(Need opinions) KRunner: Avoid having a scroll area
Review Request #118791 - Created June 17, 2014 and submitted
This is an experiment. I've removed the scroll area in the KRunner, and now all of the results are shown. I'm not totally convinced if this is a good idea, hence the review request. Advantages - * You can see all of the results Disadvantages - * Consumes more space * Less consistent with the old runner as now it no longer has a scroll area Currently the way the code is structured, the model only shows 20 results. We need to tell the model a maximum number as it decides how many results should be shown per category based on that number.
as gut feeling, i think results pages that show too many things at once could be overwhelming, but it can be tried and see how it works, just one thing tough.. I don't think you can be completely sure that the results will fit the screen. I think you can leave the scroll area, but try to expand it as needed, even until it goes to touch the bottom margin of the screen (or near to it) and the scrollarea would almost never show a scrollbar, except corner cases.