Window control

Lorin Pino ljpino at
Tue Dec 5 04:33:44 UTC 2006

Chris Rohde wrote:
> Heya all,
> So, I read somewhere today about the amazing control one has over the
> style, opacity, etc of the desktop and windows involved. However, being
> a complete linux moron, I have no idea how to affect such changes.
> Anyone care to indoctrinate me into this secret club? And possibly walk
> me through it as any mistakes I make are sure to be legendary?
> Chris
Mistakes are in the eye of the beholder?  Try System>Preferences, then 
play with the settings under Windows, Themes, Menus & Toolbars, and 
Fonts.  Then you could right click on your panels and play with the 
properties.  Just don't delete the panel until you are confident on how 
to make another one!

If you are afraid of really screwing things up, create another user, and 
mess with the settings there.  However, you should be just fine in your 
own.  One thing to remember is that you can really make your system 
memory intensive with some options. (So it may not be ideal to have 16 
virtual desktops with individual wallpaper.) 
Good Luck.

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