Re: Re-inventing Metatheme

On 27Aug2002 01:20AM (-0400), Havoc Pennington wrote:
> Maciej Stachowiak <mjs noisehavoc org> writes: 
> > This sounds inadequate from a usability perspective. The typical theme
> > user will only care about setting a matched set of themes, not
> > monkeying with them individually. Therefore it is important to be able
> > to answer questions like "what is my current theme" in the simple UI
> > that only gives a list of metathemes, so you have sane feedback when
> > you change it, and can go back and look later to tell your friend the
> > name so he can try it too, and so on.
> If I choose the Jungle metatheme and then customize the background, is
> the Jungle theme still selected?
> That question is just as hard to answer however you implement
> things. If you can come up with an answer, then I bet it's just as
> possible to implement the answer given my cheesy implementation as it
> is with some more overengineered implementation. e.g. maybe the answer
> is "the last metatheme you manually selected" or "the metatheme most
> like your current settings" - both implementable with my cheesy
> approach.

I think "the last one selected manually" is a great choice. Your
previous email seemed to give the implication that selecting a
metatheme would not save a metatheme setting but would only change
other prefs, but perhaps I misread it.

 - Maciej

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