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Old 08-05-2003, 01:55 PM   #1
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How to Configure Mac-style Menu Bar in KDE


Hi --

I've been messing around with different customizations of my desktop lately, and I would like to know if it is possible to edit/add/remove entries and/or applets to the menu bar that displays across the screen that can be turned on in KDE.

I've seen some screenshots that make it appear as if this is the case, but those bars may just be other apps.

Anyone know if this is possible?
Thanks.
 
Old 08-05-2003, 01:57 PM   #2
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Right click the bar, and click Configure Kpanel

Last edited by aaa; 08-05-2003 at 01:58 PM.
 
Old 08-05-2003, 02:32 PM   #3
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I've tried rightclicking on it before. I know thats how one has to edit the Kicker, but I can't make that work for the Mac-style menu bar. I'm running SuSE 8.2 with KDE 3.1.1 (I think its 3.1.1, might be 3.1.0)
 
Old 08-05-2003, 02:59 PM   #4
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What you are seeing is Super Karamba. KDE-Look.org has it. Once you get Super Karamba and install it, then you download a Karamba Theme. The one I use that looks like the OSX bar is called NEWOSXBAR.

Here is the link, the second one is the SUSE RPM.

http://www.kde-look.org/index.php?xsortmode=down&page=0

Install it and then go find the NEWOSXBAR theme. Works Great for me.

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Old 08-05-2003, 03:03 PM   #5
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Here is the link to New Mac OSX Bar.

http://www.kde-look.org/content/show.php?content=6516

Also you will need to find some nice OSX style ICONS. I use AQUA ICONS.

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Old 08-05-2003, 03:06 PM   #6
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One, last thing. What I do is move my KDE bar to the right side and then hide it so it does not show. That way I get the OSX look.

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Old 08-05-2003, 03:06 PM   #7
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Okay, I thought it may be that. I do have Super Karamba installed for some weather and Samba watching themes. Is there anyway to install the new MacOSX bar and turn off the bar at the bottom?
 
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oops, we posted at the same time. I could not figure out how to turn it off so my solution was to move it to the side and hide it.

Maybe someone else here can tell us how to turn it off.

Dave
 
Old 08-05-2003, 03:10 PM   #9
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Also, are each the bars in this karamba theme configurable via menus, or will I need to go in and edit a karamba or python script?
 
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Oh I mean turn off the OSX bar. Does the main theme just launch one theme for that one and another for the top menu bar?
 
Old 08-05-2003, 03:17 PM   #11
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There is different ways you can start the New OSX Bar Theme.

There is one theme called macosx.theme. This one starts both the top and bottom bars. I personally don't like it. I load the kroller.theme.

All you have to do to change the icons and menu options on the Kroller Theme is edit kroller.conf

This one is easier for me. The kroller.conf is easy to understand and change.

Dave
 
Old 08-05-2003, 03:19 PM   #12
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Great, thanks for your help! I'll definitely give this a try when I get home from work!
Oh, by the way, I wasn't clear from your last post... there is a separate .theme file for the top bar, right?
 
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Sorry, I did not explain myself good. Yes.

macosx.theme starts the top and bottom.

kroller.theme only starts the bar at the bottom with the zooming icons.

Here is a link to a screen shot of my KDE.

http://home.rgv.rr.com/ddpicard/photos/osxtheme.png

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Old 08-05-2003, 03:28 PM   #14
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So is there a theme file that starts ONLY the top? macosx.theme starts both top and bottom, but what if I only want the top? Will I need to ask the author of the theme if he can split the bars up into 2 themes?
 
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Yes, the one at the top is loaed using:

macosxbar2.theme

Sorry again. I thought you only wanted the one at the bottem.

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