Re: Appearance Capplet Ideas

On 08.04.2007 18:34, Denis Washington wrote:
> Jens Granseuer wrote:
> > 1) putting the metatheme stuff above everything else implies that
> > saving/choosing a theme there also includes settings like fonts,
> > background, menus & toolbars which it (usually) does not (and
> > should not).
> Thomas said background and fonts are also supported by metathemes (if 
> you closely look at the current theme capplet, you can see the line 
> "This theme does not suggest any particular font or background.", so 
> support for this seems to already exist.

I know they can, but I have never encountered a theme which does
(that's what prompted the "usually").

> > 2) the metatheme selection seems like a much more natural entry
> > point for new users; it does have the disadvantage that it probably
> > won't be used much afterwards, though. It looks like we can't
> > have both.
> Yes, that's the main problem. The question is: should the capplet 
> optimized for the one time a user enters it first or the several times 
> he uses it afterwards? I would prefer the latter.

I agree with Thomas here. It's probably most importantfor new users,
but I don't think it's new users only.


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