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Clear text input: use system icon instead of x #84

lightonflux opened this Issue Aug 3, 2015 · 3 comments


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lightonflux commented Aug 3, 2015

I guess this just happened because something had to be in the button, and a label would be too big. Right?

It looks rather prototypy:

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Instead the system icon for "clear" should be used. Or better an inline x within the input box.¹ Or even more awesome and better: the inline clear icon of the system/toolkit.

Example (sorry, dark theme):

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1: as known from mobile websites and mobile safari

BTW: Just looked at my desktop apps (~120) and qtpass is the only one with a clear button

Oh look, you don't have to do it yourself:

Other password managers like keepassx, keepass and last past choose another option. No clear functionality at all.

Source: quick google image search

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annejan commented Aug 3, 2015

Nice one . .
Will have to find or design a button image that works on (just about) every theme. I'm thinking white border around a black X.
Since apparently there is no system default button/widget available cross-platform and wm in Qt.
It should be used for the main app search box too.


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lightonflux commented Aug 3, 2015

Mozilla does a good job with Firefox's icons. Just don't take VLC or keepass as examples. :)


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annejan commented Jan 23, 2016

This is (partially) fixed in #145

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