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Old 02-04-2004, 03:02 PM   #1
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Question How to make KDE look like this?


please keep in mind that im a HUGE LINUX NEWBIE i just installed RH linux 9 a couple of days ago. i just got everything working good now i want to tweak the appearence check out this pic...

http://www.ha1.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/img/mandrake.png




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1) i have RH 9 so does that mean i have to download KDE 3.1 or does it come with the linux version i have?

2) when i go to windows exlporer all the folders look like icons i hate it. then i do View/AsList but it only makes it look like a list for that particular folder all the other directories still look like icons. is there a way to make all my directories look like lists?

3) i changed my terminal so the back is transparent so it looks like the pic i posted but how did he change the Menu/programs to look green and transparent? and the bar on the top how did he turn that green?

thanks for any tips
 
Old 02-04-2004, 03:14 PM   #2
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check out themes.kde.org and SuperKaramba. They might be some help at getting what you want.
 
Old 02-04-2004, 03:59 PM   #3
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Its not hard changing the appearace of kde , i changed mine to look like mac osx .
u could check it at : http://www.ibrahimriad.8m.com/cgi-bi...624/linux.html

u just visit http://www.kde-look.org/ and download a theme that u like and install it by reading the install instructions at the site , then download an icon set then u could use the skins of winamp for xmms
 
Old 02-04-2004, 04:13 PM   #4
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thanks guys and LMFAO @ both of you signatures!!!
 
Old 02-04-2004, 06:37 PM   #5
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All of what your seeing is pretty much built into kde, the transparent menu's, changed desktop wallpaper, editing the shell to use transparancy, and gkrellm up the top right.
 
Old 02-04-2004, 10:49 PM   #6
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Hey, I am also using RH 9.0 but with GNOME 2.0, here is my question:

RH9.0 comes with a default BlueCurve theme that will make GNOME bigfoot icon to a Red Hat, and panel in the bottom instead of the top. How can I restore my desktop to the GNOME default?? Which has the panel on the top and a BigFoot icon on top left of the screen.
I try preference --> theme and change the theme to "Original" and icons set to "GNOME default". But i still get a Red Hat icon, not a big foot. And panel still at the bottom.

Please help me out

Regards
 
Old 02-05-2004, 01:13 AM   #7
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I was wondering the same thing as kooyue.
 
Old 02-05-2004, 01:56 AM   #8
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To move the panel, left-click and hold on the panel, then drag it to the top of the screen, and release the mouse button. I don't have access to an older Gnome version, so I only know this works in 2.4. I hope it works for your version as well.

Only way I know of to change the menu icon is to replace the actual icon file. In this case I beleave it is /usr/share/pixmaps/redhat-main-menu.png

Rename it to redhat-main-menu2.png or some such and make a copy of /usr/share/pixmaps/gnome-main-menu.png with the name changed to redhat-main-menu.png You'll need to be root to make these changes btw.

It isn't pretty but it's the only way I know of.

Last edited by Greyweather; 02-05-2004 at 02:05 AM.
 
Old 02-05-2004, 10:52 AM   #9
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can anyone tell me what the program is running in the top left of the screen shot. I've seen this on a few peoples screen shots.
 
Old 02-05-2004, 10:55 AM   #10
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I wish I had a KDE like that - it looks great :-)
 
Old 02-05-2004, 04:21 PM   #11
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Originally posted by adflynn
can anyone tell me what the program is running in the top left of the screen shot. I've seen this on a few peoples screen shots.
The top left is just the kicker.. if you actually menat the top right then that is gkrellm.
 
Old 02-05-2004, 06:15 PM   #12
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sorry, yeah i meant the top right, can you tell me what gkrellm is?
 
Old 02-06-2004, 06:08 AM   #13
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www.gkrellm.net
 
  


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