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Ubuntu May 2010 Screenshot by lassekongo83 Ubuntu May 2010 Screenshot by lassekongo83
Playing around with integrated graphics on the wallpaper. (The panel graphic and the top graphic near conky.) :p
Gnome-panel doesn't support proper alpha-transparency without making everything look like a frellwit. But you can use a single colored panel bg and then set that to 0 in the opaque options.

Also, emerald theme is inspired by this concept.

Other info
Apps: conky, firefox, feh, dockbarx
Pic: [link]
Wall: [link]
Icons: [link]
GTK: Smee (modified to allow single colored panel bg.)
Emerald: [link]
Fonts: Tahoma, Trebuchet MS (conky.)

Update: Hey guess what, if you want to make a similar desktop I'll give you some templates and hints. :p

1. Here's a PSD (Photoshop) template with the top and panel graphics - [link]
You will need to adjust the images to your screen resolution + add your wallpaper of choice as the bg layer. Then just save it as a png background. (You can hide the heart button layer though.)

2. Select a GTK theme that doesn't use a backround image in the panel. (Use my Smee style for example and comment out the following line in the panel.rc file - bg_pixmap[NORMAL] = "/Panel/panel-bg.png" # Disable for normal panel backgrounds.)
Open your panel settings and set the height to 32px and make the background 100% opaque.
Then install and add the dockbarx applet to the panel. (I'm using the Gaia dockbarx theme.)

3. Here is the start-here.png file - [link]
Add a single menu applet.
Open gconf-editor and go to apps > panel > object(s) and find the menu applet. Select use custom icon and then add the path to the icon in another area somewhere below or above that value.

Note: To edit the setting of each panel applet with my Smee theme you'll need to rightclick just to the left of the icon near the applet. I've removed the handles in that theme.
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TaylanTatli Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I love this concept please share your psd again. :)
WillyPL Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Student General Artist
Great :D
SarraDarling Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011
This is gorgeous :)
ScreenDsk Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Student Interface Designer
Omg! that epic!! :) really nice bro!
Owltruism Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011
don't you use tabs? or do you use some shortcut or something? cuz I like the clean look but I couldn't work without tabs xD
MegaManZeroFan Featured By Owner May 26, 2011
Amazing conky setup.
anywayfragment Featured By Owner May 17, 2011
Still fucking great.
lucidlynx2011 Featured By Owner May 13, 2011
This shows that Ubuntu is a completely customizable
Dobbie03 Featured By Owner May 11, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Oh my god, that is amazing.
F8Fabe Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
omg looks epic
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