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  • #16
    Originally posted by bobwya View Post
    The system tray icons are still **way** too big (24px minimum) for lower res screens... That bit of code actually **needs** work!!
    You do realize that the system tray icon size is controlled by an XDG spec that KDE devs have no control over, right? If they made the icons smaller, it might work okay for KDE apps and other apps that follow the new spec, but all the apps that follow the original spec (of which there are still many) would still keep the same icon size, which means you would end up with two different sized icons. There is nothing whatsoever that KDE devs can do about this.
    Last edited by TheBlackCat; 03-29-2013, 07:20 AM.

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    • #17
      Originally posted by TheBlackCat View Post
      You do realize that the system tray icon size is controlled by an XDG spec that KDE devs have no control over, right? If they made the icons smaller, it might work okay for KDE apps and other apps that follow the new spec, but all the apps that follow the original spec (of which there are still many) would still keep the same icon size, which means you would end up with two different sized icons. There is nothing whatsoever that KDE devs can do about this.
      You misunderstood my argument. I am not talking about the source icon size. The AWN & Cairo docks allow resizing of the system tray icons to allow as many rows of icons as the user desires. Neither work that great under KDE however. (Unless someone knows how to get the Cairo Dock to show window previews). A lot of KDE icon themes use SVG icons for the system tray icons - so allowing resizing in the tray would not necessarily cause a loss of detail.

      Anyway I wasn't really trying to troll the forums with pet peeves! However on my 1366x768 laptop - a single left panel loses half it's real estate to the system tray...

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      • #18
        Originally posted by bobwya View Post
        You misunderstood my argument. I am not talking about the source icon size. The AWN & Cairo docks allow resizing of the system tray icons to allow as many rows of icons as the user desires. Neither work that great under KDE however. (Unless someone knows how to get the Cairo Dock to show window previews). A lot of KDE icon themes use SVG icons for the system tray icons - so allowing resizing in the tray would not necessarily cause a loss of detail.

        Anyway I wasn't really trying to troll the forums with pet peeves! However on my 1366x768 laptop - a single left panel loses half it's real estate to the system tray...
        Wait, so you mean that you want to scale them down to save horizontal (if we were to speak about a horizontal panel) space? Why not just have certain icons that you don't immediately need hidden under the "show hidden icons" arrow?

        Also note that the "Task manager" plasmoid is also overgoing a QML rewrite, so it's possible that something like that is already feasible with the new one.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by Ericg View Post
          Because the push to QML applets is all about the work going on for KDE Software Compilation 5. Which effects the whole linux ecosystem
          I don't doubt that every KDE update has a major effect on the whole GNU/Linux ecosystem. In fact these days I only use the KDE Desktop on all my machines (well and Razor-Qt). Xfce is nice as well though. I used to use a Gnome Desktop - till the developers left the "reality zone"...

          My argument was the same argument as other commenter's on this thread. Is Michael going to cover the look and feel of every new KDE QML applet re-write? Given the current size of the KDE Desktop that would give Michael 1-2 years of space fillers on his RSS feeds...

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          • #20
            Originally posted by bobwya View Post
            You misunderstood my argument. I am not talking about the source icon size. The AWN & Cairo docks allow resizing of the system tray icons to allow as many rows of icons as the user desires. Neither work that great under KDE however.
            I am not sure what you mean. You can have as many rows as you want. I have two on my laptop and three on my desktop.

            Originally posted by bobwya View Post
            A lot of KDE icon themes use SVG icons for the system tray icons - so allowing resizing in the tray would not necessarily cause a loss of detail.
            That only applies to the new-style system tray icons, but in order to maintain compatibility with the old-style ones they cannot change the icon size. It is part of the spec.

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            • #21
              Originally posted by bobwya View Post
              I don't doubt that every KDE update has a major effect on the whole GNU/Linux ecosystem. In fact these days I only use the KDE Desktop on all my machines (well and Razor-Qt). Xfce is nice as well though. I used to use a Gnome Desktop - till the developers left the "reality zone"...

              My argument was the same argument as other commenter's on this thread. Is Michael going to cover the look and feel of every new KDE QML applet re-write? Given the current size of the KDE Desktop that would give Michael 1-2 years of space fillers on his RSS feeds...
              Personally I dont mind going over all the new QML applets (not saying he couldnt do them all in one big chunk article) but its ncie to have an overview of all the new applets and their looks so that it doesnt come as such a big surprise haha

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