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Old 05-08-2004, 03:01 AM   #1
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Gnome Taskbar Replacement?


I'm running Gnome under Fedora Core 1 and I've been looking to replace the taskbar with something perhaps more aesthetically pleasing, or at least something that doesn't quite remind me of Windows so much (not saying there's anything wrong with Windows, but if that's what I wanted to use then I'd just switch partitions and run that for a while). Does anything like this exist for Gnome, or should I start looking at other window managers?
 
Old 05-08-2004, 06:12 AM   #2
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Edit: Alright, I just found that it's not in fact the taskbar but the Gnome Panel. And while I'm still seeing several spiffy screenshots of other people's Gnome desktops, all of my searching so far has come up completely dry.

So to rephrase my question properly, I'll have to put it into two parts.

Under Gnome, is there a way to customize Panel so that it looks more stimulating? If not, what other managers are there that I should look into?
 
Old 05-08-2004, 06:47 AM   #3
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I use KDE so .. I might not be of much help with Gnome, but I know there are some 'themes' that you can install (they need to be made for Gnome).

KDE can be greatly customized, go to http://themes.kde.org/ and take a look of that desktop manager.

-Themes there usually have some sort of help in how to install them.
- Not all themes modify ALL of your desk top. Some will change a small part
- SuperKaramba is a nice tool to create nifty desktop eye candy. (need to install SuperKaramba and some of it's themes)

Luck.
 
Old 05-08-2004, 07:03 AM   #4
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Thanks. Actually I realized what it is I've been wanting to do. It seems simple enough, but for some reason I'm having trouble finding out how to do it. I'm basically looking to change the overall width of the Panel so that it doesn't take up an entire side of the screen. I've already figured out how to get it to autohide and roll away at the click of a mouse. But if I could make it so that it just took up maybe half of the screen width, and just hung out in the corner when maximized, everything would be cool.
 
Old 05-08-2004, 05:40 PM   #5
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Alright, problem solved. It was staring me right in the face the whole time. I just had to uncheck the "expand" option on the Panel , and then set the maximum width of the Window List to a smaller size. Couple that with autohide and some transparency effects and I got exactly the look I was aiming for.
 
  


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