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Old December 31st, 2011, 03:07 PM   #51 (permalink)
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Yep. It's subjective for sure, but this is beautiful..

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So that top screenshot is gnome3?

If so how did you get transparency?

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Old December 31st, 2011, 05:44 PM   #52 (permalink)
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So that top screenshot is gnome3?

If so how did you get transparency?
I'm a little hazy on what is and is not gnome. The window manager theme (top bar of windows) is Ambiance, but I used gnome tweak to change the rest of the GTK3+ theme. The desktop environment is Unity. I dont use Gnome 3 as a desktop. The opacity/transparency in the panel is compiz via the unity plugin.
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Old December 31st, 2011, 07:07 PM   #53 (permalink)
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Ive never had good luck with fedora. It really isbeta for redhat
I would say CentOS is more of a beta for RedHat.
I use to be a big Ubuntu fan. In fact I still run 10.04/10.10 on most of my machines.

However, for work and my professional career, I make new builds off CentOS just for the very fact it mirrors the official Redhat releases. Most of my clients/projects are all Redhat/CentOS now. It is easier to keep w/ whatever the market is currently using when you are making developing Linux apps for commercial gain.

It doesn't have all the nice new stuff like multimedia supports, wifi drivers, or discrete video cards like Ubuntu/Mint.
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I'm a little hazy on what is and is not gnome. The window manager theme (top bar of windows) is Ambiance, but I used gnome tweak to change the rest of the GTK3+ theme. The desktop environment is Unity. I dont use Gnome 3 as a desktop. The opacity/transparency in the panel is compiz via the unity plugin.
Oh ok. I thought you were using the gnome3 shell. I was confused because it looked so much like Unity.
I use transparency too with compiz. What really annoys me about gnome3 is that there are basically NO effects you can use. As far as I know they are still "coming soon".
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unity does everything i need. Im very happy with it to be honest
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unity does everything i need. Im very happy with it to be honest
Now I didn't like Unity that much when I tried it. What I found really annoying though was the black seemingly immovable taskbar at the top with a digital clock. I found on my netbook it was wasting valuable screen real estate. But worse when I was using it on the classroom projector, I do NOT want to be showing a clock to the students.

Macs also have an immovable taskbar at the top, but at least on them it's usually contextual to the application that's running.
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its 50% contextual. In the top left of the panel you have your close, minimise and file menu etc. In the top right, you have your equivalent to sys tray in windows.

I would like it to autohide to be honest. There probably is a way

I do like it transparent though. Helps a little with it's immovability
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Main problem I found was that it was wasting screen space on an already cramped netbook screen. Was just seeing a black bar at the top of the screen with a clock in the middle. I know on OS X the the top taskbar is more contextual to the application that's running, in that it contains the Edit, File, and other menu items. I did have a play around with it, see if I could hide it or at least disable the clock, but to no avail. There maybe a way to have what I require, but I couldn't see it. I'm a bit of a geek, but not a hardcore Linux hacker.

I'm currently using Windows 7 for classroom presentations. I've set the taskbar to autohide and the clock is disabled. I'm probably one of the few who still wears a watch, so I don't need to constantly see the time on my desktop. Plus what I previously posted about not showing a clock to the students.
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I think I saw a way to remove the clock and calendar applets. I don't use the clock but I like the calendar there, so didn't
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