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    Customize Desktop

    Again, I am new so please help me out

    1)how to change theme
    2)how to change login screen
    3)how to change cursor (now this I keep looking up for an hour and can;t figure it out

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    Re: Customize Desktop

    for the themes - system/preferences/appearance and there you can find already installed themes. for more you can check gnome-look website
    every theme i think has a custom cursor
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    Re: Customize Desktop

    Quote Originally Posted by Tanner2007 View Post
    Again, I am new so please help me out

    1)how to change theme
    2)how to change login screen
    3)how to change cursor (now this I keep looking up for an hour and can;t figure it out
    right click on an empty space of your desktop scroll to the bottom and click on (Change Desktop Background) that's it you should see the themes
    if you want to install new themes in the same menu make sure you have (Theme) selected.
    and just go to this link: http://www.gnome-look.org/ and download the themes to your desktop and drag the theme to the appearance Preference box to install it.
    also look at this guide
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    Re: Customize Desktop

    1)how to change theme
    Navigate to System->Preferences->Appearence

    2)how to change login screen
    Navigate to System->Administration->Login Window

    3)how to change cursor (now this I keep looking up for an hour and can;t figure it out
    Use Synaptic to search for gcursers. That should do it for you.

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    Re: Customize Desktop

    This is my problem too. Thank you for answering.

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    3)how to change cursor (now this I keep looking up for an hour and can't figure it out
    the setting is hidden in appearance, under the theme tab click customize.
    Last edited by kerry_s; April 30th, 2009 at 01:30 AM.

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    Re: Customize Desktop

    Quote Originally Posted by riza hylviu View Post
    for the themes - system/preferences/appearance and there you can find already installed themes. for more you can check gnome-look website
    every theme i think has a custom cursor
    Thank you

    Quote Originally Posted by UbuntuNerd View Post
    right click on an empty space of your desktop scroll to the bottom and click on (Change Desktop Background) that's it you should see the themes
    if you want to install new themes in the same menu make sure you have (Theme) selected.
    and just go to this link: http://www.gnome-look.org/ and download the themes to your desktop and drag the theme to the appearance Preference box to install it.
    also look at this guide
    So wait download new themes, and drag them into the box or can I click on install or what ever the butten it? this post was mainly about adding new ones from online , i should have made it more clear

    Quote Originally Posted by crossedout View Post
    Navigate to System->Preferences->Appearence


    Navigate to System->Administration->Login Window


    Use Synaptic to search for gcursers. That should do it for you.

    -Xout
    I did that..searched for gcursors and got folder full of files that I clicked on and got errors (forgot what there were but Nothing worked)

    Quote Originally Posted by kerry_s View Post
    the setting is hidden in appearance, under the theme tab click customize.

    Does not show up on mine I want to dd new ones from online







    So as you guys can see thanks for telling me where to get them but I need more details on how to INSTALL themes, logins I downloaded

    the cursors I still cant figure out, rather it dont show up on my screen or that gsurors thing does nothing but give me error

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    Re: Customize Desktop

    yes just drag the themes to the box they will install or you can always click install an browse for the theme. I always drag it is simple and quick.
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    Does not show up on mine I want to dd new ones from online
    hmm, well i am using debian, i guess ubuntu cut that part out then.
    those screen shots was a fresh install, only hours old when i posted.
    i did a base install + gnome-core and i'm building up from there, trying to cut out some of the new gnome bloat.

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