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Old 04-18-2006, 08:02 AM   #1
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TaskBar question


I saw in on another linux distro the running tasks separated by the panel in the top of the screen! I use KDE 3.4 with Mandriva 2006 could somebody please tell me how could I do that, I found that very usefull!
 
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That distro probably used Gnome as DE.
 
Old 04-18-2006, 08:46 AM   #3
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That distro probably used Gnome as DE.
It was KDE 3.4 I checkted out.... thast sure
 
Old 04-18-2006, 08:49 AM   #4
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A link to a screenshot would help people identify it alot quicker, maybe it was ksysguard or kinfo or whatever it's called
 
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A link to a screenshot would help people identify it alot quicker, maybe it was ksysguard or kinfo or whatever it's called
I try to get one .... but nut sure if I can....
 
Old 04-18-2006, 10:36 AM   #6
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Here are the links to some screenshots....
http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j2...6/b981bb4e.png
http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j2...6/3ef4ac8d.png
 
Old 04-18-2006, 10:40 AM   #7
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bah sorry i completly mis understood, thought you meant some sort of process manager, that can be achieved by adding a new taskbar (right click on default KDE menu i think) then going into control centre>behaviour change to taskbar in the dropdown menu, then set it's position at the top

That desktop looks positively ghastly, it's like a bad implementation of winxp
 
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bah sorry i completly mis understood, thought you meant some sort of process manager, that can be achieved by adding a new taskbar (right click on default KDE menu i think) then going into control centre>behaviour change to taskbar in the dropdown menu, then set it's position at the top

That desktop looks positively ghastly, it's like a bad implementation of winxp
yeaahhh thats why I don't use that distro... it's good for noobs who come from the windowz world....
Acctually that it's the only feature that I like in that distro that separated task bar.... and I wreally wan't to have a taskbar like that in Mandriva
 
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This is my current desktop:
http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j2...6/desktop2.png
and I wanna have the running apps taskbar on the top of the screen... help me pls
 
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yeaahhh thats why I don't use that distro... it's good for noobs who come from the windowz world....
Acctually that it's the only feature that I like in that distro that separated task bar.... and I wreally wan't to have a taskbar like that in Mandriva
A Window Manager/Desktop Environment is not the same as a distro. Any WM will run on every distro.

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This is my current desktop:
http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j2...6/desktop2.png
and I wanna have the running apps taskbar on the top of the screen... help me pls
"ethics" just told you how to achieve this effect in KDE.
 
Old 04-18-2006, 12:50 PM   #11
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Ok I managet to get it work!
I know that a WM works on any distro...
Tanks for help guys take a look at my new desktop, you can see the running apps in the top left corner of the screen! I finde it pretty cool:
http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j2...6/desktop4.png

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Old 04-18-2006, 12:58 PM   #12
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Very nice! How do you achieve the transparant menus? Is it just a setting or did you download a special theme?
 
Old 04-18-2006, 07:30 PM   #13
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KDE has transparency built into some of it's theme sets, i think it's keramik, or plastic that is the one i use for transparency. Then you set the properties in control centre
 
Old 04-19-2006, 12:39 AM   #14
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It's just KDE settings witch made the menu and the panel tranceparent, the gadgets on the desktop are superkaramba themes includink that one that shows the current song and album cover from amaroK! I also downloaded Crystal-GL border theme witch mades the window borders tranceparent and adds some shadow effect as you can see here:
http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j2...6/desktop5.png
but it needs 3D acceleration... I also tryed to make the windows tranceparent but it seems wreely bugy: I use Keramik theme and it's just keeps crashing...
 
  


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