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Month: June 2012

Re: [trinity-devel] KControl Anomalies

From: "David C. Rankin" <drankinatty@...>
Date: Thu, 07 Jun 2012 11:51:50 -0500
On 06/07/2012 11:01 AM, Darrell Anderson wrote:
> The default window sizes of just about all TDE apps drive me nuts. They all are designed for a 640x480 screen. My favorite example is to open the "Add Applet to Panel" dialog ("right-click" on the panel) --- the default dialog is a joke.
> With that said, what is a safe minimal size for dialogs and app windows? I don't know know what recent usability studies say, but I'd like us to change as many as possible. The sooner the better. I'll do the grunt work and test but somebody familiar with the code base needs to tell me where to find these settings.
> Darrell

The real answer to the question is "whatever the maximum required to display all
the kcontrol widgets".  That being said, the 640x480 default probably came from
KDE1 when VGA was the new standard. The fly in the ointment is the new 10" mini
laptops -- I don't know what their resolution is, but I think we could safely do
800x760 as the default kcontrol size.

What we need to do is just run kcontrol and find out what the max size needs to
be using kruler. I'll take a look tonight and see what I come up with. I'm
betting that 800x760 would do while still preserving usability with the 1320x768
res monitors.

David C. Rankin, J.D.,P.E.