GNOME Panel looking dull? Try one of these slick backgrounds
One of OMG! Ubuntu!’s favourite Deviant Artists, Half-Left, has put together three Gnome panel theme packs, giving you the choice if 15 slick panel themes in all.
- Theme Pack 1 half-left.deviantart.com/#/d39amkq
- Theme Pack 2 half-left.deviantart.com/art/GNOME-Panel-Theme-Pack-2
- Theme Pack 3 half-left.deviantart.com/art/GNOME-Panel-Theme-Pack-3
How to fix panel applet background issues in Ubuntu
Chances are if you’ve tried out a custom panel background before you’ve encountered the annoyingly artefact-y look that of the panel atop this screenshot: -
There’s a quick hack to fix it, giving you the beauty of the panel.
We’ll need to get our hands a little bit dirty for this but providing you’re careful it’s of no great effort.
This guide will assume you’re using Ambiance as your GTK theme. If you’re using a different theme substitute the path in the commands below for the correct one of your theme.
You can fix this by commenting out or removing the include
- gksu gedit /usr/share/themes/Ambiance/gtk-2.0/gtkrc
- Gedit will open
- Press ALT+F to open the ‘find’ bar
- Enter “apps/gnome-panel.rc” (sans quote marks)
- Enter a hash (#) at the beginning of the line to ‘comment it out’.
- Hit Save.
Note that in order for the panel background to adhere to the ‘system theme’ you will need to remove the ‘#’ from the beginning of the same line in the same file.