Making one’s desktop as clean as possible is what I want to happen here. Most may say that I should transfer to another GNU/Linux distribution or use another desktop like Xfce, but I find Trisquel the easiest to use and Gnome as the most eye-catching.
I’m currently using Trisquel GNU/Linux 4.5 Slaine on a Gnome 2.32 desktop, but the instructions below should work with almost any Debian 6 or Ubuntu 10.10 based distro with the same Gnome version.
This is what my desktop looks like:
- I removed all my desktop icons by using gconf. You can follow the directions here.
- I use only one panel and these are the properties:
- Orientation: Bottom
- Size: 21
- Autohide: checked
- Background: None
- I Installed the following:
- I only added the most necessary info/shortcut in the panel. In my case I only left the ones listed below:
- Kupfer icon: to know if it’s working
- Sound: so I can easily lower or amplify volume while listening to music or videos
- Time/Date/Temp/Weather: for obvious purposes
- Main Menu: I’d use it in cases where I can’t remember the program name I was looking for in Kupfer.
- My theme is SkiesOfAzel’s Atolm and here are some instructions on how to install it.
- My desktop background is from Omni by fancq