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If I wanted to modify my GUI for Ubuntu what program could I use to do that? And what would be step #1,2,3,4 etc..
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If I wanted to modify the GUI for my desktop what program could I use. And what would be like step #1,2,3 etc? Ops I double posted sorry. You can delete one if you want I dont know how?
Last edited by lisati; May 19th, 2013 at 12:00 AM. Reason: Please use the default font
#2: Download the source code to that component
#3: Modify it in whatever language it's written.
#4: Compile the code if necessary
#5: Replace what you've got with that code.
You're asking a very very vague question, there's no way to give you specific instructions.
- become fairly proficient in C/C++ (6months minimum)
- become very proficient with UI programming (and the relevant UI libraries, Qt, Gtk or other, depending on desktop manager used)(another 6 months)
- become familiar with the build tools
- become familiar with the Linux software installation setup
Then grabbing the source code of your desktop and modifying it to suit your needs becomes doable.
If you just want to rearrange your desktop a bit, try a desktop environment like KDE. You can do considerable customization without having to code anything. Unity wasn't designed to be flexible, really.