Nearly 2013 and it's forced me to find new os (my current - 10.04 lts).
Testing 12.04. Unfortunately, unity is overly simple. Unity Launcher is not customizable. I can not even move launcher to bottom.
xfce. Stop on gnome fallback.
It's not the same as gnome 2, but similar.
Only thing i want -
gnome-panel with alpha transparency and transparent(!) window list.
Tried to edit
usr/share/themes/*any_theme*/gtk-3.0/apps/ but no result.
Compiz transparency is ugly. Found perfect theme on deviantart, but for gnome shell.
It is the last straw. If i can't customize Ubuntu as i want, I'm going to Debian :) Can somebody help me with it?
Sorry for my english.
P.S. Or it can be custom background image. But there is the same issue - widgets and window list still use theme backgrounds.