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Getting rid of ugly windows in Openbox – part 2 (Gtk 2.0)

In order to edit the look of the majority of things I use which are based in Gtk 2.0, I use a program called LXAppearance.

It’s available on the community repos so you don’t need to go look for it in aur.

Just type

sudo pacman -S lxappearance

in the terminal and you’re done.

This program can manage themes, colours, icons, mouse cursor, fonts and some other extras and it’s really really useful.

That’s it for now – once I find out how to edit Qt stuff I’ll be back on this :)

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Getting rid of ugly windows in Openbox – part 1 (Gtk 3.0)

My nautilus in Openbox

If you’ve just installed Openbox you’ll notice the ugly windows (Windows 95 like -.-) and such.

Well there’s a *simple* solution for that (well a set of them).

For starters, I use nautilus as a file manager and it’s based on Gtk 3.0. There isn’t really anything out there to edit Gtk 3.0 settings (at least that I know of) so I’ve searched and finally found a solution.

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Asus EeePC back… with Windows XP

My Windows XP right now (don’t worry, it’s just until Arch finishes its download XD)

Well, as mentioned in an earlier post, my Asus EeePC 1005HA’s HDD had died… So I sent my netbook to Asus and they got me a new hard drive and a new keyboard (the tab key had “jumped” from the last keyboard xD) – and of course, my OS changed to this netbook’s default one – Windows XP.

I decided to have a little fun before installing Arch and forgetting about Windows – so I thought about theming my Windows XP to look like Ubuntu or even a random linux distro which looked good. However I only found ancient linux themes, and they were all ugly.

So I thought – well, I don’t want Windows to look like Windows but the Linux themes are ugly as hell.. Hmm… Oh, I got it – Mac OS X.

And that was easy as hell – just had to find a Mac theme I liked and then… right, and then what? How the hell can a person install themes in Windows?..

So all one has to do is patch a dll file and install the theme – simple right?

Right… Still prefer Linux anytime though. All the unnecessary downloads I did just to manage to install a theme before I figured out what I had to do exactly… Linux is better anytime :)

Oh well, anyway… This is my desktop right now, which won’t last long because I’m thinking of having a Linux/ Mac dual boot and get rid of Windows for good… Mac can cover my proprietary needs like using Microsoft Office and stuff… and has Keynote and a bunch of other cool stuff to play around if I don’t feel like Linux one day xD