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Re: Your opinion on DEs and WMs
« Reply #15 on: August 25, 2016, 07:03:24 pm »
I think I'm going to have to compile that and have a play around, thanks John  ;)

Welcome, Andy !  It does what I want and need.

Sometimes I get manic and start dancing on the keyboard when I'm coding.  I'll have 20-30 terminals open, web pages, Pluma, et cetera.

I'll go eat a sandwich, or whatevs, and when I return I can't remember which window had what in it.

Drives me crazy, wasting time trying to find out where I left off !!!  Makes me lose my train of thought.

Invariably, I'll close something I shouldn't have, and I lose the work I did.  Sometimes this works in my favor, sometimes not.

Anyway, Hsu's hot corner hack is just what the doctor ordered ...   ;)
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Re: Your opinion on DEs and WMs
« Reply #16 on: August 25, 2016, 11:51:38 pm »
~ cool   

I just noticed, you can directly access Whisker Menu (including search) by simply clicking a button in Xfdashboard.

I added a screenie here (searching for 'screen'):  https://forum.peppermintos.com/index.php?topic=4177.msg41691#msg41691

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Re: Your opinion on DEs and WMs
« Reply #17 on: August 26, 2016, 06:37:51 pm »
No need to compile xfce4-hotcorner-plugin and/or xfdashboard .. they are now in the default p7-release PPA

All you now need to do is:
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sudo apt-get update
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sudo apt-get install xfce4-hotcorner-plugin xfdashboard
then add the "HotCorner" panel applet and use its "Properties" to set one of the hotcorners to trigger "Xfdashboard"

I also changed the panel tray icon for it to better match the other black/white ones.

FYI - you can install them separately if you don't want both.
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Re: Your opinion on DEs and WMs
« Reply #18 on: August 26, 2016, 08:00:23 pm »
Good job !!!   :)

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Re: Your opinion on DEs and WMs
« Reply #19 on: August 27, 2016, 01:08:08 am »
WoW !

Last night, I discovered that you can access Whisker Menu directly from Xfdashboard, with the click of a button.

Tonight, I was playing around with Xfdashboard and discovered I can drag applications from the integrated Whisker Menu and pin/copy them to the Dash (left-side panel).  G3 calls these 'Favorites', i.e. you don't need to hunt for them in Whisker Menu.

Not only that, but you can drag n' drop windows from one workplace to another in the Workspace List (right-side panel).

Amazing !!!   8)

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I'll add a screenie of that too:  https://forum.peppermintos.com/index.php?topic=4177.msg41691#msg41691
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Re: Your opinion on DEs and WMs
« Reply #20 on: August 31, 2016, 03:51:46 am »
I keep finding more features, every time I play around with 'Xfdashboard'.  This time it's themes ...

Added a screenie (Dark Theme):  https://forum.peppermintos.com/index.php/topic,4177.msg41691.html#msg41691


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Re: Your opinion on DEs and WMs
« Reply #21 on: August 31, 2016, 07:30:04 am »
Brilliant .. I'd missed the xfdashboard-settings too and the colouring was the only thing annoying me about it .. MUCH better now :)
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Re: Your opinion on DEs and WMs
« Reply #22 on: August 31, 2016, 01:51:57 pm »
It's the gift that keeps on giving.  LoL !  :D

They did a great job on these plugins !

I've gained a whole new appreciation for the Xfce4 panel.

Good choice !   ;)

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Re: Your opinion on DEs and WMs
« Reply #23 on: August 31, 2016, 02:02:21 pm »
BTW, the icons on the 'desktop switcher panel' (right-side) in 'xfdashboard' look better with this 'xfdesktop-dark' theme.

The low-res icons in the 'desktop switcher panel' were hideously large with the default theme.

I was actually surfing around the web, looking for a hack, when I discovered the alt themes in 'xfdashboard-settings'.   :)

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Re: Your opinion on DEs and WMs
« Reply #24 on: September 01, 2016, 03:41:13 pm »

Sometimes I get manic and start dancing on the keyboard when I'm coding.  I'll have 20-30 terminals open, web pages, Pluma, et cetera...I'll go eat a sandwich, or whatevs, and when I return I can't remember which window had what in it...Drives me crazy, wasting time trying to find out where I left off !!!  Makes me lose my train of thought.

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Re: Your opinion on DEs and WMs
« Reply #25 on: September 01, 2016, 08:28:04 pm »
LeL !   ;D

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Re: Your opinion on DEs and WMs
« Reply #26 on: September 04, 2016, 07:51:54 pm »
The OP poisoned the well ...   :D

After fixing the desktop notifications in Thunderbird, I couldn't think of another thing to tweak in P7.  It's perfect !

Ubu-Gnome is starting to bore me, sooooo I wiped it off the SDD and installed openSUSE 42 w/KDE, in its place.  Actually, I prefer to install Ubu Unity first, then add GS to it afterwards.

LoL !  I haven't used openSUSE/KDE in 10 years or more.  It's got as much kludge now as winders 10, and takes almost as long to install.  The iso is 4.5GB - no kidding.

Guess I'll travel down memory lane for a few days, and see if they've come up with any innovations.  Pretty much looks like the same ol', same ol', so far ...

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Re: Your opinion on DEs and WMs
« Reply #27 on: September 04, 2016, 08:41:51 pm »
It was YaST/2 that drove me to Ubuntu/Synapic :)
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Re: Your opinion on DEs and WMs
« Reply #28 on: September 04, 2016, 09:13:15 pm »
Yeah, Plasma, so called, is why I quit using it years ago.  I like a clean desktop, and Plasma kept coming back like a virus.

Plus, I spent a lot of time haxoring my openSUSE install.  I had it setup so I could run GNOME and KDE in two different windows, at the same time - and switch back n' forth between them at the press of a button, e.g. no logout required.  They ran simultaneously, like running two computers and using a KVM switch.

Heh!  It took a long time to figure that out and, of course, I didn't document how I did it.  I figured it would survive an upgrade, but it didn't.   And, I couldn't replicate the hack on the new ver. :P 

That soured me on openSUSE, and Plasma put me over the top ...

Only reason I can see myself leaving it on the drive is, very occasionally I'll read about a program that sounds useful, only to find out that it requires a ton of KDE depends.  I can't think of any proggie in particular, at the moment, but I know I've run across the situation in the past.

Anyway, I'll see how it goes.  It's no better or worse than fiddling with winders, I suppose.   ::)

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Re: Your opinion on DEs and WMs
« Reply #29 on: September 04, 2016, 09:59:19 pm »
It's no better or worse than fiddling with winders, I suppose.   ::)

Ouch :))
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