Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 27th Mar 2013 21:30 UTC
Gnome "The GNOME Project has officially released GNOME 3.8 today. This latest version of GNOME 3 delivers major new features, a brand new application and a host of smaller bug fixes and enhancements."
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Still not there yet, with Gnome 3.8, you STILL need to install a 3rd party program (tweak tool) to do something as ridiculously simple as changing screen fonts. And even that can't do something as simple as changing window colors, which I could do with the windows 2.x control panel.

What is so damned hard about letting users pick their own damned colors???

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Sodki Member since:

As far as I know, the reasoning is that the current theme controls all the aesthetics, including colors and fonts. This is supposed to give you a coherent visual experience. I still thinks it's bollocks, but that's the explanation. On the other hand, themes are really easy to tweak. Still, it's bollocks.

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TechGeek Member since:

From what I have read in mailing list threads, the Gnome team want to ensure that when someone looks at your desktop, they know its Gnome. So they don't want you mucking with the defaults and changing how it looks. A reason why you basically can't change the top black bar.

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judgen Member since:

Without a simple working sollution like the pixbuf engine for gtk2 all themes for gnome will keep looking like shite. Flat, dull and css crapness.
In the mailing list you can read why, they want to kill off all 3d party additions to the gnome desktop.

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