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Falc7
August 10th, 2008, 11:28 PM
Hi
I was playing around with the transparancy settings in the compiz manager thing. And i seem to have made the top and bottom bars completely transparant. Thus rendering me completely unable to do anything, as i can't see. Is there some way to reverse this using the ctrl + F6 terminal? Or any other way?

gerben1
August 10th, 2008, 11:32 PM
Try this:
Hover your mouse over the task bar, press and hold down <alt> and roll your mouse-wheel.

Falc7
August 10th, 2008, 11:57 PM
Ah yes, that sort of worked, now i have the top and bottom tool bars, but the right click menu, and the applications and places drop down menu, are all still transparant.

ThrobbingBrain66
August 11th, 2008, 12:07 AM
Hit Alt+F2 and type 'metacity --replace' (without the tick marks)

This will revert back to Metacity and let you fix any configuration mistakes you made.

Falc7
August 11th, 2008, 12:22 AM
Thanks very much, it worked great, i have another small question, how would i restart the computer using only the terminal?

SunnyRabbiera
August 11th, 2008, 12:30 AM
Thanks very much, it worked great, i have another small question, how would i restart the computer using only the terminal?

sudo reboot
that will mainly shut it down, but its a start.

Falc7
August 11th, 2008, 12:48 AM
Thanks, i will try that.
I am trying to install an icon pack, how do i do it?
I tried extracting the icons to .icons folder, but they didn't show up in system-> appearence-> theme->customise->icons



And also, my brother has customised his ubuntu abit, in his applications, places, system and right click menu, when he clicks them, there is a picture of a red plant or something behind the writing, how could i get this?

mcduck
August 11th, 2008, 08:01 AM
sudo reboot
that will mainly shut it down, but its a start.

..Actually that will reboot. "sudo halt" would shut down.. ;)

(or "sudo shutdown -h now" to power off and "sudo shutdown -r now" for reboot. )

Falc7
August 11th, 2008, 01:39 PM
Any idea then on change the icons other visual element?

ThrobbingBrain66
August 11th, 2008, 02:00 PM
Any idea then on change the icons other visual element?

I'm not too sure on what you mean by the red plant...could you get a screenshot perhaps?

The icons are easy however. You don't extract the archive at all. Open the Appearance dialog is System > Preferences > Appearance and drag 'n drop the package.

Falc7
August 11th, 2008, 07:31 PM
I get the message: Icons does appear to be a valid theme
from this file
http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/BWS_Icons?content=83610
and also this one:
http://kde-look.org/content/show.php/yellow+crystal+clear+icons+by+8siem?content=81095

appi2012
August 11th, 2008, 07:45 PM
That is done through gtk themes. Try downloading them here:
http://gnome-look.org/
Choose which ever one you like. You install them the same way you install icons.

Some themes need certain engines to work properly. To install these engines, search for the engine name in gnome-look, click on it and then follow the instructions written in the description.

ThrobbingBrain66
August 11th, 2008, 07:58 PM
I get the message: Icons does appear to be a valid theme
from this file
http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/BWS_Icons?content=83610
and also this one:
http://kde-look.org/content/show.php/yellow+crystal+clear+icons+by+8siem?content=81095

The contents of the archive aren't in a valid format. If you were to download any other icon set, you'd see that they should be in a variety of folders based on the icon size/type.