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#1 2012-09-13 03:33:03

GotSupreme
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Registered: 2012-09-12
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Customizing Crunchbang = WHere to start?

How would I customize crunch bang like what other people do?
I'm a complete noob

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#2 2012-09-13 03:51:54

mikhou
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Registered: 2011-06-12
Posts: 148

Re: Customizing Crunchbang = WHere to start?

That's a big question with little detail.  #! can be changed in an endless fashion to fit what you want.  That's the beauty of Linux.  You're not bound by what some software producer deems to be best.  So the question that you have to answer is, "What is it that you want to change?"  Then someone can help you.

Not to be snarky, but you've got to ask the right questions to get the right answers.  "How would I customize crunchbang?" is a little vague.  Give us some specifics.

mikhou

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#3 2012-09-13 04:58:40

johnraff
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From: Nagoya, Japan
Registered: 2009-01-07
Posts: 2,843
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Re: Customizing Crunchbang = WHere to start?

Use it as it is for a while, and maybe later something will strike you that you'd prefer to be different. If everything seems OK then so much the better! smile


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#4 2012-09-13 09:17:34

wuxmedia
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From: Back in Blighty
Registered: 2012-03-09
Posts: 1,469
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Re: Customizing Crunchbang = WHere to start?

just start playing, way i do it is;

get a wall that you like.
start playing with conky, (there's a rather enormous thread around here) thats the list on the right on a default install, show time temp etc.
once the desktop is pretty you can change the window theme. (openbox->gui config tool)
maybe change tint2

all these are tucked away in the 'settings' option on your right click menu...

good luck, glad to see you got your install done smile

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#5 2012-10-03 16:27:08

uhgreen
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From: Lexington, KY
Registered: 2012-10-03
Posts: 4

Re: Customizing Crunchbang = WHere to start?

I think the best way to start customizing #! and Openbox is to check out the screenshot forum page.  Look at what others have done and get some inspiration.  It took me some time to find what I like and how to do the configuration.  Luckily I enjoy #! as it is so I don't configure too much.  Mostly the conky script.

Good luck!

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#6 2012-11-07 09:17:33

M.I.H.H
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From: /etc/init.d/
Registered: 2012-11-01
Posts: 81

Re: Customizing Crunchbang = WHere to start?

maybe you should try to  change conky & tint2  : smile


i will continue to seek knowledge.

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#7 2012-11-07 14:22:29

dura
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From: interzone
Registered: 2012-09-15
Posts: 2,106

Re: Customizing Crunchbang = WHere to start?

As others have said, I think the first places to look at is probably appearances, etc. Such as:

  • conky

  • gtkrc (gtk theming)

  • themerc (openbox theming)

  • terminator preferences

  • tint2 (panel)

  • thunar

  • window decorations (on/off/theming)

  • compton (window opacity, shadows, titlebar opacity, etc.)

  • iceweasel userstyles

  • iceweasel startpage

  • Infinity, and beyond

As you go you get deeper and deeper into the beast. I'm kinda happy with appearances at the moment (at the moment!!), and have started fiddling with kernels, etc.,

I guess there is a distinction to be made between performance and appearance oriented customization. The latter generally seems to be easier to begin with, in my experience anyway.

Let us see what you get up to!

Last edited by dura (2012-11-07 14:23:04)

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#8 2012-11-10 07:49:28

antiv0rtex
#! Die Hard
From: Earth
Registered: 2012-10-05
Posts: 574

Re: Customizing Crunchbang = WHere to start?

dura wrote:

As others have said, I think the first places to look at is probably appearances, etc. Such as:

  • conky

  • gtkrc (gtk theming)

  • themerc (openbox theming)

  • terminator preferences

  • tint2 (panel)

  • thunar

  • window decorations (on/off/theming)

  • compton (window opacity, shadows, titlebar opacity, etc.)

  • iceweasel userstyles

  • iceweasel startpage

  • Infinity, and beyond

As you go you get deeper and deeper into the beast. I'm kinda happy with appearances at the moment (at the moment!!), and have started fiddling with kernels, etc.,

I guess there is a distinction to be made between performance and appearance oriented customization. The latter generally seems to be easier to begin with, in my experience anyway.

Let us see what you get up to!

Once I get #! up and running on my laptop, I will certainly be referring to this list. Thank you, dura, for yet another useful contribution to the community forums!

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#9 2012-11-10 10:52:34

dura
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From: interzone
Registered: 2012-09-15
Posts: 2,106

Re: Customizing Crunchbang = WHere to start?

^ smile Show us what you do! We want to see!

Last edited by dura (2012-11-10 10:52:53)

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#10 2012-11-14 05:28:13

ninjaaron
#! CrunchBanger
From: userland
Registered: 2011-10-22
Posts: 212
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Re: Customizing Crunchbang = WHere to start?

at some point, you've got to try some tiling window managers to be a real cunchbanger. You can go back to OB in the end (or xfce, or kde, etc...), but you've got to try.

Last edited by ninjaaron (2012-11-15 22:57:18)

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#11 2012-11-15 18:46:24

intoCB
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Registered: 2012-10-25
Posts: 1,905

Re: Customizing Crunchbang = WHere to start?

What I still don't really understand - and might also be confusing to other people new to Linux - is the relationship between GTK2 and GTK3 etc. and how what I pick in LXappearance relates to what I pick in Openbox GUI Config Tool etc.

I had to run LXappearance as root the other day to get the correct theme in Rhythmbox and Synaptic Package Manager. Whether this is what you always have to do or whether I'd previously mucked something up via a careless sudo/gksudo, I'm not sure.


$ cat */*

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#12 2012-11-16 17:37:01

ninjaaron
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From: userland
Registered: 2011-10-22
Posts: 212
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Re: Customizing Crunchbang = WHere to start?

[ Customizing Crunchbang = WHere to start? ] && echo "foo" || echo "bar"

bar

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