Here is another beautiful selection of desktop wallpapers that users can download for free. The Linux community provides an endless amount on fantastic wallpapers that will match any desktop theme.
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New wallpapers are constantly being created to keep the variety fresh. This is a small batch of my personal favorites from Gnome-Look.org.
The idea of activities have only recently been introduced with the release of KDE 4. The KDE desktop is set up so all virtual desktops use the same activity and look the same, but this can be changed.
Widgets will appear on all workspaces, along with icons, panels and other items. When using the KDE desktop you can use activities to create a completely different work environment on each workspace.
Widgets are an important part of the KDE desktop environment. Widgets can be placed inside desktop containers, or inside desktop panels. There are lots of user-created widgets available for KDE, there are widgets for everything.
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There are clocks, system monitors, and lots of tools to help you interact with your system. More widgets for the KDE desktop are being added all the time, they are also very easy to use.
KDE offers a very attractive desktop environment that is highly customizable. After installing KDE users will most likely want to configure their desktop wallpaper. With KDE you can easily select a different image to use as the desktop background, or you can use solid colors.
Background images can be stretched, tiled, and centered as well for convenience. To access your desktop background settings you can simply right-click on your desktop background, then select the desktop settings option.
Window Maker is a fast and fun desktop environment that is very easy to use. Though the major change may seem confusing at first there are definitely a few key features that make Window Maker worth trying out, most notably is the speed.
About Window Maker
Window Maker may be out dated but it’s still a shockingly popular choice among old school Linux users. It is very easy to install Window Maker on any Ubuntu system as well.
If you are using Window Maker as your desktop environment you might want to play around with all the available themes to find one that you like. Window Maker has a good selection of themes, although they only differ in color.
If you want to adjust your window buttons or fonts you will have to look in the Window Maker preferences section. Inside the appearance tab of the main menu you can find a themes sub-menu will all the available themes listed. Simply select the theme you want from the list and it will become active.
Customizing the Window Maker desktop environment is easy, and all of your important options are contained in one simple window. From the preferences window you can customize many aspects of your desktop including menus, icons, keyboard shortcuts, mouse actions, fonts and much more.
All of the preferences are neatly arranged into categories which can be navigated using the tabs at the top of the preferences window.
Here is quick look at all the available Dock Apps for the Window Maker desktop environment. The grouping of buttons in the top right corner of your desktop is called your dock. If you launch a new application, window maker will create a new dock button on the bottom of your desktop.
Create New Launchers
You can add new applications to your dock by dragging the new icon into the group of buttons on the top right of your desktop. Your new launcher will then remain on the desktop for later use, even if you close the application.
Window Maker is definitely a great choice if you want to try something different. Even though Window Maker is an older window manager the speed exceptional. The Current version of Window maker is 0.92.0 and it has been for quite some time.
As with other popular desktop environments you can also customize your desktop background to meet your needs. You can use solid colors, images or gradients as your desktop background. If you want to add additional wallpapers just put them into the folder below and then you can find them in your menu.