Default WM Decorations

Philip Newborough corenominal at
Sun Oct 4 00:36:09 UTC 2009

On Sun, 4 Oct 2009 00:24:07 +0200
Steve Dodier <sidnioulz at> wrote:

> The XFWM theme has been updated with a gradient for inactive windows.
> Feedback is welcome. Especially, how hard do you find it to spot which
> window is active, in day to day use, compared to:
> 1) Xubuntu Jaunty's theme
> 2) the previous Karmic theme
> I hope it's still easy enough to spot for this to be kept. The result
> can be seen at with a
> few GTK theme changes as well.

Revision 59 looks good to me, the shading is very subtle and well
executed. The highlighted window title text and controls on the active
windows give plenty indication as to which window is currently active.
The whole theme now has a more cohesive feel and it no longer looks
like the WM decorations were bolted on as an afterthought. Good job. :)

My only concern/question would be, should the inactive windows be
shaded, or the active ones? I notice that when hovering over some GTK
widgets, buttons for example, they take on shading, which is kind of
the reverse of what is now happening with title bar shading? Just a

 -- Philip

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