[ubuntu-art] panel background

Frank Schoep frank at ffnn.nl
Wed Sep 27 12:43:19 BST 2006

On Wed, Sep 27, 2006 at 09:43:20AM +0100, Mark Shuttleworth wrote:
> effraie wrote:
> > i'll try put them here : https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Artwork/EffraiePanel
> I think the panel needs to look quite different from our window borders
> and dialog backgrounds. At the moment, part of the problem is that the
> panel looks too similar to the menu bar, of an app, and to the inactive
> window borders.

There is (also) an aesthetic problem with several applets and gadgets that can be added to the panel which ignore the panel background. Some of them look great until you hover over them, at that moment 
they start looking like a push button which drops the whole facade of a nice and visually unique panel. It seems that those applets were created with the panel being a widget container, like regular 
applications. I think the clock which is added by default does this.

Regarding the topic: I'm sorry, but I did not know the current look of the panel was officially labelled a "problem", is there a bug or usability report I missed on this topic so that I can investigate 
possible solutions?



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