Love the look of Clearlooks-type themes but find them too bulky? Cowlooks is here to the rescue with a skim milk diet.
Modifications were made to the Inverted GTK theme and Splint Metacity themes to save space while maintaining usability. Credit goes out to the authors of the aforementioned themes.
Here are a few of the changes I made:
- Padding around buttons have been decreased, making for smaller toolbars.
- Window borders are down to 1 pixel; many gnome programs already have a lower right resize grip, so I felt that thick borders weren't necessary.
- Contrast has been decreased to take some focus away from the clutter of the GUI so that you can focus on your work instead.
- The recommended icon themes are Tango and Gnome-Colors.
- The gnome2-globalmenu applet is recommended for users who wish to save even more vertical space.
How to install?
· Right click on your desktop and select Change Desktop Background
· Click on the first tab: Theme
· Drag and drop the theme's archive in the Appearance Preferences window.
· If everything is OK, you will receive a confirmation message and you can activate the theme just by clicking on it.
GNOME is an international effort to build a complete desktop environment—the graphical user interface which sits on top of a computer operating system—entirely from free software. This goal includes creating software development frameworks, selecting application software for the desktop, and working on the programs which manage application launching, file handling, and window and task management.
GNOME is part of the GNU Project and can be used with various Unix-like operating systems, most notably Linux, and as part of Java Desktop System in Solaris.
The name originally stood for GNU Network Object Model Environment, though this acronym is deprecated. The GNOME project puts heavy emphasis on simplicity, usability, and making things “just work”.
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· Smaller tabs, updated metacity design.
· note: murrine engine required