Sample Thunderbird UI redesign

Wayne Mery vseerror at
Mon Dec 12 14:33:11 UTC 2016

On 12/12/2016 9:10 AM, Disaster Master wrote:
> On 11/21/2016 9:35 AM, Disaster Master <disasterlistmanager at> 
> wrote:
>> On 11/18/2016 8:42 PM, R Kent James <kent at> wrote:
>>> I think you can see from the responses that there never seems to be any
>>> way to come to a common ground in user interface changes. I'll long
>>> since given up trying to propose changes, as inevitably what I propose
>>> gets shot down. I suspect that others have given up as well. I am also
>>> guilty of being the shooter in many cases, after all we all have opinions.
>>> The only answer that I think we have agreed with is to pick someone who
>>> has a clear vision of a unified design to be the user interface czar,
>>> and just do what they want.
>> The only answer? What may I ask is wrong with my proposal to simply 
>> improve the underlying code to allow better access for Themes to be 
>> able to change the UI?
>> In what way is this not a much better solution than a 'UI Czar' who, 
>> as you clearly outlined, will inevitably upset a large number of people?
>> Better Theme support totally eliminates said controversy.
> I would really like an answer to this Kent...

It seems you are suggesting that themes can facilitate the rearranging 
of UI, or changing the logic/interaction of UI.  That's not the purpose 
of a theme. Themes are about skinning, which is changing the appearance 
of *existing* UI.

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