Ok I commented on xfce-mcs-manager in my introduction post and about autostarting it etc and the use of gtkrc-2.0. Well I'd like to suggest removing xfce-mcs-manager in favor of lxappearance. This app provides changing the gtk theme without the over heard of autostarting xfce4 components. I'd also like to suggest removing all the other xfce components)most will autoremove after removing xfce-mcs, but things like xfce4 terminal etc.
lxappearance will not apply themes to administrative apps(synaptic etc) so basically after I set my current theme with lxappearance I copied the .gtkrc-2.0 file over to /root/ to obtain the same theme across all apps. This is the only problem for the time being since I know the whole idea behind using Xfce-mcs was that it set all apps to the current theme.
Anyways just wanted to throw the suggestion out.
Also offtopic, I've been reading about a few complaints with Thunar and mounting internal 2nd hd's etc, would Pcmanfm help at all in this regard, or is thunar more feature rich than pcmanfm?
Last edited by xxploit (2008-12-04 03:36:58)
Thanks for the suggestion, it has been noted
I know the whole idea behind using Xfce-mcs was that it set all apps to the current theme.
As I mentioned in my earlier reply, using xfce-mcs-manager offers other advantages to just setting themes. It provides protection against other session managers starting and performing hostile takeovers of a users desktop. Simply using .gtkrc-2.0 is fine and as mentioned before, this is how previous releases have worked; however, a session manager really is required. Having said that, I will look into using other alternatives, for example lxsession and lxsession-lite both warrant further investigation.
Regarding PCMan File Manager, again, it warrants further investigation and will be considered.
Anyhow, thank you again for the suggestion and feedback, it really is appreciated