Re: Clearlooks 2

2006/1/10, Calum Benson <Calum Benson sun com>:
> On Mon, 2006-01-09 at 00:13 +0100, Daniel Borgmann wrote:
> > My personal view was (is) that we should strive for a more realistic
> > look of interface elements. Since window controls don't resemble
> > anything, all we can do is to make the surface look realistic. And
> > since wood or grass is somewhat out of the question, metal is an
> > obvious choice, especially since we can fake it by simulating a slight
> > reflection (I understand that the fake doesn't work for everyone, but
> > generally it seems to be well-received). From this point of view, I do
> > not think that it is unreasonable to make just the titlebar look like
> > it's made out of some kind of metal.
> So, I guess my response to that would be why do you feel the titlebar
> and/or titlebar buttons need to look any more 'realistic' than any of
> the other buttons on the desktop, which don't have a notably
> metallic/glossy appearance?

It doesn't need to, I just think it looks great and works well.
Besides, the titlebar is a grabbable area similar to a scrollbar
handle, which has a similar look in clearlooks-cairo. In fact, my
initial motivation for trying this new style was that some Ubuntu user
complained about the metacity theme now looking old and dull compared
to the Gtk theme (which I had to agree with).


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