[openbox] aesthetics

Tero Grundström tero at vuosaari.hai.fi
Fri Jul 15 12:03:17 EDT 2005


On Fri, 15 Jul 2005, David Barr wrote:

> - softens the bevel on raised windows, this is basically so it looks
> less harsh and fits in ore with my GNOME environment, mikael says he
> cannot see the differennce, i think it would be of most interest to
> GNOME users, because of the softness. the point of this is if you don't
> use GNOME the difference in probably not even that noticable or
> important to you, if you do i think it helps uniform your desktop. (it
> ain't perfect but it's a start?)

Nice work :) It looks a lot like the Clearlooks Metacity theme.

Would it be technically difficult to add the possibility for rounded
corners too? Imho it would then blend in even better with a gnome
environment (especially with a clearlooks theme).

> - uses larger font on default theme.

One thing that has always really annoyed me in *box themes is the usage of
*very* small fonts (and buttons) in about 95% of themes. For me this is
"only" a usability and aesthetic problem, but for visually impaired
this would be a *real* problem.

Imho the font should be user configurable, so that it stays the same in
all themes.

Ofcourse, this would make the size of the buttons a bit problematic as
they would be easily out of scale with small themes. Is this the reason 
for the 'hard coded' font sizes? Would it be possible to overcome this
problem with oversized button images which are then scaled to the right


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