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Valley Boy
July 23rd, 2008, 09:26 PM

I'm new to Unbuntu, I would like to learn how to customize and help

can someone please tell me where to start

PS I know a little bit of VB

July 23rd, 2008, 09:44 PM
these forums are a good place to start! Just search for whatever you're trying to customize and I'm sure someone has the answer posted. If not, start a new thread and someone will help you out.

July 23rd, 2008, 10:37 PM
Depending on what area you want to customize. If it's look, you can start playing around with Compiz-Fusion for visual effects and go to http://www.gnome-look.org to customize your desktop.

July 24th, 2008, 04:26 AM
Look at the links in my sig.



July 24th, 2008, 04:32 AM

July 24th, 2008, 12:56 PM
Moved to Absolute Beginners.

July 24th, 2008, 01:00 PM
What do you want to customize? it would be easy for us if you say a specific thing.

July 24th, 2008, 02:16 PM
psychocats.net art.gnome.org

July 24th, 2008, 02:22 PM
Probably an obvious thing to say but have you had a play with advanced desktop effects yet? look under System>Preferences>advanced desktop effects settings and have a play with the effects in there

July 24th, 2008, 02:26 PM
As Flyingjester mentioned, Psychocats (http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/) is a very helpful resource.

July 24th, 2008, 02:31 PM
When I first moved to Ubuntu I had the same question.

The main site is gnome-look.org, but what do all those sections do? I think that's what he'll ask next :)

Do you have compiz installed/enabled? How about the manager? (Advanced Desktop Effects). If you do, I suggest downloading Emerald Theme Manager via Add/Remove or Synaptic and enabling it as your window decorator. Then you can look at gnome-look.org for Emerald themes.

After that, you can customize your icons, cursors, controls, etc.. very easily. All of that is in System->Preferences->Appearance, then click "Customize" button.

Cursors and icons are self explanatory. As for controls, look for GTK 2.x on gnome-look.org.

July 24th, 2008, 02:48 PM
GOOGLE is your friend

July 25th, 2008, 05:21 AM
GOOGLE is your friend

Crunchbang has a Google ubuntu search (http://crunchbang.org/ubuntu-search-engine/) engine.