To me, the short answer is a question: "Do you still want to do things the same way you did them in Windows, or are you ready for a slightly different approach to computing?" (I consider both answers valid, by the way.) If you want to use your computer like it has XP, I'd suggest any of the fine distros that come with XFCE or Mate pre-configured; if you want something more like a "smartphone" or MID, Unity may be more to your liking. CrunchBang...well, its Openbox interface does take just a little getting used to, but many of us find it a far more intuitive approach to computing.
The last post in this thread was over two and a half years ago, making it incredibly stale. As you have just found out, such dormant threads often have deprecated information. If you are still using Statler, you want to go to deb-multimedia.org and follow the directions for Squeeze; I'd strongly recommend upgrading to Waldorf though.
Due to the deprecated information in this thread, I'm now closing it. If you need more help, please start a new thread.
By the way, welcome to CrunchBang! Please don't take my closing this thread as a slight; we mods simply don't like users to get confused by cruft.
Welcome to Club#!, liberator!
In your ~/.config/tint2/tint2rc (easily accessible via the right-click menu, Settings >> tint2 >> Edit config file), you should see a code block similar to this:
# Tasks urgent_nb_of_blink = 20 task_icon = 1 task_text = 0 task_centered = 1 task_maximum_size = 40 40 task_padding = 2 2 task_background_id = 3 task_active_background_id = 2 task_urgent_background_id = 4 task_iconified_background_id = 3
I believe you want to change task_maximum_size to something like "80 40".
You may need to reset the icon theme to the default (I believe it was Faenza-Dark-CrunchBang) in lxappearance (Settings >> User Interface Settings in the right-click menu) to get your original icons back.
EDIT: By the way, call me lazy, but I usually just reboot, going all the way back to GRUB - that way, I'm sure no daemons that are launched by the autostart script have multiple instances running.
This is corenominal's doing; for some reason, he changed one of the metapackages to require his new crunchbang-icon-theme instead of faenza-crunchbang-icon-theme. If you run `sudo apt-get install faenza-crunchbang-icon-theme` and reboot, you should have your nice white icons back.
did not want to abide to the debian rules
As I understand it, this is technically correct; Christian Marillat is (or at least was) a Debian developer/maintainer, but he has been willing to provide packages built against Debian Stable/Testing/Unstable that are, for lack of a better word, too "icky" for the "proper" Debian repos.
My guess is the old debian-multimedia.org domain is now owned by the Russian equivalent of the Yakuza or the Cosa Nostra. (This is also conjecture, but it would explain an above-the-law mentality.) The host of the domain probably doesn't give a tihs so long as they're paid.
Aside from the last couple of posts, this thread has been dormant for over six months; the pertinent information in it was deprecated long before then.
@crunchy666: How about starting a new thread? I'm sure there are people here who have the relevant knowledge for enabling numlock at boot (before X starts) in Wheezy/Waldorf.
Also, shouldn't this be in off-topic or "Tips, Tricks & Scripts"?
Good point! Moving now.
EDIT: I'll have to bookmark this thread for when Mane6 releases Fighting is Magic; hopefully they'll have a Steam key for it. (Too bad it won't have Pony, but the original concept - a fight game with 4-legged hoofed fighters - will still be there.)
Try "strut_policy = none".
strut_policy = follow_size/minimum/none : STRUTs are used by the window manager to decide the size of maximized windows. Should the 'maximized windows' follow tint2 size (follow_size) or use the minimum size (minimum), or use the screen size (none). minimum option is interresting when used with autohide_height parameter.
Oh, I see - you just installed Chromium and changed things a bit to make the desktop look like early Statler. Nothin' wrong with that.
Would you mind posting your complete ~/.config/openbox/rc.xml, ~/.config/tint2/tint2rc, and ~/.conkyrc for further scrutiny? I'm pretty sure the answer is in there.
I think I read that it would be early next year for Janice releases.
This is all rumor and conjecture...which I have been spreading. It's just a best-guess based on the fact that the first developmental images of Statler and Waldorf both became available well into Squeeze and Wheezy's respective Testing cycles, just a few months before their respective freezes.
Only corenominal knows his plans for Janice; I doubt us moderators will know them any sooner than the rest of you.