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What does your Ubuntu desktop look like?

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asked Feb 14 '11 at 00:31

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Madison Tries

edited Feb 14 '11 at 07:46

resize pic - it's way too big!

(Feb 14 '11 at 13:03) palhmbs palhmbs's gravatar image

It does not seem too big to me.

(Feb 17 '11 at 16:22) Madison Tries Madison%20Tries's gravatar image

i have the same background on my Mac.

(Feb 18 '11 at 05:02) ianmolt ianmolt's gravatar image

My current screenie

Background updated by script, a current world-wide weather map. Window Manager is Icewm. My Music is run by Abraca. I use Mrxvt as my terminal.

answered Feb 14 '11 at 12:59

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edited Feb 14 '11 at 13:02

where did you get/how did you create the script? i am quite interested in this

(Feb 14 '11 at 14:49) trueb trueb's gravatar image

Using Docky and Elegant Gnome

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answered Feb 14 '11 at 13:38

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edited Feb 17 '11 at 16:41

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Tim Fontana

A pretty boring, normal desktop.

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answered Feb 14 '11 at 15:05

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That's really nice; I like how you've used the space in the upper bar.

2 questions: What is the applet you're using for showing the incoming/outgoing speed? And what is the window decorator? It looks like you've got a frame around the window for extra "grabbing" room to resize your windows.

(Feb 17 '11 at 21:32) AlanStryder AlanStryder's gravatar image

Thanks, i've been messing with my setup recently so needed to make sure it did not blow up.

I've changed it a bit since the screenshot but:

Netspeed - To see your network in/out

Compiz fusion with emerald for the window decorator (replaces original with that). You can make them transparent if you want too.

Search for 'panel applet' in synaptic package manager to find all the rest.

I also have compiz set to run the ring switcher when you hit the left side of the screen.

Have fun!

(Feb 18 '11 at 05:41) SignOff SignOff's gravatar image
From Stuff

That's my current Linux desktop on my X201. Simple, clean and elegant - but the Compiz effects I run make it a showstopper. Click to embiggen.

answered Feb 14 '11 at 00:55

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For the Default look you should check the official website www.ubuntu.com

It is highly customizable so one cannot say how it looks. It depends on how one customized it.

You can use Compiz for awesome effects and Emerald theme manager (you can even get aero like effects). You should also check cairo dock. It's really awesome.

answered Feb 17 '11 at 09:02

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Sandeep Pilakhnawal


I mean: "What does your customization of Ubuntu look like."

(Feb 17 '11 at 16:24) Madison Tries Madison%20Tries's gravatar image

Couldn't upload it here, seems lockergnome.net is not so familiar with what I'm doing to upload a picture not even with img command.

PS:The original size is here

answered Feb 17 '11 at 18:59

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edited Feb 17 '11 at 19:08

Like crap... :D

I use very basic wallpaper & appearance + 0 effects or addons to keep video performance very low.

answered Feb 19 '11 at 00:44

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Last updated: Feb 19 '11 at 00:44