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#1 Re: Artwork & Screenshots » September 2015 Screenshot Thread » 2015-09-06 10:53:08

Elementary OS certainly does a nice design number on the desktop. Unfortunately I think some of their decisions are inane and stupid. Needless to say, I need not use Elementary OS. So instead I will be inspired. I think the result is quite pretty.

I did a little redesign of my Openbox interface, switched to a double panel (xfce4-panel) set-up, and made the system tray translucent, and also not reserve space, so windows can go behind it, so I have full use of my screen still. The left-side panel was elementary/osx/unity inspired, but catered to my needs.

I'd been using the bunsen GTK theme, but there are still some issues with some GTK3 apps and black backgrounds/black foregrounds and almost unreadable text, notably in the Gnome Image Viewer (eog) properties panel. So I'm now using "uncomplicated" which is pretty similar in a lot of ways and has good GTK2/GTK3 support.

I downloaded skippy-xd for some expose like window management features, combined it with cb-hotcorners, and also configured manual tiliing in a bit more detail since I'm not using a panel app for showing which windows I have open. The client window and workspace previews are generally sufficient. Also: monotasking.

21186387885_7d6d9a7bdd_t.jpg2015-09-06--1441535946_1440x900_scrot by Mark Johnson, on Flickr

21160157506_43b3f6576c_t.jpg2015-09-06--1441536162_1440x900_scrot by Mark Johnson, on Flickr

#2 Re: Artwork & Screenshots » Fun with Blender 3D » 2015-09-04 07:54:53

Damo and Rex, I've played with Blender before but recently I've come to realize it's the only really stable, mature video editor in Linux. Have either of you guys used the sequence editing features? If so I'm really interested in what documentation or tutorials you got started with.

#3 Re: WM/DE Talk » Do you tile or stack? And why? » 2015-09-03 03:48:24

This is already part of openbox. I believe it's part of the default configuration in Crunchbang/BunsenLabs. I also think it is already set-up to super+left/right as well... It is on my set-ups anyway.

The relevant bit of rc.xml: Should go in the <keyboard></keyboard> section.

  <!-- A bit of tiling -->
    <keybind key="W-Right">
      <action name="GrowToEdgeEast"/>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-Left">
      <action name="GrowToEdgeWest"/>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-Down">
      <action name="GrowToEdgeSouth"/>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-Up">
      <action name="GrowToEdgeNorth"/>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-A-Left">
      <action name="Execute">
        <command>cb-aerosnap --left</command>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-A-Right">
      <action name="Execute">
        <command>cb-aerosnap --right</command>
      </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-A-c">
      <action name="UnmaximizeHorz"/>
      <action name="UnmaximizeVert"/>
      <action name="MoveResizeTo">
        <width>70%</width>
        <height>70%</height>
        <x>center</x>
        <y>center</y>
      </action>
    </keybind>

#4 Re: Artwork & Screenshots » August 2015 Screenshot Thread » 2015-08-27 14:43:50

I changed from Tint2 to xfce4-panel because of some weird freeze going on in the interplay between tint2 and ibus. I like this better for the most part anyway... except in order to use my root menu from openbox I had to leave the edges of the panel at less than 100% width to get the right clickety.

20303834614_fa6d975429_t.jpg2015-08-27--1440686388_1440x900_scrot by Mark Johnson, on Flickr

#5 Re: News & Announcements » A community continuation: BunsenLabs » 2015-08-27 07:54:02

FWIW, has anyone done any testing with the new Bunsen ISOs in Virtualbox? I haven't really used vbox in a long time, but a lot of people rely on it, so it would be worth noting how the experience goes.

#7 Re: Ideas & Suggestions » BunsenLabs logo - ideas » 2015-07-20 08:43:16

charnov wrote:

Am I the only person for whom Utoto's brilliant flame logo also looks like the side-profile silhouette of a proud emperor penguin?

What has been seen, cannot be unseen! Well spotted.

#8 Re: Off Topic / General Chat » Debian Sid upgrade intervals » 2015-07-15 10:13:31

This has been very helpful. I wasn't aware for example that Sid froze like testing. Or of those aptitude commands.

I'm a little ways off from switching, but I like to do my research and polling in advance when possible.

Thanks everyone!

#9 Re: Off Topic / General Chat » Debian Sid upgrade intervals » 2015-07-14 13:42:46

I didn't know about apt-listchanges. Good to keep in mind.

I typically change DEs every few months, and I always have a back-up DE for when something isn't working appropriately. I was on Openbox for about 4 months, XFCE for 2, and just switched to KDE with mostly GTK applications (weird but surprisingly awesome).

I expected there might be things to watch out for like x.org updates. I suppose I should watch out for major DE updates too.

Everything usually gets settled in within about a week's time right?

#11 Off Topic / General Chat » Debian Sid upgrade intervals » 2015-07-14 12:26:51

orionthehunter
Replies: 42

For those of you who run Debian sid or a derivative of Debian sid.

How often do you run upgrades? Do you modify that interval during periods of high development like post-release? I'm considering switching from Ubuntu to Sid for my production machine and I'm curious about the lifecycle of the wild creature that is Sid and its habits.

#12 Re: Artwork & Screenshots » June 2015 Screenshot Thread » 2015-06-09 12:35:37

HoaS: I really like those Vertex-Icons, how complete is the set? Does it feel like it's missing anything in your use-case?

#13 Re: News & Announcements » A community continuation: BunsenLabs » 2015-05-11 02:44:29

Download the script and have a look at its contents. It should open in any text editor. Everything is open here. If you prefer to manually configure your system in accordance with the design of BunsenLabs that is the way to go. If any of the particular items are confusing, feel free to open a thread and ask for guidance on their meaning/effect.

#16 Re: Artwork & Screenshots » April 2015 Screenshot Thread » 2015-04-29 03:31:38

Regarding keybinding... What determines what application has priority if two applications share the same keybinding? I've been wondering about this for a while...

for example: Inkscape has a keybinding to bring up alignment properties with ctrl+shift+a but say I set openbox to launch audacious on ctrl+shift+a, which gets priority and why?

#17 Re: News & Announcements » The end. » 2015-04-29 03:25:44

I think he meant "He was inactive" becuase he didn't need help.

#19 Re: News & Announcements » The end. » 2015-04-23 12:54:52

Crunchbang was corenominal's project. He was the sole developer.

#20 Re: Help & Support (Beginners) » Help! How to reinstall windows from crunchbang » 2015-04-22 14:13:36

I would suggest buying a windows installation CD, but presumably your netbook doesn't have an optical drive. Still, you could use an external USB optical drive. Depending on the model's specs it may be hard to install a version of windows that is available for sale today.

#21 Re: Artwork & Screenshots » April 2015 Screenshot Thread » 2015-04-21 00:31:23

@Bong Juice: I like your conky! Simple, readable, and shows you all the important stuff. Nice color coordination too.

#22 Re: News & Announcements » A community continuation: BunsenLabs » 2015-04-20 11:42:51

I hadn't realized so many projects were porting to QT... that's surprising to me, but interesting. IIRC one of the main reasons a lot of application developers preferred GTK was the localization and accessibility advantages it offered. There may not be as much of a gap anymore, I'm remembering a debate from like 5 years ago.

#23 Re: WM/DE Talk » Do you tile or stack? And why? » 2015-04-18 10:31:04

I'd tile if there were a really low-learning curve tiler that had smart stacking. I got turned off to awesome and spectrwm for some reasons I forgot...

#24 Re: Introductions » Sorry for the late introducing » 2015-04-18 10:02:24

Welcome to the forums! I hope you enjoy the party :-D

#25 Re: Ideas & Suggestions » New Debian "Jessie" Packages » 2015-04-18 09:57:35

I actually agree with spacex... wow. I mega-support bunsen-labs, but I'll probably not use it myself. I've been modding debian installs for 4ish years thanks to #!'s training.

edit: also thanks for this OP, I was unaware of these packages!

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