Unofficial Post Your Linux Mint Desktop Thread

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Re: Unofficial Post Your Linux Mint Desktop Thread

Postby Lantesh » Sun May 25, 2008 3:10 pm

MagnusB wrote:Well, did some Googling, got transparent title bar working with Metacity


MagnusB, can you elaborate a little on this. I'm curious as to what exactly you did. How did you get the glossy look on your task bar?

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Re: Unofficial Post Your Linux Mint Desktop Thread

Postby MagnusB » Sun May 25, 2008 3:28 pm

Transparent title bar:
Open gconf-editor, then change the values of:
/apps/gwd/metacity_theme_opacity
/apps/gwd/metacity_theme_active_opacity
to your liking.
And my panel is transparent as well, you need to open CCSM, go to general options, then the Opacity settings tab and press on new, then add this to it:

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I set mine to 56, though the your background really controls this. I am quite pleased with both how my desktop looks and feels now, seems like Compiz has gotten faster in Hardy/Elyssa ;)
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Re: Unofficial Post Your Linux Mint Desktop Thread

Postby Lantesh » Sun May 25, 2008 3:34 pm

I guess where I'm confused is I already have my task bar (or start bar depending on what one calls it) set to be transparent, but it's a flat even transparency. Yours has that nice glossy look.

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Re: Unofficial Post Your Linux Mint Desktop Thread

Postby MagnusB » Sun May 25, 2008 3:44 pm

Taskbar is where you the window list is, on my screenshot it is the bottom, title bar is the topmost bar on windows, where the Minimize, Maximize and Close buttons are. As for the glossyness, it is probably my theme, it is called XNTricity, and I am using GNOME.
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Re: Unofficial Post Your Linux Mint Desktop Thread

Postby mmesantos1 » Sun May 25, 2008 8:36 pm

Here is another screen shot showing my windows borders.
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Re: Unofficial Post Your Linux Mint Desktop Thread

Postby badmotor 2 » Sun May 25, 2008 9:37 pm

mmesantos1 wrote:Here is another screen shot showing my windows borders.


That looks great! :)

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Re: Unofficial Post Your Linux Mint Desktop Thread

Postby mmesantos1 » Sun May 25, 2008 9:55 pm

Thanks badmotor 2. :D
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Re: Unofficial Post Your Linux Mint Desktop Thread

Postby mmesantos1 » Mon May 26, 2008 10:02 pm

New Desktop with Linux Mint Beta 048. Got everything working on this Beta. :)
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Re: Unofficial Post Your Linux Mint Desktop Thread

Postby badmotor 2 » Mon May 26, 2008 10:35 pm

mmesantos1 wrote:New Desktop with Linux Mint Beta 048. Got everything working on this Beta. :)


I am waiting for the official version of Mint 5, but what extras have you put in there? Is that a standard theme, and is that a new plugin for thunderbird on the right there?

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Re: Unofficial Post Your Linux Mint Desktop Thread

Postby mmesantos1 » Mon May 26, 2008 10:43 pm

Hey badmotor 2,
Well I added AWN and Emerald. Then downloaded Black-White 2 Gloss icon theme. The downloaded emerald theme is Grey Pearl. I downloaded both the icon and emerald theme from gnome-look.org. The Thunderbird is default from install nothing added.
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Re: Unofficial Post Your Linux Mint Desktop Thread

Postby badmotor 2 » Mon May 26, 2008 11:23 pm

mmesantos1 wrote:Hey badmotor 2,
Well I added AWN and Emerald. Then downloaded Black-White 2 Gloss icon theme. The downloaded emerald theme is Grey Pearl. I downloaded both the icon and emerald theme from gnome-look.org. The Thunderbird is default from install nothing added.


Thankyou very much!


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Re: Unofficial Post Your Linux Mint Desktop Thread

Postby MagnusB » Thu May 29, 2008 1:21 pm

piratesmack wrote:http://www.vulomedia.com/images/76295Screenshot.png

Your CPU is running a bit hot :roll:
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Re: Unofficial Post Your Linux Mint Desktop Thread

Postby piratesmack » Thu May 29, 2008 1:26 pm

MagnusB wrote:
piratesmack wrote:http://www.vulomedia.com/images/76295Screenshot.png

Your CPU is running a bit hot :roll:



:? ?
The thing in the top right is my CPU usage. Or are you talking about the bottom right? That's my graphics card temp.
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Re: Unofficial Post Your Linux Mint Desktop Thread

Postby MagnusB » Thu May 29, 2008 1:28 pm

Ohh, assumed you had CPU temperature down there, guess it depends on needs :)
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Re: Unofficial Post Your Linux Mint Desktop Thread

Postby piratesmack » Thu May 29, 2008 1:33 pm

MagnusB wrote:Ohh, assumed you had CPU temperature down there, guess it depends on needs :)


I'm not sure I can trust the temperature it gives me for my CPU, it usually says around 10C. But every hardware monitor I've tried (Both on Windows and Linux) gives me the same results so I'm not sure. My processor does use "Cool n Quiet" and is underclocked by almost 1 GHz most of the time so maybe that's why?

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Re: Unofficial Post Your Linux Mint Desktop Thread

Postby mmesantos1 » Wed Jun 04, 2008 9:07 pm

New screen shot using Emerald Smoke theme and a special Anti-Microsoft wallpaper. :D
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Re: Unofficial Post Your Linux Mint Desktop Thread

Postby kenetics » Sat Jun 07, 2008 2:33 pm

Elyssa final

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Re: Unofficial Post Your Linux Mint Desktop Thread

Postby deadguy » Sat Jun 07, 2008 3:24 pm

very nice Ken :D

I just installed Elyssa final as well!

it's the best Linux distro ever created in the history of mankind :D


Cheers,

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Re: Unofficial Post Your Linux Mint Desktop Thread

Postby kenetics » Sat Jun 07, 2008 4:01 pm

deadguy wrote:it's the best Linux distro ever created in the history of mankind :D
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You may very well be right. I certainly haven't found one that's better. :)
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