Monday December 16th, 2013 by Björn Balazs
Recently we put some thesis up for discussion on how to improve KNetworkManager, the program that is used to manage Network Connections in KDE. The variety of inspiring contributions enthused us. We have weighed and discussed the ideas and tried to integrate them into a good solution.
Now we would like to introduce you to an intermediate result – and certainly hope to get many inspirations in return … To illustrate the ideas we have mocked different states or views of the application and made it makeshift clickable. And here is the video. Have fun!
In addition to your suggestions in the comments, we would very much appreciate a spontaneous evaluation of the prototype:
It proves to be particularly difficult to integrate the display of connection details and speed graph. On the one hand this information is rarely needed, on the other hand it contains lots of information and therefore requires a correspondingly large amount of space in the interface.
1. Swap it
2. Embed it into the list
3. Use the whole panel
The information takes over the whole panel and needs to be closed again to get back to the list view of networks: We ask you to state your preference between the three variants. In addition, we look forward to suggestions in the comments, how we can do even better!