The current implementation of the sidebar lacks many of the features found in the QDockWidget, namely:
- moving into new areas;
- closing with close button.
Porting the sidebar to QDockWidget would eliminate all these shortcomings and improve the UX/UI of the app.
Operating System: openSUSE Tumbleweed 20220606
KDE Plasma Version: 5.24.5
KDE Frameworks Version: 5.94.0
Qt Version: 5.15.2
Good idea, but note that Okular is designed as KParts application.
There is an Okular shell, which has a main window, and an Okular part, which does the document view and implements the sidebar.
The part provides a widget which is placed in the tab widget of the shell.
Therefore, the part can not use QDockWidget in the straightforward way like a “normal” application could do.
Personally, I would like to see the sidebar in dock widgets.
So if you know a good solution to implement that, let us know. :)
A possibly relevant merge request was started @ https://invent.kde.org/graphics/okular/-/merge_requests/669
Git commit 2fbab13e1f439f0dd2c6758d51c80e86ee49392a by Albert Astals Cid, on behalf of Eugene Popov.
Committed on 22/12/2022 at 22:50.
Pushed by aacid into branch 'master'.
Port sidebar to QDockWidget
With this MR, the sidebar can now be (if not locked):
* docked to the left or right side
* undocked and floated as an independent window
* closed with the close button in the header
M +7 -0 interfaces/viewerinterface.h
M +5 -0 part/part.cpp
M +1 -0 part/part.h
M +5 -0 part/sidebar.cpp
M +2 -0 part/sidebar.h
M +161 -1 shell/shell.cpp
M +5 -1 shell/shell.h
M +6 -1 shell/shell.rc