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Offline tlgalenson

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Tweaking Peppermint to make it look more like a Chromebook
« on: January 23, 2015, 11:31:44 am »
Now don't get me wrong.  The stock peppermint user interface is fine, functional and user friendly.

And I have a Chromebook.  But I also have a netbook I am fond of that doesn't run Windows 7 all that swiftly.

It won't boot Chromium OS which would be my first choice.  So I want to take a (more or less) netbook friendly and user friendly distribution and bend it gently to look like a Chromebook.  A reviewer noted that Peppermint makes his netbook look a lot like a Chromebook.  He then described some tweaks that I had trouble trying to implement under Lubuntu.... so here I am.

I have questions like: How do you get the "task bar" which I think is called a panel in *nix world to become more transparent?  The "shelf" (taskbar) of a Chromebook doesn't show up at all.

How do I add applications to the taskbar?  Like dragging a desktop icon down on to the taskbar in windows.

Is there a "Chromebook theme" package of some type that would do all this on a turnkey basis?

In case it is not clear I am a complete Newbie at Linux.


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Re: Tweaking Peppermint to make it look more like a Chromebook
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2015, 11:48:24 am »
Hi tlgalenson, and welcome to the forum :)

If you're after a chromebook-alike UI, why not just

a) Install Chrome

b) set the bottom panel to autohide

c) set Chrome to autostart

« Last Edit: January 23, 2015, 11:58:45 am by PCNetSpec »
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