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Make my desktop look like this

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I saw a screen shot from Mandrake before i installed it and i was wandering what i needed to do to it to make it look like the picture below.

http://images.mandrakesoft.com/img/screenshots/mdk100-scr1.jpg

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by:adecold
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like the system monitor, calender, weather etc
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The system monitor is a software package called gkrellm, or something like that.  

To make the 'task bar' trasnsparent you'll need to get in to the properties and change to picture to transparent.

I know that this does not flly answer your question, but I hope it helps.
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gDesklets are used for the weather apps (and can be used for ALOT of other cool crap like that).  gDeskcal is used for the transparent calendar
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how do i make the transparent menu??

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i don't understand the requirements for gdesklets.... very new newbie..... i just installed mandrake 10 and i've not done anything
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To make the taskbar/Panel transparent:
right click on the taskbar, chooce 'configure panel', in the 'Layout' section choose 'Appearance', then tick 'Enable Transparancy'

For the transparent/translucent menu:
Launch the KDE Control Center, expand the 'LookNFeel' category. Select the 'Style' module and open the 'Effects' panel. Click the checkbox that says 'Enable GUI Effects' and select 'Make Translucent' from the drop-down list next to the 'Menu Effect' category.

The rest is simply about choosing your programs/applets/desklets and positioning them where you like them.

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