[PLUG] Red Hat version 8.0 due out Monday (9/30) (fwd)

Rich Shepard rshepard at appl-ecosys.com
Fri Sep 27 21:47:38 CEST 2002

On 27 Sep 2002, Olivier Fourdan wrote:

> Bluecurve is not a new gui, it's a couple of themes for GNOME and KDE
> that make theme look almost identical. I have ported this theme to xfwm4
> but I won't release it.


  I noticed that both sample images looked quite similar. I think the
differences are very subtle. More to the point: I could not care less.

  Thank you for not releasing the xfwm port. I don't like the "look and
feel" of Windows, with cute little pictures (and the required word
description, of course) taking up real estate better used by applications.
That's one of the reasons I like xfce so much: less is more.

  On this subject, and the Xfce-4 available Real Soon Now, the one feature I
would _really_ appreciate in xfce is the ability to drop the control panel
off the bottom of the viewable window, leaving a little piece on which to
click to bring it back up. Or, do it with keystrokes. I think it was on
Gnome/Enlightenment a couple of years ago when I saw this on a friend's
workstation. It was so nice to have the entire screen available for
applications. For example, four virtual consoles, tiled over the entire
screen; only when we needed to move to a different virtual desktop did he
bring up the control panel for the move. Please put this on your "I'll think
about it" list. :-)



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