Tim: >> Is there an easy way to redesign your whole desktop, not just fiddle >> with icons or pick from someone else's themes? For instance, on the >> evil empire's OS, it's a breeze to get rid of stark white backgrounds >> behind black text, and pick other background colours at will. >> >> For what it's worth, I'm using Gnome, too. Jacques B: > As Dan mentions, if you mean change your desktop background, Unfortunate choice of words on my behalf, I didn't really mean the desktop background, I meant the background of most windows (like Nautilus, Evolution, Gedit, and so on). > The themes I've played with didn't have a background so I had to > select that outside of the theme. Themes are a great way to give your > icons a consistent look all in one shot. You can then change some > individually if you wish. Icons really isn't it. I've changed some in Firefox, because the new tab one just looks like a squiggle with no hint for its purpose. I do miss the ability that Windows gave you to modify how the current GUI colours were set - backgrounds for this, backgrounds for that, click on the bit you want to modify (in the config GUI), then adjust a colour; and resize individual graphical parts of the windows, individually. The Gnome themes are too much of an all-or-nothing approach. You have to trawl through lots of other people's themes, hoping to find something you can live with. -- (Currently running FC4, occasionally trying FC5.) Don't send private replies to my address, the mailbox is ignored. I read messages from the public lists.