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How to Darkify your Puppy Linux

First get the background palette right by getting rid of black text on white background ( go to edit menu preferences and double click on the appearance node
 

then install a nice theme for the borders like Venerable Modern


Now to get the home button back to a nice place on the right.  First right click on the tool bar you wish the button to be placed on then click on customise toolbar ( you wont find the button there but it automatically opens up the bookmarks menubar (compare pictures one before ) and drag the button from it to the new place ) hmm i just tried to do it again on my desktop machine and it wouldn't let the button move .... but i then opened a new browser window and it worked so .......... hack about and you get the drift


Now you can change the menu bar to a nice yellow on grey to complete the darkification process


Go to menu and up to Desktop and JWM configuration and Choose a JWM theme.  Then select the top one for a nice light text on gray menu bar.  It looks a bit retro but this is just a backup tool for my Ubuntu 12.04 um if Unity is still a pain in the future I may move to Puppy permanently though.
Slacko Puppy and editing the Grub2 menu for booting puppy on a partition via a ISO image.
Desktop situation with a few Ubuntu hard drive parts execute this command to change the Grub2 configuration at the console prompt.

sudo gedit and go to
 the 40_custom in /etc/grub.d/40_custom you need to edit the UUID that the line with the 4749722d....etc with your own use ls command to find that ( has a switch for list ids of your drives. use

blkid or
blkid -o list

#!/bin/sh
exec tail -n +3 $0
# This file provides an easy way to add custom menu entries.  Simply type the
# menu entries you want to add after this comment.  Be careful not to change
# the 'exec tail' line above.
menuentry "Puppy Linux 5.4.3 (frugal on sda7)" {
set root='(hd0,7)'
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 4749722d-2181-4bd1-be65-d480f139b19c
linux /precise5.4.3frugal/vmlinuz pmedia=atahd psubdir=precise5.4.3frugal
initrd /precise5.4.3frugal/initrd.gz
}

.......here is my boot for the laptop on a 8 gig flash drive

#!/bin/sh
exec tail -n +3 $0
# This file provides an easy way to add custom menu entries.  Simply type the
# menu entries you want to add after this comment.  Be careful not to change
# the 'exec tail' line above.
menuentry "Puppy linux hd1" {
set root='(hd1,1)'
linux /vmlinuz 
initrd /initrd.gz
}
#rootnotify (hd0,0)
#kernel (hd0,0)/vmlinuz pmedia=usbflash
#initrd (hd0,0)/initrd.gz
menuentry "Puppy linux sdb1" {
set root='(hd1,1)'
linux /vmlinuz 
initrd /initrd.gz

or go really dark with Ubuntu Satanic Edition


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