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> Make Kicker Look Better?
wookmaster
post Jul 22 2004, 07:35 PM
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Well I got an awesome icon theme, windows lookin nice a nice mouse theme but kicker is dam ugly. Anyone know a way to make it look better? Ive been to kdelook.org but not found much. I tried things like ksmoothdock but they wont work without kicker there and just suck ram. If anyone has any ideas I would appreciate it. Thanks


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post Jul 23 2004, 08:09 AM
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Well, there are a few things that you can do.

The first one is to get rid of kicker all-together (well, not really, but keep it compacted) by using SuperKaramba and themes. Have a look at a couple of my screenshots with SuperKaramba installed:

http://www.thegoodtimes.ca/images/screensh...hots/071103.png
http://www.thegoodtimes.ca/images/screensh...ots/071103a.png

If you wanted to keep kicker around and make it look nicer, you can take advantage of KDE 3.2's transparency kicker, here are a couple of screenshots utilizing this feature:

http://www.thegoodtimes.ca/images/screensh...hots/101403.png
http://www.thegoodtimes.ca/images/screensh...hots/120103.png

In the past, I've even just got rid of kicker alltogether and just kept the system tray, I'd switch applications using the Alt+Tab function and run new programs with either the Run command or some other method. Usually not very practical, but if you like using the keyboard a lot, it could be an option.

note: some of these screenshots are huge because i run my home desktop at 1280x1024 resolution.


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post Jul 23 2004, 10:55 AM
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Could you tell me what the top taskbar is in the second screen shot and how you got your terminal to not have borders. I have aterm is there a way to take the border off? And wat program is giving you those headlines? Is it all done by superkaramba? thanks


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