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Short post on the Phoronix site ....

That wiki link toward the end of the article is now in the forbidden category; apparently the options will be:

Choice 1: Affirm Init Diversity

Choice 2: systemd but we Support Exploring Alternatives

Choice 3: Focus on systemd for Init System and Other Facilities

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Firefox getting too slow or bloaty for you?

I've been checking out the latest build of Vivaldi browser the last couple days. Nice and responsive; it works with Google extensions so you can get an adblocker or whatever from there. I only use ublock origin from there. It's not in the repositories (maybe experimental?) but Vivaldi provides a 32 and 64-bit deb package.. If you search for "vivaldi testing branch" you can find an installer script for non Debian/Redhat systems. They make it hard to find for some reason.

If some multimedia isn't working, launch Vivaldi from a terminal; it will display a curl command you can use to get a multimedia file from an Ubuntu repository.

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Conky / Simple conky clock and network interface
« on: March 29, 2019, 01:07:22 AM »
Simple conky to show time, date and which network interface has ip address:



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conky.config = {
--#############################################
-- Settings
--#############################################
background = true,
use_xft = true,
font = 'Ubuntu:regular:size=12',
xftalpha = 1.0,
update_interval = 1.0,
-- update_interval_on_battery = 30.0,
total_run_times = 0,

own_window = true,
own_window_colour = '#141414',
own_window_transparent = true,
-- own_window_type = 'dock',
own_window_type = 'desktop' ,
own_window_hints = 'undecorated,below,sticky,skip_taskbar,skip_pager',
own_window_class = 'Conkytzdata',
own_window_title = 'Conkytzdata',
--#############################################
-- Compositing tips:
-- Conky can play strangely when used with
-- different compositors. I have found the
-- following to work well, but your mileage
-- may vary. Comment/uncomment to suit.
--#############################################
--#
-- own_window_argb_visual = true,
-- own_window_argb_value = 2,

--# xcompmgr
-- own_window_argb_visual yes
-- own_window_argb_value 120

--# cairo-compmgr
--own_window_type desktop
--own_window_argb_visual yes
--#############################################

no_buffers = true,
uppercase = false,
cpu_avg_samples = 2,
override_utf8_locale = true,
short_units = true,
imlib_cache_size = 0,
pad_percents = 1,
max_user_text = 3200,
text_buffer_size = 1024,
if_up_strictness = 'address',
-- if_up_strictness = 'up',
double_buffer = true,
draw_shades = false,
draw_outline = false,
draw_borders = false,
draw_graph_borders = false,
border_inner_margin = 1,
border_outer_margin = 1,

-- default_color = '#DAC79C',
default_color = '#010101',
default_shade_color = '#000000',
default_outline_color = '#828282',
color0 = '#FFFFFF',
color1 = '#000000',
color2 = '#FF0000',-- - red
color3 = '#FFFF00',-- - yellow
color4 = '#0000FF',-- - blue
color5 = '#00FF00',-- - green
color6 = '#FFA500',-- - orange
color7 = '#00CDCD',-- - cyan3
color8 = '#FFD700',-- - gold
color9 = '#F00F16',-- - reddish

minimum_width = 400, minimum_height = 0,
maximum_width = 400,
alignment = 'tr',
gap_x = 16,
gap_y = 64,

};

conky.text = [[
${font Inconsolata LGC Markup:regular:size=32}${time %R}${font}
${font Inconsolata LGC Markup:regular:size=16}${time %A %e %B}${font}
${if_up enp2s0}ETH0:${offset 10}${upspeedf}${offset 10}${downspeedf}${endif}
${if_up wlp1s0}Wifi:${offset 10}${wireless_bitrate wlp1s0}${offset 10}${wireless_link_qual_perc wlp1s0}%${endif}
]];

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Feedback & Suggestions / LibreFox - privacy configuration for Firefox
« on: March 27, 2019, 02:28:21 PM »
Discovered this project froma post on the BunsenLabs forum -

LibreFox - firefox with privacy

Interesting project for those concerned with privacy.

Of note, it appears you will want to start with a clean Firefox profile, so any existing firefox and user profile need to be deleted.

Used a bit yesterday, no performance hit as far as speed or watching videos is concerned. Didn't have time to really test it out though.

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Artwork & Screenshots / 2019 Screenshot Thread
« on: January 01, 2019, 02:14:03 AM »
Happy, prosperous, and healthy New Year to everyone.

Show off your customized desktop, and please remember to use thumbnails.


Fluxbox with polybar for system information:

     

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Artwork & Screenshots / May - December 2018 Screenshot Thread
« on: May 01, 2018, 01:04:15 PM »
Please remember to use thumbnails.

fluxbox and fvwm, both using jgmenu -

       

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Artwork & Screenshots / April 2018 screenshot thread
« on: March 31, 2018, 10:50:12 PM »
Please remember to use thumbnails  :)

spectrwm and fluxbox -


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Artwork & Screenshots / 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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General Support / Firefox login error -
« on: February 22, 2018, 05:29:50 PM »
I thought this issue was addressed a while back, but I can't locate it.

On Firefox or Firefox-esr, when I try to log in to VSIDO, I immediately get kicked out with this message:

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Your session timed out while posting. Please go back and try again.
This is only occurring from the desktop computers which happen to be hard wired connections; I can log in from those computers using Opera (but not Chromium). From my laptop (wireless) and phone, I can log in from Firefox

I thought the adblocker add-in may have been acting up, but I can't log in from clean installs of Firefox without any extensions.

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WM Designs and Discussions / libreoffice grouping and fluxbox apps file -
« on: February 08, 2018, 05:57:11 PM »
It's been noted in a couple of other threads that libreoffice applications do not always group together as defined in a users ~/.fluxbox/apps file.

With xprop, the class name for libreoffice will be along the lines of:

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WM_CLASS(STRING) = "libreoffice", "libreoffice-calc"
which is normally what would be used in the ~/.fluxbox/apps file.

However, while tracking down another issue with libreoffice, I found that when launched, libreoffice actually uses the class names "soffice" and "Soffice" before switching to the libreoffice class strings identified by xprop.

So i changed my ~/.fluxbox/apps file to:

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[group]  (workspace=[current])
 [app] (name=soffice) (class=Soffice)
 [app] (name=libreoffice) (class=libreoffice-writer)
 [app] (name=libreoffice) (class=libreoffice-calc)
  [Deco] {0x67f}
  [Maximized] {yes}
[end]

which is working to group the libreoffice documents and spreadsheets. The libreoffice class designations are no longer needed, but I left them in.

I haven't tested this yet to see if distinctions can be made with soffice-writer, soffice-impress etc ...

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Artwork & Screenshots / February 2018 Screenshot Thread
« on: February 01, 2018, 01:47:54 PM »
vsido + fluxbox + conky



Please remember to use thumbnails  ;D

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I've Got a Life / Quincy Jones Interview -
« on: January 31, 2018, 03:34:23 PM »
Pretty good read, amzing life.

And still going at 84.

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WM Designs and Discussions / Fluxbox Deco Bitmasks
« on: January 15, 2018, 03:26:19 PM »
This was touched on in the fluxbox styles thread, but I'm separating it out.

This is a very hand thread to have bookmarked as a fluxbox HowTo

In the ~/.fluxbox/init file, there are three main lines to define the fluxbox window decorations:

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session.screen0.titlebar.left: Shade Stick
session.screen0.titlebar.right: Minimize Maximize Close
session.screen0.defaultDeco: NORMAL

The first two lines define the position of the window buttons you want to use - so you can put them upper right/left, whatever you're comfortable with.

The last line deines the decor to use - NORMAL is the default, and note it's all caps and, I believe, case sensative.

Reading the man page for fluxbox-apps you'll come across this:

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[Deco] {value}

           Specify the decoration state. There are several predefined value
           sets:

               NORMAL
                   Standard decorations

               NONE
                   No decorations

               BORDER
                   Like NONE except keep the X window border

               TAB
                   Like BORDER except keep external tabs (if enabled)

               TINY
                   Titlebar with only an iconify button

               TOOL
                   Titlebar only

               The value may also be a bitmask for finer-grained control. The
               bits are, from (1<<0) to (1<<10): Titlebar, Handle/Grips,
               Border, Iconify Button, Maximize Button, Close Button, Menu
               Button, Sticky Button, Shade Button, External Tabs, Focus
               Enabled.

Note there are several options other than NORMAL to use in the ~/.fluxbox/init file for the default decor; or you can override the default decor by setting decor on a per-app basis in the ~/.fluxbox/apps file.

But what exactly does this mean:

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The value may also be a bitmask for finer-grained control. The
bits are, from (1<<0) to (1<<10): Titlebar, Handle/Grips,
Border, Iconify Button, Maximize Button, Close Button, Menu
Button, Sticky Button, Shade Button, External Tabs, Focus
Enabled.

That's where the above link comes in handy -

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Each bit-property is given a value that's based on a power of 2 in ascending order:
Property                                            Value
titlebar                                                  1
handle/grips                                         2
border                                                   4
minimize button (called iconify)         8
maximize button                                 16
close button                                         32
enable window menu                          64
sticky button                                       128
shade button                                       256
enable tabbing                                    512
enable focus                                       1024

So the user can decide how a particular window shoud be decorated, adds up the values and uses it with [Deco] in the apps file. So if all you want is tab and borders: 512 + 4 = 516, in the ~/.fluxbox/apps file:

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[Deco] {516}
Adding in some other window decor and per app settings yields an entry similar to:

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[app] (name=win) (class=Xpdf)
  [Dimensions] {80% 90%}
  [Position] (UPPERLEFT) {10% 5%}
  [Deco] {1647}
  [Minimized] {no}
  [Maximized] {no}
  [Fullscreen] {no}
  [Layer] {8}
  [Alpha] {255}
[end]



Note than when you log out/in to fluxbox the deco bitmask gets converted to so code (hex?) so the apps entry changes to:

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[app] (name=win) (class=Xpdf)
  [Dimensions] {80% 90%}
  [Position] (UPPERLEFT) {1% 2%}
  [Shaded] {no}
  [Deco] {0x66f}
  [Sticky] {no}
  [Minimized] {no}
  [Maximized] {no}
  [Fullscreen] {no}
  [Layer] {8}
  [Alpha] {255}
[end]

If the user has a preferred Deco it can be used as default in the ~/.fluxbox/init file

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session.screen0.defaultDeco: 0x66f
instead of individually in the ~/.fluxbox/apps file.



 

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Artwork & Screenshots / January 2018 Screenshot Thread
« on: January 01, 2018, 04:10:41 AM »
Please remember to use thumbnails  8)

vsido + fluxbox + tint2


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Artwork & Screenshots / December 2017 Screenshot Thread
« on: December 01, 2017, 02:06:19 AM »
fluxbox + tmux

System information is polybar -



Please remember to use thumbnails  ;D

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