Bug 397581 - Search field does not look like a search field
Summary: Search field does not look like a search field
Alias: None
Product: plasmashell
Classification: Plasma
Component: Application Launcher (Kickoff) (show other bugs)
Version: 5.13.3
Platform: Other Linux
: NOR normal
Target Milestone: 1.0
Assignee: David Edmundson
Keywords: usability
Depends on:
Reported: 2018-08-18 12:21 UTC by Øystein Steffensen-Alværvik
Modified: 2019-01-17 18:28 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

See Also:
Latest Commit:
Version Fixed In: 5.15.0


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Description Øystein Steffensen-Alværvik 2018-08-18 12:21:28 UTC
It is not immediately apparent that Kickoff's search field can be selected and that a search can be made. Most other applications make the search field clear (like Kicker does). New users looking for a place to search within the menu might not immediately recognise it.
Comment 1 Nate Graham 2018-08-21 20:34:22 UTC
Agreed. I've heard the same point from a few others too.
Comment 2 David Edmundson 2018-08-21 21:09:07 UTC
The textfield where it says "type to search" ?
Comment 3 Nate Graham 2018-08-21 21:11:04 UTC
That's the one. But it doesn't actually look like a text field until you click on it; until then, it just looks like a label. The behavior is unlike every other text field, which as we can see triggers bug reports. :)
Comment 4 Nate Graham 2018-08-22 23:35:02 UTC
Here's a patch: https://phabricator.kde.org/D15011
Comment 5 Nate Graham 2018-10-03 21:51:35 UTC
Git commit 47fe8aa347a71759a548f95eb24dee6ba78ad308 by Nathaniel Graham.
Committed on 03/10/2018 at 21:51.
Pushed by ngraham into branch 'master'.

[Kickoff] Make the search field always look like a search field

This patch makes Kickoff's search field always look like a search field, instead of only after you start typing. Functionality remains the same (with the exception of the hidden info display, which moves to underneath the user name)
Related: bug 398276, bug 398278
FIXED-IN: 5.15.0

Test Plan:

All functionality still works:

Reviewers: #plasma, #vdg, davidedmundson, abetts

Reviewed By: #plasma, #vdg, abetts

Subscribers: cfeck, acrouthamel, fabianr, huftis, rooty, sharvey, romangg, broulik, safaalfulaij, oysteins, filipf, abetts, davidedmundson, michaeltunnell, plasma-devel

Tags: #plasma

Differential Revision: https://phabricator.kde.org/D15011

M  +72   -131  applets/kickoff/package/contents/ui/Header.qml

Comment 6 Pawel 2019-01-17 18:28:21 UTC
Well done, but... how can I revert this patch? I prefer previous look and feel of kicker that was - for me - perfect. There isn't any problem to me to build plasma-desktop from source, but I try to reverse this patch and it's not possible.