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Month: September 2010

Second Trinity 3.5.12 Usability Test - SVN 1176205 (New Observations)

From: Darrell Anderson <humanreadable@...>
Date: Thu, 16 Sep 2010 21:18:44 -0700 (PDT)
New observations with using my existing ~/.kde directory:

1. Several new icons appeared on the desktop (root and non-root). The icons were in the upper left of the desktop in a single horizontal row rather than the traditional vertical row along the left side:

Web Browser
My Documents
My Computer
My Network Places

There are two icons named Trash, but one was a document icon. The latter is the one representing the original Trash.desktop file in my ~/Desktop directory.

I'm curious why they appeared horizontally rather than vertically. They appeared verically with a new, fresh Trinity desktop.

Home was on the desktop.

In 3.5.10 I see only Home and Trash.

I discovered how to disable the new icons in Configure Desktop/Behavior/Device Icons. Nice touch for most users! Probably needs some documentation somewhere so new Trinity users are forewarned. :) Were those device icons added in 3.5.11 or 3.5.12? The appropriate web pages should be updated. I don't see anything on the 3.5.11 page.

I presume with the new Device Icons support, that users should delete the old Trash.desktop file from ~/Desktop? Seems to work here.


2. When I select a panel quick launch app(let) icon, or a desktop icon, the icon flashes and grows momentarily. That likely provides useful feedback for many people. I don't see anything obvious in the Panel configurations to disable. Probably will slowly drive me nuts. :) Please tell me of a way to disable that feature!


3. Mentioned previously, but I'll include here now that things are getting fixed. The Klipper icon in the system tray is larger than the system tray. I cannot see the top or bottom part of the icon. This does not seem to be a system tray icon problem as other system tray icons look fine. Interestingly, this happens only on the root desktop and not my non-user testing desktop. I renamed the klipperrc file and started X. Same problem.

Screen grab:


5. The root konqueror toolbars look weird.

Screen grab:

Update: when I created a new fresh Trinity desktop as non-user, I saw the same artifacts in the Konqueror toolbars.


I hope this helps!