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Old 08-19-2004, 09:16 PM   #1
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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.
 
Old 08-19-2004, 09:23 PM   #2
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find the easyest way is to download a kde or gnone theme and use it as a template.
 
Old 08-19-2004, 10:28 PM   #3
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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
 
Old 08-19-2004, 10:46 PM   #4
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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
 
Old 08-19-2004, 11:31 PM   #5
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OK thank you very much for both of your help. But I still want transparent windows!! somebody help me!
 
Old 08-20-2004, 07:03 PM   #6
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Aterm is alot of fun to play around with this should get you started http://linuxreviews.org/software/x11-terms/aterm/ and try fluxbox.
 
Old 08-21-2004, 12:44 PM   #7
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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.


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Old 08-21-2004, 10:55 PM   #8
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What about in Gnome?
 
  


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