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Old 02-24-2005, 10:19 AM   #1
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Many flux, flux console, flux appearance, etc... questions.


Many flux, flux console, flux appearance, etc... questions.
Qs:
1)how to put *.jpg wallpaper on the desktop?
2)how to show icons in the fluxbox menu?
3)how to make transparent console (and any other app, if it's possible)?
4)how to set smooth fonts in flux console instead of "square" ones?(e.g., 'konsole','gnome-terminal' use smooth fonts)
5)how to set smooth fonts in flux menu, in all flux things?
6)can I use smth more convinient than the slit (or how to make it show ALL my windows, not only minimized ones, i.e. work just like an avarage taskbar)?
7)why doesn't my Opera-7.54 have caption (I don't know if it's the right name: i.e. my Opera doesn't have the "panel" which contains minimize, maximize, close buttons. The Opera has this "panel" in KDE or GNOME)?
8)how to make my own fluxbox theme?
9)is it possible to have more than one cursor theme (i.e. an avarage one, another one when I launch an app, etc...)?
Any answer, any manual, any link, etc... are appreciated. They just have to be useful
Thanks.
 
Old 02-24-2005, 10:35 AM   #2
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There's lots of info and downloads on the fluxmod site and there's an active fluxbox forum here. I haven't used fluxbox in quite a while, so I can't help you much more than that.
 
Old 02-24-2005, 10:56 AM   #3
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3) Depends on which terminal you use. Which do you use?

For the rest go googling read the documentation. There's so many info out there.
 
Old 02-24-2005, 11:17 PM   #4
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1) fbsetbg -f /path/to/file.jpg
Download and install a program called feh, fbsetbg is just a wrapper for the best alternative installed and feh is the best.

2) You need to edit ~/.fluxbox/menu, format is like so
Code:
[exec] (name of app) {/path/to/app} </path/to/icon.xpm>
Not sure what files types you can use but I know xpm and I'm pretty sure png works too. Heaps probably do I just havn't tried them.

3) Many apps to can psuedo-transparency, for aterm, launch it like this
Code:
aterm -tr -trsb
Which is alright I suppose. If you use Xorg 6.8.0 or higher you can enable the composite extension which gives you real transparency, check google or search these forums, there's plenty of information on enabling it.

4) Check the options for the program, ie
Code:
gnome-terminal --help
You can change options easily enough like that but I suggest you download and install aterm, it's a great terminal emulator and can be customised so much it's not funny.

5) Edit your theme file, either in ~/.fluxbox/styles or /usr/local/share/fluxbox/styles. It's a pretty basic file layout you should be able to change it alright..

6) confused me here, don't get what you're talking about

7) again with this one, if it's the window border you're talking about then in should be there, if it's not I'd suggest you ask your computer to lay off the rumballs or something...

8) I learned by going through other themes, editing them and playing with graphics. It's easy, I'm not sure of any tutorials but a google search might help. But anyway I posted the paths of your styles directories above somewhere so you know where to look now

9) wouldn't have a clue, can't see why you'd want to...
 
Old 02-25-2005, 08:23 AM   #5
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Thanks, DJ P@CkMaN! Also thanks to mdg and darkleaf.
 
Old 03-14-2005, 11:01 AM   #6
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</path/to/icon.xpm> doesn't work (flux-0.9.9). Any ideas?
Thanks.
 
Old 03-14-2005, 12:11 PM   #7
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Well, I've downloaded fluxbox-0.9.12... GREAT!!! All what wasn't working with flux-0.1.x now works perfectly!

BUT I can't use *.png in menu, only *.xpm. Can anyone help me???
Thanks.
 
Old 03-14-2005, 06:32 PM   #8
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Just use the GIMP or something to convert your icons to XPM.
 
Old 03-14-2005, 07:16 PM   #9
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Quote:
Originally posted by kornerr
Well, I've downloaded fluxbox-0.9.12... GREAT!!! All what wasn't working with flux-0.1.x now works perfectly!

BUT I can't use *.png in menu, only *.xpm. Can anyone help me???
Thanks.
Was flux-0.9.12 compilied with imlib2 support enabled?
I believe that's required to use png graphics in the menu.

To check run the command fluxbox -info from your favorite xterm
the string IMLIB2 means imlib2 support IS enabled
the string -IMLIB2 means imlib2 support IS NOT enabled.
 
Old 03-16-2005, 01:03 AM   #10
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DJ P@CkMaN, I do this now while I can't use *.png
Thanks, gbhil. I've run "configure -imlib2"... and in the end it said "you have no imlib2". That's the problem. I'll download it somehow later... I think this prbl is solved... if not, I'll post later.
C U
 
Old 08-06-2005, 12:16 PM   #11
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10)
~/.fluxbox/keys:
Code:
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XF86AudioMedia :exec xmms
How to make it work?

11)
KDE has KHotKeys, it allows me to assign xmms controls to keyboard multimedia buttons.
Is this possible in flux?

Thanks.
 
  


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