benedikt.meurer at unix-ag.uni-siegen.de
Wed Apr 12 23:44:59 CEST 2006
Henrik Andersen wrote:
> I think it would be preferable if these screenshots used more default
> configurations; that the GTK+ theme, the icon theme, and the window
> manager theme were what is going to be the default in XFCE4.4 or in
> GNOME 2.14/2.16, so as to not alienate the user. I would be
> disappointed if I downloaded what I thought was a rather cool app, and
> ended up with an app that turned out to look exactly like every other
> app on my desktop. Alternately, I would be disappointed to hear of a
> clean, usable file manager, and see all sorts of unfamiliar stuff in
> the screenshots.
> So Thunar screenshots with default themes, without shell files and
> lots of bookmarks, without being overlapped by a web browser, and
> maybe some more showing off some other features like thumbnailing, the
> various menus and dialogues, etc. sounds like a good idea to me.
> Unfortunately, Dapper just died on me, so I can't take any myself.
That's what the official screenshots are for. The user contributed
screenshots don't need to be polished that much. Instead it's probably a
good idea to show a "real shot" rather than a "polished shot" there.
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