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Is there anyway to change the way the menu looks???
« on: August 10, 2014, 02:37:07 pm »
Currently i have a theme called 'simplegrey' installed and it looks great, i also have my icons set to a nice theme as well (blue folders).
I'm looking to make the menu have a more 'glossy' look to it, the theme added this glossy look to most things but not to the menu.
Is there anyway to install a separate theme that will change the texture of the flat menu into a more 3d look without changing the gtk
theme installed??
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Re: Is there anyway to change the way the menu looks???
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2014, 05:26:08 pm »
Not that I'm aware of.

Theoretically I suppose it would be possible to install the xfce4-panel and xfce4-whiskermenu-pugin .. ten switch to the Xfce4 Panel rather than lxpanel . but don't blame me if things go horribly wrong.

Besides the whisker menu, I prefer the lxpanel.



A better idea might be to use a dockbar with a menu plugin
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Re: Is there anyway to change the way the menu looks???
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2014, 06:20:07 pm »
thanks for the info. I really like how it looks overall so i think i will leave it for now at least :D
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Re: Is there anyway to change the way the menu looks???
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2014, 12:25:39 am »

A better idea might be to use a dockbar with a menu plugin

Can you elaborate on that a little more please. I'm new here.

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Re: Is there anyway to change the way the menu looks???
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2014, 12:39:15 am »
you can install the dock but have a menu also that expands.
I personally find a panel on the top with the basics and menu on top
and the dock on the bottom with all the apps/programs i need at the bottom
to be the best. I would give that a try first and if you don't like it try some other options.
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Re: Is there anyway to change the way the menu looks???
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2014, 12:42:46 am »
also if you install a new theme to suite your tastes you may like the menu more
i found it a bit plain with the theme i installed it added a little flare to it. on peppermintos.com
there is a guide how to install a new theme which you can download from gnome-look.org
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Re: Is there anyway to change the way the menu looks???
« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2014, 05:24:41 am »

A better idea might be to use a dockbar with a menu plugin

Can you elaborate on that a little more please. I'm new here.

Not really, I'm not really one for customisation any more .. but I'm sure some of the dock bars have plugins (or built in functions) to display a menu.

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Take a look at this:
http://forum.peppermintos.com/index.php/topic,841.msg7186.html#msg7186
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Re: Is there anyway to change the way the menu looks???
« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2014, 09:59:16 am »
i really like using the dock for organization purposes.
I have everything i need loaded on there i only uses the menu
to open up applications i made with ICE.  I think the dock
set up coming from a mac made it a much easier transition.
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