Usability: WineCfg Part 1 -- Desktop Integration tab

Reece Dunn msclrhd at
Tue Oct 7 23:12:06 CDT 2008

2008/10/8 James McKenzie <jjmckenzie51 at>:
> 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.

Sure. That was an example list.

>> 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. :)

You're right ^_^.

We could even move the "Let the system manage the window frame"
option(s) here as well, because that fits with desktop integration.
Selecting the "Use the system's appearance" option would possibly also
imply a managed frame.

- Reece

More information about the wine-devel mailing list