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Bigger default panel

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This is a minor change introduced in 11.2 which I believe Opensuse might have been better without. I find the default panel in 11.2 / 11.3 milestone 3 (KDE 4) a bit too small. It's closer to the Windows Taskbar's size, but for Linux I think the previous size was better (I like the default one in 11.1 personally).

In my opinion, the current size is not only a bit uglier (the panel's too small compared to everything else) but also makes it harder to click on some buttons, like desktops which are vertically half the size of the pointer. Here are a few screenshots showing the default panel I'm addressing: http://www.linuxforu.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/04-KDE4-Desktop.png -- http://jjtcomputing.co.uk/images/opensuse11.2-desktop.png

I believe 35-40 would be a nice default size, the current default apparently being 30 (measured in units shown when clicking Panel Options and dragging the Height slider in 11.2). Of course everyone resizes it to their own like after installing Opensuse, so this hardly has any importance. Just a suggestion for what I believe would be a better default if anyone else agrees.


icons/user_comment.png J. E. wrote: (7 years ago)

The panel, well, I guess it's ok as a panel - what's not ok is that the logout/power button in the rear right are utterly small (because two are crammed in vertically, making them like what, 8 pixels or something). And touchpads are not the most precise things these days :-/

Last change: 4 years ago
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