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Discussion Points

From "Notifications:

  • KNotify is from "Applications" ?
  • SystemBell and Launch Feedback could be in a "System Notifications" group in "Workspace" ?

Where is the boundary in this notifications-related KCMs ?

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Where does File Association belongs to ? "Applications" behavior?

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Should "Custom Shortcuts" ("Input Actions") be a Workspace setting? (it is mostly used to launch apps; but it is also used for some intra-apps things)

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"Screen Edges" seems to be belong to both "Desktop" and "Windows", so it may end up as a top-level module in "Workspace" ....

Categorization

  1. Application Appearance and Behaviour
  • Application Appearance

-- Style -- Colours -- Icons [Merge Emoticons] -- Fonts

  • Shortcuts and Gestures

-- Standard Keyboard Shortcuts [moved from "Keyboard & Mouse"] -- Global Keyboard Shortcuts [moved from "Keyboard & Mouse"] -- Custom Shortcuts [was "Input Actions"; moved from "Keyboard & Mouse"]

  • Account Details [was "About Me"]

-- User Account -- Paths -- Password Management [was "KDE Wallet"] [should also let users edit the wallets] -- Content Providers [ was "Open Collaboration Services providers" ] [Maybe rename to "Internet Services?" What the heck's a 'content provider' anyways...]

  • Locale

-- Language [extracted from "Country/Region&Lang"] -- Time & Numeric units [was "Country/Region & Language"] -- Spell Checker

  • Application and System Notifications

-- Manage Notifications -- System Bell -- Launch Feedback [moved from "Desktop"]

  1. Workspace Appearance and Behaviour
  • Desktop Appearance

-- Screen Saver -- Splash Screen -- Plasma Theme [Split from "Style"] -- Window Decorations [was "Windows"] -- Cursor Theme [extracted from the Keyboard&Mouse/"Mouse" KCM]

  • Desktop Effects [Split out] [was "Desktop Effects"]

-- General -- Effects [was "All Effects"] -- Advanced

  • Window Behavior

-- Screen Edges (move to Desktop Effects?) -- Task Switcher [was "Navigate Through Windows" (tabbox config on 4.4)] -- Window Behavior -- Window Rules [was "Window Specific"] -- Virtual Desktops

  • Default Applications
  • File Associations

[These two should go together somehow]

  • Desktop Layout and Dashboard [new Plasma KCM, requires a proper name, ping aseigo/notmart]
  • Accesibility [Split out]

-- Bell [Different from under 'notifications' *how*?] -- Modifier Keys -- Keyboard Filters -- Activation Gestures

  1. Hardware
  • Display/Monitor settings

-- Size & Orientation -- Gamma -- Multiple Monitors -- Screen saver?

  • Audio & Video

-- [Phonon stuff] -- Audio CDs -- -- Audio CD Ripping [was "Audio CDs"] -- -- CDDB Retrieval

  • Main Input Devices (keyboard & mouse/touchpad)

-- Keyboard -- Keyboard Layout [moved from "Regional & Language"] -- Mouse

  • Other Input Devices

-- Joystick -- Remote Control

  • Removable devices (usb stick, massive storage, misc devices)

-- Device Actions (solid actions + Automounter config) -- Digital Camera

  • Printers

-- [Printing stuff goes here]

  • Power Management [Split for treeview]

-- General Settings -- Edit Profiles -- Capabilities

  1. Network & Connectivity
  • Network Connections

-- Network Management (NM config) -- Other (related to NM) -- Wicd (does this exist?, future?)

  • File sharing

-- Windows Shares [was "Samba"] -- Network Credentials [was "Local Network Browsing"]

  • Network Settings [Needs better name]

-- Proxy -- Connection Preferences -- Service Discovery

  • Bluetooth
  1. System Administration
  • Date & Time
  • Font Installer
  • Permissions and Security (policykit + remote widgets)

-- Authorization Policy [was "PolicyKit Authorisation"] -- Remote Widgets -- Disc Burning [was "K3b Setup"] -- Login Manager -- User Accounts [was "User Manager"]

  • Startup & Shutdown

-- Autostart -- Session Management

  • KDE Desktop Services

-- Desktop search -- -- [All Nepomuk stuff] -- Akonadi -- Personal Resources [was "KDE Resources"]

Usability Discussion

Started after Trever did a quick usability study with a friend: http://markmail.org/message/ods463crzwjc5erm

Current topics

  • Usability studies are needed.
  • We need a formal policy on what goes where, with something similar to the Desktop Menu Spec by freedesktop.org. Otherwise, everyone will be upset when we change things for every request.
  • Tabs are bad
  • Maybe a better UI?
  • Usability studies are needed.

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