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Re: Nodoka suggestions for Fedora 10



On Wed, 2008-04-02 at 18:01 -0600, Gian Paolo Mureddu wrote:
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> the new elements in their place. For example, I like to have the close 
> and minimize buttons together at the upper left corner of the window, 
> and the menu and maximize buttons on the right corner. The problem with 
> the current implementation of the theme is that it "locks" the buttons 
> to the right corner of the window and even though all effects are 
> "inherited" when they are changed, the "highlight" around the buttons 
> persists and is locked to the buttons on the right hand corner[1]. Maybe 
> the first step would be to lock the highlight border to the properties 
> of the buttons instead of a location in the title bar? (is this even 
> possible in GTK? [or any other toolkit for that matter?])
> 
It's Metacity not GTK  we're talking about here. In rawhide this
behaviour is already fixed. See
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=384031


> > The second one is something i've requested before but never got in.
> > Theme the taskbar! fully theme it, not just change the colour but
> > really give it a theme. As far as i know this has never been done in
> > fedora. I will try to make a mockup of it sometime soon.
> >   
> 
> This sounds VERY interesting indeed... It also opens all sorts of 
> possibilities for themes... Like having both the lower and upper panes 
> have different colors/combinations/highlights, etc. Make launcher icons 
> stand out as buttons, give a glossy look (or not), etc. And have the 
> lower panel (with the "Show Desktop", "Window List" "Recycle Bin" and 
> "Desktop Pager" applets) a completely different, but complementary look 
> than that of the upper panel. Have the Window List applet have its own 
> properties so that (as some people do) if a user deletes one of the 
> panels (to reclaim desktop pace, for instance) and moves the Window List 
> to "the other" panel, these properties are retained and what not.
> 
Launcher icons stand out the same way as icons and will remain this way.
Don't overdo things... Some of these suggestions are also rather fit for
desktop list than for art list (as we care about desing and they care
about default desktop settings).

Martin


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