Desktop Screenshots Thread - September 2012

Desktop Screenshots Thread - September 2012

Postby vrkalak on Thu Aug 30, 2012 5:32 pm

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Re: Desktop Screenshots Thread - September 2012

Postby vrkalak on Sat Sep 01, 2012 11:57 pm

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New install of #!Crunchbang-11 "Waldorf" (Debian-Testing) with Openbox WM.
Downloaded x64-bit version.

Not much changes on my desktop.

Recently, new install of #!Waldorf -- since Debian Wheezy (testing) is in the FREEZE stage of it's development. This is a good time to download and install; so that when Wheezy is finally released as 'stable' early next year (Feb/Mar 2013) I will already have it. Then, all I have to do is the final 'update' and add the Wheezy+Backports repro to my sources.list

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Re: Desktop Screenshots Thread - September 2012

Postby wyrdoak on Sun Sep 02, 2012 5:01 pm

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Re: Re: Desktop Screenshots Thread - September 2012

Postby jboyer0000 on Sun Sep 02, 2012 5:05 pm

wyrdoak wrote:Image



I like that :grin: what theme is it?

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Re: Desktop Screenshots Thread - September 2012

Postby vrkalak on Sun Sep 02, 2012 5:08 pm

^ very nice, wyrdoak . . . good desktop layout

Perhaps you can share a little something about your system, copmputer, desktop

Seems to be Mint-13 Xfce on an Acer (PC or laptop?)
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Re: Re: Desktop Screenshots Thread - September 2012

Postby wyrdoak on Sun Sep 02, 2012 5:15 pm

jboyer0000 wrote:

I like that :grin: what theme is it?

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Re: Desktop Screenshots Thread - September 2012

Postby Lumenary on Mon Sep 03, 2012 12:41 pm

Howdy,



I just can't seem to shake my addiction to having both the top-and-bottom Panel arrangement of Classic GNOME (GNOME 2.3x) and a Mac OS/Unity style Global AppMenu.

Unfortunately, this combination removes Cinnamon, Gnome Shell, Mate, Unity, and Xfce from my personal "desktop options" list (for the moment).

During the GNOME 2.3x days, I would accomplish this by adding the Gnome2-GlobalMenu applet maintained by Rainwoodman and the other good folks at the eponymous project at Google Code. However, the retirement of the official GNOME 2.3x codebase (Mate not withstanding) means the applet upon which I had come to rely so much for my day-to-day productivity isn't available to "modern" Desktop Environments. The Gnome2-GlobalMenu project has sinced been reorganised to provide a "GlobalMenu" applet/extension (of sorts) for Gnome Shell, but since Gnome Shell isn't for me, the new GlobalMenu applet isn't for me, either.

I have therefore gone with a well-customized GNOME Classic/Fallback desktop installed on top of Maya from the Ubuntu Precise repositories, and enhanced with the "Indicator Applet Appmenu" applet (which works just fine) and various PPAs.

This time around, I wanted a darker theme with some blue/green highlights. Here's my current Desktop (1920x1200 pixels) for Linux Mint 13 LTS (Maya):


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    (Click the above image for a full-size view.)

In order to create this Desktop, you need:

    Linux Mint 13 LTS (Maya) or Ubuntu Desktop 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin)

      Packages (and Dependencies) from official Ubuntu repositories

        gnome-session-fallback
        gnome-brave-icon-theme
        indicator-applet
        indicator-applet-appmenu
        indicator-application
        indicator-application-gtk2
        indicator-appmenu
        indicator-appmenu-gtk2
        indicator-messages
        indicator-messages-gtk2
        compiz
        compiz-core
        compiz-fusion-bcop
        compiz-gnome
        compiz-plugins-main
        compiz-plugins-extra
        compizconfig-settings-manager
        These can be installed in a Terminal window with the command:

          sudo apt-get update ; sudo apt-get install gnome-session-fallback gnome-brave-icon-theme indicator-applet indicator-applet-appmenu indicator-application indicator-application-gtk2 indicator-appmenu indicator-appmenu-gtk2 indicator-messages indicator-messages-gtk2 compiz compiz-core compiz-fusion-bcop compiz-gnome compiz-plugins-main compiz-plugins-extra compizconfig-settings-manager


      Ubuntu Tweak Settings

        Tweaks - Miscellaneous:

          (check) Menus have icons
          (uncheck) Show Input Method menu in the context menu
          (uncheck) Show Unicode Control Character menu in the context menu
          Natural Scrolling: (off)
          Overlay scrollbars: (off)

        Tweaks - Theme:

          Gtk theme: Zukitwo-Dark
          Icon theme: gnome-brave
          Cursor theme: DMZ-White
          Window theme: Zukitwo-Dark

        Tweaks - Desktop Icons:

          Show desktop icons (on)

            (check) Show "Computer" icon -- (check) Rename: = Computer
            (check) Show "Home Folder" icon -- (check) Rename: = Home
            (check) Show mounted volumes
            (uncheck) Show contents of "Home Folder"

        Tweaks - Window:

          Window control button position: (Right)

            "Close" button only: (off)
          Titlebar mouse wheel action: None
          Titlebar double-click action: Maximize
          Titlebar middle-click action: Lower
          Titlebar right-click action: Menu

        Tweaks - File Manager:

          File browser: (check) Show advanced permissions in "File Properties"
          Automatically mount media: (on)
          Automatically open a folder: (off)
          Prompt or autorun/autostart programs: (off)
          Thumbnail icon size (pixels): = 128
          Thumbnail cache time (days): = 42
          Maximum thumbnail cache size (MB): = 512

        Tweaks - Workarounds:

          Fix the appearance of themes when granted root privileges: (on)

      Top Panel (size: 28px) - Applets

        1. Cardapio

          To set Cardapio label to hostname:

            a. Add Cardapio to top Panel as first applet.

            b. Open a Terminal window. Use apt-get to install vim (VI iMproved): sudo apt-get update ; sudo apt-get install vim

            c. Logout of your current session.

            d. Press "Ctrl + Alt + F1" to switch to TTY Console 1.

            e. Login with your user ID and password.

            f. Use vim to edit the file: vim ~/.config/Cardapio/config.json

            g. Press the letter "i" to enter INSERT mode.

            h. Modify indented line beginning with "applet label" to:

              "applet label": "YourSystemHostName(blankspace)(blankspace)",

              (Substitute your computer's actual hostname for "YourSystemHostName". "(blankspace)" means press the Spacebar. Note the two blank spaces before the ending quote, and the comma at the end of the line.)
            i. Press the "Esc" key to exit INSERT mode.

            j. Type ":wq" (colon, lowercase letter "w", lowercase letter "q") and press "Enter" to save the file and quit vim.

            k. Press "Ctrl + Alt + F7" to switch back to the graphical login screen.

            l. Login to your desktop.
        2. Window Selector

        3. Indicator Applet Appmenu

        4. Indicator Applet

        5. An "invisible" Custom Application Launcher

          To create an "invisible" Application Launcher (because real GNOME Classic/Fallback Panel Separators are still broken, theme-wise):

            a. Using your favourite graphics/icon editor, create a blank 1px wide by 24px high SVG icon with no content other than a background layer set to "Transparent".

            b. Save the icon as gnome-panel-blank-separator.svg and use a Terminal to copy it (as root) to the folder /usr/share/icons/gnome/scalable/apps: sudo cp gnome-panel-blank-separator.svg /usr/share/icons/gnome/scalable/apps/

            c. Use chown/chmod to set the file ownership to "root:root" and make it world readable: cd /usr/share/icons/gnome/scalable/apps ; sudo chown root:root gnome-panel-blank-separator.svg ; sudo chmod 755 gnome-panel-blank-separator.svg

            d. Use your favourite text editor to create a "null" (i.e., do-nothing) bash script file with the following content:

              #!/bin/bash
              (set the second line to a blank line)
            and save it as null.sh.

            e. Use a Terminal to copy the script (as root) to /usr/local/bin and set ownership/permissions: sudo cp null.sh /usr/local/bin/ ; cd /usr/local/bin ; sudo chown root:root null.sh ; sudo chmod 755 null.sh

            f. Add the Custom Application Launcher to your top Panel, and set the following parameters:

              Point icon to: /usr/share/icons/gnome/scalable/apps/gnome-panel-blank-separator.svg
              Type: Application
              Name: = Separator
              Command: = /usr/local/bin/null.sh
        6. Weather Report

        7. Another "invisible" Custom Application Launcher

        8. Clock

        9. Log Out...

        10. Shut Down...

      Bottom Panel (size: 28px) - Applets

        1. Lock Screen

        2. Show Desktop

        3. Workspace Switcher

        4. Window List

        5. Search for Files...

        6. Trash

        7. System Monitor

        8. Force Quit

    I have made other minor adjustments through CompizConfig Settings Manager. However, it should be noted that in distributions based on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS -- including Maya -- Compiz is somewhat buggy, and therefore fragile. If you install CCSM and start modifying settings willy-nilly, you can break your desktop quite easily.

    Below is a summary of the changes I made through CCSM; I have kept the modifications to a minimum. The majority of my changes are related to color, since I aimed for a dark theme with bluish highlights, a bit of green, and a few other tones.

    Most notably, I have NOT enabled Desktop Cube/Rotate Cube, because of problems with framebuffer swapping at the end of Rotate Cube events (i.e., when a workspace is finally selected and rendered full-size).

      CompizConfig Settings Manager Plugins

        General Options - Desktop Size

          Horizontal Virtual Size: 4
          Vertical Virtual Size: 1
          Number of Desktops: 1
        Expo - Appearance

          Brightness: 56.0000
          Saturation: 56.0000

          Selected Color
            Red: 91
            Green: 127
            Blue: 255
            Opacity: 207
        (checked) JPEG

        (checked) PNG

        (checked) SVG

        (checked) Text

        Grid - Appearance

          Draw Indicator (checked)

          Outline Color
            Red: 91
            Green: 255
            Blue: 127
            Opacity: 191
          Fill Color
            Red: 91
            Green: 255
            Blue: 127
            Opacity: 48
        Resize Window - General

          Border Color
            Red: 91
            Green: 127
            Blue: 255
            Opacity: 191
          Fill Color
            Red: 91
            Green: 127
            Blue: 255
            Opacity: 48

      Desktop Background/Wallpaper

        Any picture with a dark background and a reasonable amount of blue/green content should work nicely. I used the image located here:

          Wall-Pix.net: Blue-Green Nebula (00003692.jpg)
          http://www.wall-pix.net/art-space/00003692.jpg.html

          (Note: The image referenced immediately above may be under Copyright, and might be licensed in such a way as to prevent free redistribution as part of a GNU/Linux Distribution, or other clip-art/image/software Collection. Download for your own personal use only. Do not redistribute the image along with your own work without tracking down the original artist and asking his/her permission.)



Best Regards,

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Re: Desktop Screenshots Thread - September 2012

Postby cwwgateway on Sat Sep 08, 2012 9:26 pm

I haven't posted a screenshot in a while, so here's my old Gateway PC Desktop:
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Re: Desktop Screenshots Thread - September 2012

Postby mmesantos1 on Mon Sep 10, 2012 9:53 pm

Ok so just wanted to post a KDE screenshot I did a bit ago. Running 12.04.1 with KDE 4.8.4 and latest compile of Bespin. :D

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Re: Desktop Screenshots Thread - September 2012

Postby crismblog on Tue Sep 11, 2012 3:42 pm

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Re: Desktop Screenshots Thread - September 2012

Postby palo on Tue Sep 11, 2012 7:56 pm

Some very beautiful screenies folks. Mine for this month - the background is a snapshot from the virtual tour @ http://www.vatican.va/various/cappelle/ ... index.html
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Re: Desktop Screenshots Thread - September 2012

Postby mmesantos1 on Tue Sep 11, 2012 9:17 pm

Very nice work crismblog and palo, thank you both for sharing your work. :D
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Re: Desktop Screenshots Thread - September 2012

Postby mmesantos1 on Tue Sep 11, 2012 9:22 pm

Ok so been running PinguyOS for a few days now. Really running well for me. The best Gnome-Shell experience so for. All Gnome-Shell extensions pre-loaded and working out of box. Most other Gnome-Shell based OS's I have run give you a vanilla install of Gnome-Shell so you have to install extensions post-install. It was nice to have everything working out of box with Gnome-Shell and have it all run without issue. Well any ways here is my current setup. :D

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Re: Desktop Screenshots Thread - September 2012

Postby mmesantos1 on Sat Sep 15, 2012 4:56 pm

Ok my newest setup with PinguysOS 12.04 x64. :D

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Re: Desktop Screenshots Thread - September 2012

Postby RichTUK on Mon Sep 17, 2012 6:01 am

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Re: Desktop Screenshots Thread - September 2012

Postby wyrdoak on Mon Sep 17, 2012 2:06 pm

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Re: Desktop Screenshots Thread - September 2012

Postby BostonPeng on Thu Sep 20, 2012 3:28 pm

I took some screenies a little over a week ago and realized I never posted them. They use Schoelje's LMDE KDE respin with UP5.

Clean, with a custom wallpaper I made to celebrate my regular drink this summer at Starbucks
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Clean again, but with a different wallpaper, this one modified from a video screenshot
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A dirty shot showing version info on my install
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One more dirty shot, with Google Chrome and Amarok
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Re: Desktop Screenshots Thread - September 2012

Postby cwwgateway on Sat Sep 22, 2012 9:29 am

Swift Linux (LMDE with icewm) with LXDE:
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