View Poll Results: Do you want Intrepid to change Ubuntu's GNOME main theme?

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    Re: Do you like the default Brown Theme ?

    I checked out the google search that wladston mentioned and found:

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    But brown looks like poo...

    Yes, but so does a chocolate bar in 35° (C) heat, but I'll still eat it.

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    Wink Re: Do you like the default Brown Theme ?

    Im not much for the brown, but no matter the color I wont leave it default anyway


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    Re: Do you like the default Brown Theme ?

    Yeah, I love the brown theme. I'd rather tweak it a bit and improve it than use another one.
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    Re: Do you like the default Brown Theme ?

    I like the brown theme too, though I'd call it "orange" not brown. The one thing I dislike is the shade used for the title bar. Seems a bit...I dunno, "dirty"? IMO it would be better either as a rich chocolate colour, or a brighter orange colour.

    PS I also love the shading on the buttons and toolbars, it's like a softer version of the "web 2.0" shiny look. MUCH better that Vista's awful toolbar shading!

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    Re: Do you like the default Brown Theme ?

    Quote Originally Posted by svivian View Post
    I like the brown theme too, though I'd call it "orange" not brown. The one thing I dislike is the shade used for the title bar. Seems a bit...I dunno, "dirty"? IMO it would be better either as a rich chocolate colour, or a brighter orange colour.

    PS I also love the shading on the buttons and toolbars, it's like a softer version of the "web 2.0" shiny look. MUCH better that Vista's awful toolbar shading!
    I agree - the window title bar is disgusting. I think moving more towards orange, and keeping hints of *good* shades of brown would be better. At the end of the day, when people look at screenshots of an OS, they will usually be seeing the default appearance. If that appearance is ugly, the majority will be put off, regardless of how good the operating system is.

    Number one design fact: NOBODY wants anything that is ugly.

    If we have scores of people saying that the default theme looks like poo, then it is clear that we must rethink. The human theme as it is can still be kept as an option (much like *shock* *horror* Microsoft kept their Windows 95/98 'classic' theme as an option in XP and Vista), but we need a new default
    Last edited by CAD-MAN; October 25th, 2007 at 09:24 PM.
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    Re: Do you like the default Brown Theme ?

    Quote Originally Posted by CAD-MAN View Post
    I agree - the window title bar is disgusting. I think moving more towards orange, and keeping hints of *good* shades of brown would be better. At the end of the day, when people look at screenshots of an OS, they will usually be seeing the default appearance. If that appearance is ugly, the majority will be put off, regardless of how good the operating system is.

    Number one design fact: NOBODY wants anything that is ugly.
    Thats not a "fact" by the simple fact that "ugly" it's a personal subjective opinion.
    What some found ugly there are always others who found beauty.
    If we have scores of people saying that the default theme looks like poo, then it is clear that we must rethink. The human theme as it is can still be kept as an option (much like *shock* *horror* Microsoft kept their Windows 95/98 'classic' theme as an option in XP and Vista), but we need a new default
    Scores of this threads on color default always go half/half.
    Brown/orange is one of the brand mark of Ubuntu... change it would be a severe decision as change logo.

    On what is brown. Land is brown, the great majority of human people have brown skin (white are a minority in the world), trees trunk are brown.
    Generically speaking the brown is every where around us... if one can only see it in excrement ... well, what can we say?
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    Re: Do you like the default Brown Theme ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rui Pais View Post
    Thats not a "fact" by the simple fact that "ugly" it's a personal subjective opinion.
    What some found ugly there are always others who found beauty.

    Scores of this threads on color default always go half/half.
    When things go half/half, this shows that a large amount of people find the theme ugly. Virtually no products ever sell well by being half good. We don't want to be half/half, but with the majority of people saying that they like the theme.


    Quote Originally Posted by Rui Pais View Post
    Brown/orange is one of the brand mark of Ubuntu... change it would be a severe decision as change logo.

    On what is brown. Land is brown, the great majority of human people have brown skin (white are a minority in the world), trees trunk are brown.
    Generically speaking the brown is every where around us... if one can only see it in excrement ... well, what can we say?
    Exactly - the theme is brown/orange. I think we should lean more towards the orange - it would fit with the logo, and wouldn't remind some people of excrement. This is the plan for Hardy - and I must say, I agree.
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    Re: Do you like the default Brown Theme ?

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=583336

    That's a link to a thread in the Hardy forum about the theme. The poll indicates that changes are needed...

    P.S. I think there should have been an option in this thread's poll for 'a slight deviation from the brown', or similar.
    Last edited by CAD-MAN; October 25th, 2007 at 10:14 PM.
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    Re: Do you like the default Brown Theme ?

    Not totally but remember where Ubuntu comes from. Ubuntu is changing the world of computing and it's all free! The best O/S on the planet and the best community.

    Brown is an earth tone and I can live with it. Not my favorite default color but I usually hang out in blue Kubuntu or green OpenSUSE.

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    Re: Do you like the default Brown Theme ?

    I love the title bar.

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=583336

    That's a link to a thread in the Hardy forum about the theme. The poll indicates that changes are needed...
    The poll indicates that everybody wants their own favorite theme to be default.
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