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Love by lassekongo83 Love by lassekongo83
...or hate for those who can't use it. :p

TITS OR GTFO...err I MEAN, READ OR GTFO!

THIS THEME IS MANUAL FOR EXPERIENCED GNOME USERS ONLY

- You need to know how to use gconf-editor and how to change icons.
- You need to know how to edit images to fit your screen resolution.
- You may need to know a little bit more about Gnome, life and all those little details that I'm bad at explaining.
- If anything screws up on the interface it's your own fault. Always backup and remember previous settings.

How to use
1. Edit the images in the Graphics folder to your screen resolution and then paste them on your wallpaper of choice.

2. Apply the GTK theme and Emerald theme. Set your panel height to 26px and the background to solid with an opaque of 0. Then remove all applets in the panel and add a single main menu button on the left and perhaps a shutdown button on the right (optional, it can be any applet you want). In between there you can add a dock or dockbarx.

3. Change the main menu icon in gnconf-editor. Apps > Panel > Object > Object_0. Select "use custom icon" and then add the path to the start-here.png in "custom icon path". The shutdown icon is harder to change. Usally you'll need to backup and replace your gnome-shutdown.png icon in your icon set. (In the 24x24/apps folder probably.)

Photo: [link]
Wall: [link]
Conky: Photoshopped. Just search google for horizontal conky and you'll probably find something.


Yes, I am having some fun with faking gnome-panel by integrating the graphics in the wallpaper. The gnome-panel developers should do something about their creation and allow designers to use alpha transparent png files with sizing-margins so we can create themes that are easier to use. But that will probably never happen. I just felt that I could do something different this time by working around the limitations in Gnome.
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tmos2 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
Great work, I just published it in my Linux Customization pinboard on pinterest : [link]
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LantoHavana Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011
very nice & clean desktop
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:iconproject24:
Project24 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
Your rock man, damn i use windows :/
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:iconasura-kumara:
Asura-Kumara Featured By Owner May 22, 2010
~ beautiful ~
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:iconmiksedk:
miksedk Featured By Owner May 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
very very nice, ill give it a try one of these days, just downloaded it.

really love your clean themes :-)

thumbs up from here.

kind regards miksedk
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guzzorustyjoe Featured By Owner May 19, 2010
Nice work ...
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:iconrichluk:
richluk Featured By Owner May 19, 2010
what kind of linux version you use I want to install and customize, thanks?
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elum1nx Featured By Owner May 19, 2010
Dude awesome work, extremely creative and minimalistic 2 artistic attributes that will always prevail. Great work and awesome creative skills.
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:iconbobhell:
bobhell Featured By Owner May 19, 2010
I love your minimalistic Style! Thanks!
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:iconneil78b:
neil78b Featured By Owner May 18, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I'm all about change, but this new deviantart look is pissing me off. I can't even see a full size image of this screenshot, omfg. Anyway, this looks cool from what I can see.
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:iconrenegadesoldier:
renegadesoldier Featured By Owner May 19, 2010   General Artist
I agree. I prefered the look of v6. It was uniform, grey ish and made you focus on the art not the site.

They say they made the top nav bar thinner...yeah right, its like 10px thicker!
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:iconpalmeiraant:
palmeiraant Featured By Owner May 19, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
they combined the menubar, it's a bit more minimalistic now, and i can see full sized artworks
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:iconhaicaoboi87:
haicaoboi87 Featured By Owner May 18, 2010
the emerald is great ! :)
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:iconhawk:
hawk Featured By Owner May 18, 2010
Amazing! Very well done.
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:iconahlberg:
ahlberg Featured By Owner May 18, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Fantastiskt! Gotta love that heart captionbutton. Great work!
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:iconnotorious-grafix:
NotoriouS-GrafiX Featured By Owner May 18, 2010
Beautiful work here! How do you get your browser to have nothing but the window borders?
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:iconthales-img:
thales-img Featured By Owner May 18, 2010  Student General Artist
they (G-users) really do deserve it^^
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:iconxinzax:
xInZax Featured By Owner May 18, 2010  Student Digital Artist
LOVEly. ♥
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:iconnikobet:
nikobet Featured By Owner May 18, 2010
Gorgeous work :heart:
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:iconhombre-cz:
hombre-cz Featured By Owner May 18, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
looks nice
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:iconclubberry:
Clubberry Featured By Owner May 18, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
why you don't make themes for xp? :tears:
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:iconsakurakira:
sakurakira Featured By Owner May 18, 2010
Those hearts are so cute.

:heart:
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:icondacone:
DaCone Featured By Owner May 18, 2010  Professional General Artist
op delivers!
nice concept my friend... hope you do something new for win7 someday =/
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:iconpathosesnorms:
PathosesNorms Featured By Owner May 18, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
This concept is brilliant, simple but brilliant!
Think it would look really good as a Windows 7 style =)


Yes yes!
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washufeng Featured By Owner May 18, 2010   Artist
Thank you for all these explanations Lessekongo ^ ^
It's true that I'm not very accustomed to GConf.
And the explanations are in English, not easy. But I'll try.
It's a good tutorial. I also take this opportunity to thank you for all the work you provided.
So thank you to you and thank you for our desktop

:clap:
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:iconstrich9ine:
strich9ine Featured By Owner May 18, 2010   Photographer
:love: extraordinary work...!
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:iconizobalax:
Izobalax Featured By Owner May 18, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
This is seriously creative. I love it.

/izo\
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