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Feedback & Suggestions / Vsido 3
« on: December 21, 2013, 02:24:43 PM »
Nitpicking PwL reporting to VastOne:
- udevils conf you have in 12.17 64bit iso is buggy - and fix is also available somewhere in Ignorantgurus place. In essence, Spacefm refuses to open several things: like usb, ntfs  and something... Can aslo be fixed in udevil.conf, by deleting all suchlikes 'fmask=0133' - and all is fixed and opening up.
- As of V3 ... there is very little to say, I don't see almost any difference with V2 - if we talk of FB. So, no whiny review in Roundsl is coming. Just for you to know - several reduntant folders and conf files appear in user folder (OB, i3 et cetera). Looks... errrmm ... unruly :)
But - I am going to deconstruct Vsidos' FB, as a training for fixing my Slackware one. Joy and fun it will be!
Also, I am sure I can't resist tearing down Vsidos' desktop and rebuilding it in my way. Oh, I already started... But I promise - if FB survives my probes, it stays.
Happy Christmas to all, but biggest ones to VastOne.

Scripts / show-hide-desktop tray icon script
« on: August 03, 2013, 06:07:49 AM »
Found it somewhere in #! forum. It's python. Stuck it into my OBa autostart. Not that I use it very much but it's presence pleases me...
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#!/usr/bin/env python

# Show desktop system tray launcher for use with Openbox & tint2 (or other panels)

import gtk
import os

class StatusIcon:
    def __init__(self):
        self.statusicon = gtk.StatusIcon()
        self.statusicon.set_tooltip("Show Desktop")
        self.statusicon.connect("activate", self.left_click_event)
        self.statusicon.connect("popup-menu", self.right_click_event)
    def right_click_event(self, icon, button, time):
        menu = gtk.Menu()
        about = gtk.ImageMenuItem(gtk.STOCK_ABOUT)
        quit = gtk.ImageMenuItem(gtk.STOCK_QUIT)
        about.connect("activate", self.show_about_dialog)
        quit.connect("activate", gtk.main_quit)
        menu.popup(None, None, gtk.status_icon_position_menu, button, time, self.statusicon)
    def left_click_event(self, event):
        os.system('xdotool key super+d')
    def show_about_dialog(self, widget):
        about_dialog = gtk.AboutDialog()

        about_dialog.set_program_name("Tint2 Show Desktop Icon")
        about_dialog.set_comments('A simple system tray icon so that you can show the desktop and iconify all open windows.\n\nDesigned specifically for tint2 and Openbox.\n\nYou will need the keybinding Super+D set up to ToggleShowDesktop in your Openbox rc.xml, but this is the default.')
        about_dialog.set_authors(["richjack, 2010 \nReleased under GPL v2 or later"])


Feedback & Suggestions / feedback it is...
« on: August 01, 2013, 04:23:33 PM »
VastOne asked - carelessly and obviously of misdirected politeness - of my Vsido impressions... So, here is somewhat chaotic feedback:

I poke and tweak. So, every distro I had has been mercilessly disfigured. Vsido - probably less of them all.
Here come changes I did make, or I didn't make. It's not meant to be 'the right way', of course, but simply - how I like it. If someone finds here something usable - good.

- It probably is good idea to have 'unified' desktop look over all sessions. At first I removed tint2 from Xfce... and then put it back. Different Xfce-panel annoyed me.
- Only thing I have on my 'desktop' is bottom ribbon: Tint2 at left, 70% width, LTS. Conky takes last 30% and has short info in 2 lines (including clock). I removed menu from launchers. Right-click is enough. I like tasks hanging there, with names. In systray I have show-hide-desktop script from #! forum, then volumeicon and xxkb.
- I use Linuxlex icons for all my distros - I really like them. But I have swapped some of them - I tend to use dark tones, and (some) originals kinda disappeared into background (terminal...etc).
- By the way, I added icons to Openbox menu - it looks pleasantly blingy.
- When I installed Vsido last time - in May, Synaptic didn't have a quick search bar... means apt-xapian-index. I find it useful and always install it.
- I stick SpaceFM into every distro I have. To every Xfce too. It's superb. I haven't found anything else as good. Candidates?
- By my experience - experimental Iceweasel was a bag of bugs. Replaced it with Firefox.
- I use FsArchiver, and find it to be A Good Thing. But I haven't found use for /live folder sitting in root and/or live-tools + refracta...
- And I pimp those: FbReader - nice lean e-book reader. Qbittorrent is better than Transmission.
- Do we need kernel-remover when there is smxi installed?
- I always add 'ShowHidden=true' to .config/gtk-2.0/gtkfilechooser.ini
- I 'hack' .bashrc, and make terminal a bit colorful, also for root.
- I use .Xdefaults from Xubuntu 12.10 to make crappy Xscreensaver to look a bit better.
- Vsido-exit script is an animal - it works even on Salix which I transplanted with Openbox.
- And I am quite angry with Lightdms' last iterations - some configurability is gone and for some reasons I don't have sessions anymore in greeter menu... Thinking black thoughts of downgrading or Slim.

Really - no other distro escaped with so little. Vsido IS good.

Introductions / PwL Introduction
« on: July 30, 2013, 11:28:00 AM »
And Hallo to everyone.
Has been lurking here from March - as also using Vsido. Started with Linux somewhere in November '12, and Vsido was my first not-(x)Ubuntu. And I suppose Vsido was one of the best things for me, educationwise. Eminently functional and pleasantly hackable. It still is my distro number one. Though, now closely followed by Slackware.
Thanks VastOne, for super-distro, and lotsa tutorials here and in Crunchbang.
PS! But I find it mildly irritating that registration doesn't  allow to answer 'pigs' question as 'of course they do'.

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