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    Color Neutral Desktop

    I've been thinking about how Ubuntu isn't very good looking or color neutral right of the box. So in answer to that, i want to see some color neutral desktops, and find out what makes a desktop look color neutral and good at the same time. So please help me out and post your desktop or ideas on what would make a good default desktop.

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    Re: Color Neutral Desktop

    Future looks 3 is pretty color neutral there a thread on it here you can change the colors too if you want.
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    Re: Color Neutral Desktop

    If you mean color neutral, as in, a nice color scheme that fits with the Operating System and everything looks nice, then here's mine which I think is awesome for just that;



    I do love the baby-blue, it makes it feel cozy, bright and it's a nice environment to work in.

    There's a screenshot thread stickied, just have a browse in there, see if you find anything that suits you, I guess we're all different.

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    Re: Color Neutral Desktop

    If you mean color neutral, as in, a nice color scheme that fits wit....
    What i mean by color neutral is that the theme looks good no matter what wallpaper you have. I base it on the wallpaper because when you customize something, you put it against your wallpaper and see if it looks good (basically match in color scheme). Let's take Vista's interface for an example. The Aero interface looks good no matter what you set as your wallpaper, and the icons fit in too. Right now Ubuntu Human only works with orange wallpapers. Try putting a blue wallpaper like Air from KDE 4.2 straight out. It looks bad.

    Future looks 3 is pretty color neutral...
    Thanks. That's exactly what I'm talking about. Do you know anything kinda darkish though? Something like Dust?

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    Re: Color Neutral Desktop

    i like royalty from gnome-look.org

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    Quote Originally Posted by tjwoosta View Post
    i like royalty from gnome-look.org
    i was about to say the same thing about royalty. its a fantastic theme, and i have used it with so many wallpapers, font settings, and the theme rocked big time. Besides, its dependent on just the xfce engine, so speed was awesome.

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    Re: Color Neutral Desktop

    I found two themes called Royalty on Gnome-look.org.


    The first one: http://www.gnome-look.org/content/sh...?content=68918

    The second one: http://www.gnome-look.org/content/sh...?content=67866

    Which one are you guys talking about.

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    Re: Color Neutral Desktop

    Quote Originally Posted by LIB53 View Post



    Thanks. That's exactly what I'm talking about. Do you know anything kinda darkish though? Something like Dust?
    You can change the accent color in dust to any thing you want, just hit customize. Also there is a blue dust meta city theme. this is what dust looks like in blue
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    Re: Color Neutral Desktop

    Quote Originally Posted by LIB53 View Post
    I found two themes called Royalty on Gnome-look.org.


    The first one: http://www.gnome-look.org/content/sh...?content=68918

    The second one: http://www.gnome-look.org/content/sh...?content=67866

    Which one are you guys talking about.
    i was talking about the second one, but both seem pretty good

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    Re: Color Neutral Desktop

    You can change the accent color in dust to any thing you want, just hit customize. Also there is a blue dust meta city theme. this is what dust looks like in blue
    Yeah, i used to do that. I never could really find a very good blue though. What are you using in that screenshot?

    i was talking about the second one, but both seem pretty good
    Got it, thanks. So far I've determined that dark with white content boxes is the way to go.

    Anyone know about icons?

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