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Offline Benji Williams

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Newbie Needing Help!!
« on: September 18, 2010, 04:46:09 pm »
Just installed PingGuyOS and loving it so far, but got a few issues.

1. How can I install different themes? Really I want the top bar, lower doc to be completely transparent or to match the background, any complete themes?

2. How do you get rid of the stupidly annoying System display on the desktop? It's driving me mad!!

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Offline yugnip

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Re: Newbie Needing Help!!
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2010, 08:49:53 pm »
The 'upper bar' that you refer to is known as a panel. PinguyOS is using a mix of Gnome desktop (the upper panel) and Docky (the dock on the bottom and left-hand side).

For Docky just click on the Docky icon in the dock on the bottom.  A preference panel will pop up, and you can change the theme for each individually, or both docks.

Otherwise, Gnome is somewhat customizable by navigating to the menu, preferences, appearance. There you can poke around and you may be able to come up with your desired result. If you look around here on the forums you'll find a screenshot thread that may give you some good ideas on tweaking Gnome, or abandoning it altogether for a different desktop manager like AWN. A little reading is warranted for a general understanding of how this stuff works though. And there is plenty of reading out there, as well as some great tutorials.

The system display on the right is Conky. If you haven't already, check out some of the threads here about it. If you want to stop it from automagically starting-up @ login, go to menu, preferences, startup applications, and uncheck Conky. To kill it right away (via Terminal):

Code: [Select]
killall conky
If you don't want it on your system at all, simply uninstall it.

Offline Benji Williams

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Re: Newbie Needing Help!!
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2010, 04:53:56 pm »
That's now sorted, running great!! Bit slow at times though, I take it 512mb ram isn't enough??

Also, got a problem now with my iPod touch, need to be able to use it with something but rhythmbox doesn't even recognise my iPod as being there...