My Salix 14.1 fluxbox desktop

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jsfarinet
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My Salix 14.1 fluxbox desktop

Post by jsfarinet » 4. Dec 2014, 09:58

Just to give a feedback for all your engagement to help me out (still remaining some problems though, but the essential is done).

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Fluxbox compiled to use imlib2
Fluxbox style: Shiki-Statler (with some pixmaps adaptions made by me)
GTK Theme Boje-Blue (because nice dark and supports gtk2 and gtk3)
IconTheme: mate-brave as default and nuoveKDEGray
Conky conkyrc as an adaption of the #crunchbang default
Conky weatherapp following the advices of TeoBigusGeekus (on #crunchbang)

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Re: My Salix 14.1 fluxbox desktop

Post by rokytnji » 4. Dec 2014, 19:53

A lot fancier/busier than mine. But looks cool to me.

Enjoy the ride.

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Re: My Salix 14.1 fluxbox desktop

Post by gapan » 4. Dec 2014, 21:03

Yes, looks nice. Usually dark themes have trouble with office apps (like libreoffice) because they invert colours everywhere, including the page colour which becomes black. How does this one handle this?
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Re: My Salix 14.1 fluxbox desktop

Post by jsfarinet » 5. Dec 2014, 08:32

gapan wrote:Yes, looks nice. Usually dark themes have trouble with office apps (like libreoffice) because they invert colours everywhere, including the page colour which becomes black. How does this one handle this?
So far, i usually use Abiword and there all is fine. There is only one situation where there is a problem and that's in Firefox in one specific site where the textinput is displayed in plack on a grey background, which is ugly for the little contrast. But otherwise, it seems, for the little i'm doing, all fine.

For the rest, for me personally a fluxbox (and also sincerely an openbox) standalone desktop is fine because i neither need nor i like desktop icons. I prefer fluxbox because of its way to be configured (but may be that's about taste) and for its built-in transparency options (which i widely use). What i forgot to say i also use compton with following '.compton.conf' (the base i got from some wiki, do not remember anymore which, may be debian):

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# Shadow
shadow = true;			# Enabled client-side shadows on windows.
no-dock-shadow = true;		# Avoid drawing shadows on dock/panel windows.
no-dnd-shadow = true;		# Don't draw shadows on DND windows.
clear-shadow = true;		# Zero the part of the shadow's mask behind the 
				# window. Fix some weirdness with ARGB windows.
shadow-radius = 7;		# The blur radius for shadows. (default 12)
shadow-offset-x = -7;		# The left offset for shadows. (default -15)
shadow-offset-y = -7;		# The top offset for shadows. (default -15)
# shadow-opacity = 0.7;		# The translucency for shadows. (default .75)
# shadow-red = 0.0;		# Red color value of shadow. (0.0 - 1.0, defaults to 0)
# shadow-green = 0.0;		# Green color value of shadow. (0.0 - 1.0, defaults to 0)
# shadow-blue = 0.0;		# Blue color value of shadow. (0.0 - 1.0, defaults to 0)
# shadow-exclude = [ "n:e:Notification" ];	# Exclude conditions for shadows.
# shadow-exclude = "n:e:Notification";
# shadow-exclude = [ "_GTK_FRAME_EXTENTS@:c" ] # Fix dual shadow on some gtk3 powered applications
shadow-ignore-shaped = false;	# If true, avoid drawing shadow on all shaped windows
 				# (see also: --detect-rounded-corners)

# Opacity
menu-opacity = 0.9;			# The opacity for menus. (default 1.0)
inactive-opacity = 0.9;			# Default opacity of inactive windows. (0.0 - 1.0)
# active-opacity = 0.8;			# Default opacity for active windows. (0.0 - 1.0)
# frame-opacity = 0.8;			# Opacity of window titlebars and borders. (0.1 - 1.0)
# inactive-opacity-override = true;	# Let inactive opacity set by 'inactive-opacity' overrides
 					# value of _NET_WM_OPACITY. Bad choice.
alpha-step = 0.06;			# XRender backend: Step size for alpha pictures. Increasing
					# it may result in less X resource usage,
					# Yet fading may look bad.
# inactive-dim = 0.2;			# Dim inactive windows. (0.0 - 1.0)
# inactive-dim-fixed = true;		# Do not let dimness adjust based on window opacity.
# blur-background = true;		# Blur background of transparent windows.
					# Bad performance with X Render backend.
					# GLX backend is preferred.
# blur-background-frame = true;		# Blur background of opaque windows with transparent
					# frames as well.
blur-background-fixed = false;		# Do not let blur radius adjust based on window opacity.
blur-background-exclude = [ "window_type = 'dock'", "window_type = 'desktop'" ];
					# Exclude conditions for background blur.

# Fading
fading = true;			# Fade windows during opacity changes.
# fade-delta = 30;		# The time between steps in a fade in milliseconds. (default 10).
fade-in-step = 0.03;		# Opacity change between steps while fading in. (default 0.028).
fade-out-step = 0.03;		# Opacity change between steps while fading out. (default 0.03).
# no-fading-openclose = true;	# Avoid fade windows in/out when opening/closing.
fade-exclude = [ ];		# Exclude conditions for fading.

# Other
backend = "xrender"		# Backend to use: "xrender" or "glx". GLX backend is typically
				# much faster but depends on a sane driver.
mark-wmwin-focused = true;	# Try to detect WM windows and mark them as active.
mark-ovredir-focused = true;	# Mark all non-WM but override-redirect windows active (e.g. menus).
use-ewmh-active-win = false;	# Use EWMH _NET_WM_ACTIVE_WINDOW to determine which window is focused
				# instead of using FocusIn/Out events. Usually more reliable but
				# depends on a EWMH-compliant WM.
detect-rounded-corners = true;	# Detect rounded corners and treat them as rectangular when --shadow-ignore- shaped is on.
detect-client-opacity = true;	# Detect _NET_WM_OPACITY on client windows, useful for window
				# managers not passing _NET_WM_OPACITY of client windows to frame
				# windows.
refresh-rate = 0;		# For --sw-opti: Specify refresh rate of the screen. 0 for auto.
vsync = "none";		# "none", "drm", "opengl", "opengl-oml", "opengl-swc", "opengl-mswc" 
				# See man page for more details.
dbe = false;			# Enable DBE painting mode. Rarely needed.
paint-on-overlay = false;	# Painting on X Composite overlay window. Recommended.
sw-opti = false;		# Limit compton to repaint at most once every 1 / refresh_rate.
				# Incompatible with certain VSync methods.
unredir-if-possible = false;	# Unredirect all windows if a full-screen opaque window is
				# detected, to maximize performance for full-screen windows.
focus-exclude = [ ];		# A list of conditions of windows that should always be considered
				# focused.
detect-transient = true;	# Use WM_TRANSIENT_FOR to group windows, and consider windows in
				# the same group focused at the same time.
detect-client-leader = true;	# Use WM_CLIENT_LEADER to group windows.
invert-color-include = [ ];	# Conditions for windows to be painted with inverted color.

# GLX backend			# GLX backend fine-tune options. See man page for more info.
# glx-no-stencil = true;	# Recommended.
glx-copy-from-front = false;	# Useful with --glx-swap-method,
# glx-use-copysubbuffermesa = true; # Recommended if it works. Breaks VSync.
# glx-no-rebind-pixmap = true;	# Recommended if it works.	
glx-swap-method = "undefined";	# See man page.

# Window type settings
wintypes:
{
  tooltip = { fade = true; shadow = false; opacity = 0.75; focus = true; };
  # fade: Fade the particular type of windows.
  # shadow: Give those windows shadow
  # opacity: Default opacity for the type of windows.
  # focus: Whether to always consider windows of this type focused.
};
Finally, you see, your big effort in helping me out with the starting problems in some way gave some kind of a result ;-)

Thanks again for that! :D

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