removing themes

Brett Alton brett.jr.alton at
Fri Oct 10 13:16:00 BST 2008

On Fri, Oct 10, 2008 at 7:55 AM, Jeff <web.kiddo at> wrote:
> I'd like to voice my user opinion on the matter.
> I use mist, even though it is fugly compared to Clearlooks, because it is
> BLAZINGLY fast. The two are not even in the same "fruit family" comparing
> them, especially if you are running at 1920x1200 and dealing with webpages.
> For example, have, say, 30-50 tabs open in epiphany-gecko (or Firefox, for
> that matter, but Ephy is faster for switching tabs already, since you can
> use the mouse wheel scroll). With mist, tab switches are instantaneous, with
> Clearlooks, it can take a second or so.
> Same goes for painting windows (ex: switching workspaces with metacity).
> Or scrolling webpages (especially gmail).
> Mist makes a lot of sense on those
> not-quadcore-with-a-512mb-intel-video-card scenarios, perhaps the other
> gnome themes have their special usefulness in that regard too.
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I think the point of their argument is that you can install that from
apt if you need it, but it shouldn't be installed by default for
aesthetics and size reasons.

Brett Alton
brett.jr.alton at

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