[Usability]Re: Preferences view ugliness

I agree. There at least should be a command line
option to enable the old view. I always end up
patching it myself to do this whenever I download a
new version.   Also, on the same subject some of the
control center capplets are either missing or don't
work at all.  For instance:

 the GTK+ theme selector doesn't seem to do anything
when trying to change a theme.  

There doesn't seem a way to change the size of the
icons on the panel.  

Most of the time the background capplet doesn't
display the correct settings.

Although it not in the cc be default, the metatheme
capplet is very difficult to use, and the preview
doesn't work.  

The names on some of the capplets are very confusing. 
(I don't remember the specifics, but I filed them in

There are many more.  I think I sent in bug reports on
most of these.  I'll double check to be sure. 
Basically, out of the entire gnome 2, the cc seems to
me to be the part that has the most visible bugs. 
however, I don't mean to complain TOO much, because it
looks to be headed in a direction thats a big
improvement over the gnome 1.x version.

Seth Bayens
--- Chris Chabot <chabotc reviewboard com> wrote:
> Doesnt this beg the question why nautilus is used to
> display these 
> things? I personaly love the gnome2 control center,
> and feel realy sad i 
> can not start it as soon as i install nautilus. The
> 'control center' 
> simply looks better and is more clear to users.
> Just my 0.2 euro cents
> 	-- Chris
> Ettore Perazzoli wrote:
> > On Wed, 2002-03-13 at 10:47, Havoc Pennington
> wrote:
> > 
> >>Luis Villa <louie ximian com> writes:
> >>
> >>>OK, so... maybe I'm misunderstanding something,
> but why are we doing
> >>>what sounds a lot like a complete rewrite at this
> point in the game? 
> >>
> >>Because we can't change the schemas later, because
> it's not a
> >>dangerous rewrite - the capplets are simple - and
> because the current
> >>stuff is really embarassingly bad.
> >>
> >>I don't want to ship the current font/background
> capplets in Red Hat,
> >>for example. They are too lame. 
> > 
> > 
> > Speaking of which, is anyone planning to fix the
> ugliness with the
> > "Advanced" icon in the new control center aka
> "preferences:///"?
> > 
> > The icon brings you to a new folder, but there is
> no actually hint that
> > it's a folder (besides it saying "5 items"), and
> it seems to break the
> > user's assumption about what goes on there.
> > 
> > (At the same time, the preferences view needs
> other fixes: e.g. it
> > shouldn't say "/" in the title or the sidebar, and
> it probably shouldn't
> > say "folder" in the sidebar either, nor tell me
> what date the folder was
> > last installed.  And not even the URL entry is
> appropriate for this.)
> > 
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