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Alternate download site for Win XP Skins for IceWM?
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JPRGO


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PostPosted: Sat 25 Mar 2006, 14:02    Post subject:  Alternate download site for Win XP Skins for IceWM?  

Hello,

I'm quite a linux newbie, ive been using puppy for 2 moths now,
and I use the Ice WM Window Manager, on the pupget package manager
there are several windows XP themes, I'm searching for the SilverXP theme, but in the package manager it displays a error, I believe this is caused by the fact that there was a change in the download site , from goosee.com to puppyos.com.

Could you provide me with an alternate download link or another location where the file is hosted?

JPRGO
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MU


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PostPosted: Sat 25 Mar 2006, 14:41    Post subject:  

http://dotpups.de/dotpups/WindowManagers/Meta-Theme-Bombayrockers-silver/

Other themes http://noforum.de/dotpups/icewm-themecollection.pup (3 MB)

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JPRGO


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PostPosted: Sat 25 Mar 2006, 14:55    Post subject: The Elberg Theme is ok, but i need silverxp....  

Ive tryed the elberg theme, it looks ok, but im still searching for silverxp
On this adres: http://dotpups.de/dotpups/WindowManagers/Meta-Theme-Bombayrockers-silver/
there is no theme, only things you need for it.
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bombayrockers


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PostPosted: Sat 25 Mar 2006, 15:25    Post subject:  

Download silverxp theme for icewm from
http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=83774

I think a dotpup for silverxp theme is available in the dotpups section on the wiki.
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MU


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PostPosted: Sat 25 Mar 2006, 15:26    Post subject:  

the theme is in the icewm-dotpup.
If you don't want to install it completely, just extract the theme:
unzip icewm24.pup
This should extract a .tgz -archive, that you can open in Pupzip.
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JPRGO


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PostPosted: Sun 26 Mar 2006, 03:42    Post subject: Thanks, the I've got the theme!  

I've got the theme, but the files in the wiki are still directed to the old downloads site. I just wanted to tell you that.

Thank, JPRGO
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PostPosted: Sun 26 Mar 2006, 12:31    Post subject:  

JPRGO,



If you want the almost Xp experience you can use the experience engine and experience gtk theme.

Disadvantage: experiene engine is based on he pixmap engine and therefore considerably slower than other gtk widget engines, however if you have a fast computer with lots of memory it should not be much of a problem.

Let me know if you want to use it I will upload a dotpup for this theme.
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PostPosted: Sun 26 Mar 2006, 16:30    Post subject: Ok, I'd like to try....  

It looks nice, I'd like to try it, but is it hard to install? And would it damage things like jwm or gtk?

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PostPosted: Sun 26 Mar 2006, 16:49    Post subject:  

This dotpup will install the experience engine and eXperience gtk theme. It will not mess with anything. If it does not work for you delete the file /root/.gtkrc-2.0 and uninstall it using pupget.

Restart X after installing the dotpup
eXperience.pup
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JPRGO


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PostPosted: Mon 27 Mar 2006, 11:00    Post subject:  

Okay, this worked, it looks really nice, thanks, but I have one more question, in icewm my font is really tiny, it's hard to read anything, how do you make it bigger? note: I have already tryed to "set global font size", but that doesn't work, the font remains the same size.

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bombayrockers


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PostPosted: Tue 28 Mar 2006, 06:35    Post subject:  

to edit the icewm fonts you need to go to
/root/.icewm/themes/what-ever-theme-you-are-using/

eg
/root/.icewm/themes/SilverXP/default.theme

open default.theme in text editor and go to line no 126 for sliverxp theme

TitleFontNameXft="Helvetica:size=9:medium" you will get similar lines upto line no 168. edit size=9 to a size that suites you. Helvetica stands for the font. You can change that to Bitstream Vera Sans if you have installed them.
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Fisherman

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PostPosted: Thu 30 Mar 2006, 15:35    Post subject:  

I installed the experience pup but can't work out how to load it. Currenly running icewm with silverxp theme. Experience engine isn't listed as option in window managers and can't find experience theme.

can anyone help?

thanks
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PostPosted: Thu 30 Mar 2006, 16:25    Post subject:  

The experience engine is not a window manager nor is it an icewm theme. It is a widget theme for gtk2. Just restart X to see if it works or not. If it works you will have an interface similar to the one on top. If it dose not work you would have the default gtk theme.
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SamSung

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PostPosted: Wed 26 Apr 2006, 05:43    Post subject:  

Hi Bombayrocker

Firstly thanks for this thread, it has helped me get puppy looking the way I want it. I have installed the experience dotpup and it has enhanced the appearance of Abiword Xarchive etc but Rox filer still looks the same and does not look like the image you posted above is there anything I can do about this please.

I am using Puppy 1.07 with the default version of Rox. I have also noticed that QT apps are not changed by the GTK themes how can I get them changed


EDIT

OK I have installed Rox 2.4.1 I think from the dotpups this has resolved the Theme issue with Rox.

I would still like to know how to the the QT apps to look like GTK apps I will create a new thread for this though
Thanks for your help
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PostPosted: Wed 26 Apr 2006, 11:52    Post subject:  

SamSung, QT-apps:
it depends, if they were compiled statically or with shared libraries.
The static versions often run more reliable, as they have their own QT in the binary.
This reduces version-conflicts.
These files are usually very big >10 MB.

These files are not themable.

If you have an application compiled with shared libraries, it uses the theme activated in KDE, if you have that.
I have no idea, if you can use a different theme without having KDE installed.

There are some themes, that look very similar in Gtk and KDE, there even is a special KDE-theme-engine, that can detect the current Gtk-theme, and use a similar one in KDE automatically.

Mark
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