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about:config

  

KDE4 Brainstorm

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Submitted:  May 17 2006

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I think that in many cases KDE have just too many options in it\'s application, but at the same time, as a semi advanced user, I refuse to give any of them away. A great way to get both is having sort of a \"about:config\" option in every application. Then we can have the best of both worlds :-)

Since most applications don\'t have a address bar to access \\\\\\\"about:config\\\\\\\" in the same way as in Firefox, it could be a entry in the menu, or a \\\\\\\"Don\\\\\\\'t push this button if you don\\\\\\\'t know what you are doing!\\\\\\\" button in the programs in the config dialog.

I think this approach is a great way of having all the options, without clustering menus and dialogs.




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 No!... I mean Yes!

 
 by anytimeIsLunchtime on: May 17 2006
 
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So basically you opt for simple options, and more complex options for more advanced users.

At first I was against.. but then again... I can imagine this working great. I'll vote positive!

Your idea got me thinking (OMG, it's a miracle!): Let's make an extra app that can edit all those nifty xml-files with settings in the ~/.kde dir. It would be easy to start it from the menu of any app, but we could run it anyways. Just like the control centre already is implemented.


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 I think I know this

 
 by keba on: May 17 2006
 
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Isn't this what someone else has already done?
The idea was (I don't remember the link on KDE-look) to make something like in the xine-ui config dialog, where you can choose between beginner, advanced, expert, master of knowledge. It could be made in Tabs or in a dialog popping up before starting...
Anyway, your idea is good, but it may need some more details and fine-tuning.


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 Re: I think I know this

 
 by kimothy on: May 24 2006
 
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this is a different idea. having several tabs and hundreds of options will often be a mess. having "about:config" will give more option and is in my mind a better way to do it. Having advanced tabs can still be used...


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 Simple/advanced

 
 by marekw77 on: May 25 2006
 
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How about any config screens having a Simple/Advanced options button.

The config screen starts off in Simple mode, with "Advanced options" button sitting beside the "Save/cancel" buttons.

User clicks the button and gets an advanced version of the config window, the button now changes to "Simple options".

It's simple, intuitive and clean... and I believe tried and tested and familiar to most users.


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