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Get a ‘Windows XP’ Desktop In Gnome By Running One Script

Like the Windows XP look and layout? Want it in Ubuntu with zero hassle? Well I have no sympathies, but “PhrankDaChicken” certainly does as he’s created a “one script” solutions that, yes, totally themes GNOME XP style.

Firstly Karmic users should note that various aspects of this won’t work for them – such as the GDM and USplash.

Secondly, as always, be prepared for things to screw up. I personally haven’t tried this script, but as we saw with the (gorgeous) Spatial Desktop script – different people get different results.

The script changes the following: -

  • Icons
  • GTK
  • Metacity
  • USplash
  • GDM Theme
  • Mouse
  • Panel Background
  • Desktop Background
  • Visible Desktop Icons
  • Nautilus Tree View
  • Toolbar to Icons only

Deletes all GNOME Panels and adds a new one at bottom with: -

  • Start Menu
  • Show Desktop
  • Window Switcher
  • Notification Area
  • Volume Control
  • Clock.

I HATE IT!! GIVE ME BACK MY DESKTOP!!
You can revert settings by running the Restore_Settings script ion the restore folder.

You can watch the script both installing and then restoring below.

Download

http://ubuntu.online02.com/files/XP_Gnome.tar.gz

Why Do This?
Perhaps you know someone who uses XP on
their Laptop and you’re frustrated with fixing it or hearing them moan?
This offers a trade off.

Source: techhawk
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