Gtk Colors [Was: Re: Updated patch]

Jasper Huijsmans jasper at
Tue Sep 24 11:55:41 CEST 2002

Biju Chacko wrote:
> On 24 Sep 2002 10:19:56 +0200, Olivier Fourdan wrote:
>>Forget about the eight colors panel found in xfce3. It's not standard
>>and confuses people ("what are those colors for?", "I click apply but
>>nothing changes, why?", "xfce removed my gtkrc, what a hell is that?",
> While I do think the xfce3 panel is bad, I think the concept of a gtkrc
> generator is good. Personally, I hate most of the themes on
> -- they are mostly very juvenile.
> Expecting people to build their own gtkrcs is also not practical. I know
> *I've* got better things to do than figuring out gtkrc syntax and I'm
> sure that that's true of most people.
> Frankly, I think the eight-color panel just needs to be redesigned to be
> easier to understand. I think something like Windows' theme manager
> would be best.
> -- b

A theme creator is great. The fact that there is no such thing available 
now suggests to me that it may not be easy. The 8 color palet is a good 
starting point for someone who wants to start working on it.

I think we should supply some gtk themes with XFce (like a CDE one for 


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