaiarin wrote:
> To fix the two problem it is just necessary to add a configuration
> dialog to the plasmoid in a such way that the user must intentionally
> enable this feature before use it. What do you think about this
> solution? I'll work on it.

no, adding a configuration option for every potentially problematic feature is 
a too easy shortcut that has been done too much in the past, and is a thing we 
are finally manage to get out of.

as i said, a solution can be a combination of:
a) make the activity switching way more intuitive, with animations, an osd 
that says the activity name for an instant, in any case something obvious
b) only cycle troucg runnung activities (and by default there is only one 
running activity) so if someone never seen them/doesn't use them, doesn't get 
anything with the mouse wheel

this may or may not be intuitive enough, but is important to avoid the 
shortcut of "just throwing another configuration option in"

Marco Martin

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