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spendabuck
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2002 5:33 pm    Post subject: I give up..... Reply with quote

I still can't get my desktop to look like jay http://www.jensflorian.com/linux/gentoo/aqua.jpg this is the best I could do http://pageone.pointclark.net:8080/Screenshot.jpg the scroll bar is ok but the borders and buttons. this is driving me nuts, well that's it I'll have to live with this.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2002 5:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Who wants to emulate an icky os like that anway?
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2002 5:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK folks -- no OS trolling here. I don't make comments about a certain crappy, overly-dramatic, nonsensical SciFi meta-series that should have died an ugly death a long time ago, so let's leave the OS potshots out as well.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2002 5:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ive just had bad experinces wiht MacOS. Sorry, ill keep that off here.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2002 5:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

well like I said in another post I just like the look of the Mac OS X desktop don't have the money to buy one but hey...
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2002 5:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

spendabuck: the borders are changed with a windowmanager - metacity or sawfish. GTK1 themes have to be changed in the old gnome controlcenter (gnomecc) the GTK2 and GTK+ themes are changed in the new control-center (gnome-control-center).
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2002 5:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Regarding your desktop question, have you thought about contacting the original creator and asking him/her how they did it?

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2002 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This took me awhile to figure out too. If you're using the default window manager with Gnome2, then you need a metacity them (not a metatheme). I couldn't get the Aqua one to work for some reason, but I got AEon Marbles to work, which I think looks better. First go here
http://www.sunshineinabag.co.uk/metacity/
And find a theme you like for metacity, and download it and extract it to ~/.metacity/themes. Then set it using this command
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gconftool-2 --type=string --set /apps/metacity/general/theme "AEon Marbles v1.1"

Where AEon Marbles v1.1=The name of the folder the theme extracted to in ~/.metacity/themes, then your window decorations should be changed.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2002 8:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually this thread is just a continuation of this thread: http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic.php?t=6772 and this threaad: http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic.php?t=6742
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2002 8:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks guys I will try all your suggestions when I get home from work tonite.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2002 8:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is generally a good idea to post follow-up questions in the same thread, rather than starting a new thread. Placing snippets of one conversation in multiple threads makes it very difficult for future users to glean any useful information from searching, etc.

Locking this thread in favor of this one

(thanks jay, for pointing that out.)

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