Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Gmail Notifier users: Freedom to use a dark theme, finally!

Guess what I found out today? Take a look:
  1. Gmail Notify is a python app.
  2. Gmail Notify's white background is merely an image.
  3. The image, when changed with a dark one, no longer is a problem with white text!
To replace your impossible-to-read notifier with this slick one, merely save this image to your home folder and run the following commands:

cd /usr/share/apps/gmail-notify/
sudo cp background.jpg background-old.jpg
sudo cp ~/background.jpg background.jpg

Restart gmail notifier and there you go! :)

Here's what it looks like:

As you can see, it works best with the Neutronium Unity theme. Don't worry though, all you have to do is make your own if you don't like it ;)

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