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    Default Want to make Gnome desktop look like on KDE

    I want to make Gnome desktop look like on KDE, to be more precisely if its possible to make a desktop/home folder like in KDE???

    I'm using OpenSUSE 11.3 32bit

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    Default Re: Want to make Gnome desktop look like on KDE

    On 02/08/2011 08:36 PM, volter wrote:
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    > I want to make Gnome desktop look like on KDE, to be more precisely if
    > its possible to make a desktop/home folder like in KDE???


    maybe, but i doubt if can be done by me (or you) it would sure take a
    whole lot of fiddling....maybe even change the source code and
    recompile...

    but let me ask: if you had a hamburger would you want it to look like
    a hot dog?

    my opinion: the best, easiest and most effective way to have a desktop
    that looks like KDE is to just use KDE..

    if you want a hot dog, don't buy a hamburger..

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    Default Re: Want to make Gnome desktop look like on KDE

    i want gnome's system tray/systray-icons in kde4....

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    Default Re: Want to make Gnome desktop look like on KDE

    i want gnome's system tray/systray-icons in kde4....
    Maybe something like

    Gnome Green Icon Pack for KDE KDE-Look.org

    Just because you can, doesn't mean you should

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    Default Re: Want to make Gnome desktop look like on KDE

    I want to make Gnome desktop look like on KDE, to be more precisely if its possible to make a desktop/home folder like in KDE???
    @volter: I'm not going to ask why, but FWIW read this discussion

    [gnome] Want to make GNOME look more like KDE - Ubuntu Forums

    In the process of trying to get plasma-desktop running (part of kdebase4-workspace package), you'll end up installing a huge chunk of KDE4 stuff anyway, so you may as well install the KDE4 pattern (via yast software installer). Happy playing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by deano_ferrari View Post
    @volter: I'm not going to ask why, but FWIW read this discussion

    [gnome] Want to make GNOME look more like KDE - Ubuntu Forums

    In the process of trying to get plasma-desktop running (part of kdebase4-workspace package), you'll end up installing a huge chunk of KDE4 stuff anyway, so you may as well install the KDE4 pattern (via yast software installer). Happy playing!
    So, how I can install KDE without ruining something? To be able to use my already installed programs - or for KDE I will need to install & configure everything from the beginning?

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    Default Re: Want to make Gnome desktop look like on KDE

    Quote Originally Posted by DenverD View Post
    maybe, but i doubt if can be done by me (or you) it would sure take a whole lot of fiddling....maybe even change the source code and
    recompile...

    but let me ask: if you had a hamburger would you want it to look like a hot dog?
    I like the look of Gnome, but I prefer the flexibility of KDE. Hence I typically clean up my KDE desktops such they look closer to Gnome, but still retain the feel/features of KDE. There is NO NEED to change source code for that.

    Thats the beauty of Linux in that we are not forced to choose EITHER a hamburger OR a hot dog, but INSTEAD we can choose a mix if we so desire. Some may dislike a mix, but some of us do.

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    Default Re: Want to make Gnome desktop look like on KDE

    So, how I can install KDE without ruining something? To be able to use my already installed programs
    As oldcpu has mentioned, you're free to customise your desktop environment how you like. YaST/zypper can be used to install just those components you desire (along with any dependencies that will be installed automatically). So, start with

    Code:
    zypper in kdebase4-workspace
    That will result in all thats required to run 'plasma-desktop'. Follow the advice in the Ubuntu link I provided

    -- Open up gconf-editor.
    -- Go to desktop > gnome > session.
    -- Edit required_components_list and remove panel.
    - Add plasma-desktop to startup applications.
    See how that goes.
    Last edited by deano_ferrari; 09-Feb-2011 at 01:52.

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    Default Re: Want to make Gnome desktop look like on KDE

    Reminds me of the two old jokes: How do you make a cat sound like a dog? And vice versa.

    I won't repeat them here in case animal lovers are offended, so you can do the search on that phrase. It's the first hit. If you are easily offended that way, don't search. (I like animals myself, and IMO the jokes are too absurd to be offensive, but you never know.)

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    Default Re: Want to make Gnome desktop look like on KDE

    Yes , I remember those old jokes (and find them amusing with my black sense of humour...and I'm fond of animals too). I hope the outcome of this dog/cat OS experiment doesn't require such drastic means though!

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