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Plank-Themer: Change your Plank Theme!, in1 click. by rhoconlinux Plank-Themer: Change your Plank Theme!, in1 click. by rhoconlinux
What is this?
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Plank Themer is a small application that allows you to change the themes in Plank with one click.

It adds a dock entry in your Plank Dock and allows you to select the themes directly from there.

Additionally I'm mantaining a repository with the latest and best themes made for Plank.

So...
Do you like Plank dock?
Do you love to change the themes on it?

Then Plank-Themer is your thing. One click, new look.


Wait a minute
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BUT! Is not that already in settings~Elementary-tweaks?
Yes... but *NO*. You can change the themes from elementary-tweaks, yes, but it is really unefficient. It takes you 1) open settings 2) open e-tweaks 3a) Scroll down 3b) click on themes 4) select your theme (also scrolling). 5) in the mean time, this process eat your time, your patience and SPECIALLY your memory and resources.

This is an *on-dock approach*. That means that is a dock entry. On sight. Completely integrated with Plank. One click. No intermediate steps. No time spent. No process in background. No resources involved. And you can change the theme houndried times with an impressive responsive result. Even after using your theme 10 mins... you want to change it back? one click. From all points of comparison, it is a better approach than elemematry tweaks. Nothing against, of course, but the motivation of building it (and using it) is crystal clear. If you like to often change your Plank look, this is your stuff. :)



How to install it (English instructions)
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Click here rhoconlinux.github.io/plank-th…
There you'll find further instructions, (the install it's just one copy-paste command). Plus, the site is rich in pics, videos and other stuff that shows and explain the functionality of Plank-themer.

See Plank-Themer working:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDhAAz…


How to install it in spanish (original post): rhoconlinux.wordpress.com/2013…

Cheers!
PS: Please vote up if you liked it... and leave some comments below if you want something to be improved! :)



Changelog:
Dec 2013: first release.
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:iconkotpa:
KOTPA Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
GREAT WORK! :clap:
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:iconrhoconlinux:
rhoconlinux Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014
thanks! :D
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:iconhelderm:
helderm Featured By Owner Edited Aug 9, 2014
Wonderful app. Thank you.
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:iconrachid7hmid:
Rachid7Hmid Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014
What to change Plank icons ? 
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:iconfeedos21:
Feedos21 Featured By Owner Edited Jul 27, 2014
You'll have to change the system icon theme. find a tut for your distribution. is fairly easy tho just find a nice theme here: www.deviantart.com/customizati… and extract to /home/username/.icons and select using the menu settings provided by the distro/de you're using.
btw awesome tool. keep it up.
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:iconyinyang-36:
yinyang-36 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014
awesome thanks for sharing!!  :)
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:iconwim66:
wim66 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014
Thank you, makes it a lot easier.
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:iconjjavierv:
jjavierv Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014
Está súper chévere tu aplicación, y la verdad es mucho más práctico!!
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:iconrhoconlinux:
rhoconlinux Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014
Gracias man! :D
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:iconemecoelho:
emecoelho Featured By Owner May 18, 2014
Great work!
You avoided a lot of headaches to many people! ...
Deeply grateful.
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:iconrhoconlinux:
rhoconlinux Featured By Owner May 21, 2014
Thanks! I was having the headaches myself... so I did this! :D
Cheers!
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:iconinoki-sakaeru:
Inoki-Sakaeru Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Excellent thing.
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:iconrhoconlinux:
rhoconlinux Featured By Owner May 19, 2014
Well, thank you very much for the good vibes.
^_^
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:icontwodogsdave:
twodogsdave Featured By Owner May 12, 2014
Thank you.
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:iconrhoconlinux:
rhoconlinux Featured By Owner May 14, 2014
^_^
My pleasure. :)
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:iconelmagio:
elmagio Featured By Owner May 8, 2014
Thanks a lot for this app ! Not only does it improve the experience for Elementary users (Like me on my old Laptop), but it also makes it infinitely better for Ubuntu Users ! 

No more config file editing in order to change themes, it makes it ultra easy ! So huge thank you for what you did !

But would it be possible to make it work without the icon being permanently pinned in Plank? Like lauching the utility from the Unity Dash, or something... I use an icon pack and I like everything to fit on my dock, and unfortunately I don't have a fitting icon for your amazing app... And since I don't change Plank Themes that often... 

However, that would just be the icing on an already delicious cake, I really can't thank you enough ! 
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:iconrhoconlinux:
rhoconlinux Featured By Owner May 12, 2014
yes. first, thanks for your kind words. :) they are super apreciated. :)

Now. I'm preparing an update. It goes in the direction you mention. Including an app icon mean to dev the app, which is a possibility. Another way that fits better the original idea is to make the same thing without the extra icon. How? ... well, making use of Plank icon! that is USELESS untill now. That's the idea.

Till now I were focused on "SHow your desktop", probably you may want to take a look to this app too. It is the same concept of plank themer, but for screenshots to be shared online. :) github.com/rhoconlinux/show-yo…

Stay tuned! ^-^
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:iconelmagio:
elmagio Featured By Owner May 14, 2014
Well, apparently you thought this through way better than I did ! :p I really like the idea of merging your theme changer with the Plank Icon, it would work like it used to work in Docky !

Thanks again for your work ! :)
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:iconrhoconlinux:
rhoconlinux Featured By Owner May 19, 2014
Let's keep it moving.
Thanks a lot for the feedback!!!
^_^
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:iconspeedracker:
speedracker Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Top job on this!
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:iconrhoconlinux:
rhoconlinux Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014
Thanks! i'm glad you liked it :)
Headbang! 
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:iconkexolino:
kexolino Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014
Very nice, and thanks for not just making an Ubuntu PPA, but making it work for every distro (people tend to do that nowadays, and it's kinda annoying, when you don't actually use Ubuntu).
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:iconrhoconlinux:
rhoconlinux Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014
Yeah! you're welcome! :D
See yap
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:iconlucano94:
LucaNo94 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's a nice and neat program you have :D
fav!
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:iconrhoconlinux:
rhoconlinux Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014
Thanks Luca! Headbang! Woohooooo! 
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:iconlovelybacon:
LovelyBacon Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014
I'm glad to see you did this :)
plank has potential, I just need volume control, wifi settings, clock and battery before I'll make a move from my beloved tint2 ;)
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:iconrhoconlinux:
rhoconlinux Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014
Thanks! I'm glad you like it! : )
It is indeed, really useful. Specially since every time you change a wall the dock doesn't look that good. ^_^
Cheers!
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:iconlovelybacon:
LovelyBacon Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014
your welcome ;)
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:icontaylantatli:
TaylanTatli Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Hey! This is really awesome and really easy to install and use. And now i have lots of theme. :) Thanks. :)
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:iconrhoconlinux:
rhoconlinux Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014
Thanks man, that's exactly the idea.
If you want to submit me some themes, just pass it through here, g+ or my blog :)
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:iconnachosaurio:
Nachosaurio Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014
Le di submit yo, así no pasa por la votación :)

Increíble, esto será demasiado útil para los que estén interesados en la personalización de un punto de vista más simple.
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:iconrhoconlinux:
rhoconlinux Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014
Gracias Nacho : )
Esa es la idea!... cómo puede ser que plank siendo tan simple y minimalista no haya siquiera branistormeado sobre estas cosas.

La aproximación es que efectivamente se le pueden agregar más funciones a plank, de una forma mucho más amigable, sin necesariamente comer ni un sólo Kb de memoria adicional! Estoy viendo cómo configurar el posicionamiento, aunque posiblemente la próxima versión elija reemplazar el ícono de plank, que no sirve para nada :P

Si tenés temas para agregar al repo, bienvenido.

Buenas vibras 2014! ^_^
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