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Old 24. Mar 2018, 03:11 PM   #511 (permalink)
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Applying a similar dark theme to Zorin Lite 12.3

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Old 16. Apr 2018, 02:24 PM   #512 (permalink)
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MC, you should insert link to a video "tuto" as the French say.
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Old 16. Apr 2018, 03:21 PM   #513 (permalink)
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MC, you should insert link to a video "tuto" as the French say.
Mostly not a good idea because folks view these things then try to implement them for their own system which is likely not the same as mine.

Especially regarding Compiz, Linux kernel and system graphics can all cause issues so users are best advised to search their own distro forum for instructions and comments before deciding if any of the downside issues reported are worth the risk.

On my Intel i5, LG AIO system for instance it crashes totally if I set Compiz to run at start. Running from terminal after boot via “compiz –replace” however causes not a single issue with the latest Zorin Lite.

Adding Emerald can also be a bit complicated because some systems will need the “libemeraldengine” installed in addition to Emerald itself and mostly neither are available via the distro’s own repo. Worse still, these files are often available from sources such as webupd8 and the version numbers might not be compatible.

Suffice to say you also need to learn how to configure CCSM before trying to run either Compiz or Emerald themes.

The good news is most distros will allow you to test this via a live session which will give a good idea how your system will react to a fully installed configuration.

Regarding the addition of base themes as opposed to Emerald themes, it depends on the DE as to how easy these are to install and change. Cinnamon for instance has an install source selection and for MATE you can just drag compatible packages into the settings panel. For some others you can create .themes and .icons folders (if they don’t already exist) and just copy downloaded compatible theme files into those directories. In addition to themes available on sites such as gnome-look and omgubuntu, some distros such as Chalet OS and Voyager ship with their own custom themes. These you can use too by downloading the ISO, booting into a live session and then copying the theme files to an external source.
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Old 16. Apr 2018, 10:51 PM   #514 (permalink)
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In other words, you have to be an artist!

ChaletOS was nice but seems to be abandoned.
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Old 16. Apr 2018, 10:59 PM   #515 (permalink)
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ChaletOS was nice but seems to be abandoned.
Yes, a real shame but the demands of maintaining a distro are pretty severe for one person.

Descent OS and Luninux are two other great distros that have either stuttered or died completely.
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Ubuntu 18.04 LTS MATE with Blue-Submarine base theme, Compiz/Emerald, AwOken panel icons, H20 panel background theme, WinVista folder icon theme, NeoAlien cursor theme and a few Conky themes.

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Another version of Ubuntu 18.04 LTS with the dock feature enabled.

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Ubuntu 18.04 MATE - replacing the default Plank dock included with Cairo Dock.

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MX-17 after adding Compiz/Emerald and some other pimping.

This is perfect simplicity without the sacrifices you often have to make with other 'lightweight' distros plus it comes with a range of tools that are second to none in terms of functionality.

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Ubuntu 18.04 with the default GNOME 3 desktop and the GNOME Extension "Dash to Panel" installed.

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