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  • This week in KDE: KHamburgerMenu and some good bugfixes

    Today I’d like to introduce an interesting new component that will eventually be rolled out in many KDE apps with menubars: KHamburgerMenu. This re-usable component allows QWidgets-based apps to show a custom hamburger menu when the main menubar is hidden, like Dolphin already does. In fact we are in the process of porting Dolphin’s custom implementation to use KHamburgerMenu. 

  • KDE Starts April By Landing KHamburgerMenu - Phoronix

    The pandemic is still not showing any signs of slowing down KDE development but with the new month brings more changes and improvements to this open-source desktop. 

    This week KDE saw the "KHamburgerMenu" work land as well as a number of other enhancements: 

    - The introduction of KHamburgerMenu as a component for QWidgets-based apps to show custom hamburger menus when the main menubar is hidden. This is similar to Dolphin's existing hamburger menu. This is helpful for those wanting to hide the main menubar for conserving vertical space, is easily applied to KDE applications, and other possibilities. This work has been ongoing for several months but finally merged this week via this MR with video demo too. 

How I learned to stop worrying and love the hamburger menu

    • How I learned to stop worrying and love the hamburger menu

      Yesterday we introduced KHamburgerMenu to the world, and I wanted to talk a bit more about it, because I think it’s a very exciting UI control in ways that may not be immediately obvious.

      But first some background: a few years ago I wrote a big long post criticizing GNOME-style headerbars, and one of my complaints was that adopting them requires the replacement of traditional menu bars with hamburger menus.

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