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7th July 2004, 03:12 AM
Alright, I am bored at work and was looking threw http://www.gnome-look.org/ and I was wondering who doesn't use redhat's bluecurve and what did the pick over it and why?
7th July 2004, 03:21 AM
A buddy of mine, likes the OS X theme. He said that he wanted something else. *shrug*. I'm a KDE user, so you know how that goes :)
7th July 2004, 03:33 AM
yea people seem to enjoy that OS X theme wayyyyy to much
7th July 2004, 03:36 AM
Hello. I used mac os plastic theme and i like it :D but after i know mac os theme need a lot resource than bluecurve then i change back to bluecurved. you could download plastic theme at http://art.gnome.org :D
wish me luck after i finish my final thesis , i hope i could make some theme for fedora user :D thanks
7th July 2004, 05:58 AM
I rather like OS X, lots better than the Fisher Price theme that comes with XP
7th July 2004, 07:06 AM
true, I just enjoy bluecurve to000 much I guess, its so much nicer to look at than xp, and not as plasticy as OS X
13th July 2004, 12:38 PM
I use the phanter theme for XFce4.
IMO BlueCurve has something lacking....the curve.
why are all buttons rectangular with sharp corners? I have stuck with them even with my theme as others which are curved are *too* curved. (The Mac OSX type themes seem too curved.)
13th July 2004, 05:38 PM
The Mac OSX type themes seem too curved.
That's why it's called "the gumdrop look." ;)
13th July 2004, 06:18 PM
Hmm, if only there was a proper plastik theme ported to GNOME. To me, it seems perfect, atm I use bluecurve, but really love plastik whenever I see it ;) Maybe the person who originally created plastik would port it properly;) *sigh* if only.... :D
14th August 2004, 05:37 PM
bluecurve is a representative of what Fedora is... Is like XP theme.
15th August 2004, 07:30 AM
i prefer Bluecurve over all the others including mandrake galaxy which nice.... i just like the bluecurve!
and i dont think is like XP theme :D
15th August 2004, 12:50 PM
To get some more themes, install the gnome-theme-extras package from fedora.us, see www.fedorafaq.org/#installsoftware
15th August 2004, 03:00 PM
I'm a KDE user, so you know how that goes :)
I used to be one of those. ;)
15th August 2004, 04:34 PM
I've customised my gnome desktop quite a lot. It's now a variation on the bluecurve theme and, imho, it whips OS X's butt!
21st August 2004, 03:54 PM
bluecurve is a nice theme for working. its simple but smart. i like it :)
19th September 2004, 02:01 AM
I use what is basically Bluecurve, the icons are so simple and all match, the controls, despite their sqaureness actually work. A lot of the themes I've tried with curved buttons just don't look right. I don't use the Bluecurve metacity theme though because it looks a little pixelated on the curved edges. Do you have a screenshot David?
22nd September 2004, 06:28 PM
Unfortunately not. My PC is away in storage right now and it looks like the Gallery's been given a bit of a spring clean. It used to be in there.
Basically I swapped the large Bluecurve panel for two smaller ones. The first of these sits permanently at the bottom of the screen, taking up the full width, and houses the most used commands. For me this includes (from right to left) Show Desktop, Launch Firefox, Launch CLI, Switch Desktop (just 2 because this is all I ever need), Taskbar, Clock. Everything else, including the start menu, commonly used programs and system info goes in a narrower second panel that folds away when I don't need it.
I really like the customisability of the Gnome and KDE UIs actually. It's worth spending a bit of time experimenting with different layouts to improve ease-of-use in the long run. And I guess it makes sense cos everybody would probably use their system in a slightly different way given the choice. (One only has to read the CLI versus GUI debates to see that!)
I too prefer the Bluecurve theme to the icy look of the OS X theme. Initially I was really taken by it but actually Bluecurve and metacity are really kind on the eyes whereas OS X gets a bit tiring. And yeah, anything's an improvement on Windows XP.
Btw, the Bluecurve XMMS skin is also available for Winamp for those who care. Heh, if only Bluecurve were available for Windows. :)
22nd September 2004, 11:32 PM
I use Ximian Industrial theme for my (crippled) GNOME desktop. I don't really care much about themes unless they are incomplete - and I have found Bluecurve still lacking while Industrial is consistent (as Jimmac (BIG RESPECT) does artwork for most GNOME/GTK projects)... basically I use his icons for everything... check out his site:
also Bluecurve is not only icons but also splash screens, curosors, menu layout...
* I h8 splash screens so I don't have them
* I use JaguarX cursor theme
* I use my custom menu layout :) hacking XML/FreeDesktop menu descriptions is quite fun :))
17th October 2004, 02:08 AM
I agree with blahrus that too many people seem to like osx themes, but like prometheus, it is better than win xp'spreschool theme, which is barely even customisable.
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