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usability problems on high DPI display
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regarding plasma-widget-networkmanagement: significant usability problems on 
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Package: plasma-widget-networkmanagement
Version: 0.1~svn1133205-1
Severity: normal

G'day.  This is an upstream bug, which I am happy to take there if that is
more appropriate — if you would be kind enough to point me to the upstream
BTS; I looked, but failed to find it.

My system has a comparatively high DPI display:

daniel@krosp:~$ xdpyinfo | grep -B1 resolution
  dimensions:    1920x1200 pixels (332x210 millimeters)
  resolution:    147x145 dots per inch

I still use appropriately scaled fonts on it, which is nice, but sometimes
leads to issues with GUI applications that assume a lower DPI display and
consequently have some issues.

This is common enough in the Plasma world, where fonts end up overflowing the
space allocated in the widget; in plasma-widget-networkmanagement this
actually results in some reasonable usability issues.

The biggest is that when you click on a network interface it jumps to the
display of the traffic graph and details; if this is done on the "eth0"
interface, the button to return to the main display is pushed under the
right-hand side panel and can't be triggered.

That makes it impossible to return to the main display if I click through
there and all.

The widget has a bunch of similar display scale issues, though: it has too
little vertical space for the checkboxes on the main display, too little
horizontal space for the network interface list, and too little space for the
"Show More" and "Manage Connections" buttons in general.

Finally, most of the indicators — the icons next to the listed entries in
"Connections", and the "Disconnect" button especially — are so small as to be
almost invisible on this system.  It would be great if they scaled based on
the platform DPI to ensure usability.


-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (101, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.32-5-openvz-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_AU.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_AU.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages plasma-widget-networkmanagement depends on:
ii  knm-runtime             0.1~svn1133205-1 KDE NetworkManagement infrastructu
ii  libc6                   2.11.2-1         Embedded GNU C Library: Shared lib
ii  libgcc1                 1:4.4.4-5        GCC support library
ii  libkdecore5             4:4.4.4-1        the KDE Platform Core Library
ii  libkdeui5               4:4.4.4-1        the KDE Platform User Interface Li
ii  libkio5                 4:4.4.4-1        the Network-enabled File Managemen
ii  libkutils4              4:4.4.4-1        various utility classes for the KD
ii  libplasma3              4:4.4.4-1        the Plasma Library for the KDE Pla
ii  libqt4-dbus             4:4.6.3-1        Qt 4 D-Bus module
ii  libqt4-network          4:4.6.3-1        Qt 4 network module
ii  libqt4-svg              4:4.6.3-1        Qt 4 SVG module
ii  libqt4-xml              4:4.6.3-1        Qt 4 XML module
ii  libqtcore4              4:4.6.3-1        Qt 4 core module
ii  libqtgui4               4:4.6.3-1        Qt 4 GUI module
ii  libsolid4               4:4.4.4-1        Solid Library for KDE Platform
ii  libsolidcontrol4        4:4.4.4-1        library for Solid based network ma
ii  libstdc++6              4.4.4-5          The GNU Standard C++ Library v3

plasma-widget-networkmanagement recommends no packages.

Versions of packages plasma-widget-networkmanagement suggests:
ii  kdebase-workspace-bin         4:4.4.4-1  core binaries for the KDE 4 base w

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Version: 4:5.6.4-1


El 2014-08-16 a las 18:09 +0200, Maximiliano Curia escribió:
The reported widget was replaced with plasma-nm, so this is a friendly ping to ask the submitter or anyone with a high DPI display to please test plasma-nm and report us if the usability problems are fixed now.

With the increasing popularity of retina and 4k monitors I think this kind of issues are going to pop up everywhere, the efforts in KDE to fix this kind of issues can be followed in: Which lists a pending reviewboard for plasma NM.

Also, a particular bug related this issue was fixed in:

It's being a long time since this bug had any activity, I'm closing the issue with the Debian version that contains the fix for KDE#327759. Please, if you can still reproduce the issue reopen the bug.

Happy hacking,
"The cheapest, fastest and most reliable components of a computer system are
those that aren't there."
-- Gordon Bell
Saludos /\/\ /\ >< `/

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