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Re: [trinity-devel] Second Trinity 3.5.12 Usability Test - SVN 1176205 (New Observations)

From: "Timothy Pearson" <kb9vqf@...>
Date: Fri, 17 Sep 2010 01:20:09 -0500
> 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
> Printers
> 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
> 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. :)
> 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
> old Trash.desktop file from ~/Desktop? Seems to work here.

Yes.  This was a long standing point of irritation for me; if Micro$oft
could make it easy to access those system functions, then why couldn't
KDE?  I see the configuration options have also passed the
user-discoverability test. ;-)

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> 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!

I don't see one offhand.  I never used stock KDE3.5.10 until very
recently, so I didn't even notice there was a difference!  Thank you for
bringing that to my attention; I will need to add a configuration option
to disable it.

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> 3. Mentioned previously, but I'll include here now that things are
> fixed. The Klipper icon in the system tray is larger than the system
> I cannot see the top or bottom part of the icon. This does not seem to
> 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
> Screen grab:

That is downright weird.  It's probably related to the new icon resizing
support, but I wonder why it has not cropped up before, or with other
tasktray programs that share the same base code?

> 5. The root konqueror toolbars look weird.
> Screen grab:
> Update: when I created a new fresh Trinity desktop as non-user, I saw
> same artifacts in the Konqueror toolbars.

Can you send a screen grab of what they are supposed to look like?

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> I hope this helps!

It sure does!