Joined: July 2004
||Posted: Oct. 15 2006,13:47
|I meant a check at the time you click the menuitem to implement the new theme|
well, that COULD be done if I was using the menu/icon to apply a theme, but I'm not. That would require writing a tool that is already available as switch.dsl (which also previews the theme and applies the changes to currently opened applications). If you do not want to use switch, applying the theme is a simple matter of either including the theme from within ~/.gtkrc or replacing ~/.gtkrc with a link to the theme. Some things are just too simple to spend extra time and effort making them more click-friendly =o) (and filling up the menu/desktop with multiple objects).
Gtk2 themes would be a different story, but so far I dislike the process too much to even bother with gtk2 themes. They dropped the module_path specification for some reason, so engines must be installed to a particular directory...kinda dumb if you ask me, moving backward in flexibility while increasing the system demands. And Gtk2 isn't even an improvement visually as far as I'm concerned...but that's a rant for a different thread...
Your suggestion of the uber-package is one I'd considered, though I hadn't thought about the users' motivations beyond mere convenience. Maybe it would want a small screenshot included for each theme, or one shot containing all themes, to ease the decision making process.
I'm still hoping to find out what the issue is with Gtk's pixmap engine in DSL, considering most available themes use it.