How To Make An Ubuntu 11.04 Classic Desktop Resemble A Mac (With Elementary, Docky & Gloobus-Preview) - Page 2

3 Activating Elementary

To activate the Elementary theme, go to System > Preferences > Appearance:

On the Theme tab, select the elementary theme - the desktop theme should change immediately:

Go to the Background tab and select a wallpaper that you like - the wallpaper should also change immediately:


4 Enabling Docky

To start Docky, go to Applications > Accessories > Docky:

You should then see the dock at the bottom of your desktop. Click on the Docky icon (the left icon in the dock) to open the Docky Settings window.

In the Docky Settings window, you can fine-tune Docky's behaviour, for example you can tell it to start automatically when the computer starts (which makes sense) and to use a 3D background:

On the Docklets tab, you can add some additional applications to your dock, for example a clock. Click on Close when you're done with the Docky configuration:

Now we remove the panel at the bottom because it interferes with our dock. Right-click on the panel and select Delete This Panel from the menu that comes up:

Confirm this action by clicking on Delete in the following dialogue:

The bottom panel should now be gone, and your desktop should look like this:


5 Enabling Gloobus-Preview

To enable Gloobus-Preview, we need to log out of our current desktop session and back in so that our new Nautilus version can load:

Afterwards, you can open your Nautilus file browser (under Places). To preview an item, mark it (i.e., click on it once), and then press the space bar:


6 Screenshots

That's it! Your desktop should now resemble a Mac. Here are a few screenshots of what your desktop could look like now:


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