GNOME 2.19: An overview of the Appearance applet

It seems like things are starting to settle in with GNOME 2.19, and more specifically, the Appearance applet. Those who have wondered why there are so many different dialogs for doing similar things in GNOME have had their query answered. The final form presents one clean, organized application that lets you configure most display settings from one window.

I recorded this short video to show the changes (embedded below).

Hit the [CC] button for some descriptions. Yes, this change is old, however this appears to be the final form. I personally found it strange that GNOME, focused on keeping it simple and spread out, choose to merge this. However, it is still a welcomed change.

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Discussion: GNOME 2.19: An overview of the Appearance applet

  1. Hyperair (guest)

    # Posted on 01 September 2007 at 06:18 AM

    Whoa.. that looks cool. Something which GNOME really needs, after numerous users complaining of not knowing where to install what theme.



  2. Martin (guest)

    # Posted on 01 September 2007 at 12:48 PM

    Too bad this video doesn't work on ppc or amd64 linux. Thanks for the effort. Ogg theora?



  3. ViviD (guest)

    # Posted on 01 September 2007 at 03:53 PM

    This is really nice! All these little changes makes a big difference in user friendliness and usability imho.



  4. Shane (guest)

    # Posted on 01 September 2007 at 04:45 PM

    Martin, never heard of mplayer?



  5. Dekel (guest)

    # Posted on 02 September 2007 at 04:09 AM

    Why oh Why Gnome dosent have an option for selecting smaller icon size in the menus????



  6. Prakash (guest)

    # Posted on 02 September 2007 at 05:56 AM

    Nice changes!Gnome Rocks!



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  8. Jack Hynes (guest)

    # Posted on 03 September 2007 at 06:27 AM

    Now that Ubuntu has Fusion installed as default (starting Gutsy), we still have spread out customisation. I'm definitely in support of a central control centre.



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