Jump to content


 


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.


Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Photo

Show us your Linux desktop


  • Please log in to reply
447 replies to this topic

#1 jonuk76

jonuk76

  • Members
  • 2,182 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Wales, UK
  • Local time:08:28 PM

Posted 09 October 2015 - 01:40 PM

I thought it would be useful to have a thread where those who have customised their desktops can post their work.  Newbies and old hands welcome, and everything from slight customisation to the more extensive overhaul :)
 
Just one rule though:  PLEASE INCLUDE DETAILS OF THE MODIFICATIONS YOU HAVE MADE - Icon sets, GTK Themes, Fonts, Window Borders etc. as applicable.
 
If possible include links as well.  Please DON'T just post an image with no comment.  
 
The idea is primarily to show people (particularly newbies and those considering changing from a different OS) the different ways you can customise desktops, and hopefully I'll learn a thing or two as well :)
 
I suggest using a photo hosting service for the images rather than using BC's bandwidth e.g. imgur.com
 
To start with here's my slightly tweaked Mint 17.2 Cinnamon desktop :-
 
W7spz4N.png
 
Cinnamon Theme:  New Minty
GTK+ ("Control") Theme: Ambiance Flat - Aqua
Window Borders: Ambiance Flat - Aqua
Icon Theme: Vibrancy Colors (Dark-Blue)
(the three above items above from Ravefinity)
Font: SegoUI (an MS font borrowed from Windows on the same machine)
Wallpaper: Just one chosen from the included selection with Mint

Edited by jonuk76, 09 October 2015 - 01:43 PM.

7sbvuf-6.png


BC AdBot (Login to Remove)

 


#2 jonuk76

jonuk76
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 2,182 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Wales, UK
  • Local time:08:28 PM

Posted 09 October 2015 - 01:42 PM

Anyone know how to change the title???  Was supposed to be "Show us your desktop"  :oopsign:


7sbvuf-6.png


#3 DeimosChaos

DeimosChaos

  • BC Advisor
  • 1,445 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:United States, Delaware
  • Local time:03:28 PM

Posted 09 October 2015 - 01:56 PM

Awesome thread idea! I myself haven't really ever modified my desktop look and feel, but was always impressed with the people that made theirs look like it came from a movie. Interested to see what people post! Maybe I'll give it a go myself!


OS - Ubuntu 14.04/16.04 & Windows 10
Custom Desktop PC / Lenovo Y580 / Sager NP8258 / Dell XPS 13 (9350)
_____________________________________________________
Bachelor of Science in Computing Security from Drexel University
Security +


#4 Queen-Evie

Queen-Evie

    Official Bleepin' G.R.I.T.S. (and proud of it)


  • Members
  • 16,485 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:My own little corner of the universe (somewhere in Alabama). It's OK, they know me here
  • Local time:03:28 PM

Posted 09 October 2015 - 02:02 PM

Moderators and above have the ability to change the title. I changed it for you.

One other thing to note:

Jonuk asked me if it would be okay to start this topic here in Linux.
I said, sure go ahead and do it.

Please do not report it for moving to anywhere else. Since this devoted to Linux it is better suited here where it will be seen by Linux users and those who may be thinking of making the switch to Linux.

#5 jonuk76

jonuk76
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 2,182 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Wales, UK
  • Local time:08:28 PM

Posted 09 October 2015 - 02:30 PM

Moderators and above have the ability to change the title. I changed it for you.
 

 

Thanks :)


7sbvuf-6.png


#6 tealover

tealover

  • Members
  • 174 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Chester, UK
  • Local time:09:28 PM

Posted 09 October 2015 - 03:22 PM

Hi all,

 

I use Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and I'm not crazy about the Unity Dash desktop  so installed 8 desktops which I could swap between according to my whim.

 

Here's a simple guide to the options, I'm sure that it will work on other distros.

 

http://www.howtogeek.com/163154/linux-users-have-a-choice-8-linux-desktop-environments/

 

Have fun.



#7 pcpunk

pcpunk

  • Members
  • 6,350 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Florida
  • Local time:03:28 PM

Posted 10 October 2015 - 07:45 PM

jonuk76, If your going to start a Thread like this - you have to at least choose a Non-Included Wallpaper lol, jab jab, just kidding!

 

Sorry, I got nothing special, about the same as you, just some internal changes and no file re-configs or any custom stuff.  I do however have lots of cool Wallpapers that I set differently from time to time, rotate or whatever.  There are some really cool wallpapers out there, and, KDE - the best distro Mint offers lol - has a great automated Login also with Spaceships flying about etc.  I guessing Mate and Cinnamon has these also.

 

Not really sure how to use Imgur, please advise?  Okay, think I got it figured out?  Ooo, nice website, nice interface - works well but a bit slow.

 

Okay, nothing special as said but I tried.  Only some folders (default Dolphin Blue, that I like) under the Lancelot Menu along with Chrome, Opera, Firefox Browser shortcuts.  Nothing special with Dolphin or Chrome Browser either.  I once skinned Chrome but did not like it, I'm all business with my browsers, simple and clean.  One of my favorite Firefox Wallpapers also!

0RsqdwH.png


Edited by pcpunk, 11 October 2015 - 10:36 AM.

sBCcBvM.png

Created by Mike_Walsh

 

KDE, Ruler of all Distro's

eps2.4_m4ster-s1ave.aes_pcpunk_leavemehere

 


#8 jargos

jargos

  • Members
  • 708 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Sydney Australia
  • Local time:07:28 AM

Posted 10 October 2015 - 08:05 PM

I selet Backgrounds, a particular set, then put it o slideshow. That way I have a contstant new pic to look at, and once I've seen them all or eventually, I go to a new set. Those nature pics look great, particularly on a large screen.


Linux Mint 17.2 Cinnamon on older, Pentium 4 desktop.

Win 7 on Medion Akoya i3 laptop


#9 pcpunk

pcpunk

  • Members
  • 6,350 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Florida
  • Local time:03:28 PM

Posted 10 October 2015 - 08:44 PM

Thanks tealover, I like Howtogeek.


sBCcBvM.png

Created by Mike_Walsh

 

KDE, Ruler of all Distro's

eps2.4_m4ster-s1ave.aes_pcpunk_leavemehere

 


#10 NickAu

NickAu

    Bleepin' Fish Doctor


  • Moderator
  • 13,856 posts
  • ONLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:127.0.0.1 Australia
  • Local time:07:28 AM

Posted 10 October 2015 - 08:53 PM

Plain old Ubuntu desktop here.

2qdpfmc.png



#11 jonuk76

jonuk76
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 2,182 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Wales, UK
  • Local time:08:28 PM

Posted 11 October 2015 - 10:25 AM

jonuk76, If your going to start a Thread like this - you have to at least choose a Non-Included Wallpaper lol, jab jab, just kidding!

 

Sorry, I got nothing special, about the same as you, just some internal changes and no file re-configs or any custom stuff.  I do however have lots of cool Wallpapers that I set differently from time to time, rotate or whatever.  There are some really cool wallpapers out there, and, KDE - the best distro Mint offers lol - has a great automated Login also with Spaceships flying about etc.  I guessing Mate and Cinnamon has these also.

 

Not really sure how to use Imgur, please advise?  Okay, think I got it figured out?  Ooo, nice website, nice interface - works well but a bit slow.

 

Okay, nothing special as said but I tried.  Only some folders (default Dolphin Blue, that I like) under the Lancelot Menu along with Chrome, Opera, Firefox Browser shortcuts.  Nothing special with Dolphin or Chrome Browser either.  I once skinned Chrome but did not like it, I'm all business with my browsers, simple and clean.  One of my favorite Firefox Wallpapers also!

 

http://i.imgur.com/0RsqdwH.png

 

Sorry, yes I could have done a bit more than chosen one of the pre-supplied wallpapers, LOL.  Your KDE desktop looks quite a lot different from the default :)

 

Imgur is simple to use. After you upload you simply copy the "BB Code" URL to automatically put the correct tags on it to display a picture directly in a forum.

 

EjOIDH2.jpg


7sbvuf-6.png


#12 pcpunk

pcpunk

  • Members
  • 6,350 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Florida
  • Local time:03:28 PM

Posted 11 October 2015 - 10:37 AM

This uses less Bandwidth?  I would think the "Direct Link" would use less Bandwidth.


sBCcBvM.png

Created by Mike_Walsh

 

KDE, Ruler of all Distro's

eps2.4_m4ster-s1ave.aes_pcpunk_leavemehere

 


#13 jonuk76

jonuk76
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 2,182 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Wales, UK
  • Local time:08:28 PM

Posted 11 October 2015 - 11:02 AM

Imgur's bandwidth rather than BC's.


7sbvuf-6.png


#14 pcpunk

pcpunk

  • Members
  • 6,350 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Florida
  • Local time:03:28 PM

Posted 11 October 2015 - 11:50 AM

? Which choice uses less Bandwith, all of them?  Seems as though the BBC would not do this and would be one of the others.


sBCcBvM.png

Created by Mike_Walsh

 

KDE, Ruler of all Distro's

eps2.4_m4ster-s1ave.aes_pcpunk_leavemehere

 


#15 jonuk76

jonuk76
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 2,182 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Wales, UK
  • Local time:08:28 PM

Posted 11 October 2015 - 11:58 AM

It's very simple - hosting an image externally on Imgur (or Tinypic, Photobucket, whoever you like) rather than Bleeping Computer (through the attach file to post option) uses less of Bleeping Computers bandwidth, and also avoids the auto re-sizing feature built into the forums software.


7sbvuf-6.png





0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users