Murrina Aero

GTK2 Themes by d3vz3r0 16 comments

didn't change anything but System and Places under the main gnome menu. - Jun 28 2007
Murrina Aero

GTK2 Themes by d3vz3r0 16 comments

except for one thing... can anyone advise me to the snippet of code in the gtkrc where it tells the panel-text color? my bottom panel is black and i can't read the entries in, for instance, the Window List.
:/ - Jun 27 2007
Murrina Aero

GTK2 Themes by d3vz3r0 16 comments

i like it - Jun 27 2007
Simple Volume Icon

Various Gnome Stuff by ThrowRocksAtMe1 4 comments

i know, I realized halfway through the making that it looked like the OS X Airport panel icon, but that shouldn't be a problem. It also sort of looks like a shuttlecock for Badminton when volume is on high, but what the heck - Jun 27 2007
Simple Volume Icon

Various Gnome Stuff by ThrowRocksAtMe1 4 comments

thanks, I included two panel images. One is the Tiger OS X panel, the other is Leopard-inspired, but, that doesn't matter I guess. Just fair warning :) - Jun 27 2007
Ubuntu Mac OS Lookalike

Gnome Screenshots by umboody 10 comments

I agree with Toby. And, god, I hate to be negative, but it doesn't take a whole lot. Just installing a few themes, for Firefox, GTK, icons... And the GTK Mac Menu applet (google) would give you the real menu on the panel instead of having to use drawers to imitate the appearance. I'm 14, and I make a lot what I use to customize my desktop from scratch in the GIMP or Inkscape. You should try..... it's really..... satisfying, when it looks good at the end :)

I'll be updating screenshots of my desktop soon incase you want to chastise them. I feel like I deserve it :/ - Jun 26 2007
Vista-Panel

Various Gnome Stuff by ThrowRocksAtMe1 38 comments

it seems your theme (Linsta I'm guessing?) is applying a menubar-background, and because the background to the window list is considered a menubar, the background is applied there also. Try using a theme that doesn't apply menubars, for example, if you're using Ubuntu, Human.

And, god, I hate to advertise this theme again, but, the one I use, Glossy P, fits the panel quite nicely and is featured in the screenshots. It's slightly OS X-ish, but everything in it is original. (http://art.gnome.org/download/themes/gtk2/571/GTK2-Glossy_P.tar.gz)

Sorry to force the choice on you, but it seems, either disable menubar backgrounds in your theme, use a different theme, or drop the Vista-Panel... - Jun 24 2007
Vista-Panel

Various Gnome Stuff by ThrowRocksAtMe1 38 comments

Well, make sure you added a Main Menu applet to your panel. And the menu-bar is the Applications Places System thing, and you can only change the icon to menu-objects. The only way to change the icon for the menu bar would be to manually place a new start-here.svg in /usr/share/icons/etc/etc/

Honestly I don't know how to fix this. Are you saying you have no "apps-panel-objects"? - Jun 24 2007
Vista-Panel

Various Gnome Stuff by ThrowRocksAtMe1 38 comments

Well, it's not that hard. The source code isn't very long and can probably be easily obtained. But you'll need to install about 30 packages of dependencies for building GTK in order to implement the patch. And then of course, you'd need to figure out how to install it, for yourself and for other people, and then possibly package it for the community. Or you could just use this. - Jun 18 2007
Vista-Panel

Various Gnome Stuff by ThrowRocksAtMe1 38 comments

I understand :)
Thank you! - Jun 17 2007
Vista-Panel

Various Gnome Stuff by ThrowRocksAtMe1 38 comments

You know what, A) There are GTK Patches available that make it look much nicer, and remove the annoying arrow on the top of the button, as featured in my screenshots. B) FEEL FREE TO IMPROVE. This could probably be made something very nice, and if you'd like to see it like that, you can make your own GTK2 theme to suit the needs of the panel! - Jun 17 2007
┬┐Ubuntu or Windows Vista?

Gnome Screenshots by praboy 2 comments

I hate to advertise my own stuff, but fix your panel up a bit; http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/Vista-Panel?content=60077

There are also GTK patches available on the web that can remove the annoying arrow on the GNOME Main Menu applet. - Jun 17 2007
inspiration with ubuntu ...

Various Gnome Stuff by romansroad 16 comments

Looks like professional work, good job! But try a different headline. "One of the best OS's on the planet?" doesn't sound like it's gonna reach out and grab me. Maybe something like "Ubuntu, Utopia of the virtual world." or.. well, nevermind, it's a great poster nonetheless. Awesome work! - Jun 16 2007
Mac OS X Leopard

Gnome Screenshots by toby 12 comments

What I'm asking is how he got the Mac Menu applet on the panel to be transparent and hold the same background as the panel. Because GTK menubars by default can't hold transparency, and the Mac Menu applet uses the Menubar's background instead of the panels, what I'm guessing he did was take a color value, like, for instance, eeeeee, made the panel half transparent, and then make it the panels background color, then make a picture in the GIMP with the same color value and make it a themes menubar background. After that, maybe he added to ~/.gnomerc or something "export GTK_MENUBAR_OPACITY=0.50" or something, i don't know the command or proper file to add it to. - Jun 16 2007
Mac OS X Leopard

Gnome Screenshots by toby 12 comments

What I'm asking is how he got the Mac Menu applet on the panel to be transparent and hold the same background as the panel. Because GTK menubars by default can't hold transparency, and the Mac Menu applet uses the Menubar's background instead of the panels, what I'm guessing he did was take a color value, like, for instance, eeeeee, made the panel half transparent, and then make it the panels background color, then make a picture in the GIMP with the same color value and make it a themes menubar background. After that, maybe he added to ~/.gnomerc or something "export GTK_MENUBAR_OPACITY=0.50" or something, i don't know the command or proper file to add it to. - Jun 16 2007
Mac OS X Leopard

Gnome Screenshots by toby 12 comments

I'm not using a theme that implements a background to menubars :/ - Jun 15 2007
Mac OS X Leopard

Gnome Screenshots by toby 12 comments

Oh I forgot to add one thing. How'd you get the Mac-Menu applet to work with the transparent panel? Did you upload a completely transparent menubar image?
No.. that wouldn't work...
Did you add settings to your .bashrc or a file like that? I'm interested, I had to take mine off because it completely ruined the panel - Jun 15 2007
Mac OS X Leopard

Gnome Screenshots by toby 12 comments

Looks near perfect, and I have to congratulate you in your taste in music. BTW, Era Vulgaris wasn't too good.

If you're interested, I'll be updating a screenshot of my desktop in a second. - Jun 15 2007
Vista-Panel

Various Gnome Stuff by ThrowRocksAtMe1 38 comments

1) Open a terminal (Applications > Accessories > Terminal)
2) Enter in "gconf-editor" and hit enter
3) It should open an application.
4) Under 'apps' select 'panels' and under that category, select 'objects'.
There should be several, like "object_1, object_20", etc.
5) Take a break from that, and right click your bottom panel. Select 'Add to panel' and make sure you've added the "Main Menu" applet.
6) Return to the other application, and find the "object" that is type "menu-object" (You can see all of this to the right)
7) Once you've found it, on the right, check the box that says "custom_icon" and up top to the right give a path to the icon under "custom_icon_path". (ie /home/you/Desktop/Vista-Panel/Gnome.png)
7) The moment you enter the path and hit enter, it should change the icon. - Jun 14 2007
Leopard look

GTK2 Themes by kimmik 44 comments

Neat.
Since yesterday I was working on my own stuff un-aware of this. I got to making a panel background, start button, and search icon. I'll post a screenshot of my desktop in a moment.

They were more like I'd like them to be instead of what Apple made. - Jun 13 2007
Vista-Panel

Various Gnome Stuff by ThrowRocksAtMe1 38 comments

Add the "Main-Menu" applet to your bar. - Jun 12 2007
Vista-Panel

Various Gnome Stuff by ThrowRocksAtMe1 38 comments

http://gnome-look.org/content/download.php?content=59958&id=1
i'm glad ya like it - Jun 12 2007
Vista-Panel

Various Gnome Stuff by ThrowRocksAtMe1 38 comments

It's not stupid, it's just simple. If you have a better way, go for it. And yes, many of the downloads were probably curiosity, but, then, consider that you now have the knowledge of how I did it and have the freedom to make your own panel in a similar manner.

Also, Now, someone doesn't have to open up the GIMP to make their own. It's already made, and tweaked to semi-perfection.

It's GPL. If you have a better version, feel free to advertise, bud. - Jun 11 2007
Vista-Panel

Various Gnome Stuff by ThrowRocksAtMe1 38 comments

It's a custom-made one, sort of. I slapped it together combining what I liked from different places. The main base of the theme is OSX 3.3. I'd love to release it, but I would violate copyrights in doing so :/ - Jun 11 2007
Vista-Panel

Various Gnome Stuff by ThrowRocksAtMe1 38 comments

Ahhhh, Yes, this. I myself cannot stop the whole buttons extending to the same height as the button problem, it's because the buttons are meant to stretch to whatever shape/size of the panel, so says the theme's gtkrc file. If I knew more about theming I could maybe attempt to stop that from happening, but, alas, I don't.

The second problem, is because part of Wii-Black's gtkrc file, tells it to set a background for all 'menubar's. This includes the bars at the top of Firefox, and in applications like the Calculator, and applets on the panel as well. So, to stop this, you could open up Wii-Black's gtkrc file in
~/.themes/Wii-Black/gtk-2.0/gtkrc
and cut out the part that orders it to do so (Probably labeled
##################
#MENUBARS
##################
or something of the like) - Jun 11 2007
Human-Blue

Beryl/Emerald Themes by albertragnarsson 3 comments

http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/Vista-Panel?content=60077

Nice theme too! - Jun 11 2007
Vista-Panel

Various Gnome Stuff by ThrowRocksAtMe1 38 comments

I think you're completely right about the marketing issues... But the whole reason is to make the panel look like Vista for those who want to imitate the Vista look/feel. Normally, the start menu button would go no further than the edge of the panel, but I realized a very simple fix for this and tried to apply and tweak it until it was good. Negative votes or not, the 200 downloads in a matter of hours is pretty nice.

But why do people make Vista icon, Window Decorator, and GTK themes? Because XP and its predecessors were ugly!! Vista was the first Windows version to have a significant, and good looking, U.I., though many elements were copied from other sources (Mac OS X for example).
I think the Windows Vista panels look sleek, polished, and nice. And personally, the combined elements of OS X and Vista Aero make for a nice looking Desktop. - Jun 10 2007
The Ubuntu Experience

Wallpapers Ubuntu by Malet 4 comments

I think it looks cool. Very clean and polished. - Jun 07 2007
GRUB Splashes

GRUB Themes by ThrowRocksAtMe1 5 comments

In Step 6 it's referring to the name of the .xpm.gz file you would like to create a link to

The link points to one of the images in /boot/grub/images, depending on which one you chose (NAME-REQUIRED)

In step 8 you're renaming it to splash.xpm.gz, because that's the name GRUB looks for in /boot/grub when it's told to update. Renaming it to splash.xpm.gz does nothing to the link, the link still points to the splash-screen that you want, but the name splash.xpm.gz is auto-recognized by GRUB.

An easier way, but not as noob-friendly, to change the splash image, is to manually change the line of code in menu.lst to point directly to the splash image you want, unfortunately, and I don't know why, directly loading an image is slower than pointing to a link, by about half a second or so. - Jun 02 2007
GRUB Splashes

GRUB Themes by ThrowRocksAtMe1 5 comments

the reason of step six was to make a symbolic link to the image that you want, and then one of the steps after that was to rename it to splash.xpm.gz so it could be auto-recognized when you updated-grub - Jun 02 2007