Joined: Feb. 2007
||Posted: Mar. 25 2007,14:13
The user should always beware. Themes are no different from anything else that can be downloaded and installed on a system. Well, save for the fact that GTK themes generally work system-wide on all GTK apps so it can be a little more dicey than simply having one buggy app. It kind of compounds the misery that some GTK apps are buggier than others, too. It's a little chicken/egg when buggy themes meet buggy apps. There's no fix for either except sound judgment.
I have the old switch.dsl downloaded and installed on most of my DSL USB keys and on this DSL hard drive install. I use GTKBe (primarily) and (less occasionally) WindowMaker themes, which haven't caused me any trouble. I've had some serious $%*# problems with certain themes downloaded from freshmeat, though. Some of them are well-conceived and fixable, some are total basketcases.
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