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eDark Gnome-Panel by Aaron-A-Arts eDark Gnome-Panel by Aaron-A-Arts
i've had a lot of positive feedback on this panel, so i've packaged it as best i can for distribution.
this whole thing is just a fancy trick. its not really meant to be distributed as an awesome kick ass fat floaty gnome-panel. its just supposed to look good in screenshots and during general usage. ;)
includes: 1024, 1152, 1280, 1400, 1440, 1600, 1680, 1920, 2048, 2560. if your screen is bigger i'll assume you're a power user.
Enjoy!

PRE-REQS:
here is a gtkrc-2.0 file with the code necessary to remove the little arrow from your menu button. the file goes in your home directory. if you already have a gtkrc-2.0 in your home directory then open this new one and copy the code into the one you already have.
gtkrc-2.0
eGtk
eIcons
Global-Menu
Compiz Config

IMPORTANT DIRECTORIES:
/usr/share/themes OR /usr/share/icons
/home/USERNAME/.themes OR /home/USERNAME/.icons

TIP:
you can take ownership of folders with $sudo chown USERNAME -R /ANY/FOLDER/LOCATION

ASSUMING YOUR GOAL IS TO REPLICATE THE PREVIEW...

OBJECTIVES:
1:hide theme default panel
2:activate elementary-dark
3:apply panel image
4:tweak the applets and hide panel shadow

STEP BY STEP:

1: go to the elementary/gtk-2.0/Panel and rename both images in the folder. (the objective is to hide the themes default panel.)

2: go to elementary/gtk-2.0 and open gtkrc. at the very bottom of the code you'll see this line include "Apps/panel.rc" make it look like this include "Apps/panel-dark.rc" (the objective is to make global-menu texts compatible with the dark panel)

3: apply elementary gtk and elementary-mono-dark icons from the appearance dialog and confirm that your panel is either transparent or some dark defaulted colors and that global-menu text is a light color.

APPLY THE CUSTOM PANEL:

1: find your resolution in the panels folder (if your resolution isn't included you may make a request or edit the psd provided using Gimp or Photoshop or some similar graphic app.)

2: copy the panel you want to somewhere common like your home directory for storage

3: open panel properties. (right click empty space on the panel) from the general tab set size to 58. from the background tab activate image and browse to where you've stored your panel.

TWEAK THE PANEL:

1: the icons are huge! copy the icons included in the download to /icons/elementary-mono-dark/panel/22

2: everything is horribly aligned! be sure you've removed any extra panel applets that won't fit. simply move around your applets until they fit then lock em in place

3: wtf is that shadow doing!? open CompizConfig from system>preference. under Effects click Window Decoration. in Shadow windows paste this
any & !(class=Gnome-panel)


UNSOLVED ISSUES:
the active menu item in global-menu. ugh
new notification icons mess up the icon alignment
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:icondanieljmildren:
danieljmildren Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
will this work in 12.04
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:icontobaj:
tobaj Featured By Owner May 21, 2012
Featured in #artescritorio
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:iconedrp96:
edrp96 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
You're jobs are amazing, but hard to instal
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:iconden-animal:
den-animal Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012
will this work on gtk 3? lol
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:iconthehor1zon:
tHeHor1zoN Featured By Owner May 23, 2011
I am sorry for my English, but wished to ask how to establish such panel in Elementary Jupiter.
Problem in that root forbids me to take a step №1, and the step №3 cannot be done because in Elemntary OS there are no "Properties" in a dialogue window with panel Gnome.
Will prompt how to solve a problem?
Everything seems, I hope you me will understand:)
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:iconaaron-a-arts:
Aaron-A-Arts Featured By Owner May 23, 2011  Student Digital Artist
i googled this the first time i logged into e os,
hit alt-f2 and type gconf-editor
find apps>panel>global and uncheck "locked_down"

then you can do what you can by default in ubuntu. ;)
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:iconthehor1zon:
tHeHor1zoN Featured By Owner May 23, 2011
Thanks:)
And what to do with root? It prevents to change system files: (
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:iconaaron-a-arts:
Aaron-A-Arts Featured By Owner May 23, 2011  Student Digital Artist
you can copy using sudo
or say sudo chown USERNAME /path/to/file
to take the file for your self
to chown an entire directory use
sudo chown USERNAME -R /path/to/file
don't go chowning ever random system path tho ;)
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:icongamep01nt:
gamep01nt Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Godlike
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:iconaaron-a-arts:
Aaron-A-Arts Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011  Student Digital Artist
lol unstopable
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