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Recently I installed Zenwalk standard edition onto my laptop. Was amazed at the speed (this is one old laptop).. I didn't like the interface very much, however.
I want to make it such that it will be of a single bar (something like that of kde) instead of two separate panels. I know this has been done before for distro-specific xfce solutions, but I'm wondering how to do the same for zenwalk.
Also, at xfce-look, there are a lot of themes that I would really like to try out. However, after a sieving through the net, couldn't find any definitive one that could tell me how I would be able to use those themes and make my desktop look like what is shown on their screen shots ):
Anyone can help me here? Thanks a billion in advance!
alright, i got the panels into a single one that i like very much. thanks for your help, johnson_steve!
but theres still the other part.. how to use the themes available at xfce-look.org? What I know is that xfce is not built using GTK+ so many themes have been created. but i dont know how to put them in.. any ideas?
1. Extract the theme downloaded from xfce-look..
2. Put them inside /usr/share/themes (i.e. if the theme is called abc, there will be a folder called "abc" inside
3. Inside /usr/share/themes/abc, there is a folder that you create called xfwm4 that will contain whatever files that is included with that theme?
If the above procedure is correct (haven't gotten around to try it yet), where would I be able to select this theme for usage?
I don't like to modify the standard system files - so I tried a custom theme from xfce-look.org and put it into ~/.themes (without the subdirectory "xfwm4") and it worked - selectable from the theme-manager.
Try both - one way will work.
Distribution: Xubuntu 9.10, Gentoo 2.6.27 (AMD64), Darwin 9.0.0 (arm)
No. xfwm and metacity are window managers. they do just that: manage windows and draw the little decorations at the top and the border around the window. xfce is based on GTK+. GTK is responsible for drawing everything inside the windows (as long as it's a gtk or gnome application and not a Qt or KDE application.) you install the gtk theme and then select it in:
Menu --> Settings --> User Interface Settings
you select your xfwm theme in:
Menu --> Settings --> Window Manager Settings
Last edited by johnson_steve; 07-30-2008 at 01:11 PM.