One of my friends let me in on a project he put together today that I think a lot of you would be interested in. Actually I think it would be a great addition to squeeze into the next Ubuntu release (can some of the higher-ups with a say on the freezes perhaps take a look?) It is a “human” themed gnome screensaver lock dialog. Very simple really, but I think it adds a bit more graphical unification to the Ubuntu desktop–makes the look feel a bit more global if you know what I mean.
Below are manual installation instructions (pending being merged into the official package *nudge-nudge*) and a few small screenshots to give you an idea of what it looks like.
- Extract the contents of gnome-screensaver-human.tar.bz2 into /usr/share/gnome-screensaver.
- Run ‘gconftool-2 -s – -type=string /apps/gnome-screensaver/lock_dialog_theme human’
Reverting back to the default:
- Run ‘gconftool-2 -s – -type=string /apps/gnome-screensaver/lock_dialog_theme default’
If you have any problems with this please leave a comment. Or, more importantly, if you enjoy this theme and would like to see it included in the official packaging please leave a comment as sort of a “petition on inclusion”. Enjoy everyone.