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Title: Lost Time Memory-My Desktop
Post by: XavyAir on January 28, 2015, 10:50:15 pm
So here are some screenshots of my setup

(https://41.media.tumblr.com/04459dfe6567b45c41cc42f1bdff1760/tumblr_nix6skEqtQ1rt3juzo1_1280.png)

(https://40.media.tumblr.com/ffa1db9d72935f19da85fbcf578f4a02/tumblr_nix6skEqtQ1rt3juzo2_1280.png)


Theme: Ambiance Blackout Red

Window Decor: Numix

Icon Theme: Numix Circle Icons

Wallpaper from here (http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2014/270/2/c/shintaro_x_ayano___mekaku_city_actors_by_kawaiipanda_05-d80st8x.jpg)

Plank on the left side of the screen

Title: Re: Lost Time Memory-My Desktop
Post by: VinDSL on January 28, 2015, 11:02:28 pm
WoW!  Just... WOW!!!  8)
Title: Re: Lost Time Memory-My Desktop
Post by: 10i on January 29, 2015, 01:56:00 am
Looks great!

Keep up the good work  8)
Title: Re: Lost Time Memory-My Desktop
Post by: AndyInMokum on January 29, 2015, 04:44:27 am
Yup, that's a keeper  ;)!!
Title: Re: Lost Time Memory-My Desktop
Post by: iamesperambient on January 29, 2015, 02:14:49 pm
looks great you should try ambiance flat black out red may fit the overall modern look even better.
very nice.
Title: Re: Lost Time Memory-My Desktop
Post by: XavyAir on January 31, 2015, 10:27:25 pm
looks great you should try ambiance flat black out red may fit the overall modern look even better.
very nice.


I have it installed too, I totally agree with you, it looks way better....flat everywhere.......
Title: Re: Lost Time Memory-My Desktop
Post by: mattosensei on February 01, 2015, 11:12:26 am
Looks good. Any instructions for how to install?

I figured from google searching to use this:

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sudo add-apt-repository ppa:satyajit-happy/themes
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install numix-gtk-theme
Then go System Preferences > Look and Feel, where it shows Numix in the 'Widget' option. But I don't see how to install icons as that's not showing in the icon sub-menu?

Thanks if you can provide further info.
Title: Re: Lost Time Memory-My Desktop
Post by: iamesperambient on February 01, 2015, 01:51:51 pm
it seems the OP is using ambiance flat themes which you can install via the PPA at noobslab.com
Title: Re: Lost Time Memory-My Desktop
Post by: iamesperambient on February 01, 2015, 01:53:05 pm
looks great you should try ambiance flat black out red may fit the overall modern look even better.
very nice.


I have it installed too, I totally agree with you, it looks way better....flat everywhere.......

also check out ultra flat icon set as well you can download from the PPA at noobslab.com pretty nice
flat modern icon set i think its the best out there right now and very complete almost every app/program
is included even the oddball ones and he takes requests if somethign is missing via gnome-look.org.
Title: Re: Lost Time Memory-My Desktop
Post by: mattosensei on February 01, 2015, 02:40:14 pm
Thanks I think I've figured it out now from the Noobslab site (http://www.noobslab.com/2015/01/make-linux-more-elegant-with-ultra-flat.html). So essentially it's:

Code: [Select]
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:noobslab/icons
sudo apt-get update
then

Install Blue Folder Version with this command:

Code: [Select]
sudo apt-get install ultra-flat-icons
and/or

Install Orange Folder Version with this command:

Code: [Select]
sudo apt-get install ultra-flat-icons-orange

Then go menu > Preferences > Customize Look & Feel > Icon Theme > Ultra Flat Icons

Real pretty  :D
Title: Re: Lost Time Memory-My Desktop
Post by: perknh on February 01, 2015, 03:20:37 pm
I've never seen Plank look like that -- ever!  And because of your Peppermint desktop, I've now got a homework assignment for the other Peppermint computer in this house! 

That is a work of art, XavyAir .  ;)
Title: Re: Lost Time Memory-My Desktop
Post by: iamesperambient on February 01, 2015, 03:45:35 pm
Thanks I think I've figured it out now from the Noobslab site (http://www.noobslab.com/2015/01/make-linux-more-elegant-with-ultra-flat.html). So essentially it's:

Code: [Select]
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:noobslab/icons
sudo apt-get update
then

Install Blue Folder Version with this command:

Code: [Select]
sudo apt-get install ultra-flat-icons
and/or

Install Orange Folder Version with this command:

Code: [Select]
sudo apt-get install ultra-flat-icons-orange

Then go menu > Preferences > Customize Look & Feel > Icon Theme > Ultra Flat Icons

Real pretty  :D

yep thats correct and if you want the less bright orange folders theme go to gnome-look.org look up ultra flat icons
and download the link for 'orange folders' thats the less bright one on there the other will be labeled bright orange
than go in your file manager in directory tree click it and navigate to usr > share >icons right click than open as root
and paste in there. (dont use anything else in root only for this it can mess things up) this ensures your icons
will work in your local setting or in root (aka in mint install or package mangers etc) so everything looks consistent.
I persoanlly like the bright orange folders but some prefer the more pale ubuntu type ones.
Title: Re: Lost Time Memory-My Desktop
Post by: mattosensei on February 01, 2015, 04:18:01 pm
yep thats correct and if you want the less bright orange folders theme go to gnome-look.org look up ultra flat icons
and download the link for 'orange folders' thats the less bright one on there the other will be labeled bright orange
than go in your file manager in directory tree click it and navigate to usr > share >icons right click than open as root
and paste in there. (dont use anything else in root only for this it can mess things up) this ensures your icons
will work in your local setting or in root (aka in mint install or package mangers etc) so everything looks consistent.
I persoanlly like the bright orange folders but some prefer the more pale ubuntu type ones.
Thanks I followed those instructions and installed it OK. Link to the orange icons is here (http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/Ultra-Flat-Icons?content=167477).

Decided I prefer the blue but nice to have access to it if I change my mind!  :P
Title: Re: Lost Time Memory-My Desktop
Post by: iamesperambient on February 02, 2015, 12:58:00 am
yep thats correct and if you want the less bright orange folders theme go to gnome-look.org look up ultra flat icons
and download the link for 'orange folders' thats the less bright one on there the other will be labeled bright orange
than go in your file manager in directory tree click it and navigate to usr > share >icons right click than open as root
and paste in there. (dont use anything else in root only for this it can mess things up) this ensures your icons
will work in your local setting or in root (aka in mint install or package mangers etc) so everything looks consistent.
I persoanlly like the bright orange folders but some prefer the more pale ubuntu type ones.
Thanks I followed those instructions and installed it OK. Link to the orange icons is here (http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/Ultra-Flat-Icons?content=167477).

Decided I prefer the blue but nice to have access to it if I change my mind!  :P



i decided i like orange better and ravefinity made a custom flat theme for me ambience flat gray
i think the blue clashes with the red peppermint icon but using gray theme i think it matches with anything
and the orange folders goes better with the red icon and the gray theme. I think the blue is too much like
mac i like the uniqueness and linxy feel to the orange :D
Title: Re: Lost Time Memory-My Desktop
Post by: XavyAir on February 02, 2015, 11:40:31 pm
looks great you should try ambiance flat black out red may fit the overall modern look even better.
very nice.


I have it installed too, I totally agree with you, it looks way better....flat everywhere.......

also check out ultra flat icon set as well you can download from the PPA at noobslab.com pretty nice
flat modern icon set i think its the best out there right now and very complete almost every app/program
is included even the oddball ones and he takes requests if somethign is missing via gnome-look.org.


I have looked it up before, but I lost the link to where they were....


Thanks I think I've figured it out now from the Noobslab site (http://www.noobslab.com/2015/01/make-linux-more-elegant-with-ultra-flat.html). So essentially it's:

Code: [Select]
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:noobslab/icons
sudo apt-get update
then

Install Blue Folder Version with this command:

Code: [Select]
sudo apt-get install ultra-flat-icons
and/or

Install Orange Folder Version with this command:

Code: [Select]
sudo apt-get install ultra-flat-icons-orange

Then go menu > Preferences > Customize Look & Feel > Icon Theme > Ultra Flat Icons

Real pretty  :D

THANK YOU @mattosensei

Installing blue folders right now...I like blue folders...


I've never seen Plank look like that -- ever!  And because of your Peppermint desktop, I've now got a homework assignment for the other Peppermint computer in this house! 

That is a work of art, XavyAir .  ;)


Well I have always find it more comfortable for my hand to move the mouse either to the top or right edges of a screen, I started using this design with elementary OS, and so it got stuck from there on

Thank you :3
Title: Re: Lost Time Memory-My Desktop
Post by: iamesperambient on February 03, 2015, 03:37:38 pm
when i first moved from mac (when i sold it) i bought this laptop with windows 7 on it.
i hated it, i tried peppermint 5 at first loved it and a friend convinced me to try elementary os luna
i installed it for about 5 hours and did not like it one bit and went right back to peppermint.

I don't know what all the fuss is about elementary i think the design is ok looking but
its not a very user friendly system at all. I found peppermint to be much more easy to
use/customize and set up and comes with very handy tools.
Title: Re: Lost Time Memory-My Desktop
Post by: PCNetSpec on February 03, 2015, 07:56:59 pm
Just noticed Elementary OS don't have a forum  :o

http://elementaryos.org/answers/no-forum-is-nuts-1
Title: Re: Lost Time Memory-My Desktop
Post by: rjm65 on February 03, 2015, 08:03:33 pm
I read that page you linked and it looks like they have a small forum here, didn't peruse it much but look here...   :P
https://plus.google.com/communities/104613975513761463450 (https://plus.google.com/communities/104613975513761463450)
Title: Re: Lost Time Memory-My Desktop
Post by: PCNetSpec on February 03, 2015, 08:14:43 pm
A Google+ community is NOT a forum ;)

In fact have you ever tried to give assistance via social media sites (Facebook, Google+, etc.) .. the layout makes it REALLY difficult (no code boxes or highlighting etc.) .. and (like IRC) they're pretty useless as a searchable solution repository, so looking for previous solutions is impossible.

I'm just surprised a distro as well known and large as Elementary don't have a proper forum .. seriously, I wouldn't even consider using an OS without checking out their support channels, the most important of which is always going to be a forum.

Peppermint has Facebook and Google+ pages, and community page .. but If anyone ever asks for support there I just point them here.
Title: Re: Lost Time Memory-My Desktop
Post by: rjm65 on February 03, 2015, 08:25:46 pm
they can't be too well known, I never heard of them, or even tried it when i was distro hopping thru 50 distros, and searching sourceforge for ubuntu based distros, they never even came up in a search...  LOL   :o
Title: Re: Lost Time Memory-My Desktop
Post by: PCNetSpec on February 03, 2015, 08:49:58 pm
Erm, they're #9 on Distrowatch .. above distros like Slackware, Redhat, Gentoo, Mandriva, Zorin, PCLinuxOS, Lubuntu, Deepin, Manjaro, Xubunntu, Kubuntu, Knoppix, etc.  :-\
Title: Re: Lost Time Memory-My Desktop
Post by: XavyAir on February 03, 2015, 10:02:41 pm
elementary OS actually becomes quite awesome once you install elementary tweaks
the elementary OS team expects you to use most of the preinstalled software/apps that they provide, their goal is more towards aesthetics, but I do agree they are quite harsh on not letting customization right out of the box........
elementary has a quite active sub-reddit  (https://www.reddit.com/r/elementaryos)

You can check some of my screenshots of my current elementary OS setup here (http://fuckyeah-elementaryos.tumblr.com/post/101147004618/xavyair-my-desktop-i-had-to-move-back-to#notes)  ;D

but I may sound a bit egoistic here, but aren't we moving a bit out topic, lol  :P 
Title: Re: Lost Time Memory-My Desktop
Post by: PCNetSpec on February 03, 2015, 10:24:33 pm
Still not a forum though is it ?

Still suffers the layout and posting issues

and why is it hidden .. how are users meant to find that ?

is it even official ? .. and if so, why isn't it linked from their support page ?
Title: Re: Lost Time Memory-My Desktop
Post by: rjm65 on February 04, 2015, 08:52:19 am
it may be number 9 on distrowatch but it never came up on a search with them when I was looking for a good distro...  However pclinuxos did come up and so did antix  along with 48 others...  Weird like i said before never heard of it, and after seeing screenshots of it I would never try it anyway, don't like bars on top and side, has to be on the bottom for me, so it looks and feels like windows the best os ever made...   LOL    :o
Title: Re: Lost Time Memory-My Desktop
Post by: PCNetSpec on February 04, 2015, 10:51:36 am
<note to self> Do not bite, you're strong enough to resist, keep calm and remember to breathe </note to self>
Title: Re: Lost Time Memory-My Desktop
Post by: rjm65 on February 04, 2015, 11:13:31 am
LOL you know I am just kidding I hope...   LOL    :D
Title: Re: Lost Time Memory-My Desktop
Post by: PCNetSpec on February 04, 2015, 11:29:39 am
I do .. I meant to add a smiley to that but forgot  :D
Title: Re: Lost Time Memory-My Desktop
Post by: iamesperambient on February 04, 2015, 11:37:35 am
my issue with elementary was its actual file manager and set up.
i had a lot of issues with it. I think peppermint is a much stronger distro
much more solid and user friendly. I feel spoiled honestly and don't
have any reason to use any other operating system. People can say
elementary looks great but peppermint is so easy to customize
you have user friendly system along with being able to set it up exactly
as you would want too. works for me.