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Old 11-15-2007, 02:39 PM   #1
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Custom UI Themes


Hey guys

I've just installed the latest Ubuntu distro, and have installed KDE 3.5

I've seen some really nice looking themes you can get for the desktop, such as colouring windows, giving the "taskbar" a different look etc, but I can't figure out how to do it!

With XP, I'd install ThemeUI or something similar, and download files to be run in that application to use themes, but, this isn't XP, so please give me some advice!

I've looked on kde-look.org, and googled for some themes but I really don't know how to get started

I've got superkaramba installed, and tried to install a few .theme files, it added a new taskbar but still kept everything else aswell

Please help!

Thanks

J
 
Old 11-15-2007, 02:52 PM   #2
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Look into Compiz-fusion, and if you wan't like a mac feel popup bar on the bottom, there's always google to search the tons that there are. Seriously, just search for "ubuntu kde eye candy" or something on that line.
 
Old 11-15-2007, 02:55 PM   #3
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Can you give examples of the themes you are trying to install. This will help us give you accurate info on how to install or customise them.
 
Old 11-15-2007, 03:06 PM   #4
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Thanks for the replies


Reddazz, the KDE screenshot in your signature, I like the modifications you have done to the taskbar, can you point me in the right direction for obtaining something along those lines?

Also, I'm looking for ones similar to this

www.linuxfaqs.de/desktop/x-s.png

Thanks ctkroeker, I'll get onto some more googling!

Thanks
 
Old 11-15-2007, 03:24 PM   #5
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For the kicker menu button, you can use kbfx and for colouring the panel you can use an image. Kbfx is an applet, so after installing it, you have to add it to the panel in the same way you add other applets. You can get kbfx and its themes from kde-look.org. You simply drag the images from the theme to the kbfx applet and the button will be automatically changed. Backgrounds for your panel are also available from kde-look.org (search for kicker).
 
Old 11-15-2007, 04:39 PM   #6
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Thanks Red

I've got kbfx going ok, my question now resides with Kicker

I've got a black kicker theme, similar to the default of Vista, however, the inactive windows or the ones hovered over, are still using the default colour scheme, of grey, how can I change this?

It looks good having a black kicker theme, but with some windows on the kicker appearing in the default theme it looks rather haggard

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