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Hi,

With the advent of this new section (AWESOME! :D), I thought it would be cool to list a few theming sites for Linux.

I'll list the ones I know of:

[url="http://themes.freshmeat.net"]http://themes.freshmeat.net[/url] - themes for almost every wm
[url="http://www.gooeylinux.org"]http://www.gooeylinux.org[/url] - mainly centered around gnome and the osx look
[url="http://www.kde-look.org"]http://www.kde-look.org[/url] - themes for kde
[url="http://art.gnome.org"]http://art.gnome.org[/url] - themes for gnome
[url="http://www.themedepot.org"]http://www.themedepot.org[/url] - themes for many wms

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They use some of the backgrounds from here at my uni.

[url="http://www.3dcrew.com/"]http://www.3dcrew.com/[/url]

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Looks Good. Gonna NIP this thread. (Y)

[url="http://nip.bxboy.com/176"][i]NIP'ed #176[/i][/url]

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[url="http://www.stylix.org"]http://www.stylix.org[/url]
EDIT [more]:
---[GNOME]--------------------------------------------
- [url="http://gooeylinux.org/index.php"]Gooey Linux[/url]
- [url="http://www.themedepot.org/"]Theme Depot[/url]
- [url="http://www.iceflow.net/"]iceflow.net[/url]
- [url="http://themes.freshmeat.net/"]Themes at freshmeat[/url]
- [url="http://art.gnome.org/"]Gnome Art[/url]
- [url="http://sebdelestaing.free.fr/"]Seb[/url]
- [url="http://www.aqua-soft.org/board/index.php?showforum=12"]Aqua-Soft[/url]
- [url="http://www.users.monornet.hu/osx/index.html"]roberTO's My Themes for Linux[/url]
- [url="http://www.aquaxp.com/"]AquaXP[/url]
- [url="http://www.kde-look.org"]KDE-look[/url]
- [url="http://stylix.modosis.com/"]Stylix[/url]

---[KDE]----------------------------------------------

- [url="http://www.kde-look.org/"]KDE-Look[/url]
- [url="http://www.fwnetwork.com/kde/"]The Freeware Network[/url]
- [url="http://www.ezskins.com/product.phtml?LinuxKDEthemes"]EZ Skins[/url]
- [url="http://themes.freshmeat.net/browse/57/?topic_id=57"]FreshMeat[/url]
- [url="http://home.fnal.gov/~dawson/themes/"]Fermilad Themes For KDE[/url]
- [url="http://themes.unixque.com/"]KDE Themes - Blue[/url]
- [url="http://home.uwnet.nl/~vita/linux/linux-content.html"]Linux & KDE[/url]
- [url="http://stylix.modosis.com/"]Stylix[/url]
- [url="http://gooeylinux.org/"]GooeyLinux[/url]

------------------------------------------------------ Edited by dewy

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Pinned. Keep it coming guys :)

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[quote name='configure' date='Mar 15 2004, 14:20']Pinned. Keep it coming guys :)[/quote]
Will do

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I also recommend [url="http://www.gooeylinux.org/"]gooeylinux.org[/url], it is really awesome

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some distro's themes are pritty good like mandrake's galaxy 2

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My mates have linux going as a desktop OS , on there desktop they have this bar down the side with load , and all these other stats etc . How do i get this?

Thanks

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I guess you are looking for gkrellm.
Gentoo sais:
[quote]*  app-admin/gkrellm
      Latest version available: 2.2.1
      Latest version installed: [ Not Installed ]      Size of downloaded files: 648 kB
      Homepage:    [url="http://www.gkrellm.net/"]http://www.gkrellm.net/[/url]
      Description: Single process stack of various system monitors
      License:    GPL-2[/quote]

if you don't mean that you might want to look
at the gnome capplets, xfce-plugins. ( if you want them in the bottom bar or where ever your gnome/xfce bar is located )
or gdesklets, karamba, superkaramba ( if you want the stats on the desktop, like OSX's dashboard )

kindest regards,
Moritz "neofeed" Angermann

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Or maybe torsmo?

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Bushrat, gdesklets if they are running gnome

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roberTO's themes can be found [url="http://www.users.monornet.hu/linux/index2.html"]here[/url] - his are some of the best gnome themes available.

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[quote name='rezza' date='Aug 4 2004, 01:11']roberTO's themes can be found [url="http://www.users.monornet.hu/linux/index2.html"]here[/url] - his are some of the best gnome themes available.[/quote]
Whoa! I love those themes! Thanks a lot. I'll have to try them out :D.

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[quote name='rezza' date='Aug 4 2004, 02:11']roberTO's themes can be found [url="http://www.users.monornet.hu/linux/index2.html"]here[/url] - his are some of the best gnome themes available.[/quote]
Thank you rezza :)

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[quote name='rezza' date='Aug 4 2004, 09:11']roberTO's themes can be found [url="http://www.users.monornet.hu/linux/index2.html"]here[/url] - his are some of the best gnome themes available.[/quote]
I concur. Some of my favourite themes are from roberTO. Keep up the good work roberTO :)

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how do u install the themes

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[url="http://www.zensites.net/fvwm/guide/"]FVWM Beginner's Guide[/url]

Warning: Not for the faint of heart!

While the title suggests otherwise, .fvwm2rc's can take a while to get used to. The sample code provided will give you a useable (but ugly) desktop. Make sure you read the documentation thoroughly before attempting to create your own theme from scratch. It's better to ignore the snippets that you've obtained throughout the years, and to actually understand the inner workings of Fvwm.

Have fun!

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[quote]Closed

As all of you have noticed, Gooeylinux has been dead. Mike and I have become very busy in recent months, and have had neither the time nor the motivation to continue running the forum. Mike started this site as a haven for linux users from other communities, and I feel that we've done that. But there are at this point many other places one can turn to for Linux GUI customization, and forums need a very strong body of members contributing to survive. Gooeylinux was a fun, but failed experiment.

Thank you to everyone who helped with the site. We met lots of interesting people, and I hope we helped some people as well. The IRC channel (#gooeylinux - irc.freenode.net) will stay open, so feel free to join us there. Also, all the subprojects of gooeylinux will remain available. Archives of the forum will appear shortly. If you have any comments/questions, email me.



--contrasutra (ben@gooeylinux.org) , 11/25/04
[/quote]
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO...

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Here is a GREAT frontend for art.gnome.org
This app should be in the new gnome release, check it out. [url="http://www.miketech.net/gnome-art/"]http://www.miketech.net/gnome-art/[/url]

[img]http://www.miketech.net/gnome-art/gnome-art2.png[/img]

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Hi linux fan.

This is my new project :

[url="http://oceanic.wsisiz.edu.pl/~slabosz/wordpress/"]Gui change[/url]

You can find there stuff for linux gui.

It is only a beta version of the page so be kind.

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[url="http://www.hewphoria.com"]Hewphoria[/url] - Pekwm and misc other stuff

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If any links are dead sorry....this is quite old and from what I've posted on 2 other forums

[b][u]Metacity Theme Editor[/u][/b]
[url="http://gnomesupport.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=9400&highlight="]http://gnomesupport.org/forums/viewtopic.p...9400&highlight=[/url]

general (know the environment)
[url="http://www.gnomefiles.org/"]http://www.gnomefiles.org/[/url]
[url="http://www.gnomefiles.org/app.php?soft_id=114"]http://www.gnomefiles.org/app.php?soft_id=114[/url]

SmoothEngine
[url="http://gnome.org/~thos/Smooth-Docs/"]http://gnome.org/~thos/Smooth-Docs/[/url]
[url="http://www.unit-e.cc/~ajgenius/Gnome/Themes/Tutorials/?id=SmoothEngine"]http://www.unit-e.cc/~ajgenius/Gnome/Theme...id=SmoothEngine[/url]
[url="http://sourceforge.net/projects/smooth-engine/"]http://sourceforge.net/projects/smooth-engine/[/url]
[url="http://www.gnomefiles.org/app.php?soft_id=114"]http://www.gnomefiles.org/app.php?soft_id=114[/url]
[url="http://web.subpop.net/art/smoothgnome/"]http://web.subpop.net/art/smoothgnome/[/url]

GTK
[url="http://www.unit-e.cc/~ajgenius/Gnome/Themes/Tutorials/?id=GTKThemes"]http://www.unit-e.cc/~ajgenius/Gnome/Theme...s/?id=GTKThemes[/url]

Metacity
[url="http://developer.gnome.org/doc/tutorials/metacity/metacity-themes.html"]http://developer.gnome.org/doc/tutorials/m...ity-themes.html[/url]

ICONS
[url="http://www.unit-e.cc/~ajgenius/Gnome/Themes/Tutorials/?id=IconThemes"]http://www.unit-e.cc/~ajgenius/Gnome/Theme.../?id=IconThemes[/url]
[url="http://www.gnomefiles.org/app.php?soft_id=385"]http://www.gnomefiles.org/app.php?soft_id=385[/url]
[url="http://gnomesupport.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=7397&highlight=standard"]http://gnomesupport.org/forums/viewtopic.p...hlight=standard[/url]
[url="http://gnomesupport.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=7398&highlight=standard"]http://gnomesupport.org/forums/viewtopic.p...hlight=standard[/url]
[url="http://developer.gnome.org/doc/API/2.4/gtk/gtk-Stock-Items.html"]http://developer.gnome.org/doc/API/2.4/gtk...tock-Items.html[/url]

Help other than here
[url="http://gnomesupport.org/forums/viewforum.php?f=20"]http://gnomesupport.org/forums/viewforum.php?f=20[/url]

Tinkering and hacking others themes is necessary to really get it. Docs are very limited. So get stuff and hack! That's what I did.
[url="http://gnome-look.org/"]http://gnome-look.org/[/url]
[url="http://art.gnome.org/"]http://art.gnome.org/[/url]
[url="http://www.themedepot.org/"]http://www.themedepot.org/[/url]


you need images for pixmap themes and practice?
[url="http://www.wincustomize.com/skins.asp?library=1"]http://www.wincustomize.com/skins.asp?library=1[/url]
the .wba extension is seen as a zip type by file-roller ;)

[u][b]Errors[/b][/u]
Whether gtk, metacity, or icon theming, errors may or may not be printed in vt1 (Ctrl+Alt+F1) depending on the distro you use. Mandrake used to, but doesn't seem to anymore. Debian's and Fedora do. You can easily get the errors by running
gnome-theme-manager
in an X terminal (Gnome Terminal, Aterm, Eterm, Xterm, rxvt etc....).

[u][i]Metacity[/i][/u]
Metacity has a nice tool. The
metacity-theme-viewer
Run it from an X terminal;
metacity-theme-viewer name_of_metacity_theme
[example]metacity-theme-viewer d3a
and you can find out how fast it loads and errors pointing to any problems with loading the theme. It opens a gui to show you all the different aspects of the theme.

[url="http://developer.gnome.org/projects/gup/hig/1.0/"]http://developer.gnome.org/projects/gup/hig/1.0/[/url]
[url="http://cvs.gnome.org/viewcvs/gtk+/docs/widget_geometry.txt?rev=1.5"]http://cvs.gnome.org/viewcvs/gtk+/docs/wid...try.txt?rev=1.5[/url]

##################
[b]Scalable Vector Graphics[/b]
This is what I'm currently interested in and researching. Instead of pixmap, you can make svg/gtk and metacity themes, and of course icon themes.

[url="http://librsvg.sourceforge.net/"]http://librsvg.sourceforge.net/[/url]
[url="http://www.inkscape.org/"]http://www.inkscape.org/[/url] (has a built in tutorial)
[url="http://www.sodipodi.com/"]http://www.sodipodi.com/[/url]

[url="http://programmer-art.org/?page=inkscape"]http://programmer-art.org/?page=inkscape[/url]

oh, and GIB
[url="http://gnomefiles.org/app.php?soft_id=385"]http://gnomefiles.org/app.php?soft_id=385[/url]
if the downlaod isn't available I have them here
[url="http://kwh.kernow-gb.com/~bvc/theme/icons/gib/"]http://kwh.kernow-gb.com/~bvc/theme/icons/gib/[/url]

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[quote name='coxis' date='May 15 2005, 11:23']Hi linux fan.

This is my new project :

[url="http://oceanic.wsisiz.edu.pl/~slabosz/wordpress/"]Gui change[/url]

You can find there stuff for linux gui.

It is only a beta version of the page so be kind.
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[/quote]

Thanks, your site is amazing. And I always use your icons because you have the pick of the best.
Love it!

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Thanx for your comment :D

Now the page is available at : [url="http://www.guistyles.com"]www.GuiStyles.com[/url]
I think it works quite good for now.

[quote name='Sensayshun' date='Jul 17 2005, 10:48']Thanks, your site is amazing. And I always use your icons because you have the pick of the best.
Love it!
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[/quote]

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