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Re: gnome splash and screensaver lock dialog



Paul W. Frields wrote:

The lock dialog defaults to the "plain" version for usability reasons
-- that's something that's been decided upstream by GNOME and we
probably won't be changing it any time soon.

While I understand the point about usability (and appreciate you did the work and submitted a design - IIRC this in not the first time you do that), don't you think the root of the problem has to be addressed? If we think a feature is that bad for usability reasons, shouldn't we just drop it? Or make the themed dialog more usable or the simple dialog prettier?
There *must* be a way to have something both usable and pleasant looking.

To me, shipping two dialogs, one that is usable and another that is pretty is like knowingly ship something broken and just papering over it a temporary solution. And I learned sometime you have to break the temporary solution to get the problem solved properly.

But *not* making a prettier dialog just because it's not the default
seems very silly to me.  After all, I work on maintaining packages
that aren't installed by default.  If everyone felt that doing
something not installed by default was not worth the effort, it would
be a pretty lame distro!


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