- From: Mark D'voo <mailinglists insightbb com>
- To: mike <mike redtux demon co uk>, "desktop-devel-list gnome org" <desktop-devel-list gnome org>
- Subject: Re: themes
- Date: Thu, 3 Oct 2002 13:17:57 +0000
On Wednesday 02 October 2002 03:06 pm, mike wrote:
> On a connected note I have come across serious problems with the stock
> metal theme.
> On many occasions if I have the theme selected the panel/nautilus will
> crash and not restart.
> Dont know if it is a xft2 related problem or not.
> Has anyone else come across this - it does only happen with metal
> On Wed, 2002-10-02 at 14:55, Calum Benson wrote:
> > On Wed, 2002-10-02 at 09:17, Mark D'voo wrote:
> > > How come a lot of themes don't work ? Any theme i install that shows
> > > up in metacity-setup doesn't work. If i manually change the theme with
> > > gconf, about half of them work.
> > The metacity theme format was changed slightly mid-development, so you
> > might just be using old themes. You can edit them yourself quite easily
> > to make those ones work, but I forget what the magic line is you need to
> > add to the XML file-- somebody else here can probably tell you.
Anyone know this magic line? When while the metacity themes on art.gnome.org
be updated ?
> > > Same goes with gtk2 themes. Some of them change
> > > the background colors but don't change the scroll bars or anything like
> > > that.
> > Only engine-based themes (ones that install their own library for
> > drawing the widgets differently) can change the scrollbars etc. as far
> > as I know. I'd guess either the theme isn't installing an engine for
> > you, or it's installing it in the wrong place. (Or maybe it's just not
> > supposed to draw the widgets differently, but I assume you're comparing
> > your results with a screenshot of how it's supposed to look).
> > Cheeri,
> > Calum.
> > --
> > CALUM BENSON, Usability Engineer Sun Microsystems Ireland
> > mailto:calum benson sun com GNOME Desktop Group
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