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Old 11-08-2003, 06:56 PM   #1
Tyir
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small fluxbox problem


I just install flux...its pretty damn cool, SO much zippier than gnome...
im running RH9

One small problem, i was editing my init file, and palayed w this
line:

session.screen0.toolbar.widthPercent: 66
i make it a lot bigger, for more space, but all the space got added onto the name of the workspace, not the middle part which actually needs space.
But when I put it back to 66, the name-space stayed the same, so the middle part is a lot smaller ;(

Also: I just noticed if you drag a window all the wya to the left/right, ti jumps workspaces...is that a fluxbox thing? its SO cool....

Finally: What are good programs people have for the fluxbox desktop...I dont use all the apps that go into the slit since i like gkrellm, but doe anyone have useful/pretty stuff?

THanks
 
Old 11-08-2003, 07:04 PM   #2
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I have no idea about your toolbar width problem - I have been running Fluxbox for a long time and I never had a problem with *that*! What version do you use?

Yes, workspace jumping can be configured in Fluxbox. I don't like it at all but if you do, by all means go ahead and use it.

I have never been much of a fan of gkrellm, but I do use a set of Windowmaker dockapps (that go well together visually) for filling up the slit and providing info and eyecandy. Here is a screenshot (217KB). Running in this screenshot are (from bottom to top) wmclockmon, wmnetload, wmmemload, wmcpuload and finally wmdrawer to provide some quick launch icons (it expands and shows a set of icons that you can use to launch applications - very straightforward and useful).

Håkan
 
Old 11-09-2003, 12:54 AM   #3
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a fresh version, downloaded off offical site 2 days ago :P 0.1.14

yea...the workspace name- partition is quite long....its 1/3 the length of the main one
theres this long bit of empty space, and then one written all the way to the right..
 
Old 11-09-2003, 01:21 AM   #4
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Same here - never had flux do that to me - not even the 0.9.6 version that I tested out for a bit. Is it symetrical - is the clock side really huge too? The only thing I can think of is that you edited a workspace name, somehow, that's really long. It expands to make room for however long your workspace-name-text is. Try setting it to 0 or a 100 or something, and then setting it back. *g*

I think the thing you're noticing is 'workspace warping' which, as hw-tph says, is configurable.

I am a big fan of gkrellm - got a few plugins in it, but it's the only thing in the slit. I don't use anything but flux and regular apps, otherwise. Clean.

Here's a nifty doodad if you have rxvt, though:

rclock -i -bg black -fg green -update 1 -geometry 150x150+870+0 -nodate &

Put that as the first line of your ~/.xinitrc and you get the date in the toolbar along with the clock and you can pop it up to another nifty clock - which is pretty pointless, as flux has one, but rclock can run cron-job like stuff, including popping up reminders like 'Get off the computer, your eyeballs are going to explode.' *g* Just add the 'rclock jobs' to ~/.rclock. (Yeah, I know, gnome and kde and whatnot have this integrated by default, but it's still kinda cool.)

-- First line of the 'apps to start' section, I mean.

Last edited by slakmagik; 11-09-2003 at 01:23 AM.
 
Old 11-09-2003, 10:33 AM   #5
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Ahh...you helped me figure it out, when you said
Is it symetrical - is the clock side really huge too?
because it WAS symmetrical...but that was because i changed the value of the clock to %c, which gives day of week, seconds, etc... so it makes it a lot longer...

Ok, it makes sense now, but it's sort of silly that its forced to be symmetrical, since now I have all this wasted space :P

thanks!
 
Old 11-09-2003, 01:44 PM   #6
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Ah - yeah. I forgot changing the clock, which is weird, because I made mine bigger by adding seconds to it, too. I guess it's just a judgement call - lopsided and small or symmetrical and large. Glad you got it figured out - I hate when stuff goes weird and I can't figure out why.
 
  


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