[ubuntu-art] How to provide more alternate wallpapers without influencing CD size requirements
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Tue Jul 8 04:21:05 BST 2008
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On Jul 7, 2008, at 8:04 PM, Brian Fleeger <brianfleeger at yahoo.com>
> Hi all,
> This is an idea I had to provide users with more alternate
> wallpapers without influencing the install CD's footprint. If this
> is too off-topic for an art-team posting, please let me know and
> direct me to where this idea does belong. At least it is
> tangentially related to Ubuntu's art experience.
> In addition to providing a couple extra default alternate
> wallpapers, Canonical could host a special wallpaper repository the
> same way it does with synaptic and install/uninstall.
> Scenario: Grandma May is using her Ubuntu for the first time and
> wants to change the wallpaper. She right clicks the desktop, sees
> "change wallpaper," and clicks through. After seeing there are only
> 4 or 5 alternates (I am still optimistic), she notices the "Get More
> Ubuntu Wallpapers" button in the bottom right-hand corner of the
> nautilus window. (if granny didn't have an internet connection, the
> box would be grayed out and unclickable) She clicks it and is
> connected to a repository of pre-selected Ubuntu art works. In the
> repo, she sees small icons, and can mouse-over/single click to see
> larger previews. After checking the boxes for the wallpapers she
> wants, Grammy clicks "Install Wallpapers" and is done. Users could
> happily choose from hundreds of specially chosen backgrounds which
> have been selected for their color/composition to go well with the
> new Ubuntu default theme, instead of googling for hours for "free
> wallpapers." Backgrounds could be arranged by topic, with options
> like "Select All Nature Wallpapers," etc.
> Canonical could thereby 1) redefine the user experience, 2) gain
> more control over Ubuntu's aesthetic appeal, and 3) streamline the
> CD install image all in one swoop.
> Is this a good idea/something that could be passed on to relevent
> -Brian Fleeger
> ubuntu-art mailing list
> ubuntu-art at lists.ubuntu.com
Yes! Yes! Yes!
There needs to be a button for themes as well though
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