Usability: WineCfg Part 1 -- Desktop Integration tab

James McKenzie jjmckenzie51 at
Tue Oct 7 22:22:03 CDT 2008

Reece Dunn wrote:
> Hi,
> Reading up on the wineconf WWN issue, I noticed that it mentions
> usability and winecfg. Therefore, I decided to dig up my RFC relating
> to some ideas I had about winecfg that I sent to the list.
> 1.  We may want to provide a set of colour themes (e.g. Windows 95,
> Windows 2000, Ubuntu Human, ClearLooks, KDE Oxygen) to provide a
> better experience for the user by default - i.e. not just have the "No
> Theme" option initially.
+1.  You could even add the Apple 'metal' look to the theme list.

> 2.  We may want to be able to load a theme using the command line.
> This would allow - for example - distributions to setup Wine with a
> theme that matches their desktop, providing a more integrated
> experience to the user.
> 3.  We may want to have a "Use the system's appearance" checkbox to
> enable Gnome/KDE/other integration, so that the colours and/or
> appearance is picked up from (and updated with) the native Linux
> environment. This would go above the theme drop-down.
+1.  Don't forget MacIntosh and other UNIX flavors as well.  Wine is not
just for Linux, you know. :)

James McKenzie

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