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Old 03-13-2005, 01:52 AM   #1
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which desktop manager is easiest to theme for?


can someone help me? im looking for a desktop manager (enviroment) thats light weight and easy to theme for. I can choose between Win Mac and Lin when i want to use a computer so for me, Lin takes the prize in being configurable and pretty. But i really feel limited to just the themes I can find. Please don't give me theme archive links -__-

I want to be able to make my own themes easily and effectively, what best?
 
Old 03-13-2005, 02:01 AM   #2
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I think all can be really customized, it's just up to you. Blackbox and Flux are great and can be heavily modified. BBconf is a great tool to change colors, windows placements, buttons and etc, of already made themes for blackbox (and they also work with fluxbox)...

http://blackboxwm.sourceforge.net/

http://bbconf.sourceforge.net/

http://fluxbox.sourceforge.net/

If you have gnome, check out http://www.gnome-look.org/ and if you have KDE, check out http://www.kde-look.org/ for some themes and or/tutorials about creating your owns.

For all the WM and DE I've ran, FVWM is the most flexible. It can look like everything you want:

http://www.fvwm.org/

Here is a screenshot of my FreeBSD 4.10 with a modified version of Gnome, to look similar to the MacOSX:

http://www.geocities.com/kooltux/sna...sd/BSD_OSX.jpg

as per see, any WM/DE can be modified to your tastes, with a little time and efforts, indeed

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Old 03-13-2005, 02:06 AM   #3
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glorious *hacks fluxbox theme*

btw, is BBconf compatible with fluxbox themes?

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Old 03-13-2005, 02:13 AM   #4
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I'd say yes (even though, I never tried it), since Blackbox themes works with Fluxbox. Here is a picture from the theme editor of bbconf:

http://bbconf.sourceforge.net/bbconf-style.png

Good luck!
 
Old 03-13-2005, 02:34 AM   #5
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also, thanks for the sig idea
 
Old 03-13-2005, 02:39 AM   #6
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