Desktop: Ubuntu «Eleorta»

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OS: Ubuntu (64bit)
Edition: 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat)

Of course the most important = Wallpaper:

Ok, my theme is a mash-up of Elementary and Orta, hence the codename Eleorta

So to install:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nikount/orta-desktop
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install orta-theme

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:elementaryart/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install elementary-theme

Then customise Orta via the Orta Settings Manager and choose the theme. Then click customise and change the Window Border to Elementary. I also change all the fonts mainly to the Ubuntu Font Family.

The cursor I’m using is available with Ubuntu as standard, just open up Synaptic and search for:


The are more colours in the extras package that you’ll see in the list, but I use oxy-white.

At the top is the standard Gnome-Panel but with two tweaks:

Window Applets (top-left) – [link]
Global Menu (visible near top-left on second screenshot) – [link]

The icons are all courtesy of:

tiheum – [link]

The icons are called Faenza, but I have dark panels so I’m using Faenza-Dark. Open a terminal and paste these:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tiheum/equinox
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install faenza-icon-theme

On the left is something else all together. It’s the new Unity-2D-Launcher that’ll be standard in Ubuntu 11.04, but I hacked it to pieces so that now the «Applications» and «File & Folders» icons are no longer there, the trash icon and removable media have been replaced with faenza alternatives, all backgrounds have been removed from the icons so that it appears to simply be Faenza themed. I’ll post a tutorial for this soon. But here’s the install instructions:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:unity-2d-team/unity-2d-daily
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install unity-2d-default-settings
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
(If it doesn’t do something right just go to Synaptic, search for «unity-2d» and use common sense.)

The Dock, a integral part of a modern linux setup it seems. Me, I struggle to find a lasting use for them against the simple capabilities of panels. But I gots one for now, its GLX (Cairo) Dock and you can just install it via the Ubuntu Software Centre. The theme however is from, its a .deb file so just choose your distro specific package and it’ll install via Ubuntu Software Centre (you must do this after installing the Dock):

Gericom Elementary – [link]

Then just launch the dock from Menu>Accessories (preferrably with OpenGL), right click anywhere on the dock then go to Cairo Dock>Manage Themesselect «Local _elementary_», tick the two boxes below and click apply.

And in the second screenshot (the one where I’ve opened Nautilus) I’m using Nautilus-Elementary:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:am-monkeyd/nautilus-elementary-ppa
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
nautilus -q

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2 Responses to “Desktop: Ubuntu «Eleorta»”

  1. 1 supersx marzo 8, 2011 a las 7:05 pm

    I like the 2D-Unity without Folders and other 😀
    Waiting for a tutorial

  1. 1 Tweets that mention Desktop: Ubuntu “Eleorta” « Ubuntu Life -- Trackback en febrero 22, 2011 a las 10:18 pm

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