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Questions tagged [design]

Questions regarding the decisions and rationale behind the design of elementary OS or its software.

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Q: Wacom tablet issues

Honestly, it is a little bit strange that I searched for Wacom tablet configs and couldn't find it. Elementary used to had it, why its gone? I am a Brazilian designer and i need it, and I used to had ...
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Gtk inspector cant inspect menus

I am trying to find the css classes for certain components like context menus, menus from wingpanel, slingshot, etc. I cant use GtkInspector because as soon as I select the Object Selector icon, ...
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Modifying simple aspects of interface

I would like to change only the window buttons look. I have already searched the theme folder and found some .css and .png files, but wasn't able to understand how it actually works. In my mind I ...
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elementary OS application development databases?

Is there any resources/documentation on which database can be use to save application input data. I am trying to build an invoicing application for elementary OS Loki.
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How do I make all window corners to be rounded?

In the macOS the all the four window corners are rounded, like the image below: But in eOS, the windows corners are usually like this: Here only two of the four corners of the window are rounded. I ...
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Why do some apps have no close button?

In Elementary, some apps have a close button while others... don't. Why is that? Is that a bug or a deliberate design decision? I can still close the app by right-clicking the title bar and clicking ...
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In which thing OS is developed/written?

If it is another OS then how was the first OS made?
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GTK theme inspector for Desktop Enviroment elements [duplicate]

Ever used firebug or google chrome inspector? Is there any similar way to inspect elements in the desktop environment to get their "element name" or "class" or "id"? Actually I've installed the os x ...
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Are we allowed to use the documentation stylesheets?

In interest of keeping with elementary's beautiful documentation, I ported the stylesheets over to SASS and made a Pandoc template. The result looks something like this: However the upstream ...
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Is it correct/acceptable to use 'eOS' as an acronym for elementary OS? [duplicate]

It's "elementary" and not "Elementary". But what about eOS? Here: "eos" is the name of a line of beauty products or Canon cameras. We don't consider this an acceptable way to refer to ...
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XMPP chat client that meets Human Interface Guidelines

This is similar to an earlier question asking for an HIG-compliant IRC client recommendation. There's was some talk about an elementary OS-specific chat client back in 2012 but nothing seems to have ...
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Is there documentation on Icon Design for Gtk+ and elementary OS?

I'd like to design an icon set for elementary, but I'm not sure how to make them compatible with Gtk+, or what specifications are required. I'm a designer and have a lot of experience with Illustrator ...
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How to make work Yelp (Gnome Help)?

Why do some built-in apps have a non-working help menu? It shows nothing when I push on it. In Ubuntu (yelp), gnome help manager works, but in elementary OS Freya it doesn't. Why?
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Do menus normally have icons in elementary OS?

When I am working with eclipse, I am used to see symbols in the menu bars. For example I open eclipse and click on the button "File" then it shows me the menu from File. But left from the texts are no ...
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How to remove the window header or decorations?

TL;DR: I would like to have the same thing as described here, but for Elementary OS. I want to have the (graphical) terminal and Emacs windows the header or without any decorations. Does anyone know ...
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How should I design a “Create Project” wizard?

I'm working on a project that needs to have a "Create Project" wizard, the one I made doesn't-look-very-elementary. I found no information on wizards in elementary HIG, and I am not sure how to make ...
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Why are the scroll bars thin?

I can't wrap my head around the design decision to use over sized icons and tiny scroll bars in the same space. The scroll bars can be hard to grab and sometimes it takes more than one try to use them....
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How should I type elementary OS? With a lowercase e or an uppercase E?

Should I type elementary OS or Elementary OS? What's the difference between elementary and elementary OS? Should I call the system eOS?
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Why isn't Files pinned to the dock by default?

It is usually one of the most important system applications (if not the most important one) in an operating system, so it seems logical to me to have it pinned to the dock (plank) every time. I was ...
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Is there a elementary HIG compliant video editor?

I know this is a long shot, but I was wondering, seeing as there are so many relative unknowns out there.
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Can I change the Multitasking view icon style?

When I click Multitasking View I get this icon at the bottom: Can I set them up to appear bigger, something like this: So that I can see exactly what there is? This becomes a bigger problem when I ...
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Is there a way to theme LibreOffice to match the elementary design guidelines?

I think I read somewhere that some adjustment was possible, making LibreOffice fit in reasonably well with the rest of the system, but I can't find it anymore.
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Is there a way to theme Atom to fit in with elementary?

Is there a way to make Atom look more compliant with the elementary's design?