More posts about “Eye Candy”

Give your Ubuntu desktop a stunning new look with GTK themes, free icon packs, Conky, visual customisation tools, desktop wallpapers and more – all of which you’ll find featured below.


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Update: Appears not! From bordered to borderless, and then back again: Natty GTK theme change deemed ‘bland’

Update: Shocker! Mark Shuttleworth has just added a comment to the bug report stating that once the issues with Unity 2D are fixed, the theme will be going back to 0px border goodness. As if to prove our own wisened words of Alpha Caution true, one of our favourite tweaks to Natty has been reversed in less than 24 hours.

12 March 2011
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15 sleek Gnome panel backgrounds (and how to fix non-transparent applet issues)

GNOME Panel looking dull? Try one of these 15 slick backgrounds - plus how to fix annoying panel applet background issues.

26 February 2011
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iPod Nano inspired CoverGloobus theme

I know, I know. You're rolling your eyes at the mention of the words 'Nano', 'Apple' and 'iPod' in the same sentence. But as they once sang 'give peace a chance' here I sing 'give iPod Nano inspired CoverGloobus themes a chance' - particularly when they're as nice as this.

13 February 2011

Five neat new Covergloobus themes

Five pretty CoverGloobus themes. Including one by me. Sssh. Let's go.

28 January 2011
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How to increase the size of Compiz shadows under app windows

Not happy with the default size of the Compiz drop shadows under application windows? Here's how to make them larger.

27 January 2011
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Faenza-styled gaming icons

These are too great to pass up on posting; Faenza-style game icons for a gaggle of popular Linux games.

22 January 2011
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Ubuntu-izing Kubuntu, Ambiance style

If you switch to KDE but miss Ubuntu's 'style' you needn't weep - a new a Ambiance styled Plasma Desktop theme brings Ubuntu's style to the Kubuntu desktop. "Scnd101" is the user behind the stunning creation, which theme the panel, widgets and more in Ambiance-coloured coating.

18 January 2011
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‘Outsiders’ Emerald window borders could just confuse you

Some things are standard: milk on cereal; Doctor in Tardis; window buttons in frame. Well, the latter was standard; 0rAX0's 'Outsiders' Emerald theme pack literally pushes the traditional boundaries away in these off-corner creations.

17 January 2011
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How to Change Sidebar colour in Nautilus-Elementary

Change the colour of Nautilus-Elementary's side to gain better integration with your favourite theme. Ambiance is a fantastic theme and Nautilus-Elementary easily sets the standard for user-friendly file-managers. When both are used together things don't always look as good as they could. Here's how to remedy that with some copy-and-paste pizazz.

16 January 2011

This Minimal ‘conky Orange’ theme would look great on any desktop

I both love and loathe Conky in equal amounts. For all it's inanely needless complexity it can produce some beautiful things. Just take this minimally-stunning 'Conky orange' theme as a prime example.

16 January 2011
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Divergence IV Docky theme

How does a Docky theme based on the Divergence IV GTK+ theme sound?

16 January 2011

This Ubuntu homepage replacement is slick and informative

New and old Ubuntu users alike will find something to love in this colourful homepage replacement by Ryan Kelln.

16 January 2011