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Old 03-17-2009, 10:34 AM   #1
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Cool How to make my desktop look like this? GNOME.


I'm KDE user but when i saw this desktop it blew me away. I never imagined it was possible to make GNOME look like this.. i don't think it's just a theme i really have no idea how to make this maybe you guys have some ideas..? It looks a little like OS X...

http://bl1nks.deviantart.com/art/sup...ment-115415391
http://fc82.deviantart.com/fs45/f/20..._by_bl1nks.png
 
Old 03-17-2009, 10:57 AM   #2
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I'm not much of a Gnome user, but I can tell you that this is easily done in KDE with SuperKaramba and some spiffy window decorations. I suspect that the user is running MetaCity, I think that's the name. It's basically the Gnome equivalent of SuperKaramba. Someone please correct me if I'm wrong on the MetaCity thing.
 
Old 03-17-2009, 11:32 AM   #3
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As far as i know Metacity is a window manager..

How did he/she get menus separated like in osx?
 
Old 03-17-2009, 12:08 PM   #4
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Looks to me like they are using mac4lin, you can get some info and a link from HERE You can set up your desktop to look just like a mac OSX system.

I didn't/don't like the plain look of the mac but I do like the menu bar at the bottom, so I set up my system with that. HERE is a pic of my desktop. I am running Debian stable/lenny with Compiz (needed for the task bar), the task bar is called avant and the program to configure it is called AWN. The task bar acts just like a mac one, when the courser is hovered over one of the icons they spin in 3D. If you look around some on the first link you will find all the info you need. If you have problems I can find some links I went to to set my system up. The clock and calendar are a program called gDesklets all but the Eterm terminal windows start as soon as I log into the desktop.

EDIT:Sorry about the quality of the desktop pic, I had to shrink it to 100kb, but you get an idea still the same. Oh and you can change how the task bar icons act, there are about 10 or so different setting for them from bounce to 3D spin with a spotlight on them.

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Old 03-17-2009, 12:22 PM   #5
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As far as i know Metacity is a window manager..
Ahh, ok. So is there a SuperKaramba type thing for Gnome then?

If you still want to use KDE, you might take a look at some of the Superkaramba widgets like Paddock. This is one I'm currently running on my system at home.

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