Re: toolbar issues

On Tue, 2002-05-21 at 11:58, Dave Bordoley wrote:
> lets take this a little further why not just let any app choose which
> gtk theme it uses, i could use aqua in nautilus, thinice in galeon,
> raleigh in evolution. Hell let me choose each stock icon individually,
> even better provide a ui to change the look of each and every widget per
> app...

Now that sounds rather silly, don't you think?

> As always there is a tradeoff. I think most the ui guys would argue that
> desktop consistency is more important to the vast majority of users than
> the ability to tweak every little thing is to the few power users.

Yeah, there is a tradeoff.  And it doesn't mean that we have to be as
extreme as your last example, nor as extreme as the "ui guys" are
evidently arguing.  There is room for more than one look.  And that
doesn't mean that we go ahead and make every button configurable...

For cryin' out load, there must be a middle ground here!

> dave
> On Tue, 2002-05-21 at 11:53, David Emory Watson wrote:
> > Again (this has come up in previous ui discussions) we are talking about
> > two kinds of consistency...
> > 
> > 1) When I say consistency I mean that evolution may not look the same as
> > nautilus (their themes may even clash, or not "match", oh my!).  This is
> > what I want.
> > 
> > 2) When you say consistency you mean that the forward action always has
> > the same forward icon.
> > 
> > I agree with you on 2), but that's not what I've been talking about....
> > 

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