Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 27th Nov 2011 22:07 UTC, submitted by Nooone
Linux So, it's no secret that the Linux desktop - at least, the GNOME-side of things - is a bit in a state of disarray. Unity hasn't exactly gone down well with a lot of people, and GNOME 3, too, hasn't been met with universal praise. So, what to do? Linux Mint, currently one of the most popular Linux distributions out there, thinks they are on to the solution with their latest release, Linux Mint 12.
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gtk theme still sucks
by _txf_ on Sun 27th Nov 2011 23:21 UTC
_txf_
Member since:
2008-03-17

Nobody seems to have fixed the fisher-price sized widgets (where the text seems to be drowning in the emptiness)

Or the massively oversized menu and toolbars that are just empty/wasted space.

Am being weird here, or does nobody have a problem with utterly wasted space (that hinders more than helps) ?

It was a serious issue for me with gtk2 made many times worse with gtk3

Edited 2011-11-27 23:24 UTC

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v RE: gtk theme still sucks
by cmost on Mon 28th Nov 2011 00:48 in reply to "gtk theme still sucks"
RE[2]: gtk theme still sucks
by lucas_maximus on Mon 28th Nov 2011 01:05 in reply to "RE: gtk theme still sucks"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

First impressions count and if this is so easy to fix (which you comments alludes to), why the fuck hasn't it happened?

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adinas Member since:
2005-08-17

Talk about waste.

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ggeldenhuys Member since:
2006-11-13

This makes me wonder... What are all the "desktop environment" developers smoking?? Clearly they all got their stash from the same suppliers. I'll stick to Ubuntu 10.04 for a very looooong time to come, or simply switch to something like the good old window managers (JWM comes to mind). At least that way my computers stays usable and fast!

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