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Re: gnome splash and screensaver lock dialog



Nicu Buculei wrote:
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.

+1
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.

+1 true..

I personally think we should enable lock-screen-dialog theme by default but leave the splash screen off. ( with the new gdm look it looks out of place + my laptop is so fast loading I just see for very short time :) )

Not enabling it puts the lock screen out of place with the overall theme.

I also think the lock screen dialog should look closer to the gdm look.
( as in the frame/look where the user choose his login account )

We could move the password and the buttons beneath the picture and the display name. ( having that above the user picture and DN seems out of place ) And drop the login name and the hostname I don't see the purpose of having that at all.

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