How to Change digiKam Appearance ???


#1

It has came to my attention that all of the digiKam screenshots that I see have an entirely different appearance than the most recent digiKam on my machine = Windows 7

I have poked around in every nook and cranny of my menus, settings, and options, and I cannot find anywhere that gives me the option to change the appearance.

Is this a Linux only thing; or, am I not seeing something ?

Thanks for reading and all help is appreciated.


#2

There are Themes to choose from in Tools - Themes.

There are also multiple settings all over the settings menu e.g. font size, tooltips, icons/text, etc.

You can also configure the upper toolbar for your needs. (via right click I think)

In addition to that you can use hot keys to show/hide some stuff, e.g. Ctrl + T will hide the thumbnails bar when in Preview mode


#3

Thanks; as my old Granny used to say when she was looking right at something that she couldn’t find “Why, if it had of been a snake, it would have bit me”

I sometimes think that this stuff purposefully hides from me just to make me ask silly questions…

I went straight to Themes, chose Black, and now everything is easier to see.

Thanks again.


#4

At least the left panel should be fluid.
Or at least with an option to auto-hover open/close. It’s too much to click it open and click it closed when just hover auto open/close :slight_smile:

Best though if width would be free to choose.

Another suggestion: I’ll add itlater :smiley:


#5

Preview area/window - could it alternatively be part of the main GUI without clicking back and forth of thumbs…?

I understand that space might be an issue~ hmmm

Somewhat like this?

? Perhaps if PPL could save 2-3 different GUI layouts? Save & change on the fly :slight_smile:


#6

R-D-E, it is best to submit suggestions on bugzilla.kde.org
Also, if you have any programming skills you could submit a pull request / patch.