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Old 12-14-2013, 06:37 PM   #1
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Looking for a distro specific for my needs


Greetings,

I've been trying some distros lately but still haven't found one that suits me. What I like is an aesthetically pleasing look, with nice animations and customizations (like elemental os). But, what I need most is a distro where firefox tabs are stuck on the top of my screen. I use a lot of tabs at the same time, and just moving my mouse up without actually looking to select a tab is a huge requirement for me. It would also be nice to find a distro where I don't need to actively search for the close button with my mouse (opposed to windows where I just need to move in the upper right corner with my mouse to close a program).

Can anyone help me here or does such a distro not exist?
 
Old 12-14-2013, 07:28 PM   #2
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Old 12-14-2013, 09:11 PM   #3
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Where the Firefox tabs are would be a Firefox thing, independent of the distro.

In all my Firefox instances, the tabs are at the top of the browser window; what exactly do you mean by "at the top"--at the top of the application window, the absolute top of the screen, or what?

Where the close/minimize/maximize buttons are is a function of the window manager/desktop environment (the "window decorations"), also independent of the distro (except for something like Unity, which is closely tied to a specific distro).

Perhaps what you are looking for is a not a distro, but rather a window manager/desktop environment that meets your requirements.

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Old 12-14-2013, 09:43 PM   #4
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Hi,free to try. Check my signature...

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Old 12-14-2013, 10:03 PM   #5
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frankbell is correct that your preferences seem GUI-related, as opposed to OS-related.

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What I like is an aesthetically pleasing look, with nice animations and customizations
I suggest trying KDE. A wonderfully bloated GUI with a plethora of bells and whistles. I hate such GUIs, but it might be what you are looking for.
 
Old 12-15-2013, 03:44 AM   #6
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Thanks, will give it a look.

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Where the Firefox tabs are would be a Firefox thing, independent of the distro.

In all my Firefox instances, the tabs are at the top of the browser window; what exactly do you mean by "at the top"--at the top of the application window, the absolute top of the screen, or what?

Where the close/minimize/maximize buttons are is a function of the window manager/desktop environment (the "window decorations"), also independent of the distro (except for something like Unity, which is closely tied to a specific distro).

Perhaps what you are looking for is a not a distro, but rather a window manager/desktop environment that meets your requirements.
Ha well I mean at the very top of the screen. When a distro has a standard menu bar at the top of the screen, it's hard for firefox or any other browser to have tabs on top of the screen.

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Hi,free to try. Check my sig...
I'm not quite sure what distribution you are referring to.

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frankbell is correct that your preferences seem GUI-related, as opposed to OS-related.


I suggest trying KDE. A wonderfully bloated GUI with a plethora of bells and whistles. I hate such GUIs, but it might be what you are looking for.
Well, I don't like the overload of bells and whistles. I just like beautiful simplicity, but functional. That's why I mentioned elementary os, but that also has a menu bar on top which prevents me to work optimally.

Let me ask another question. Do you people actively point at the tab? I just shoot my mouse up, without fearing it wouldn't hit the target.
 
Old 12-15-2013, 04:57 AM   #7
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i have a penguin on the top of my screen.
sometimes i shoot up at it with the mouse.
 
Old 12-15-2013, 09:22 AM   #8
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Ha well I mean at the very top of the screen. When a distro has a standard menu bar at the top of the screen, it's hard for firefox or any other browser to have tabs on top of the screen.
In most distros, if you press F11, Firefox will cover your standard menu bar and fill the screen.
 
Old 12-15-2013, 09:32 AM   #9
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Sorry that was the first time I've ever tried to use sig to mean signature, knew I shouldn't.
 
Old 12-15-2013, 10:50 AM   #10
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Ha well I mean at the very top of the screen. When a distro has a standard menu bar at the top of the screen, it's hard for firefox or any other browser to have tabs on top of the screen.
You can move the desktop's panel (unless it's Ubuntu). Mine lives at the side:
http://img198.imageshack.us/img198/8290/1am8.png
 
Old 12-15-2013, 11:40 AM   #11
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I had a "Doh!" moment.

There are a hundreds of Firefox add-ons regarding tabs. I found one that will put the tabs on the top of the application window.

I haven't tested it (I seldom use Firefox), but looking for add-ons be part of the solution to your needs.
 
Old 12-15-2013, 04:21 PM   #12
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Hylobates, check out Pear Linux. It's a visibly attractive Ubuntu-based distro that might have the button behavior that you are looking for out-of-the-box.

I don't use it, but I have it installed in VirtualBox and just fired it up to refresh my memory.
 
Old 12-15-2013, 04:26 PM   #13
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An easy way to build your own and looks up is netinst (no DE you choose) for even more control and learning LFS.
 
  


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