Re: GEP-2 Theme Sets (aka Metathemer)

On Tue, 2002-11-12 at 07:01, textshell neutronstar dyndns org wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 12, 2002 at 11:45:14AM +0000, Bill Haneman wrote:
> > Spacebar could "apply" (through its usual meaning of "activate item), 
> > so you would not have to navigate to/click on an 
> > "Apply" button either, though we might include one to make the 
> > non-instant-apply nature of the list visually explicit.
> > 
> Well even if I'm repeating my thought: What would be wrong with a "full 
> size" preview that shows the theme the mouse is currently over? For key 
> nav we could use the same UI as for listboxes with multiple selections 
> that way even keynav users can easyly preview without applying all the 
> theme to the whole UI.
> Just tell me why this can't/shouldn't be done and I shut up... But i hope 
> this could improve the UI.

Is such a feature used anywhere else in GNOME?  It might be visually
disconcerting to some users to have the "preview" change on mouse-over,
just as many users prefer click-to-focus over mouser-over-focus in their
WM.  (such as me. ~,^ )

You'd also have to, in order to make the preview change be quick and not
sluggish/jerky on many machines, pre-load all the preview images, which
could drastically increase load time for the capplet, and still be slow
on low-memory machines; there's a reason  fancy websites that do that
kind of stuff often have a low-power/non-fancy version of the same
data.  ;-)

> Martin H.
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