Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Tweak Your System Settings On Backtrack 5 Part 2


Tweak Your System Settings On Backtrack 5 Part2

In Part 2 of [ Tweaking your System Setting We Cover ]
[Workspace Appearance and Behavior ]

Desktop Effects 
  • From here you can configure desktop effects .

  • Configure Desktop Effects 
  • From here you can Enable or Disable Desktop Effects .
  • From here you can 

All Effects 
  • From here you can select difference type of Appearences .
  • See th below image for more details - 

  • See the image below for more details - 


  1. Windows Decorations
  2. Desktop Themes
  3. Splash Screen

Windows Decorations 

  • From here you can choose the windows border decorations, as well as titlebar buttons position and custom decoration options .
  • To know more about Windows Decorations see the below image - 

  • Different types of themes you can choose are shown below - 
  1. B II preview
  2. KDE 2
  3. Keramik preview
  4. Laptop
  5. Modern System
  6. Oxygen
  7. Quartz
  8. Radmond
  9. Tabstrip
  10. Web

  • Here you can customize your Desktop Theme .
  • Here you can change your visual appearence of the desktop.
  • Also you can Get new themes from the internet .
  • For new themes click on the Get New Themes Button . 
  • See the below image for more detals - 

Details Tab 
  • Here in Details tab you can change the Color Scheme , Panel Background of your theme . 
  • See the below image for more details - 

Splash Screens 

  • Here you can choose your favourite Splash Screens.
  • You can download New Themes from the Internet .
  • You can Intsall theme file locally .
  • You can remove the theme .
  • You can also Test the theme before Applying it . 
  • See the below image for more details - 

  1. Accessibility 

  • In accessibility , you can use Audio bells, Visible bells .
  • You can also use your own custom bells .
  • See the image for more details -

Modifier Keys 
  • Modifier Keys contains two keys - 
  1. Sticky Keys 
  2. Locking Keys 
  • See the details for more details -  
  • After setting don't forget to click on the Apply button . 

Keyboard Filters
  • Keyboard Filters contain two types of keys settings -
  1. Slow Keys 
  2. Bounce Keys 
  • See the image below for more details -

Activation Gestures 

  • See the below image for more details 

  • Here you can choose default components for various services.
  • The services default applications provide are - 
  1. Email Client
  2. Embedded Text Editor 
  3. File Manager 
  4. Instant Messenger
  5. Terminal Emulator 
  6. Web Browser 
  7. Windows Manager 


    Email Client 
    • Choose the default componentes for various services.
    • Email Client Service allows you to configure your default email client 

    Embedded Text Editor 

    • Here you can set the default Embedded Text Editor Service.
    • See the below image for more details -

    File Manager

    • Here you can set your default file manager .
    • Here you can set Dolphin as a file manager or konqueror web browser as a file manager . 
    • See the below image for more details - 

    Instant Messenger 

    • From here you can set the Instant Messenger Service as a Default, if it is in the list of default component .

    Terminal Emulator 

    • Here you can configure your default terminal emulator .
    • Here you can set konsole as a default terminal or you can also set different terminal program like xterm .
    • See the below image for more ddetails -

    Web Browser 

    • Here you can configure your default web browser .
    • See the below image for more details -

    Window Manager

    • Here you can set the default KDE Windows Manager as a default or you can also use different windows manager .
    • See the image below for more details -

    Desktop Search 

     On Backtrack 5 , Nepomuk is the KDE Desktop Search tool is enabled by default.

    Basic Setting 

    • From here you can enable the Nepomuk Semantic Desktop and Stringi Desktop File Indexer .
    • If your system gets slow while searching files , one reason behind this is Nepomuk because it uses the maximum amount of Ram . So its better to configure the Memory usage according to your system performance .
    • This tweaking will help you to improve the performace . 
    • See the below image of Basic Settings -

    File Indexing 

    • Below it shows the Stringi Index folders and Strngi Index Exclude Filters that helps for fast desktop searches.

    Advanced Settings 

    • From here you can give the amount of memory to Neomuk system for better performance .
    • Below there is  a slider through which you can give the amount of memory .
    • See the below image for more details -

    Virtual Desktops 
    It contains 5 items 
    1. Task Switcher
    2. Virtual Desktops
    3. Screen Edges
    4. Window Behavior
    5. Window Rules

    Task Switcher
    • Here you can configure the navigation through windows.
    • See the below image for more details -

    Virtual Desktops 
    It contains two tabs - 

    1. Desktop 
    2. Switching
    • Here you can configure the virtual desktops .
    • Here you can set how many virtual desktops you want in your KDE desktop .
    • Also you can give the name to the virtual desktops.
    • See the below image for more details -

    • Here you can enable the desktop animations.
    • See the below image for more details -

    Screen Edges
    • Here you can configure your active screen edges .
    • See the image below for more details -

    Window Behavior
    • Windows behavior contains 5 tabs -
    1. Focus
    2. Titlebar Actions
    3. Window Actions
    4. Moving
    5. Advanced

    • See the below image for more details -

    Titlebar Actions 

    • From here you can configure your titlebar .
    • See the image below for more details -

    Window Actions

    • From here you can customize your Inactive inner window and Inner window, Title bar and Frame .
    • See the below image for more details -


    • See the image for more details - 

    Windows Rules

    • Here you can customize window settings for some windows .
    • See the image for more details -


    This is how we can configure the System Settings On Backtrack 5 

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