Dark Fantasy Theme:
Happy birthday if your 78 your two years older than me? thought I was the oldest on here?
Actually, neither of you are.
In fact, neither of you are even close to the oldest...
Anyone ever tried this to generate background images?
sudo apt search evolvotron
evolvotron/focal 0.7.1-3build1 amd64
Generator of textures through interactive evolution
I may like linux more than windows, but as someone who lived through the era of what was considered the last good windows version but hasn't used it, I was curious to know how it felt using it, so with the help of a few icon themes and shell themes, i made zorin look like windows 7
That was easier than I thought it would be... I've never 'themed' my Zorin OS before, but it was super easy using the themes from the B00merang-Project. I used the Windows XP Royale Dark theme.
Download the theme you want to use to your desktop and extract the .zip file.
Drag the theme you want to
/usr/share/themes. For my setup, I dragged the Windows XP Royale Dark and the Windows XP Luna folders over, so I could try out both.
Right-click the folder and select Properties . Go to the Permissions tab.
Set the permissions as:
Access: Create and delete files
Access: Access files
Access: Access files
Click the Change Permissions for Enclosed Files... button and set the permissions to the same as above.
Open gnome-tweaks and go to the Appearance tab. For Applications , select the new theme. For Shell , select the new theme.
Oomox graphical theme editor installation:
Download the latest .deb version of TheMix GUI.
Install it by right-clicking the file and selecting Open With Other Application , then selecting Software Install .
You'll see a window like this:
It took a really long time to install on my system, not sure why.
When it's done, you'll see a new icon under
Zorin menu >
System Tools, named
Themix/Oomix Theme Designer.
Once the program opens, you can create whatever color scheme you like, and save it as a theme, which you would put into
It'll also install Inkscape, which can create scalable vector graphic images.
You guys use desktop icons?
I do, but the day I go back to using gnome as the DE, I'm considering not to, since it just looks much cleaner to keep the desktop empty (or maybe with just widgets) and open the apps menu from the taskbar when I actually need to open something instead of having a few icons always thrown around in the desktop
Same. I used to use the Desktop as my launchpad for all icons. And many things like pictures or downloads always ended up a desktop icon.
When I switched to using Zorin OS, that almost seemed to abruptly change. Which seems very odd to me. You would think I would be a normal little human and retain my bad habits.
This implies that we feel compelled to keep icons on the desktop on Windows- but would rather not do so. And once freed from whatever it is about Windows that makes us use the Desktop that way, we revert to a more natural state.
ZorinOS 16.3 Pro
WhiteSur Dark Nord GTK
McMojave Circle / Gradiant Dark Icons
Shooting Star Wallpaper
Big Sur Status Area Extension
Drop Down Terminal Extension
Smooth Information Updated Conky Widget
I use the Desktop as 1) a quick-access area, 2) a data billboard and 3) a scratchpad, of sorts.
- The icons for my drives are on the Desktop; 2) Conky is on the desktop; 3) everything I download goes to the Desktop; and I do edits on huge text files as I shuffle the data contained within them, and the temporary files (essentially the result of each step of the data shuffling) are saved there. Not much remains for very long on the Desktop.
Last time I used Desktop icons was on Ubuntu 4.10 (2004 Oktober).
Not since I started using Gnome (without extensions). But I do miss having that ability as I like using it for temporary files i.e.: ideas, quick notes, playground folders, etc.
Luckily I've been getting more and more comfortable with the terminal and that helps a lot. Although to be fair, what is supposed to be "quick" or "temporary", sometimes ends up taking up months...
Fluent plasma theme
Colloid light color scheme
Clear clock widget
I prefer icons as it makes it easy for me to do what I want instead of having to remember a bunch of other stuff .... but that is just me .....
My Brave Browser start page .....
The frog says "HI Storm remember me" ..... still a great background ..... thanks ....
Hi, I really love that SDD theme, do you have it on Zorin Core with Gnome? I install it but it give me problems locking my session