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Jmcatch742 08-19-2004 08:16 PM

Customization
 
I am always hearing how customizable linux is but in my 3 months with it I havent seen much. Sure you can change the login and splash screens and icons but is that it? Can somebody give a total tutorial on this to be used for many references?

But a personal question of my own. How do you make the windows transparent? I have seen it in a few screenshots of linux. I am currently running fedora core.

mdk 08-19-2004 08:23 PM

find the easyest way is to download a kde or gnone theme and use it as a template.

amosf 08-19-2004 09:28 PM

The desktop is quite variable. You can run a variety of window managers and within gnome or kde you can customize many features like window decorations, buttons, window textures and such... Try kde-look if you use kde. I'm currently using the mosfet liquid theme with the baghira window decoration which gives an aqua-like look and some nice crystal buttons and stuff...

I don't much like transparent windows, so no help there :)

amosf 08-19-2004 09:46 PM

I don't do a lot of theming (tho I make or mod my wallpaper with gimp) but I had these I put up:

www.pbase.com/amosf/desktop

Jmcatch742 08-19-2004 10:31 PM

OK thank you very much for both of your help. But I still want transparent windows!! somebody help me!

comprookie2000 08-20-2004 06:03 PM

Aterm is alot of fun to play around with this should get you started http://linuxreviews.org/software/x11-terms/aterm/ and try fluxbox.

bear2x 08-21-2004 11:44 AM

Customization
 
The only transparent windows I'm aware of is transparent menus. Go to KDE Control Center>Look n Feel> Style>Effects> Menu Effect > Make transparent. You'll have to select transparent under Effects.


Chuck

Jmcatch742 08-21-2004 09:55 PM

What about in Gnome?


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