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Total Steampunk
« on: March 18, 2015, 12:08:54 pm »


To recreate this you need to be as nefarious as myself, bordering on lunacy. That dependency satisfied? Okay here we go.

First you need to install MATE 1.8.1 like this .
You need the Steampunk icons from Deviantart
The wallpaper is unimaginatively called 36633_steampunk and is found here .

Nothing is out the ordinary so far, but here's where it gets tricky. Here's where we get in relatively advanced customisation and not simply using the widgets provided by the theme.  You'll need the Gnome Shell Old Steampunk   0.2  . Yes, it won't be fully compatible with MATE, which is a GTK 2 desktop. The result was yellow text on a yellow background within some windows, which was of course, unreadable.  ::)  I already had one of the Ambiance & Radiance Flat Colors Themes going in MATE . The green one, I think. But I kept switching between green and blue; but it doesn't matter because I needed was the widgets and white background color, which are far more usable in a MATE environment than those provided by Gnome Shell Old Steampunk. What does matter is you switch to a GTK 2 widget set.

First go into the control and choose appearance. From the list of themes, pick Old Steampunk. Then click the "customize" button. In the "Controls" table pick one of the Ambiance-Flat themes from the link provided about from Noobslab. I think Flat-Brown looks best but I need to experiment around.  That last step may very according to desktop environment but that should able cover it.

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Re: Total Steampunk
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2015, 12:17:19 pm »
Looks great :)
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Re: Total Steampunk
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2015, 12:19:01 pm »
That's awesome  ;)!
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Re: Total Steampunk
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2015, 12:48:54 pm »
Thanks, guys. I think I made a slight mistake in the instructions or at least explained it the hard way to get what are in my opinion are more more usable controls than Gnome Shell Old Steampunk provides. From the Control Center,  choose a GTK 2 them that you like,  then hit customize. From there go to the Window Border tab and choose Old Steampunk. I think that way is a little easier. Also, I went into Dconf Editor (from the repos) to rid of most of the desktop icons org > mate > caja > and uncheck the icons you want to clear.
« Last Edit: March 18, 2015, 12:53:58 pm by sanguinemoon »

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Re: Total Steampunk
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2015, 03:30:34 pm »


To recreate this you need to be as nefarious as myself, bordering on lunacy. That dependency satisfied? Okay here we go.

First you need to install MATE 1.8.1 like this .
You need the Steampunk icons from Deviantart
The wallpaper is unimaginatively called 36633_steampunk and is found here .

Nothing is out the ordinary so far, but here's where it gets tricky. Here's where we get in relatively advanced customisation and not simply using the widgets provided by the theme.  You'll need the Gnome Shell Old Steampunk   0.2  . Yes, it won't be fully compatible with MATE, which is a GTK 2 desktop. The result was yellow text on a yellow background within some windows, which was of course, unreadable.  ::)  I already had one of the Ambiance & Radiance Flat Colors Themes going in MATE . The green one, I think. But I kept switching between green and blue; but it doesn't matter because I needed was the widgets and white background color, which are far more usable in a MATE environment than those provided by Gnome Shell Old Steampunk. What does matter is you switch to a GTK 2 widget set.

First go into the control and choose appearance. From the list of themes, pick Old Steampunk. Then click the "customize" button. In the "Controls" table pick one of the Ambiance-Flat themes from the link provided about from Noobslab. I think Flat-Brown looks best but I need to experiment around.  That last step may very according to desktop environment but that should able cover it.


not big on steam punk as a genre but you did a good job setting it up and totally looks good for that kind of theme. nice work!
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