Re: GEP-2 Theme Sets (aka Metathemer)

On Mon, 2002-11-04 at 12:37, Dave Bordoley wrote:
> On Mon, 2002-11-04 at 12:08, Havoc Pennington wrote:
> > Usability isn't just about function, it's also about fun and
> > pleasantness. People (and by people I mean just average nontechnical
> > users) enjoy silly fonts and silly media player themes; those sort of
> > things are fine as long as you have to enable them explicitly, I
> > think.
> Fonts are different from themes. If a theme applied a truely bad
> "control theme" it would still be fairly trivial for the user to fix
> that change. If a theme applied a really poor font it could render the
> users whole environment unusable (its pretty hard to do anything when
> you can't read the text on the screen).

This is true.  When I installed LighthouseBlue a while back, it's
default theme was unreadable.  To make it worse (hopefully not a common
problem) the theme didn't use the desktop preferences theme (hard-coded
into the gtkrc, was able to fix that on a console terminal at least).

> dave 
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