[Bug 12462] New: Ambiguous Setup GUI (background)

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           Summary: Ambiguous Setup GUI (background)
           Product: Ubuntu
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: i386
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: UNCONFIRMED
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: gdm
        AssignedTo: seb128 at ubuntu.com
        ReportedBy: vincent.trouilliez at modulonet.fr
         QAContact: desktop-bugs at lists.ubuntu.com


First thing I do after an Ubuntu install, is change the entire looks of the desktop.
When you go to System->Administration->Login Screen Setup, and search where to
change the background colour, you find it under tab #2 : "GTK+ Greeter"
eventhough of course Ubuntu uses the Themed Greeter, which is on a different tab
of its own.
I find this very confusing and illogical to say the least. This ambiguous UI
made me believe/extrapolate, that the Themed Greeter could also use a background
pic. After all, it was already using the color setting from the GTK Greeter, so
why not its background pic as well ? Seemed somewhat "logical". But no, it
doesn't work, which adds frustration and disappointment to the surprise... :-/

Now I am not suggesting that the themed greeter should be able to have a
background pic instead of a simple colour. However it would be nice to make the
GUI clear and logical, that is, either add the required controls to the Themed
Greeter tab (color picker, image choser) or leave the GUI alone, as it is
currently, but remove the relevant functionality from the Themed Greeter. That
is, don't allow the themed greater to use a background colour, default to black.
Either way is okay, as long as the controls for the two kind of greeters are not
interfering with each other.

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