[ubuntu-art] Impression Metacity Updates

tonic ghatanothoa at gmail.com
Mon Feb 23 02:47:31 GMT 2009

2009/2/23 Cory K. <coryisatm at ubuntu.com>

> John Baer wrote:
> > I believe I understand your desire but for some reason I am having
> > trouble making it work. :(
> >
> > Realizing the round buttons do resemble OSX my question is; are rounded
> > button bad given the design elements of the Ubuntu logo?
> >
> > I noticed the highest rated theme at gnome-look.org use rounded buttons.
> >
> > http://www.gnome-look.org/content/show.php/Aurora+Smooth?content=80431
> >
> > The highest downloaded theme is very OSX.
> >
> > http://www.gnome-look.org/content/show.php/MacOS-X+Aqua
> > +Theme?content=13548
> >
> > The evidence seems to supports the fact rounded buttons are the desire.
> >
> > Having said that, if any of the "Breathe" folks (or anyone else) have an
> > icon they would like to submit I would greatly appreciate the help. :)
> >
> > Remember it needs to display @ 13x13px resolution.
> There are *many* things that are popular but aren't really a good idea.
> Generally, I think the folks here would like to see something different.
> Something that /could/ be defined as Ubuntu.

I think there are a lot of options for window controls. Off the top of my
head, there is no need to stick to the button idea, a look like touch
sensitive surfaces could work well. Integration is an issue, many themes I
have seen seem to just tack on buttons without much care for the overall
aesthetic. Simple, smooth animations would be good too but Metacity doesn't
do that as it goes against the design philosophy.

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