|arch linux, xfce, transparency, shadows, chinese
tbuitenh 2005/8/11 7:56
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In this screenshot, I'm writing chinese using scim. Note the tiny window to the lower right.
I made the xfce panel and iconbox 75% transparent, so they are always visible when I want to see them, and invisible when I decide not to see them . The cool shadows came as a side-effect. It seems a bit buggy, and it seems my changes to the X configuration made my favourite editor NEdit stop working. If that's the only problem, I'll just switch to vi.
Now, I guess you want to know how to do this! You need a recent XOrg (6.8.0 or later I'm told, I believe I have 6.8.2). Add/change this to your xorg.conf:
Option "Composite" "Enable"
Option "RENDER" "Enable"
Make sure xfwm is compiled with transparency support, for example by changing this line in the arch PKGBUILD:
./configure --prefix=/opt/xfce4 --enable-compositor
Transparency is configured in .config/xfce4/transparency
Oh, and to enable scim after installing it, add this to .config/xfce4/xinitrc before the part that starts the session manager:
scim -f socket -c socket -d
Don't use "focus follows mouse" in combination with scim. Chances are your mouse will go trough another window before you reach the scim window to change the language for that window...
Libervisco 2005/8/2 21:05
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|Ain't this looking awesome folks!? It's a KDE 3.4 desktop with a "think different" wallpaper from kde-look.org, minimized beep media player (top right) and it's blur scope visualization without window borders (bottom right) and the awesome SuperKaramba themes (TDE, KaramTop and Milo Calendar).|
As much as I might like minimal window managers and DE's like Xfce, I like the consistency, bells, whistles and looks of KDE which runs pretty well on my machine anyway (actually doesn't seem to be much or any slower than xfce especially since I use konqueror in any case anyway).
Libervisco 2005/2/26 23:58
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|Here is anothe cool shot of my current Xfce setup. I believe it's even better than the last one:|
You can see:
- Nautilus window
- Rox filer window
- desktop loaded by Rox-desktop
I'm using the GnoMetal icons theme and a Ghrome theme for everything else except window borders which are "Agua".
|APOTD and Fluxbox
dylunio 2006/5/5 18:12
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|A picture from astronomy picture of the day, with Fluxbox-0.1.14 on Gentoo. Fluxbox theme is Cthulhain. Also torsmo showing file systems, networking and system info.|
Libervisco 2005/2/21 17:44
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|Here is one simple shot of a beautiful XFce desktop of mine (as it currently is). |
- XFce panel (bottom)
- Nautilus (set not to load desktop icons)
- Terminal (from os-cillation)
|Chinese KDE Desktop under Debian GNU/Linux
Whistler 2006/5/4 8:10
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|A troll at a Chinese "Linux" forum, who claims that the operating system which he calls "Linux" cannot be used by the Chinese without "stealing" Microsoft's Chinese fonts and waste more than a week to get the system work, just inspired me posting this. By the way, I "wasted" no more than 15 minutes to get this result and used no non-free software or unauthorized copied fonts :)|
|And another XFCE desktop (we're crazy about XFCE :-)
stojic 2005/4/4 19:28
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|This is a screenshoot of my cluttered XFCE 4.2 desktop.|
On active desktop it shows Gnome Terminal, Konqueror file manager, Beep Media Player, MPlayer and GAIM.
On the other desktops (and in system tray positioned top-right) one can see that there are also running The Gimp, Azureus (probably the best BitTorrent client), Downloader for X, X-Chat, Klipper (KDE clipboard tool), and XFCE Calendar.
At the bottom of the screen there is XFCE panel with lots of goodies installed (mini command line, system buttons, CPU monitor, memory monitor, swap monitor, uptime monitor, network monitor, clock and weather applet).
Before anyone asks, off course I don't configure an app while listening to music while watching a video while doing something in Gimp while... All those apps are running for the sake of the cluttered screenshot .
The system is freshly updated Mandrake GNU/Linux 10.1.
|Deafult Gnome Desktop
Ashley 2005/7/17 8:21
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|This is my default Gnome desktop. I may have had a desktop wallpaper set at some point, but it's been deleted or moved, it seems.|
|OpenOffice.org in action
charles 2005/7/9 9:35
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|a nice Gnome desktop with the OpenOffice.org IDE displayed. Ready to develop some macro code!|
|Libervisco's Shot 001
Libervisco 2005/1/24 20:23
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|Well.. here's one my linux shot. It's nothing too special as i didn't give much effort to tweaking it, but there. (i'll tweak my new gentoo big time) |
On the shot you can see Xchat, Konsole and Firefox.
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