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    HOW-TO: Make your Ubuntu...blue:)

    Ok, this is just a short "how to" that explains what needs to be changed to make Ubuntu...blue

    You may be wondering why I am writting this...well...because there are much people that don't likes the native brown look and feel...
    Of course you may use whatever wallpapers, themes, etc you want...here I will just make sugestions...

    My english may not be very good so sorry bout that

    1-OK..so we will start..from the beginning..the boot splash: usplash.

    How can we make it look blue?

    There is an how to covering that already so you can take a look here:

    http://www.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=82835

    2-And now...GDM

    To make GDM look blue...you have to install a blue theme of course You can choice any theme you want...but I sugest:

    BlueBuntu - http://www.gnome-look.org/content/sh...?content=28852

    Human Blue - http://www.gnome-look.org/content/sh...?content=29032

    ubuntu / ximian gdm - http://www.gnome-look.org/content/sh...?content=24143

    Ubuntu-Smooth - http://www.gnome-look.org/content/sh...?content=22029

    Ubuntu-Etiquette GDM - http://www.gnome-look.org/content/sh...?content=18928

    Ubluentu - Theme made by me (Based in ximian gdm). You can find it at the end of this post.

    You may download more themes at gnome-look.org.

    To install a GDM theme:

    At a terminal, type:

    sudo gdmsetup
    Choose the "Graphical greeter" tab and click 'Install New Theme'. Navigate to the location of the tarball.

    Select the newly installed theme and close.

    TIP: You may change GDM themes background unpacking the theme and then placing some image that you want in place of the default. Then pack the theme again (tar.gz it) and install it.

    3-Next thing...change the backgroud color that appears while splash screen is shown:

    At a terminal, type:

    sudo gdmsetup
    Choose the "Standard greeter" tab and at the bottom choose the color that you want to use. I sugest you to use one that goes well with your wallpaper.

    Close the GDM setup.

    Now....right-click on your desktop and choose "Change wallpaper". At the color selector choose the same color you have choosed in the GDM setup (you may copy the values).

    4-Now let's change the splash screen

    Install gnome-splashscreen-manager:

    At a terminal type:

    sudo apt-get install gnome-splashscreen-manager
    Than download one theme.I sugest:

    Ubuntu-Smooth-Splash (to go with Ubuntu-Smooth GDM theme) - http://www.gnome-look.org/content/sh...?content=22030

    HumanBlue (to go with Human Blue GDM theme) - http://www.gnome-look.org/content/sh...?content=29030

    bluebuntu splash (to go with Bluebuntu GDM theme) - http://www.gnome-look.org/content/sh...?content=28887

    Ubuntu Joy - http://www.gnome-look.org/content/sh...?content=30020

    Many others in gnome-look.org.

    To install go to Computer->Prefs->Splash Screen

    Click "Install" button Navigate to the location of the picture you want to use. Then "Activate" it.

    5-Window Border (Metacity) theme:

    Clearlooks default theme - "apt-get install gtk2-engines-clearlooks" and you may now install themes that use clearlooks engine

    SystemG - http://art.gnome.org/themes/metacity/778

    Chiro - http://art.gnome.org/themes/metacity/1026

    Clearbox - http://www.gnome-look.org/content/sh...?content=25060

    Red Hat Bluecurve:

    khad post at ubuntuforums:


    The easiest way to get Bluecurve in my opinion is directly from the Fedora project Web site. You also get the latest version of it.

    Download the "redhat-artwork" RPM from:

    http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pu...6/Fedora/RPMS/

    As of this writing, the current RPM is 0.120-1.2:

    http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pu...0-1.2.i386.rpm

    In the directory you downloaded the RPM, run this command:

    sudo alien -i redhat-artwork*

    That's all there is to it. Run one command and a single file you download, and it is the latest version directly from the Fedora project.
    Go to Computer->Desktop Preferences->Theme
    To install a theme drop an down it to the window.
    Choose any theme you want to use.

    6-Wallpapers:

    Basse-Ubuntu - http://art.ubuntu.com/backgrounds/ubuntu/49

    Simple Ubuntu - http://www.gnome-look.org/content/sh...?content=29323

    CleanUbuntu - http://www.gnome-look.org/content/sh...?content=28449

    7-If you want a Grub splash screen:

    http://www.gnome-look.org/content/sh...?content=29962



    Ok...that's it. Hope you enjoy it.
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    Last edited by RubenGonc; October 27th, 2005 at 11:57 PM. Reason: I forgot the Ubluentu tar.gz :S

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    Re: HOW-TO: Make your Ubuntu...blue:)

    UBluetu rocks!

    Thanks

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    Re: HOW-TO: Make your Ubuntu...blue:)

    I'm looking for the opposite -- how to make Kubuntu brown.

    I've seen Human-Creamy or whatever it's called, but it looks awful, much worse than the normal Human theme in Ubuntu. So seriously, is there some kind of plugin for KDE or QT that lets it use GTK+ themes?

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    Re: HOW-TO: Make your Ubuntu...blue:)

    Quote Originally Posted by Rinnan
    I'm looking for the opposite -- how to make Kubuntu brown.

    I've seen Human-Creamy or whatever it's called, but it looks awful, much worse than the normal Human theme in Ubuntu. So seriously, is there some kind of plugin for KDE or QT that lets it use GTK+ themes?
    Look at this:

    http://kde-look.org/content/show.php?content=25389

    Hope it helps

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    Cool Re: HOW-TO: Make your Ubuntu...blue:)

    hey cool, clearlooks =Quicksilver Theme for me
    and Crystal for Gnome for my icons but the one thing I was missing A good looking GDM Theme Thanks Bro

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    Re: HOW-TO: Make your Ubuntu...blue:)

    This is a great HOWTO. I really like the blue themes much better than the standard brown. Although applying these changes are not quite as polished as the standard brown. I'm hoping that some of the Ubuntu artists and developers will get together and create a single application that can make all these changes and add a little spit'n'polish to a blue theme. The standard brown theme in Breezy really is spiffy, when you compare it to Hoary.

    Great Job!

    G.

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    Re: HOW-TO: Make your Ubuntu...blue:)

    I moved this thread to the Gnome howto section.

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    Re: HOW-TO: Make your Ubuntu...blue:)

    Man! awesome thread. Looks so much better!!! Thanks for all your work on those themes.

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    Re: HOW-TO: Make your Ubuntu...blue:)

    Quote Originally Posted by Rinnan
    I've seen Human-Creamy or whatever it's called
    Is Human-Creamy like Human-Crunchy?



    LOL

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