shiny desktop, anyone?

Pekka Pietikainen pp at
Wed May 30 16:28:12 UTC 2007

On Wed, May 30, 2007 at 03:02:19PM +0200, Joachim Frieben wrote:
> > Jup, I know that. But it should be much more obvious - like a popup of
> > some kind that asks you the first time you boot up the desktop.
> Well, this reasoning also applies to desktop themes, sound preferences,
> .., just any kind of personal settings. Do you want a popup window for
> every one of them to alert the user? For those eager to have this bling,
> the entry in "Look and Feel" should be amply sufficient.
Well, a "pimp up my desktop" wizard might be useful.  System/Preferences
_IS_ very cluttered (something like 40 things there for me, this is fc6 not
fc7 tho so maybe things have been improved). If you know what you want to
change it's ok, if you don't know what you even COULD change it pretty
much sucks, imho.

Something that looks like firstboot, on the left side a list 
of a few things from System/Preferences, on the right side the dialog
that you get now when you run the app normally. 

If you don't want to pimp up anything, just close the thing once and you
never see it again unless you choose to run it. I wouldn't mind that
at all, I have to pimp up a few things (focus follows mouse, background
image) anyway when I start working on a new machine.

Pekka Pietikainen

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