7.24.2007

Yet Another Desktop Configuration



I chose to remove the top panel with this wallpaper, since that way it would appear more "open". The same wallpaper works well as a skydome, as well!

18 comments:

masuran said...

Hi, can you tell me what theme that is you're using for GTK? Really would like to have such a nice black look :)

Gavin said...

It's the "Neutronium Unity" theme, with my own emerald theme "grey-neu".

http://www.gnome-look.org/content/show.php/Neutronium+Unity?content=59189

make sure you follow the instructions included with the download of NU, to fix firefox, etc.

My theme is now included by default in Compiz Fusion.

mr said...

what kind of linux distribution do do use? ubuntu? i've watched your compiz video on youtube and i've suprised how compiz could be so fast and non-crashin? i have fx5500 nvidia card and freebsd-6.2 box with xorg7.2 and installed latest compiz from ports. and compiz works very slowly :(( is it beacuse freebsd, kde or what? give me advice please

mr said...

what kind of music player is on this screen?

Gavin said...

I use ubuntu Feisty Fawn. The music player is Rythmbox (comes with ubuntu). It might look cooler in black, I don't know. :D

taurusx5 said...

Hi, Gavin, I'm a big fan of ubuntu. I got 7.10 and am a newbie. Thanks for showing us your theme, really kool. I got a question. How can I get your emerald theme, "grey-neo", as the theme for my desktop? I want it to look exactly the way you have it in the youtube clip.

Also, I can't view the cube on top or bottom. I can only see it side to side. How can I enable it so I can see all 6 sides of the cube? Thanks!

Gavin said...

@taurusx5 (If you still are aware of this comment ;) )

The emerald theme is "Grey-NEU" and you should find it at gnome-look.org.

To see all of the cube, hold down either control-alt and drag, or middle mousebutton (scrollbar button) and drag.

This should do it, unless you mean 6 different desktops on the faces of the cube. That's not possible right now.

taurus said...

Gavin, thanks alot for that info. However, I have a laptop with no external mouse. All I got is the touchpad on my laptop, and of course, there's no scroll button on it like there is on a regular mouse. Could this be why I'm not able to view the 6 sides of the cube? Do I need a mouse connected to my laptop to see that? Thanks!

Gavin said...

@Taurus:

Sandwiched in the middle of one of my confusing paragraphs was the fact that you can hold down control-alt and drag with the normal left mouse button to see the cube :) Hope that helps.

Tip: all settings can be changed if you have compizconfig-settings-manager (in ubuntu repos).

taurus said...

Hey, gavin... So, it is possible to view all six sides of the cube using the touchpad of my laptop? So, this means that I don't have to buy a mouse and connect it to my laptop?... Is this accurate?

taurusx5 said...

Hey Gavin. I want my desktop to look like yours in this link: http://puttabutta.blogspot.com/. It's under the heading: Yet "Another Desktop Configuration" with clouds in the background. Second, I got my desktop to look like grey-neo but I can't open the file called '60824-gray-neu.emerald' that I downloaded from gnome-look.org. How do I install that file? Finally, I want to get the Mac thingy at the bottom just like you have it. What do I do to install that?

Sorry for the bother, but it's your fault for having such a kool desktop... Thanks, man.

Gavin said...

@taurusx5:

Make sure Emerald is installed. Open up the Emerald Theme Manager (terminal: emerald-theme-manager) and choose "Import". Choose the .emerald file. Select it.

The dock is called Avant Window Navigator, and, since I haven't used it in a while, you should visit their website to find out how to install.

https://launchpad.net/awn << link for Avant Window Navigator.

taurusx5 said...

Hey, gavin... Thanks for the tip. I will follow your instructions this week when I've hammered out other issues involving my installed ubuntu. I'll let you know. Thanks!

petter said...

hi! i really like your skin but i don't use ubuntu... but which firefox skin do you use?

zakk said...

I know this is a little late but gavin your pretty amazing and for the record everything looks better in black. btw how did you get rhythm box in black I'm about to google it but just in case I don't figure it out any help would be great thanks

Gavin said...

I just used the same theme as usual and that's how rhythmbox turned out after using the theme...

zakk said...

Yea well I'm pretty sure my problem is i got the Neutronium+Unity theme but I can't find you the Grey neu theme on emeralds website i think they got rid of it or something. Do you have a link were I can download it. Here is a picture of what I got http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b341/bakerzw32068/Screenshot.jpg thats got compiz fusion and everything working correctly I'm just trying to get the Grey neu theme basically. I'm a computer tech Microsoft certified vista certified and I got my A+(I know my way around computers lol) I just don't know jack about Ubuntu. just started Ubuntu about a month ago its amazing lol a little adjusting to do but if you need and computer help just give me a shout my email is bakerzw@gmail.com. Anywho if you could help me with that it would be great thanks buddy.

Gavin said...

Grey-Neu is the Emerald theme. It's now included in the Ubuntu emerald-themes package... You don't need to go on gnome-look.org anymore.

That's not the GTK theme though.