[xubuntu-users] Xubuntu appearance

Pasi Lallinaho pasi at shimmerproject.org
Wed Nov 16 22:07:43 UTC 2011

On 11/16/2011 09:53 PM, Karlton Douglas wrote:
> I'm a xubuntu fan, and I'm enjoying using it on my netbook. Two things
> I'd like to see improved appearance-wise: I think the text beneath
> desktop shortcuts could use a makeover. That text beneath the icons
> with the border around it looks very dated. The other thing I like to
> see improved is the menu launcher icon. It is just too small, even
> lubuntu has a larger menu icon. I put spacers around it to make it
> stand out better, but a larger icon would be great.
>    If the devs monitor this list--great thanks for xubuntu!
Hey Karlton,

the text for desktop icons remains unstyled at least before the Xfce 
developers have ported the desktop to behave like Thunar folders. After 
that we can see if they can be themed. There is instructions on how to 
make the text background transparent at blogs around the internet (eg. 
[1]). These should still apply.

We did try to make the Applications menu icon bigger too, but there was 
technical limitations. Namely, there must always be some padding. I've 
added this to the list of things that somebody can start investigating 
for Precise Pangolin, if they are interested. I'm not sure how this 
would be any different than before, since the Xfce version is still the 
same, but maybe somebody has the time to implement/fix this.

We definitely read every message sent to this list. Keep the feedback 
coming, and thanks for the compliment.



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