Created attachment 138554 [details]
Before and after
After upgrading to KDE Gear 21.04.1, the items in the Places panel have become large, while the icon and font sizes have not changed. At the same time, switching the icon size between Small and Medium doesn't change the size of the item itself. Looks like items with small icons got extra spacing and now this panel contains less information than before the update. In addition, it looks bad.
If this was done on purpose, please add an option to disable this extra spacing.
Linux/KDE Plasma: openSUSE Tumbleweed 20210517 / X11
KDE Plasma Version: 5.21.5
KDE Gear Version: 21.04.1
KDE Frameworks Version: 5.82.0
Qt Version: 5.15.2
Created attachment 138558 [details]
Item size: panel vs view
Disagree with you, the items in the Places panel are well readable without this extra spacing. In your case, you just need to switch to Medium icon size. Also, you can see from the screenshots of other file managers from your MR, they all use a compact arrangement of items on the sidebar.
I haven't made any argument whatsoever (:
Created attachment 138563 [details]
Icons: small vs medium
Another feature of your changes is that items with small and medium icons are now the same size.
Tend to agree with the OP on this issue, far too much padding...
What would be good is if the padding value could be user defined, preferably by manually editing a configuration file, thus retaining the "simplicity of design" for those who don't want to change the defaults.
(In reply to popov895 from comment #4)
> Created attachment 138563 [details]
> Icons: small vs medium
> Another feature of your changes is that items with small and medium icons
> are now the same size.
That's true. Now it's a bit silly, and we might as well use the Medium size by default. Which in fact would improve consistency with other list items elsewhere.
Maybe that's the change we should have made instead of the one done in https://invent.kde.org/system/dolphin/-/merge_requests/78
A possibly relevant merge request was started @ https://invent.kde.org/system/dolphin/-/merge_requests/213
Git commit df9ae6c24ec57afd063bfa7ff25160efdb913ce9 by Nate Graham, on behalf of Eugene Popov.
Committed on 29/05/2021 at 22:16.
Pushed by ngraham into branch 'master'.
Use SmallMedium icon size in the Places panel as default
This patch makes the Places panel to use SmallMedium icon size as default, making it easier to read. It also removes extra spacing from items with small icons (reverts e9a39700 and 56888a56).
M +2 -1 src/panels/places/dolphin_placespanelsettings.kcfg