Nautilus should use a background by default

Phil Bull philbull at
Sat Sep 23 13:33:57 BST 2006

Hi David,

On Sat, 2006-09-23 at 14:06 +0200, David Prieto wrote:
> > The snow white background is terrible for people with poor eyesight.
> Really? Why is that?
> > Any background needs to be an awful lot subtler than that, and an awful lot 
> > more pale.
> I find snow white quite pale, but it was just an example anyway. What
> if we had a subtler BG? Would it be a good idea to set it as default?

I think that using a patterned background could potentially reduce the
readability of text, whether you have poor eyesight or not. It might be
a good idea to ask about this on ubuntu-accessibility list before
applying any changes.

What are the pros and cons of using a background? Is there a good
usability reason or is this just eye candy? Will there be much impact on
performance, e.g. when moving a nautilus window rapidly? What if people
really hate the default background we choose and don't know how to
change it?



Phil Bull

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