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July 2012 by lassekongo83 July 2012 by lassekongo83
ArchLinux with gnome-shell 3.4.

I'm starting to dislike the intense shadows in mutter. They need to be made configurable. :/ I'm also disliking the lack of good application design in the foss world. Just a plain nautilus window for now because couldn't really figure out what else to display. :p

Wallpaper: [link] (Slightly modified. The original can be seen in the right pic.)
Shell theme: [link] with a modified panel.
GTK/Mutter theme: [link]
Pic: [link]
Icons: Faenza and [link]
Font: Liberation Sans Narrow
Apps: Screenlets (slideshow), nautilus, awn, conky.
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:iconsarusc:
sarusc Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012
please send shell themes on saruusc@gmail.com
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:iconmiksedk:
miksedk Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Så lækkert det ser ud :-)
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:iconchuuey:
chuuey Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012
lovely :)
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4C4D Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
Very nice and minimal
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bra10n Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
IMO opinion the problem with open-source design is twofold;
1. Everyone today is a graphic designer, photographer, UI specialist etc... The KDE icon-set (since 4.6) is a perfect example..., quotes from the developer saying "they'll grow on you" and "the icons are technically more aesthetic". Really? A professional graphic artist working as an unpaid foss developer?
2. The lack of any design concept, guidelines or visual framework for dev's to comply with prior to their work being incorporated into mainstream distro's. Again as an example, KDE is touted as having "too many" config's to deal with, but more often these settings merely take you from one visual disaster to another. And let's not start talking about the theme shortcuts developers take hard-coding colors and substituting images to make the vanilla base look right.

Hang in there lassekongo83... It is individuals like yourself that show these guys for what they are. I am a open-source user but I don't 'revere' the almighty dev's like most do. I don't buy their contra-arguments more often than not and certainly have no time for their excuses...

After all, it's the developers themselves who's desire it is to foster open-source adoption and increase market share overall on the desktop. Personally I'm tired of hearing it and would instead like to SEE something done about it.
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canaris1780 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
nice & clean.
good work.

cheers mate!
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:iconmizutaifux:
MizuTaifux Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
I like it.
Anna Icons is perfect for docks.
Good colors. :)
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iamfunkyy Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
Very likeeeeeee.
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ThreatDown Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
Nice work. Gnome-shell theme is quite nice and I love the look of the window borders on the gtk theme.
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AaronBPaden Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist
Personally I prefer the look of Thunar, though that may just be my GTK theme.

A lot of the *really* bad looking Linux apps are old as dirt and difficult to change, having old GTK UI code written in straight C (GIMP). I've seen a number of newer apps that look really great, though. This new push to use PyGObject with Glade is a good one, IMO.

If you're looking for a good configurable compositor where you can change the effect, check out compton. [link]
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llewton Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
you make some very good points.
i used thunar for quite a few years and liked it well enough, but then recently switched to KDE. the other day i was setting up XFCE on an old box and couldn't get over how poor thunar is, UI-wise, compared to dolphin. the icons won't automatically scale and arrange themselves so when you resize the window there's empty space everywhere.. amazing though how this was never a big deal while i used it :)
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AaronBPaden Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist
Yeah, Dolphin has some great features! But it's still a bit slow for older computers like mine. I use a detailed list view with large icons. It's a good compromise that works for me.
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flydragon7 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
ddrraagggaa
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maxim2 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
very,very nice setup :)
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kexolino Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
And when the sexy updates come to the Nautilus toolbar, that'll be ugly too...
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shanesemler Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, FOSS UI "design" is shit. Nautilus just get's worse and worse. Dolphin was never good. Thunar and PCmanfmlmnop or whatever look like gimpy throwbacks. That's one of the reasons I gave up on Linux.
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the-harris Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
UI and UX design by "developers" will always be great - for developers.
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alelopnog Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012
try elementary, os, then.
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ThreatDown Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
I find dolphin to be quite good.
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half-left Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Finder and Explorer are no perfect UI design either, by far in fact so I'm not sure why you're saying what you're saying.
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shanesemler Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I'm saying it because I find Linux file managers unusable.
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half-left Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
If that's so then you should stop using a computer. Tried using OS X finder? May as well stab yourself in the face all day using that. :D
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shanesemler Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
It would be pretty annoying if I hadn't bought TotalFinder. That pretty much fixed all the problems I had with it.
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ANOKNUSA Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
I find your quibbling tiresome. Begone, troll! Return to your dank cave, to feast upon the festering flesh of your billygoat stash.

Lots of people don't like Linux. Lots of people don't like lots of stuff. We don't need all of you to sound off for roll call, for crap's sake.
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shanesemler Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I'm not a troll. I'm not happy with how the Linux desktop has developed. I'm not the only one who is disappointed. That has nothing to do with trolling.
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ANOKNUSA Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012
It's unfortunate that you're unhappy with it; it's also irrelevant, as you don't use the software in question and thus have no reason to complain. My point is simply that complaining that an open community built upon disbursed contribution for the purpose of reaching common goals doesn't meet your own tastes, aims or desires is asinine; either contribute improvements to existing designs, offer a competitive and competent alternative (one that doesn't require switching to another OS, mind you)--both of which are in your power--or leave us be. The same goes to the nebulous masses you appeal to, who likewise have not and will not contribute anything of consequence.

You're free to use what you like, but complaining that what you want doesn't exist because someone else won't make it for you--when you seem plenty qualified to make it yourself--is pointless. After all, has it occurred to you that the reason the designs are "shit" is simply because they were designed by folks and for folks with tastes unlike your own? Should that be the case, the "usability" of those designs is subjective, and therefore not up for any real debate, and therefore there's no point in complaining about them in a comments section dedicated to a screenshot of an operating system that you don't even use and good god i thinkmybrainismeltingfromhavingtoexplainthistoasupposedlyreasonableadult...

tl;dr--Ranger FTW!
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FallenUnia Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
You gave up on Linux because its filemanagers look ugly? That made me curious for your reasons to even try it :D
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shanesemler Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I said one of the reasons. There are many others. Not just how that look but how they behave. I used Linux for over 10 years. It almost got good there before Windows 7 came out. But it's all been down hill since then. Linux is great on servers but I gave up on the desktop.
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FallenUnia Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
Oke, seems there's proper reasoning behind this. To each his own, I guess :)
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:iconshanesemler:
shanesemler Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you. I'm glad you understand. :)
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FallenUnia Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
I will always, as long as there's proper reasoning; nothing wrong with a bit of a discussion :)
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