RFC: Put notifications in sidepanel like widget explorer

Thomas Pfeiffer thomas.pfeiffer at kde.org
Mon Feb 22 17:36:13 UTC 2016

On Montag, 22. Februar 2016 13:50:15 CET Marco Martin wrote:
> On Monday 22 February 2016, Sebastian K├╝gler wrote:
> > > What I am hell-bent on, though, is not confining popups whose content
> > > are
> > > lists  to a really small vertical space. You want UIs to feel less
> > > cluttered? Then having them cramped in a small-fixed size popup is
> > > certainly not the way to go.
> > > 
> > > Contact list, NM, Klipper, they would all greatly benefit from having
> > > more vertical space.
> > > If we find a way to give them that which is not a sidebar, then I'm fine
> > > with  that as well.
> > 
> > We could also make the systemtray popup a little larger?
> idea: putting the tabbar that is now on the side at the bottom (and have the
> systray large enough, or vertical but bottom-aligned may be enough) and
> then make the popup height adjust to the preferred size of the current
> applet (thing that it would have to export, so applets would have to be
> fixed by hand, sor instance having in their FullRepresentation root a
> Layout.preferredHeight the height of the whole flickable contents)
> then the popup resize/move could be managed with the new morphingpopups
> effect.
> maybe it would still look a bit too much "dancing" but would still give
> enough breathing space for each applet, and wouldn't have the overwhelming
> "everything at once" feel

Sure, I'd be fine with that!
Honestly: I don't think people switch between the different applets in the 
popup all too often, anyway. Most of the time you click on there because 
you're looking for something specific, not because you think "Hey, let's just 
click through those different applets a bit, see what's new there..."

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