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osViews: Enough with Themes Already

Oct 05, 2004, 00:15 (11 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Adam Barr)

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"The latest trend in 'user-friendliness' is allowing users to extensively modify the interface of applications by applying 'skins' or 'themes.'

"This goes far beyond changing colors and fonts. Themes can drastically change the appearance of an application, and even change the functionality. Proponents tout them as a way to help people bond with their software.

"I have a proposal for what to do with most themes: get rid of 'em..."

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