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    Lubuntu 11.04 Taskbar color change

    Hello

    I just installed Lubuntu 11.04. However I find the color of the taskbar a bit annoing (the aplication menu sign is almost not visible on blue). The Lubuntu 10.10 default taskbar was gray (more like the classic Win XP version) and the sign was blue and white and cleary more visible. After I checked the panel options it looks like the color is determined by a png type file (lubuntu-background.png). It's possile to get the the 10.10 file version from somewere and replace the one default for 11.04 ?

    Thank you and I apologise for my bad english.

    LE: I changed the color of the lubuntu-background.png file but sadly I can't make it look like the attached picture taskbar.
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    Smile Re: Lubuntu 11.04 Taskbar color change

    Quote Originally Posted by Foxter View Post
    ... It's possile to get the the 10.10 file version from somewere and replace the one default for 11.04?...
    Put the attached in: /usr/share/lxpanel/images to over-write the 11.04 original
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    Re: Lubuntu 11.04 Taskbar color change

    Thank you SteveDee.

    I hope it's not too much of a problem if I ask you for the default 10.10 file from /usr/share/lubuntu/images/lubuntu-logo.png.
    Last edited by Foxter; April 30th, 2011 at 09:11 PM.

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    Re: Lubuntu 11.04 Taskbar color change

    Having recently installed both Ubuntu and Lubuntu, I've noticed that the desktop in Lubuntu 11.04 runs a lot faster than its Unity counterpart.

    In regards to the taskbar, I tried what you suggested, but after rebooting, I still have that unreadable blue taskbar.

    As for myself, I'd like something darker, with, perhaps, white letters if possible...

    Also, is it possible to install a different clock, one that doesn't use military time?

    Thanks in advance, for all your help.

    73 DE N4RPS

    Rob

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    Re: Lubuntu 11.04 Taskbar color change

    You can also make your own panel. Go to a graphics program and create a file the same size as your panel and do what ever you want. Or of course you can simply change the color in the panel settings window. My current panel is transparent black. LXDE is pretty cool....
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    Re: Lubuntu 11.04 Taskbar color change

    Also, is it possible to install a different clock, one that doesn't use military time?
    just change the settings.
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    Re: Lubuntu 11.04 Taskbar color change

    It won't let me transfer the file to the affected directory. It must require me to be root to do it. I'll try to log in as root, and try this again before I holler 'uncle'.

    The funny thing is that File Manager did not prompt me for the root password; it just denied the request. Adding sudo to a cp request in a terminal seems to have made no differerence, either. But who knows? Maybe lubuntu locks that directory by default or something.

    There's nothing like great help available to get started with.

    73 DE N4RPS

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    Re: Lubuntu 11.04 Taskbar color change

    Quote Originally Posted by N4RPS View Post
    It won't let me transfer the file to the affected directory. It must require me to be root to do it. I'll try to log in as root, and try this again before I holler 'uncle'.

    The funny thing is that File Manager did not prompt me for the root password; it just denied the request. Adding sudo to a cp request in a terminal seems to have made no differerence, either. But who knows? Maybe lubuntu locks that directory by default or something.

    There's nothing like great help available to get started with.

    73 DE N4RPS

    Rob
    In the file manager under "tools" you can switch to root. Any thing outside the home folder you need to be root. You should not need to, just put it in your pics folder & point to it, same goes if you want to change the lubuntu icon.

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    Thumbs up Re: Lubuntu 11.04 Taskbar color change

    My thanks to all who answered. You folks have taught me quite a bit in a short time.

    It sure is nice to have an OS that runs completely off a 4 GB flash drive with room to spare - especially one that's as easy to install as this one proved to be.



    73 DE N4RPS
    Rob

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    Re: Lubuntu 11.04 Taskbar color change

    Quote Originally Posted by N4RPS View Post
    My thanks to all who answered. You folks have taught me quite a bit in a short time.

    It sure is nice to have an OS that runs completely off a 4 GB flash drive with room to spare - especially one that's as easy to install as this one proved to be.



    73 DE N4RPS
    Rob
    Lubuntu 11.04 is a very good OS indeed and it can be customizable and work the way you want.
    It's so simple, easy and work out-of-the box

    Enjoy and have fun!

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