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Old 11-13-2005, 12:26 AM   #1
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themes and gnome

Ok I am a super newbie
I go to theme sites for gnome and see the taskbar has big icons and looks cool how can i do that i install the themes no cool icons on the taskbar.

also I dont know how to get gdesklets to show up on my desktop

Im trying to make a move from windows into linux, and I want to feel homy on linux
im running debian 3.1 sarge
Old 11-13-2005, 01:13 AM   #2
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Depends, got an example of a screenshot with these cool icons? It could be the GNOME panel where someone has made the icons bigger or they could be running something different like Engage or Kooldock one of the many similar apps floating around.

Would I be safe in assuming that you are trying to get your GNOME to look like OS X asper your screenshot? If so, you can look at making the icons in your panel bigger (it's an option but I don't use GNOME so I'm not sure where). The nasty last resort is to install some KDE libs and use something like kooldock or ksmoothdock or even SuperKaramba. That means installing half of a desktop environment for one app which in my opinion is stupid. The better last resort which will test your abilities is to install Engage although that probably means installing it and a bunch of libraries from source.
Old 11-13-2005, 01:24 AM   #3
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Right Click the Task Bar, there should be something to go into the Properties like "Configure Panel" or "Size".

There you might find what you seek.


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