KControl draft

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements

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shm

16 years ago

I think you have some great ideas, but breaking consistancy with every other KDE app isn't good. I think however, a design implementing some of your ideas could work.

I'll make a mockup later. Basically, it'll have the catagories at the top.. large togglebuttons with text. It'll have the icons in the view. Then it'll have a short header under this with the name of the control panel and a back link (I envision this as a short header.. almost HTML like..). If a control panel is clicked, it replace the catagory icons, shows the name, and the back button.

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standsolid

16 years ago

but why at the top? every other KDE configuration dialog has buttons to the left.

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standsolid

16 years ago

Why would we make the control center application so dramatically different from how every other application in KDE looks? This would be an awesome looking replacement -- but why is the SVG background and arches needed?

Personally I wouldn't want to use this new Control center unless a majority of my KDE applications looked this way (and then I wouldn't use those KDE applications :).

I can see that it does it solve a usability problem by adding that kiconview to what would normally show a KDE system overview (which is basically useless anyway) / current configuration widget(right?) on the right side.

I would think that something similar to this, but met KDE's normal look / feel, would be a better replacement.

Just my US$0.02 -- Don't let my opinion stop you!
I will definitely follow this project (if anything materializes) with great intrest.

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Frans

16 years ago

Yeah, there's a lot to discuss regarding that sketch. I got a blog coming up about this on kdedeveloper.org, when it get posted, that is.

Cheers,

Frans

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leinir

16 years ago

However, I am worried how this would be implemented practically... I'm sure it would be possible, and it would be very very neat looking if so, I'm just not sure if it would be easy in any way ;) It would be a very good idea, though, if this layout was made in a way that was reusable, so we could do config dialogs this way...

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psy

16 years ago

Very ..... very nice. but it 's lack of colors ;-)

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