View Poll Results: How much do you customize? How do you customize?

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  • I'm a minimalist. I change the default desktop theme to something simple.

    9 20.45%
  • I just keep the default theme.

    3 6.82%
  • I like a look-alike theme.

    2 4.55%
  • I customize my desktop to be "nature" oriented.

    2 4.55%
  • I customize my desktop to be "computer/matrix" oriented.

    2 4.55%
  • I almost never change my theme.

    2 4.55%
  • I change my theme seldomly.

    9 20.45%
  • I change it pretty often

    12 27.27%
  • I spend a lot if my time customizing

    13 29.55%
  • I'm a customize-aholic!

    10 22.73%
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Thread: Desktop Customization: How much do you customize?

  1. #1
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    Desktop Customization: How much do you customize?

    I'm wondering if I'm the only one who can spend hours at a time customizing.
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    Re: Desktop Customization: How much do you customize?

    I spend about an hour customizing.

  3. #3
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    Re: Desktop Customization: How much do you customize?

    None. I install xmonad and dmenu and use the defaults.

  4. #4
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    Re: Desktop Customization: How much do you customize?

    Quote Originally Posted by daemon3 View Post
    I'm wondering if I'm the only one who can spend hours at a time customizing.
    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Xeb View Post
    I spend about an hour customizing.
    What do you customize? I don't do any. Everything is from the box human stuff with default sounds.

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    Re: Desktop Customization: How much do you customize?

    Quote Originally Posted by daemon3 View Post
    I'm wondering if I'm the only one who can spend hours at a time customizing.
    You are not alone.

    I love the granular degree of customization that Linux offers.

    Quote Originally Posted by pluckypigeon View Post
    What do you customize?
    I mod the default "Human" theme a little bit so it's not quite so muted (brighten it up just a smidge) then I tweak or change the cursor, fonts (both size and face), window/dialog boxes, wallpaper, make numerous panel adjustments (number, location, what's on them). That's just off the top of my head.

    Then of course there's Compiz...
    Last edited by Therion; September 25th, 2008 at 06:32 PM.

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    Re: Desktop Customization: How much do you customize?

    Well I change the theme and icons... not much, I like to keep things simple

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    Re: Desktop Customization: How much do you customize?

    About once or twice a month I change the entire look of my computer, up to and including:

    1) New wallpaper
    2) New icon / Metacity theme
    3) Turn avant window navigator on or off
    4) Move panels around / change transparency
    5) Swap around Compiz effects

    It keeps things interesting and makes me feel like I have a new computer
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    Re: Desktop Customization: How much do you customize?

    I create themes and stuff, so it's a lot of time spent on customizing for me. I'm always looking for new ways to create a minimalistic + beautiful + usable desktop.

  9. #9
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    Re: Desktop Customization: How much do you customize?

    Desktop Customization: How much do you customize?
    Way too much. I think I'm going to stop now.

    Things I've customized:

    custom kernel with zen2 patch, AMD64 settings, nice settings, cflags mflags.
    recompile every app (500 apps) to use custom cflags for Turion 64 x2 TL-60
    I make my All my own gtk themes, whether clearlooks, murrina, or xfce4.
    I re-create All my icons themes using the UbuntuStudio icons because I like them but don't like the blue color.
    I usually make my own gdm themes, or slim theme.
    I always use my own gtkrc-2.0 for the xfce4 panel or an image for gnome.
    I use my own conky script that I wrote.
    I like to use unique icons for apps like firefox.
    I love to find different wallpapers, and usually remake it to be my own.
    I make all my own emerald themes, and xfwm4 window themes.
    I like custom keybinding shortcuts for certain apps.
    I use the nvidia-beta now becasue it works better.
    I use my own UbuntuStudio icons for thunderbird.
    Custom fonts....
    And I like to have my compiz-fusion a special way that is super fast.....


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    Last edited by crimesaucer; September 25th, 2008 at 06:58 PM.

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    Re: Desktop Customization: How much do you customize?

    Picking a new wallpaper alone can take me a few hours.

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