Feature suggestion... and a couple other things.

Ben Tracy (tracy@wsicorp.com)
Fri, 11 Sep 1998 18:29:30 +0000 (GMT)



Howdy folks!

I have a suggestion for the powers that be, so to speak anyway.. :-) 

It would be really cool if one could put more than just one command in a
start menu item.  I came upon this idea in the context of theme support
(which I'll talk about more in a minute).  My thought was wouldn't it be
cool if I could, with one menu selection, update the look and/or the feel,
copy the background into the appropriate places, and so on, and then
finally force a hard restart.

Which leads me into a question:  Is theme support going to appear in 1.5?
I have yet to see it in the betas.  If we could get the change I mentioned
above, I could probably do start menu based theme support pretty easily,
but I don't think I could pull it off otherwise without spending a whole
lot of time squinting at the code while I should be working.. :)

One more thing.  How bad would it be to add the colormap stuff that gets
done on the full reset to the quick reset?  It would be very helpful for
those of us stuck with 8bpp!  Would that make quickreset not very quick
anymore?

Ben

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