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March 2018 Screenshot Thread
« on: March 01, 2018, 02:46:37 PM »
Let the madness begin -
Please remember to use thumbnails  ;D



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Re: March 2018 Screenshot Thread
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2018, 03:28:35 PM »
more fluxbox; style work in progress:

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Re: March 2018 Screenshot Thread
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2018, 09:55:23 PM »
@PackRat - nice clean, I like it! :)

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Re: March 2018 Screenshot Thread
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2018, 04:13:10 AM »
At one time I thought xfce was king

Tis light still and installs real easily.. if it wasn't for FluxBox and other derivatives xfce would easily be the best choice


 
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Re: March 2018 Screenshot Thread
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2018, 12:47:13 PM »
@vastone -

Ever configured xfce to use fluxbox as the window manager? That's kind of interesting since you get the session management of xfce with fluxbox window management.

Edit - put my money where my mouth is; Xfce4 session with fluxbox as the window manager:

 

Get the benefit of fluxbox apps file (grouped xfce4 terminals) and window decor management. Fluxbox controlling the key bindings for window management - much more control that xfce4; xfce4 controls the desktop and panel.
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Re: March 2018 Screenshot Thread
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2018, 02:44:23 AM »
That sounds fascinating RatMan... might have to try it

Never would have thought of it..
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Re: March 2018 Screenshot Thread
« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2018, 11:54:20 PM »
Slow day, straight up xfce4 with conky. Using xfce4 native compositing so put a border around conky for some texture to the conky window, looks better than just a semi-transparant rectangle on the desktop. I wounder if rounded window corners has ever been requested as a conky feature?

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Re: March 2018 Screenshot Thread
« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2018, 03:00:53 AM »
^^Just lost a books worth of a reply by hitting the reload button. :(  All about my old t400 laptop.  Anyway, I'll try not to post so many scrots...   bwahahahahaha
(obviously this is my t400 laptop scrot.moe for the day, not my MSI)
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Re: March 2018 Screenshot Thread
« Reply #8 on: March 04, 2018, 04:40:08 AM »
Another t400 scrot.  Pretty impressed with this little beast!  Thrown pretty much everything at it with no problems at all.  I did find out that GMusicBrowser only works right when you have the correct folder ssh'd and mounted...  Go figure.  Yeah, I forgot to mount the music folder and couldn't figure out why all of the music kept getting removed...  duoh! 


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Re: March 2018 Screenshot Thread
« Reply #9 on: March 04, 2018, 05:54:53 PM »
hello PackRat  and everyone
It started with a screencapture. It spun into disorientation looking through five years of conky.  Now left me in chagrin to re-find the recent jedi's 20180227a [/6V3nj] screencapture of February 22 shows conky with a keyboard key-state indicator.  finally found it again.  I do not know where best to post this : in screenshots February is past or in the conky thread.  I wish to know more about the key state indicator, please, jedi.  In the meantime I have convoluted a meager key indicator that does not look in conky so fantastic as that of jedi's screencapture. 
jedi. can You please send me in the right direction about that conky indicator? or show the code / script?  for key state.  seems useful for a machine that is without visual indicator.  how much resources does that eat? 

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Re: March 2018 Screenshot Thread
« Reply #10 on: March 04, 2018, 07:36:18 PM »
Hey riV.  It is a conky that calls a script.  Here is the script called 'header.sh';
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#!/bin/sh
# header.sh
# by Crinos512
# Usage:
#  ${execp ~/conky/mine/header.sh} #obviously this needs to point to where you store the script
#OSVer=""`lsb_release -i | cut -f 2| tr "[:upper:]" "[:lower:]"`" ( "`lsb_release -r | cut -f 2`" )"
#WMVer=`Xfwm --version`
Updates=`aptitude search "~U" | wc -l | tail`
#Conky=`\{conky_version\}}`

#echo "\${voffset -20}\${font Diamond Fantasy:style=Bold:pixelsize=20}\${alignc}\${color}\$nodename\${font}"
#echo "\${font Liberation Sans:style=Bold:pixelsize=11}\${alignc}~ \$kernel \$machine ~"
#echo "\${alignc}~ $OSVer ~ $WMVer ~"
echo " \${alignc}${Updates} Sys Upd"
#echo "\${alignc}~ $Conky  ~"
#echo "\${alignc}~ Uptime: \$uptime_short ~\${color}\${font}"
#echo "\(Conky \${conky_version}\${exec conkyForecast -V})"
echo "\${font xirod:Bold:size=6}NUM: \${exec xset q | grep Num |awk '{print " "\$8}'}  \${font}"
echo "\${font xirod:Bold:size=6}CAPS: \${exec xset q | grep Caps |awk '{print " "\$4}'}  \${font}"
exit 0

Wherever you want the keyboard indicators to appear, just call it from the appropriate place in your conky with the following;
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${execpi 9 ~/conky/mine/header.sh}
To my knoweledge the script was written by 'crinos518' whom I haven't seen online in years?  The script does much more than just show the caps lock and num lock state.  Any line with a '#' in front of it is not seen by the script when it runs.  It has lots of goodies.  Enjoy...
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Re: March 2018 Screenshot Thread
« Reply #11 on: March 05, 2018, 04:53:38 PM »
hello PackRat
Thank You muchly, jedi.  I will give that a try.  Crinos51two8 is not found here at vsido,, found in other places an indication Crinos51two8 said to use freely the scripting.  Is it okay to share freely? did I get that right?  The chagrin part is that I started talking about the key state in another forum,, now,, this code provenance will include that it came through jedi.  Thanks. 

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Re: March 2018 Screenshot Thread
« Reply #12 on: March 06, 2018, 07:21:02 AM »
hello PackRat
hi jedi.  Have no idea why it works.  Here it is:
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${color}key ${color7}state active
${color7}NumLock   ${exec xset q | grep Num |awk '{print "  " $8}'}
${color7}Caps Lock ${exec xset q | grep Caps |awk '{print "  " $4}'}


There is some kind of awk default to print, so somehow it could be shorter. what do you think? can it be shortened?
Without Your start at it I never could have got this. thanks.
There is alternate ways, better way?
Is it close enough to not be considered silliness?
Fingers- crossed here that you say it is ready to share. is it ready?  If not, then stop me here before it makes me look silly elsewhere please.  I will wish to include the code You passed along as the starting point. 

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Re: March 2018 Screenshot Thread
« Reply #13 on: March 06, 2018, 02:28:27 PM »
@riV - using grep with awk is usually overkill - using the big hammer to pound finishing nails sort of thing.

Just use awk by itself and use grep with sed.

and you don't necessarily need the heading in your conky, you can do it all with awk, use quotes to space:

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[pts/0]-[~]% xset q | awk '/Caps Lock:/ {print $2 " " $3 " " $4}'
Caps Lock: off
[pts/0]-[~]% xset q | awk '/Caps Lock:/ {print $2 " " $3 " " $4}'
Caps Lock: on
[pts/0]-[~]% xset q | awk '/Num Lock:/ {print $6 " " $7 " " $8}'
Num Lock: on
[pts/0]-[~]% xset q | awk '/Num Lock:/ {print $6 " " $7 " " $8}'
Num Lock: off
[pts/0]-[~]% xset q | awk '/Num Lock:/ {print $6 " " $7 " " $8}'
Num Lock: on

back on topic -

 
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Re: March 2018 Screenshot Thread
« Reply #14 on: March 06, 2018, 02:37:23 PM »
Actully, the way that xset is output, you can just use the first character -

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[pts/4]-[~]% xset q | awk '/00:/ {print $6 " " $7 " " $8}'
Num Lock: on
[pts/4]-[~]% xset q | awk '/00:/ {print $2 " " $3 " " $4}'
Caps Lock: off
[pts/4]-[~]%

fun with text parsing  ;D
I am tired of talk that comes to nothing.
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