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LightGrey for Domino

KDE 3.5 Themes by PUNX69 29 comments

Ditto. This is a lovely Domino theme. And I hadn't expected to find GTK+, Emerald, etc. themes! I rank this up with Uno on OS X. - Oct 14 2007
Gnome/Kwin/Avant Desktop

Gnome Screenshots by pummel 3 comments

See, that's what I'm talking about: use what works for you.

Right now I'm using kde 3.5 for my main desk, but I'm using Emerald with CompizFusion, and AWN. I use OS X at work and have found that Exposé and the Dock are way more intuitive than merely a taskbar and virtual desktops. And the Desktop Cube in Compiz is way more handy than I thought it would be!

I may go your route soon, though, although I don forsee turning my desktop into an OSX-ish thing at all. Compiz and AWN still have a few rough edges to work out, and I may eventually tire of them, and AWN has some real WTF moments at times (like, why does every window need a dock icon??? why not one icon per app?) and Compiz does some bizarre (though rare) things like defocusing the foreground window at random on my machine. Having said all that, it's nice to have some modern features on my favorite desktop. :-)

Hope you continue to enjoy your *n?x desktop experience! - Oct 13 2007

GTK2 Themes by simmons75 2 comments

That's Thunar:

It's possible, but not ultra-easy yet, to replace Nautilus with Thunar.

The script introduced there uses system() instead of exec() for some reason. Also, it's not very robust. I keep meaning to take a stab at rewriting it. - Sep 16 2006
Celtic - preview

Cursors by croky 16 comments

Well, the icon theme is a bit busy. And at that size, the knotwork looks like some sort of stylized Lovecraftian horror than beautiful Book of Kells work. That's not a reflection on the colorscheme or anything; the knotwork just looks more like tentacles to me. - Sep 29 2005
gnome 2.4

KDE Plasma Screenshots by dragoman 3 comments

Not so nice; well, it's okay, but it's a screenshot of one of the default themes, AFAIK. - Apr 12 2004
Screenshot 20040403

KDE Plasma Screenshots by simmons75 3 comments

That was sort of the point, I suppose. One of the big complaints about KDE from outside the slavering KDE-zealot ranks is that default KDE is ugly. I don't think that default GNOME is lovely, but it's at least a usable system out of the box without a ghastly, gaudy theme. I'm simply pointing out that KDE could also look simple, have a fast, unobtrusive widget set, and do so without being completely hideous. - Apr 05 2004

Wallpaper Other by bojitony 2 comments

I do have to wonder how long it'll be before someone complains, though, and people start posting pictures of Joseph Stalin again. - Mar 05 2004
Jeremiah 27:5

Wallpaper Other by timbrown527 23 comments

Your rant has nothing to do with KDE. Why polute the database with this crap that has nothing to do with KDE or the quality of the art posted here? - Feb 04 2004
Jeremiah 27:5

Wallpaper Other by timbrown527 23 comments

Not all of us believe in that "Brahma" crap, and it has nothing to do with KDE.

Just kidding. I agree that Tim's art is terrible, and I'm glad to see someone objecting to it for what it is (poor quality work) rather than what it represents (Christianity.) - Feb 04 2004
Don't Hide the Light! (Matt. 5:14,15)

Wallpaper Other by timbrown527 21 comments

It almost makes me change my mind about whether or not Tim Brown is doing this out of belief, and not out of trollish glee. - Jan 29 2004
Don't Hide the Light! (Matt. 5:14,15)

Wallpaper Other by timbrown527 21 comments

Well said. I'd be willing to bet that a number of people rate it down because of the pro-Christian message, but personally, I rate it down because it's all terrible.

To tell you the truth, though, I'm beginning to think that Tim's getting encouragement out of all the negative attention. I wasn't about to say "troll", was I? Troll? Naw...nobody'd keep posting consistently terrible art just to tick off people on, would they?

Meh. - Jan 29 2004
Gentoo BlackNBlue Wave Wallpaper

Wallpaper Other by sbrown1038 17 comments

Here's what I did to install KDE 3.1.5:

emerge kde

It did take a while, but I had less trouble with Gentoo than with Debian. - Jan 26 2004
And once again, nothing turns otherwise intelligent people into blathering idiots faster than posting pro-Christian messages to a board full of tech-savvy people.

I agree that Tim's artwork looks terrible, but I see no reason for the personal attacks. - Jan 24 2004
Two can play

Wallpaper Other by rafiki 2 comments

I'm beginning to think that Tim Brown is really trolling. I mean, look at it this way: when someone posts a pic of a "babe," or some equally non-KDE image, you might see a mild rebuke. But when Tim Brown posts a picture (I admit it, they look terrible) we get all the bible-burning "your God is dead" jackasses coming out of the woodwork making royal asses of themselves posting unfunny parodies like this one, or backgrounds with Stalin, or what have you.

I have a mild amount of belief, and believe me, when you bash someone who's allegedly Christian you're just egging them on--part of the Christian belief system tells them (us, if I believe in it, I suppose) that they're going to get treated just the way you're doing. If Tim's the real deal, you're just encouraging him. If he's not, you're just encouraging him to post more troll material. Either way, if you want Tim to go away, stop being horse's asses--it's that simple.

It's amazing to see otherwise intelligent people engage in stupid behavior over a difference in opinion. - Jan 22 2004
Stalin Kommunist

Wallpaper Other by Steels 45 comments

Ever heard of the voting system? I'm using it on this - Jan 22 2004

Wallpaper Other by jscott 2 comments

Not bad for an LCARS background; perhaps a tad busy, but otherwise okay. If I were you, I'd consider applying a gradient to entire sections. If you look at The Next Generation shots, LCARS displays are usually flat in color, and when the displays are the painted prints (instead of composited) you usually see lighting go from darker to lighter due to uneven lighting Occasionally you'll see animated displays done by an old technique using polarized sheets of plastic IIRC.

Again, nice, though not necessarily my cup of tea. :-D I'd prefer something more along the lines of the Star Trek TOS cast movies LCARS displays, but that's just my own personal taste. - Jan 09 2004

GTK1 Themes by nedkelly 16 comments

OK, first of all, both and serve as repositories for GNOME-related themes; try there, please.

Second of all: there's nothing remotely Panther-like about this theme. Panther may look like the bastard child of OS X, but this looks like the fourth cousin of the GTK1 theme Bubbles. I'm sorry to be so harsh, but someone could have come closer had they gone by screenshots alone. - Nov 14 2003
Industrial (Korilla)

KDE 3 Color Schemes by systemx 11 comments

I was just about to upload my OWN "Industrial" colorscheme. It's been a hectic past couple of weeks, been busy . . . then again, you're posting this for a specific Style, so perhaps I'll post the colorscheme I made for Plastik. Stay tuned. - Oct 17 2003
Got Christ?

Wallpaper Other by timbrown527 130 comments

Yes, I was living under the delusion that Linux users were by and large grownups.

Guess I was wrong. - Oct 16 2003
Plastik/Industrial shot

KDE Plasma Screenshots by simmons75 2 comments

I can do the colorscheme, but not the XMMS skin. It's available, erm, somewhere. :-D I actually got the Industrial theme by installing ximian-artwork on my Gentoo box. I may modify the skin to look more like Plastik; if i do that, I'll upload it. - Oct 06 2003
Pascal's Glory

Wallpaper Other by timbrown527 13 comments

This is a vast improvement on your previous attempts. - Oct 01 2003

Various Plasma 5 Improvements by dangvd 703 comments

Both are fairly serious errors. Not tarring files for a website that runs as close to the wire as it does is rude itself. Further, I cannot and will not trust a "source" distribution that includes binaries like this.

It's more rude to to post overly bloated packages for something that has the potential to be popular. - Sep 30 2003

Wallpaper Other by simmons75 5 comments

I looked at it at work and I can't see a damn thing. That's what I get for working on bg's in a dark room. :-D - Sep 30 2003
OpenOffice.org1.1 toolbar icon themes

Various KDE 1.-4. Styles by kol 130 comments

The pain of building the Ximian edition was worth it, IMHO. Mild integration with GNOME seems more like something to be tolerated than praised, but other than that, the little things like its ability to treat MS Office documents as if they were native was the real deal-winner. - Sep 20 2003
xTunes skin for XMMS

XMMS Skins by phantomas 12 comments

Heck, I prefer XMMS to iTunes. :-D - Sep 17 2003
The Way

Wallpaper Other by timbrown527 46 comments

While I admire your displays of faith, these backgrounds look terrible. They show a fair proficiency with Photoshop/GIMP plugins, but you need to work on things like composition and design. Plus, these make terrible backgrounds, unless you don't use desktop icons! - Sep 16 2003
Babel Fish-Making a Point

Wallpaper Other by flamy 10 comments

Nice way to make a point--mindlessly quote someone else's words, as if they're Holy Scripture.

Yup, you sure made a point. - Sep 15 2003
[Maybe OT] Emblems Support

Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements by ra1n 8 comments

For instance, in Nautilus one can assign an emblem to anything. Want a little speaker pic on this folder? No problem. want a different emblem on the desktop item of some app? No problem.

It's a handy feature (yes, believe it or not, it is! certainly more intuitive than MacOS's Labels), and I'm surprised that KDE hasn't done it yet. - Sep 15 2003
karamba multi-news

Karamba & Superkaramba by Matti 13 comments

change it from the Control Center in KDE. - Aug 06 2003

Karamba & Superkaramba by andy72 6 comments

Almost can get the source for BlueCurve off of Red Hat's FTP servers and build it that way. Since RH's people don't know how to properly build a KDE app, though, you'll probably have to install the sources, track down all the .moc files there, and rebuild them yourself before building and installing BlueCurve.

QtCurve is a derivative of BlueCurve. - May 31 2003

KDE 3.x Window Decorations by mikelima 28 comments

B II and QtCurve v2 are what I wish for when I use OS X. Wait, that'd just be an improved BeOS interface, wouldn't it? ;-D

Seriously, this is great. Small tablike titlebars, very little screen real estate; this is great! And the improvements to look and functionality are just what the doctor ordered. Bravo! - May 07 2003
Aqua Icons Modified

Icon Sub-Sets by snakattak3 10 comments

hate to burst your bubble, and I realize you've clarified by stating that these icons are not yours, but a couple of those are Apple icons.

C'mon, people, I know you like all things OS X (though I noticed a recent sshot I sent in of KDE3.1 on OSX had a snide comment about "Open Source OS X") but Apple kinda frowns on this sort of thing. - Feb 25 2003
Keramik on Jaguar

KDE Plasma Screenshots by simmons75 3 comments

Given how low this screenshot was rated, I take it you meant that in a sarcastic way. Yes, it's Free Software and Open Source software on OS X! That's KDE and GTK apps before your very eyes. I personally thought it was pretty sweet to have KDE 3.1 running just fine and dandy right there amongst the MacOS apps I have to use, and some of the Free and Open apps I use make my job 1000x easier.

If I'm a bad person for posting a screenshot that includes non-Free stuff, label me Satan, because I'm stuck with it for now. - Feb 25 2003
Mosfet Liquid Kwin Engine patch

KDE 3.x Window Decorations by andrepsico 17 comments

Mosfet is a he. - Sep 15 2002

Various Stuff by kborrey 9 comments

I know that this is a KDE-centric site, but it doesn't mean it's necessarily solely a home for KDE zealotry. What works better for you? - Sep 13 2002
KDE Graph Height

KDE 3 Color Schemes by simmons75 2 comments

the window in the foreground is Internet Explorer--on OSX. The window shadows come from running the headless X server on OSX. Sorry to have confused you. I'll submit an alternate screenshot made on my Linux box. It really doesn't come that close, as Liquid doesn't try for a perfect Aqua emulation, but it is, in my opinion, close. - Jul 20 2002
Segfault during install on Gentoo? What the devil did you do wrong, eh? - Jun 16 2002
KDE The Smart Choice

Wallpapers KDE Plasma by Fatal 6 comments

wonderful use of textures/light.

Although, come to think of it, the dark imagery (along with that odd faceless soldier) adds Orwellian overtones...perhaps you could change the title and subtitle to "WinXP, The Only Choice"? ;-) - Dec 27 2001
KDE, Anywhere...

Wallpapers KDE Plasma by tux 4 comments

Nice concept, but perhaps you need a better shot of the moon, or a roughed-up "K", or something.

I can see this going somewhere, but not as it is (just MHO, though.) - Dec 26 2001
The K Desktop

Wallpaper Other by Fatal 6 comments

/me bows humbly


Most creative thing I've seen on the site so far, honest. Very professional as well. Did you use GIMP, or did you resort to Photoshop (or some other tool?) - Dec 26 2001

Wallpaper Other by simmons75 8 comments

Amazing what one can do with random noise, the plasma plugin, and a couple of other plugins to boot. :-)

Come to think of it, after a short Christmas holiday I'll be installing Fink on OS X at work so I can use The GIMP as well as Photoshop. While it may be true that The GIMP isn't as full-featured as Photoshop, there are just some things The GIMP does better. :-)

Response is good so far; I'll upload a better-quality JPEG tonight (12/22/01) if I'm not dead-tired after a Christmas party. - Dec 22 2001

GTK1 Themes by simmons75 6 comments

I have trouble with the dark-grey patches . . . do you have problems with this with other GTK+ themes? I do.

Maybe it's time to take a second look at the Legacy're right, that's pretty annoying...theming both toolkits is an exercise in quiet frustration, as the Legacy and Pixmap engines, despite claims to the contrary, don't work the same. Sure, Legacy can work with GTK+ themes, but that doesn't mean the "emulation" is perfect. And I don't think it needs to be; just more complete.

What I really wish, and I mean, I really wish, is that there were some sort of cross-toolkit theming engines other than the GTK+ pixmap engine emulation support in Legacy. Legacy is nice, but incomplete. And besides, Qt is Not GTK+(TM).

I really wish I had an answer. Sorry for babbling so much. :-) - Dec 04 2001

GTK1 Themes by simmons75 6 comments

Everyone's a critic.

Also, take a look at

TTFN. :-) - Dec 02 2001

GTK1 Themes by Frank 11 comments

If one uses both KDE and GTK/GNOME apps, using a GTK pixmap theme is the only way to go, if you want a relatively simple way to theme both KDE and GTK/GNOME apps at the same time.

I for one wouldn't want to be bothered to create two different sets of themes for two toolkits just because the two groups can't be bothered to get along. - Nov 24 2001