Another OSX looking Desktop

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My OSX looking desktop... :-)

1. GTK theme: My own theme with dyndyn cairo engine, I did a personal modding to the dyndyn engine to paint the toolbar this way (Still couln't paint the trobber though :-( ). Using a pixmap to get scan lines in the apps background. Hope to send it back to the Dyndyn engine author, so that he could encorporate, if he like this :-)

2. Borders: Dream's Tiger from Bery-project.org, Did a small mod to match the color.

3. OSX like dock: It's KXDocker, download it from www.kde-apps.org

4. Mac like menubar (Top panel): from http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=241868

5. Icon: OSX; You can get it here, Tray, volume icons (Found from the web)

6. Cairo clock: You can get it here.

Hope this will help you.
Last changelog:

12 years ago

Removed the scanlines.
In the engine: Started working on buttons and other primary widgets. Working on a gtk engine seems to be very fun :-)

Updated screenshot 3

sijp

12 years ago

Hey, this is really nice :).

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iraiscoming223

12 years ago

Which font r u using? This is really smart!
Good job!

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JordanII

12 years ago

I can't say for sure, but it is probably Lucida Grande as it is the default font in OS X.

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malwk

12 years ago

The newer versions of kxdocker uses compiz and shtuff to do it's job. I will not try it as I am not using KDE nor have I installed the kde-libs and deps but still the dock now looks like being able to wotr with the new technologies like AIGLX/XGL and GL compoziting managers. Maybe it is faster now.

Hope that will help to achieve the so dreamed OSX look:) BTW i think kkiba has better effects but wors functionality. Can someone intergate more functionality in kiba? Please:)

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freespire

12 years ago

try Gnome Dock
http://www.gnome-dock.org
it work well with compiz

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malwk

12 years ago

Thanks but it not working for me, anyway I managed to configure kiba to act as good as the gnome panel. Thanks anyway.

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zammi

12 years ago

Gnome dock doesn't support task list yet (Kiba dock as well). This is the primary reason for me to move to the kxdocker. I was using kiba dock earlier.

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freespire

12 years ago

try Gnome Dock
http://www.gnome-dock.org
it work well with compiz

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kpolice

12 years ago

Well scanlines are not used anymore in OSX since Tiger :p

Good job anyway.

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malwk

12 years ago

The KXdocker is used, but is not very usable (at least here - with AIGLX/Compiz as it gets bad and ugly shadows and it is VERY slow - at Pentium M 1.8Ghz)
The theme zammi is working on is based on a modern engine, I have used the pixmap engine to mimic the Aqua interface but major difficulties have been faced, like:
a)no way to set the state of the widget in the inactive windows to INACTIVE (for scrollbars and buttons, that is what happens in Mac OS, that is why they are greyed out / have no colour ), no way to mimic fully the aqua UI
b)still no clue how to apply styles to some widgets (nautilus-> throbber, Epiphany->Locationbar (there are two embeded GtkEntry widgets, will have to see how it is managed in Clearlooks as the focus ring is drawn correctly only there) )
c)pixmaps has some limitations like overlay_file is not tiled, thus the aqua live-moving striples on the scrollbar are difficult to reproduce. Currently I'm working on a patch for the engine to make the overlay file tiles when not streched (like the base image file) Alternatively the stipple pixmap can be used as a base image and the rounded corner slider as an overlay but no transparency is supported for the base image (gtk2.8) and I cannot use round corners. Someone can help?
d) still have not discovered a way to draw the focus ring over lists and groups (basic UI feature in Aqua, see Aqua HIG)

This is not my prime time objective (to mimic the Aqua, as it is IMPOSSIBLE to mimic it fully as explained (see a) without patching GTK/god_knows_what) so I'm just figuring out the capabilities of Gtk/GnomeUI libs. As of yesterday the test for QT 4.3 on OpenGL are available and... ladies and gentelmens we are way behind:( So sad soooo sad....

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kpolice

12 years ago

the dock is kxdocker afaik.

What I want to know is how do applications with two toolbars look like.

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turbojugend

12 years ago

Thought of that, but how can it be used under gnome????? That question is unsolved to me so I thought it ain't...any ideas?

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SamuelDr

12 years ago

By looking at his other desktops, I found infos for the menubar trick:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=241868

Anyways, I want that dock too, unless it's only well-resized icons...

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kenjiru

12 years ago

Say more about the things you are using in the screen shots. The idea is to share with the others...

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turbojugend

12 years ago

Yup, you are. You show me your desktop, and you provide no info for it... bad boy!

Ok, It's obvious I am kidding, BUT plz answer the following questions (note it is what I wish to know maybe others would like a complete howto or "wheretofind"):

1. GTK theme?
2. Borders? (if u use emerald cgwd etc)
3. OSX like dock? (ANSWER THIS ONE ATLEAST PLZ)
4. OSX like panel (you know moving the controls from the window(file-edit etc) to the panel.

PLZ gimme a hint on those, or even better write down a detailed how-to/"whereto" for the whole thing.

Regards, TurboJugend.

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SamuelDr

12 years ago

It's nice that you show us your work, but could we have some information about it? We want to know so we too can do something that looks like your beautiful desktop.

Thanks.

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ctt1wbw

12 years ago

BTW, where did you get those fonts? I love that font, although I forgot the name of it.

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zammi

12 years ago

Font is HandelGotD, a proprietory font.

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12 years ago

Removed the scanlines.
In the engine: Started working on buttons and other primary widgets. Working on a gtk engine seems to be very fun :-)

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