len at ovenwerks.net
Mon Nov 7 15:05:15 UTC 2011
> But as you mentioned before, some basics should be all right OOTB, e.g.
>> The text colour and the background colour of a lot of text boxes end
>> up being the same... unreadable.
> It's often the same for scrollbars, when distros ship with dark themes.
> I also wonder why it became common to ship with the double-click
> setting, instead of the old faithful Linux single-click setting.
I originally found double click a pain... As the quality of the mouses I
could get has gone down it has actually been a bonus. I have had a number
of mice where the right click puts out lots of clicks even for one. single
right click high lights and then I can use the menus to deal with it. Not
a good excuse really... but the double click is (sort of) standard and
easy for M$ users to understand.
What I haven't seen/read in any of the theme conversation is that really
there are two (maybe more) themes that need to be dealt with... and they
interact. If you go to settings->settings manager on the main menu
(Xubuntu/ubuntustudio 11.10) you will see Appearances and window manager.
Both of these have themes... they both affect different parts of the
desktop..and they interact.
Right now, as i mentioned, I am using an appearance of xfce-stellar and
the window manager theme Biz. Now Biz effects the icons in the window
decoration, but xfce-stellar sets the colour of that same bar. I like the
Biz window manager theme because the icons are really obvious and the text
areas seem good high contrast easy to use.
> Before I care about a flashy theme, I car about usability.
> +2 Ralf
I guess that was my point. Reading the IRC logs it seems that most people
agree that the themes should just get out of the way visually and let
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