Changing splash screens (programs + gnome)

Some programs use splash screens. While some look pretty nice, some look like sh*t.

It’s not hard to change them. And why not change the gnome splash screen to?

1. Program splash screens 

First you will need to download some splash screens or make them yourself (can be anything (!) but take the original sizes as reference).

The programs on my computer that uses splashscreens are:

– the gimp
– openoffice
– amarok

If you use other programs, look at how to change these ones first and you should be able to figure out how to do it for other programs as well.

1. The gimp

Open a terminal and type

sudo nautilus

Navigate to /usr/share/gimp/2.4/images and replace  gimp-splash.png with the one you want.

2. Openoffice

You will need to be root (sudo nautilus).

Navigate to  /usr/lib/openoffice/program/ and replace openintro_ubuntu.bmp

3. Amarok

Again –> root

Navigate to  /usr/share/apps/amarok/images/ and replace splash_screen.jpg

If you want you can first cut the originals to another folder, I didn’t.

The best way I found to find splash screen is just to use google images.

2. Replace the gnome splash screen

There are lots of ways but the easiest way is to download  the “gnome art” program from synaptic.

Then go to “system -> appearance -> art manager” press “art-> other themes -> splash screens”.

Pick the one you want after they downloaded.

You might have noticed that you can use that programs for wallpaper, login screens, gtk themes, …
You might want to browse their website and others  instead of using this  program as it download all the ones they have before you can use it. The program only downloads from gnomeart.

    • muhammet
    • May 13th, 2009

    link nerde kardeş……

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