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Jerry:
I've looked all over the internet and cannot find an easy to use click and install GTK, Icon, Mouse and Wallpaper installer for XFCE.
So we're making one, the first! It's early days, but here's one day of development:



At the end of each choice, there will be a dialogue asking the user if they would like to apply the settings now.

elelme:
Will that be for Linux Lite 4.4 and following?

Jerry:

--- Quote from: elelme on November 08, 2018, 08:29:15 AM ---Will that be for Linux Lite 4.4 and following?

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Undecided.

Moltke:
Nice idea! :) One question, will this app include searching and downloading themes from the internet? Or it'll only install already downloaded themes? If it can indeed allow user searching and downloading themes from the internet that will be a really very nice feature  making this one a very usefull and time saving app. Otherwise, how is it any different from downloading and copying themes into our .themes folder? Don't get me wrong, whatever it does I think it's a great idea. I know it's still on an early developement but  I just want to know what features you have in mind to apply other than installing themes.

Cheers!

Jerry:

--- Quote from: Moltke on November 08, 2018, 09:25:58 AM ---Nice idea! :) One question, will this app include searching and downloading themes from the internet? Or it'll only install already downloaded themes? If it can indeed allow user searching and downloading themes from the internet that will be a really very nice feature  making this one a very usefull and time saving app.
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It's no easy task to maintain a 'download themes from the internet' type approach. You have to monitor every theme, imagine that. Links change, flies move on a site, it's a nightmare. Trust me, I've thought this through. The top button 'Browse Themes Website' takes the user to the correct supported link, XFCE Look where users can search for and download, well maintained, up to date themes. Remember, this is for our target audience, Windows folk, not experienced users. Experienced users have established habits that we don't expect to change. This is still a 'time saving app', even though that's not the focus. Ask a person on the street who's never used linux before, what is the system path to the themes folder. Aha, now you see where I'm coming from.


--- Quote from: Moltke on November 08, 2018, 09:25:58 AM ---Otherwise, how is it any different from downloading and copying themes into our .themes folder?

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Of course you understand there are different levels of knowledge when it comes to themeing in Linux? Given this OS targets new folk to linux, not existing users, every application we write is for them. Lite Themes is no exception. This also installs themes globally so everyone on the same pc, has the option to use a theme.

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