This section will be dedicated to how to do stuff like customize your X
desktop. I've gotten a lot of messages from people asking me where did you
get this and where did you get that. How did you do this and how did you do
that. So I decided to put together this section .. For now, it is going to
be like a little faq about my ScreenShots
because I gotten enough questions to make one up :)
Here is a small util to switch gtk themes on the fly from the command
line and with an optional gui preview
Checkout this page for a neat perl script to add
a background to E's cache without
having to restart.
Here is another Eterm perl script from DNAspark99 that not only randomizes but picks
images from the directory you tell it to and sets other things intelligently.
What is that neat little MP3 player you got on your screenshots?
Believe it or not, that is XMMS.
However, you need a plug-in made by Tim Ferguson to get it
to use those skins which are native skins of Kjofol. Then get skins from Customize.org or SkinZ.org
Where do you get your backgrounds from ??
I mostly get them from DigitalBlasphmey.com or Tigert's site.
I tried to add descriptions to my screenshots now. When you view them
you should see the info or when you place your mouse over the shot too.
WHAT.. you seem to have GKrellM monitoring two
machines at one time, how do you do that?
Well, that's very easy .. I have two machines connected via ethernet and
I run one GKrellM locally, then telnet or ssh to the other one which I had
installed GKrellM in too, and excute gkrellm & in that machine too. In some
cases when ssh or telnet doesn't set your display variable, export it like
How do you change your gnome-panel icons?
When Themes.org had the resources
section up, I downloaded some icons and I just go to global properties and
replace Gnome's stock icons with those.
Rumor has it that the Resource's
section at t.o will be back soon :-)
How do you get your panel so small !
I run the devel branch which allows that. Or ou can recompile your
stable branch after you change in the panel directory, the file
button-widget.c in the line that says #def icon_size_big 48 to 24..
recompile and you should be set. However, you won't be able to resize your
panel after that. If you want to be able to resize, either run the devel
branch or wait !!
How come you have different font and colors for Netscape?
This is controlled by your Xdefaults. In your home directory, there is a
file called .Xdefaults which controls the colors of the widgets for your X
programs. Netscape understands these variables. I change Netscape's colors
according to my gtk theme. I always have nexus as my font too because I
don't like the huge fonts that Netscape uses by default. If you only want to
change the fonts in Netscape, append those lines to your ~/.Xdefaults:
If you want to change the fonts and the colors then download this file and append it to your .Xdefaults file. Change the color from gainsboro to whatever you
like, use a utility like gcolorsel or something like that to browse the colors. Also,
you can change the font to what ever you like.
How do you get your Eterm to shade and tint like that in your
screenshots? and how come your logs are colored, I want mine like that too !
OK, I have some goodies for you guys, The shading/tinting is controlled
by a perl script that calculates random shade/tint & levels/colors. If you run
Eterm-0.8.9 then download this script. If you run Eterm
from cvs, things have changed, then download this script.
Stick it in your home dir then chmod +x it to
make sure it has executable permissions, edit the options which are self
explanitory, You can change the font, the title or whatever. The program
that is logging my logs in color is called Colortail. Get it and watch in
color just like me, it happens to be the program I am using, there are a
wealth of other programs that do the same thing at Freshmeat.net so look there for more.
Here is a menus.cfg for people with two mouse
buttons to use with enlightenment contributed by DNAspark99