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Update - 10.11.2009. - Fixed problem in murrine configuration.

Update - 04.11.2009. - I have added tutorial and tutorial files for download
I didn't have my Emerald theme on this computer, so I will add it later.




This is how I managed my Ubuntu Karmic desktop to look.
As you can see I managed RGBA to work with my Ubuntu Karmic to make that shiny Windows Aero look (transparent windows and blurred background).

What have I done?
* Modified Murrine-Wine GTK theme (menus and rgba support).
* Modified GommoMod Emerald theme.
* Modified Murrine engine settings (had to recompile from source to change transparency level).
* Patched nautilus to support rgba.
* Added GTK library to support rgba in other apps.
* Edited ~/.profile file a bit.
* Configured compiz

If you have any questions, leave comment. :)
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:icontoncostart:
tOnCostArt Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010
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:icontoncostart:
tOnCostArt Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010
janhouse hello .. Thanks for the tutorial .. it worked almost perfectly here .. hehe
the ryhthmbox, calculator, and other applications will not be transparent background!
but nautilus, system monitor and gedit yes! XD
Nautilus here nor needed the patch!
for ryhthmbox calculator and other applications need some special configuration?
sorry for my english .. came from the google translator! .. hehe (i'm using Ubuntu Lucid Lynx)
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:icon95monye:
95MoNyE Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2010
This ius awesome! but how to install your modded murrine engine?
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:iconh0rnman:
h0rnman Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2010
I seem to be having the same problem as noisecl. The error I am seeing is:
dpkg: error processing /home/XXXX/murrine-source/nautilus-2.26.2/nautilus_2.26.3-1_i386.deb (--install):
trying to overwrite `/usr/share/icons/hicolor/16x16/apps/nautilus.png', which is also in package nautilus-data
dpkg-deb: subprocess paste killed by signal (Broken pipe)

Any idea as to why this would happen?
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:iconjanhouse:
Janhouse Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Instead of "sudo checkinstall", do "sudo make install" :)
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:iconthoriumknight:
ThoriumKnight Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2010
Cool!
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:iconaugusti7:
Augusti7 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009
Hi

I tried the gnome aero look tutorial, but when I did it this

apt-get source gtk2-engines-murrine

Show

Cant it Open /var/lib/apt/lists/debian.beryl-project.org_dists_etch_main_source_Sources
- open (2 Doesnt exist the file or directory)

I have installed compiz, emerald and Murrine engine

Why is happen this
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:iconfunkytankgirl:
Funkytankgirl Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2009
Precious....
I only have a pair of questions:
1st: What's the name of the GTK theme you're using?
2nd: Can I do this on Ubuntu Hardy?

Thanks.

Cool ;P
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:iconjanhouse:
Janhouse Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
1. Sorry, I forgot what was the name of that theme.

2. You probably can if you have Murrine engine working on it.
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:iconfunkytankgirl:
Funkytankgirl Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2009
;P Thanks
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:iconalgalord-gnome:
Algalord-Gnome Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009
RGBA SUPPORT IN NAUTILUS

[link]
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:iconjanhouse:
Janhouse Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Great, thx!
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:iconemeykeyway:
EmEyKeYwAy Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2009
Really cool! :)
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:icondzon65:
Dzon65 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2009
Hi,somebody linked me to this page as I posted a question,perhaps you know how to do this.It's no problem for me to have everything opacified but that one thing...[link] So,just the menubar.
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:iconnoisecl:
noisecl Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2009
Doesn't matter.
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:iconnoisecl:
noisecl Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2009
Hi! I don't know I was wrong. I get this message when I would to install nautilus, sudo checkinstall:
grep: /var/tmp/tmp.DP55j30BTE/newfile: No existe el fichero ó directorio

Copiando los archivos al directorio temporal...OK
Stripping ELF binaries and libraries...OK
Comprimiendo las páginas de manual...OK
Creando la lista de archivos...OK
Creando el paquete Debian...OK
Instalando el paquete Debian... FAILED!
*** La instalación del paquete falló
¿Quieres ver el archivo de bitácora? [y]:

dpkg: aviso: revirtiendo nautilus de 1:2.28.1-0ubuntu2 a 2.28.1-1
(Leyendo la base de datos ...
226178 ficheros y directorios instalados actualmente.)
Preparando para reemplazar nautilus 1:2.28.1-0ubuntu2 (usando .../nautilus_2.28.1-1_amd64.deb) ...
Desempaquetando el reemplazo de nautilus ...
dpkg: error al procesar /home/mms/nautilus-2.28.1/nautilus_2.28.1-1_amd64.deb (--install):
intentando sobreescribir «/usr/share/pixmaps/nautilus/thumbnail_frame.png», que está también en el paquete nautilus-data 1:2.28.1-0ubuntu2
dpkg-deb: el subproceso pegar fue terminado por la señal (Tubería rota)
Se encontraron errores al procesar:
/home/mms/nautilus-2.28.1/nautilus_2.28.1-1_amd64.deb

Could you tell me where did I wrong?
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:iconjanhouse:
Janhouse Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry, I don't speak Spanish. :D
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:iconandrewnonumbers:
AndrewNoNumbers Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2009   General Artist
Good work here, but any way to get a transparent Nautilus background?
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:iconsilvercircle123:
Silvercircle123 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2009
Hey,

i got this error while running "sudo make" :
./src/murrine_style.c:282:50: error: invalid digit "8" in octal constant

so i must changed
#define WINDOW_OPACITY 0788
to
#define WINDOW_OPACITY 0.78

maybe you can fix it in your tutorial.html.

Silver
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:iconjanhouse:
Janhouse Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for noticing this. :)
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:icontobeus:
ToBeUs Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2009
fantastic!
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:iconlaboar:
laboar Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2009  Professional Artist
please help. cant open the tutorial.html file
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:iconjanhouse:
Janhouse Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Try to download the file again. Open html file using web browser.
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:iconlaboar:
laboar Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2009  Professional Artist
thaks for help.. i'll try that look soon :)
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:iconzbgb:
ZBGB Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2009  Professional General Artist
Very, very cool stuff. As soon as I get a computer that has a decent graphics card, I'm doing this.
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:iconuni4dfx:
uni4dfx Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2009
Have the nautilus patches been submitted upstream?
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:iconnarf41:
narf41 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2009
gr8 :)
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:icondariosf:
DariosF Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009
tutorial? Where's?
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:icondariosf:
DariosF Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009
How can i install gtk2 and gtk2 engine? i use ubuntu karmic koala x64...
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:iconjanhouse:
Janhouse Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
It is already installed.
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:iconmathan-gm:
mathan-gm Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009
Nice, Please provide the tutorial
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:iconnale12:
nale12 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2009
Blurred windows are only possible with nvidia grafics,to bad.
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:iconbraveheart28:
Braveheart28 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2009
it looks wonderfull.so would u share the theme with us?
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:iconnile0000:
nile0000 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2009
It's looks absolutely amazing and a 2D driver is only available for my graphics card so "Compiz" is out of the question. But I heard that somebody had RGBA support and could have their windows transoarent on a 2D driver. PLEASE!! give this tutorial and excellent dekstop by the way. :D :wow:
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:iconegnu:
egnu Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2009
well done, tutorial please ..... thnak you
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:iconjmguru:
jmguru Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2009
It looks really nice!! And I would like to have the tutorial too!
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:icondariosf:
DariosF Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2009
It's fantastic!!!! Can i have tutorial? i'm noob about ubuntu XD thanks!
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