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Setting up Ubuntu

I’ve just finished setting up my Ubuntu desktop just the way I like it — uncluttered and usable. Here is a list of programs I’m currently using:

  1. Gnome-do:  A launcher like QuickSilver (mac) and Launchy (win)
  2. Avant-Window-Manager: A dock and very usable taskbar (plus all the awn-* extra packages)
  3. Stalonetray: A system tray replacement so that I can get rid of the gnome panels
  4. GDesklet for the analog clock

Here’s the script to get stalonetray to sit at the top of the screen and look nice and transparent.

stalonetray -geometry 100×25+900+0  –sticky -t –skip-taskbar –window-type dock –grow-gravity W –icon-gravity SE –ignore-icon-resize TRUE –respect-icon-hints false –max-height 48 –icon-size 24 -i 24 –window-layer top

And here’s the final look: (larger version)

Pretty Ubuntu Desktop
Pretty Ubuntu Desktop
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3 thoughts on “Setting up Ubuntu”

  1. where did you get the wallpaper?

    I cant install Stalonetray… but this is my first day in Linux… =/ I will make it!

    thanks

  2. How did you get the top nav to be transparent. I got some of the icons to be transparent, but I can not get them all to be transparent.

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