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Old 10-17-2010, 05:47 PM   #1411
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Use PNG
 
Old 10-17-2010, 06:28 PM   #1412
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Thanks, I will give it a try
 
Old 10-18-2010, 12:54 PM   #1413
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uh dv502
I either use xfce4-screenshooter-plugin, scrot, or gnome-screenshot tool
scrot works pretty well for most

here's screenshot of my Mint 9 Fluxbox install I'm doing a review of on LinuxCritic

so far I've upgraded it to 10.10 and changed some desktop settings
works great!

I was jokin with you Kenny...piling on you know...

Oh, original image and .conkyrc
http://wallpapers.free-review.net/wa...int_leaves.jpg

http://multidistro.com/.conkyrc
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Old 10-18-2010, 01:06 PM   #1414
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One bit of advice regarding method of uploading screenies: don't upload straight to LQ. Granted, it makes it more immediate what the image looks like at first, as LQ displays a thumbnail, but I find that most (if not all, anymore) images that are uploaded straight to LQ are converted straight to JPG (regardless of initial format) and reduced in dimensions by 1x1 pixel (e.g. a 1280x1024 PNG image becomes a 1279x1023 JPG). I just use ImageShack to host images if they're screenshots in PNG format. I hate lossy compression for screenshots! It makes everything look fuzzy and sometimes hard to read (if the JPG quality is turned down low enough ).

Last edited by MrCode; 10-18-2010 at 01:11 PM. Reason: it's 1023, not 1923 :-P
 
Old 10-18-2010, 01:42 PM   #1415
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Thanks linus72 & MrCode for the extra info.
 
Old 10-19-2010, 07:28 PM   #1416
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My best custom theme. A red Crux.
http://img824.imageshack.us/img824/9...eenshotuqh.png
 
Old 10-19-2010, 08:10 PM   #1417
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My custom QtCurve theme:
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Old 10-19-2010, 08:19 PM   #1418
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I'm blue, da ba dee da ba die...

Maybe I get the feeling I shouldn't post here every time my theme changes...the changes are usually minor ( a) I'm too lazy to find another dark GTK theme [Xfce-dusk suits me fine], and b) I like the Aero-ish look of my window borders ).
 
Old 10-19-2010, 08:50 PM   #1419
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http://lh6.ggpht.com/_7Mz1DpTbj3c/TL...bianceRGBA.jpg

Good luck.
 
Old 10-19-2010, 10:57 PM   #1420
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Anyone?
 
Old 10-20-2010, 12:44 AM   #1421
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Updated.
 
Old 10-20-2010, 06:54 AM   #1422
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How is anybody supposed to use that?

I hate transparent windows, the stuff from behind shows through and makes the text illegible.
 
Old 10-20-2010, 08:30 AM   #1423
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I agree with MTK358. Transparent windows look nice when it's like 2 windows and they're side by side, however they create this cluster-f*ck of text that becomes hard to read.

And Mr.Code, I used to use XFCE dusk as well, but now I use a theme called Wolfe. It has a dark-ish look to it, yet it's bright enough to actually use. XFCE dusk just made mousepad and OpenOffice have that really dark background. Plus, Wolfe just looks cool. Here's my updated screenshot of it.

Edit: And here's a link to the theme if you wanted.
http://xfce-look.org/content/show.ph...content=133367
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Old 10-20-2010, 09:01 AM   #1424
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Quote:
XFCE dusk just made mousepad and OpenOffice have that really dark background.
Well, to each their own...I actually like the white-on-gray color scheme for Mousepad. I don't use it for anything other than brief note-taking or other small things that I don't intend to print, so...

As for OpenOffice, you can actually change that: just go to your main Options (Tools->Options...), and under the Appearance category, change your Document Background color to white. This should make it so that your document has the proper black-on-white text while everything else has light-on-dark. You can change lots of other colors, too, and they'll stay that way independent of the GTK theme.

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Old 10-20-2010, 10:02 AM   #1425
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Gah! Really? I went on a huge search for a new theme because of that. Oh well. I still like my Wolfe theme. To each his own.
 
  


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