Re: gnome 3 is a pleasure to work with, but...
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... so how do you change the theme? GSettings? On 25/04/2011, Simos Xenitellis <simos.lists@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: > On Mon, Apr 25, 2011 at 2:24 PM, Alexander Volovics > <a.volovic@xxxxxxxxxx>wrote: > >> Exploring Gnome 3 under Fedora 15 beta. >> >> So far: very nice to work with, great usability, but it could do >> with some more configurability options. >> (I am making the following remarks under the proviso that >> I do not know if the standard (upstream) Gnome 3 is >> included in Fedora 15 beta and wat Fedora has contributed >> to the mix). >> > > You can also try OpenSUSE with GNOME Shell to get a full view as to what is > GNOME 3 and what is distribution additions. See > http://blog.crozat.net/2011/04/gnome-3-live-image-version-110-released.html > > >> >> Are there any plans to increase desktop configurability in Gnome 3. >> >> For example: >> >> - I would like to be able to change the color of the top bar >> The lid of my laptop is a shiny black and the addition of the >> black colored top bar gives the desktop an even more funereal >> appearance (and makes it hard to see/read). >> > > This is a theming issue, and each distribution uses their own theme. > GNOME has no much control for this. > > >> - I would like to be able to REMOVE icons from applications >> overviews under 'Applications' in the 'Activities overview'. >> >> First I would like to remove ALL icons from the 'All' category. >> * This overview is not really necessary because because the same >> icons are included under the other categories 'System Tools', >> 'Accessories', 'Graphics', etc. >> > > You have the unfiltered view (show all) and the filtered view. The default > is the unfiltered view. > > >> * Furthermore given the absurd and unhandy 16:9 laptop screens you >> have to scroll to see them all so having all icons available does >> not really save time/work. >> * Finding a particular icon among this plethora of icons is hardly >> easy. >> * Given the large size and the sometimes brash colors and >> non-uniform design of the icons makes this desktop full of >> large blobs not very aesthetically pleasing. >> > > It's mostly a distribution issue. > > >> >> Second I would like to 'prune' the icons listed under the categories >> retaining only the icons of the apps I use regularly (possibly >> putting some of these 'pruned' icons in some 'Other' category). >> > > Might be possible with the integration of Zeitgeist, which follows what > things you use often. > Might be a good GNOME 3.2 feature. > Nevertheless, you can pin your favorite apps on the bar. > > >> >> - I would like to change the 'top bar' to an 'under bar' and have the >> notifications pop up at the top (and why do pop ups and notifications >> need to have a black background). >> > > The background issue is a theming / distribution issue. You can report to > Fedora (they are still in Beta) or try out OpenSUSE if they got it right. > > Whether the top bar can become a bottom bar is probably something that might > be addressed in GNOME 3.2. It's up to the designers, though I feel a bottom > bar should not be out of the question. > > >> >> Personally I find these 'wishes' very reasonable and not detracting >> from the design and usability of Gnome 3. >> >> >> PS Who designs/creates the icons/icon themes. >> I find the icons (too) big, brash, glaring and sometimes downright >> ugly with no consideration for the overall effect. (for example the >> 'Games' icons). >> It would be much nicer if they were created with an overall effect >> in mind using compatible colors and forms (say a sleek blue/silver >> theme, uniformly applied). >> > > It's the theming again. There might be some options for alternative themes > as soon as the distributions are released. And you can select one that best > suits you. > > >> >> PS If configuration options as specified above or comparable are >> planned for updates or Gnome 3.1 then I would be even more >> happy with Gnome 3. If not, is it possible to put forward things >> like the above as 'suggestions' for the design team and what is >> the best possible place for this. >> > > The next version is GNOME 3.2. While it is developed, it will be called > GNOME 3.1 (unreleased). > There is a thread for things to add in GNOME 3.2. > To edit settings and so on, GNOME 3 uses GSettings. I think there is a GUI > tool, though it's best if you google for it. > > >> >> NB I can not and do not code myself. >> >> > That's alright. If you cannot get a perfect ready-made theme, you might have > to perform minor editing, such as specifying the appropriate color. If you > do not mind that task, it should be fine. > > Simos > _______________________________________________ gnome-list mailing list gnome-list@xxxxxxxxx http://mail.gnome.org/mailman/listinfo/gnome-list
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