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Re: [kde-linux] KDE-4.10.1 - Pager sort of a mess




On 04/08/2013 06:38 AM, Mark Knecht wrote:
Hi,
    I updated to KDE-4.10.1 last week when it became stable on Gentoo.
It's working but I find the new version of Pager not as useful as
previous versions. In this version, instead of making the current
desktop noticeably lighter in color, it seems I'm only getting a few
white pixels at the corners of the selected desktop. To me this isn't
visible on a 1920x1080 screen at an arm's length. I have to lean
forward and change focus to find out which one is active. Using the
older version I only had to glance to the bottom left and I'd see
which was selected very easily.

    I wonder if anyone has found any settings that might make this more
readable for me? The Desktop Name & Number features don't help but
maybe there's something buried elsewhere I haven't found.

Hi Mark:

A quick warning, I'm back, but more about that in another post.

This has nothing to so with the Pager. It is just another example of art gone wrong in KDE, that is that art totally neglected engineering or usability (and in some cases is simply bad art).

If you look in:

$KDEPREFIX/share/apps/desktoptheme/<desktop_theme>/widgets/

[Note: if your desktop_theme isn't listed, then look in: "default"]

you will find a file: "pager.svgz" which contains 3 images that are named 'normal', 'active', & 'hover'. In the case of Aya, that would be Left to Right. I presume that: "hover" is a transparent overlay. What pager does is determined by these images. The same is probably true for other applets and widgets.

So, if you don't like what pager does, copy the file for the theme that you are using (or default if it doesn't have one) to the same position in your home directory and then open it in InkScape and modify it being careful to maintain all the labels. I wonder why there isn't just one label for each of the three images.

--
James Tyrer

Linux (mostly) From Scratch

--
James Tyrer

Linux (mostly) From Scratch
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