[scribus] Overcrowded icon bars.

Alexandre Prokoudine alexandre.prokoudine at gmail.com
Thu Aug 11 14:35:00 UTC 2011

On Thu, Aug 11, 2011 at 6:20 PM, a.l.e wrote:

> interesting question: who has to take care that the icons are big enough?
> the window manager (in your case windows 7), the framework (Qt) or the
> application (scribus)?

Window manager has nothing to do with toolbars. Its job is to draw
windows and their decorations.

Ideally desktop environment should set preferred icon size for
consistence sake, then apppications would be able to override that
(even though I personally wouldn't recommend that) via APi available
in toolkit/framework (Qt).

> ... personally, i'm not sure that this should be the task of the
> application... if the application is defining the icons in the correct
> way...

Agreed. However some applications have custom solutions for that
(GIMP, Inkscape, LibreOffice etc.).

> and, imo, 1920 x 1080 is somehow insane... but, well, maybe i'm just
> jealous.

There's nothing special about 12920xwhatever (running 1920x1200 here).
It's not even largest resolution available on consumer market (check
recent iMacs).

> i see that in the preferences one can choose between between normal and
> small icons... it may be time to offer the big ones, too...

The team never found a designer to bring some consistence to existing icon set,
let alone drawing new bigger ones :)

Alexandre Prokoudine

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