Hello! I've had a while Elementary OS in the netbook and the truth is that it is incredible, it is a fantastic project. I generally like the Mac desktop as it is packed with very good and well integrated default features.
In Elementary OS you can get some of those features and it can look great. Obviously, it is not the same, but the finish is very good.
To give you an idea, this is what the last one looks like OS X Mavericks:
Not only is it aesthetically appealing, it is also very practical and intuitive. And this is Elementary OS Luna, as I have it configured:
This is what I included:
- Os X Lion Theme
- Synapse Indicator
Table of Contents
OS X Lion Theme
First, to be able to modify the themes, both windows and plank, you must install Elementary Tweaks:
sudo apt-add-repository ppa: versable / elementary-update sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install elementary-tweaks
The following is very simple, what I did was download a theme for windows and their borders, and another for plank. All of them are available together with the instructions for their configuration in the following links.
This is the original windows theme, called Lion:
And this is a modification of the previous one that also includes a theme for plank, highly recommended:
Just in case I clarify that you should include the topics in the folders .local / share / themes o / usr / share / themes for windows and plank themes you should put them in .local / share / plank / themes o / usr / share / plank / themes. Anyway, in the second link everything is explained.
The Synapse-Indicator is the "magnifying glass" that appears on the panel. It allows you to search for system files, applications and even search on google.
Adding it is very simple, just add this ppa:
sudo apt-add-repository ppa: versable / elementary-update sudo apt-get update
And we install it:
sudo apt-get install indicator-synapse
When opening a new session it will appear.
This is a bit trickier, especially if you have a small screen. Superwingpanel will allow you to put many more configurations, like the globalmenu, but it is a bit unstable, so you have to configure it well.
First we are going to install it:
sudo apt-add-repository ppa: heathbar / super-wingpanel-daily sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install super-wingpanel
This will allow certain configurations to be carried out, but to have the global menu, the following must be installed:
sudo apt-get install indicator-appmenu dconf-tools
Once installed you have to enable it. For it:
1) Open «dconf-tools» and go to this address org> pantheon> cerbere
2) Once there change the value of «monitored-processes» to:
['plank', 'slingshot-launcher --silent', 'env UBUNTU_MENUPROXY = 0 super-wingpanel']
3) Go to org> pantheon> desktop> super-wingpanel and change the value of "blacklist" to:
When opening a new session they should be able to appreciate the changes. However, if they have a very small screen, the panel may slide to the right, not being able to see anything, as seen in the following screenshot:
To fix it you are going to have to make some changes:
1) If you can, hide the original application menu and use only the synapse-indicator.
To do it go to System Preferences> Tweaks> Super-wingpanel and disable the box that says "Show launcher"
2) Run the menu that indicates the date on the panel along with the rest of the panel icons. To do so, go to "dconf-tools" and where you check the option "show-datetime-in-tray ».
Optionally, they can run the menu with the date and put it, for example, as I put it on my desktop. For that they must go to «indicator order« and cut the line that says'libdatetime.so' wherever they want, always making sure it is separated by a comma (,) from the other values. They can do the same with any of the panel icons.
Other configurations for Super-Wingpanel
Another thing that I did to Wingpanel was to make it cleverly hidden and put window controls on the panel when windows are maximized. This saves a lot of space along with the globalmenu.
To configure it, just go to System Preferences System Preferences> Tweaks> Super-wingpanel and put where it says «Hide Mode» Intellihide and enable «Show Window Controls»
This is optional and has nothing to do with appearance OS X, but it seemed like a very good application to improve the appearance of Elementary. This application is called Background and it allows you to change the background, precisely, of the workspace changer of Pantheon. I couldn't get a screenshot of it, but it would look like this:
To install it add this ppa:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa: libredeb / background sudo apt-get update
And then to install it:
sudo apt-get install background
Background images should be between 88 × 88 and 512 × 512. You can get some on this page: http://subtlepatterns.com/
Well that was Mac for Elementary OS, I hope you liked it.