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#1 2010-08-07 03:31:18

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Xfce: Compiz, RGBA Transparency, UI Tweaks/

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install compiz compizconfig-settings-manager compiz-fusion-plugins-main compiz-gnome compiz-gtk

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#2 2010-08-07 04:07:38

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Re: Xfce: Compiz, RGBA Transparency, UI Tweaks/

Sounds good to me, I'll test this out sometime soon smile

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#3 2010-08-07 07:12:03

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#4 2010-08-07 11:17:48

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Re: Xfce: Compiz, RGBA Transparency, UI Tweaks/

own_window_argb_visual yes

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#5 2010-08-07 17:36:16

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Re: Xfce: Compiz, RGBA Transparency, UI Tweaks/

@ hhh

what is the advantage of using compiz compared to xfce own composite manager ?

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#6 2010-08-07 19:57:51

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own_window_argb_visual yes

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#7 2010-08-07 21:23:24

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gconftool-2 -s /apps/notify-osd/gravity --type=int 3

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#8 2010-08-07 22:03:03

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#9 2010-08-07 22:25:16

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Re: Xfce: Compiz, RGBA Transparency, UI Tweaks/

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#10 2010-08-07 23:36:51

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@omns, yes, in spite of #! being set up as a low resource OS, this is all about eyecandy and resources be damned... but for Xfce, not Openbox, as the thread title states. You can't use both Openbox and Compiz, they're both window managers.

@thil77, Compiz has virtual desktops and Expo for managing them. Also, it's a different transparency effect, can't you see? Your active window is opaque and the other windows are uniformly transparent, mine are all partially transparent but the text is still readable (thanks to the Gaussian blur).

Anyway, I'll keep posting tweaks and we'll leave the comparison of window managers and compositing for another thread.

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#11 2010-08-08 00:25:10

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#12 2010-08-08 03:10:28

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emerald --replace

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#13 2010-08-08 03:41:25

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#14 2010-08-08 05:12:31

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killall tint2

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#15 2010-08-08 08:59:04

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<edit mode="assign" name="hintstyle" >
   <const>hintfull</const>

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#16 2010-08-08 09:44:34

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#17 2010-08-08 21:53:53

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#18 2010-08-09 01:39:24

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@omns, I've been wanting to play with a Lucid install, Ill set aside a small partition. The agonizing thing will be the installation; 20-30 minutes, as I remember, vs. 5 for CrunchBang:^0

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#19 2010-08-09 02:42:15

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I noticed that too hhh. I remember timing Crunchbang, and I got from putting the CD in to having a workable environment (so that includes downloading the fglrx drivers and manually installing them) was 7 minutes.
Granted I knew what i was doing.

Ubuntu was 22 minutes, probably 21:30 of which was spent watching a progress bar.

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#20 2010-08-09 18:57:41

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#21 2010-08-09 20:33:25

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^ Very interesting. Thank you for taking the time to test and sharing the results smile


Edit: Both desktops look great btw  smile

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#22 2010-08-10 01:25:36

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Re: Xfce: Compiz, RGBA Transparency, UI Tweaks/

To remove the shadows around conky in compiz I had to add

& !(name=Conky)

to the Shadow windows dialogue.

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#23 2010-08-10 11:02:31

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& !(name=Conky)

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#24 2010-08-10 19:46:32

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Notification |

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#25 2010-08-16 14:20:52

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Re: Xfce: Compiz, RGBA Transparency, UI Tweaks/

This is an answer to a question in another thread, but I'm posting it here to keep my tweaks in one thread...

Q: How do I change the font for Notify OSD?

A: I'm not sure if this can be done for Openbox but it can for Xfce. Notify OSD takes it's font from Gnome settings, so you need to first install gconf-editor...

sudo apt-get install gconf-editor

Then open the run dialog (Alt+F2) and enter...

gconf-editor

Now navigate to desktop>gnome>interface>font_name, double-click on "Value" and enter a new font (eg: Liberation Sans 10). You don't need to add "Bold" or "Regular", Notify OSD sets the title font-weight to bold and the body font-weight to normal by default. Logout/login to see the change.

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