Polyester 1.0 beta2: "if it fails, try again"Released today a second beta for Polyester 1.0 that fixes some important issues.
-Nicer animation on buttons when the mouse cursor leaves them
-Shadowed text of buttons and menubar configurable separately
-Fixed a bug in the rendering of scrollbar handles
-Don't render dots on scrollbar handle when the handle is too little
-Optimization: lot useless loops in the animation code (i.e. deactivating the QTimer when is not needed :))
-More Fitts' law friendly: titlebar buttons works also when the mouse cursor is at the top edge of the screen
-No longer draws the round border if the window is maximized
-Uses 16x16 icons in titlebar where available instead of scaling down bigger icons
Polyester 1.0_beta2 is asking you: "pleeaase, download meee!"
Did the test... The only place where I missed them was on the desktop and filebrowser (the rectangle to select more than one icon is also a focus rectangle, and this way it is not drawn when disabled). So, I leave them enabled for now…
If you want to see how it could appear without focus rectangles, there is an hidden option to disable them.
just open ~/.qt/polyesterstylerc and add the following line:
drawFocusRect = false
Interesting... I played a little bit around with the focus rectangles, and they indeed provide some extra information when using the keyboard, even when the tabs/buttons are already highlighted... Never really noticed their importance since I'm a point and click guy most of the time... Maybe it could be a global KDE option to enable or disable them, but okay I'm not representing the whole world :)
> Very nice!
> One strange thing I noticed is that sometimes the
> highlighted tabs / coloured default buttons also have a
> linear rectangle drawn around them (it is actually more
> "inside" them, around the text they contain
that is the focus rectangle (it used to be dotted in other styles) it is saying that if you press enter or space that button will be pressed. Or in case of tabbar it says if you press left or right you will navigate around the different tabs
In my opinion it can become the default KDE style, and not only because it's prettier than plastik...
The highlighted tabs, coloured default buttons, colorized sorted headers and coloured sliderbars/scrollbars are an extra benefit for the usability of KDE.
One strange thing I noticed is that sometimes the highlighted tabs / coloured default buttons also have a linear rectangle drawn around them (it is actually more "inside" them, around the text they contain). This seems a little bit unnecessary to me because they are already coloured...
But this will not stop me from using this excellent style, and I will follow any further development!