Bug 411713 - Option to increase text and icons size to improve visual feedback.
Summary: Option to increase text and icons size to improve visual feedback.
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 422567
Alias: None
Product: krunner
Classification: Plasma
Component: general (show other bugs)
Version: 5.15.90
Platform: Kubuntu Linux
: NOR normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Kai Uwe Broulik
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Reported: 2019-09-08 13:20 UTC by leftcrane
Modified: 2020-06-28 05:12 UTC (History)
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Description leftcrane 2019-09-08 13:20:50 UTC
The default text/icon/row sizes are quite small and thus may not provide adequate visual feedback and sufficiently large click targets. 

KRunner, especially with a bunch of plugins enabled isn't a launcher that you can use blindly because the results are too often not what you expect. This makes it important to have taller row sizes, so the user can easily see what they are about to launch or use the mouse to select a result that is too far away to be reached with the arrow key. This would also be important for touch.

If you look at other launchers like Quicksilver or Ulauncher, the text and icon sizes are much bigger. This improves visual feedback.


- Add some option to configure icon size and text size:
- Consider making the items bigger by default and increase the padding.
Comment 1 Kai Uwe Broulik 2019-09-08 14:18:54 UTC
Have you looked at macOS spotlight? It has literally the same font size and delegate size as we have.
Comment 2 leftcrane 2019-09-08 20:26:09 UTC
Hmm, I guess you're right. But it does have a huge preview pane and input box, which helps with visual feedback. Also Spotlight reads your intention much better than Krunner, so the first result is typically what you want.

Aren't the icons bigger in Spotlight though? I don't think they are 16 px or are they?
Comment 3 leftcrane 2019-09-08 20:28:25 UTC
Increasing the font/icons/padding would be an intermediate measure - there are better ways to improve usability with a more comprehensive redesign.
Comment 4 Alexander Lohnau 2020-06-28 05:12:47 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 422567 ***