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Subject: Re[2]: bundled WPSes => themes?

Re[2]: bundled WPSes => themes?

From: Eric Linenberg <>
Date: Wed, 16 Nov 2005 16:49:25 -0500

Why not just create a filetype .theme? It would be a WPS that is
limited to ONLY display functions.

WPS, scroll bar, screen inversion, title bar, menu bar, font

That's about it...

Everything else would be ignored.

Why make it more confusing then it has to be?


RT> Hmm.. I see hundreds of questions coming by ill-reading users asking what
RT> the difference between themes and wps'es is. You are right that there
RT> should be a way to just load wps'es, too. But I don't know if this would
RT> be the best solution, admitting that I don't have a better solution
RT> either. Perhaps context-sensitive help would help here...

RT> On Wed, 16 Nov 2005 11:41:22 +0100, Daniel Stenberg <>
RT> wrote:

>> The reason is that I still want to allow the user to pick individual
>> pieces, like selecting a WPS without changing font etc. So, picking a
>> WPS or a font only changes that particular thing. For maximum
>> flexibility. Only a "theme" .cfg would then set more than one thing at
>> once.
>> I would rather just remove the "browse wps" choice from the menu, but
>> that's probably not as fun for those who add their own WPS to the dir
>> and want to be able to pick it from the menu...
Received on 2005-11-16

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