LinuxQuestions.org
Visit Jeremy's Blog.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Desktop > Linux - Screenshots
User Name
Password
Linux - Screenshots This forum is for the discussion and display of Linux Desktop screenshots. Please remember that many members browse LQ from work, so NSFW screenshots are not appropriate.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 06-02-2011, 06:04 PM   #1
DJRcomputing
Member
 
Registered: Mar 2011
Location: /usa/pa/manheim
Distribution: Debian 5 + Xfce
Posts: 64

Rep: Reputation: 6
Cool Frankenserver's Xfce 4.4.2 Desktop


WARNING: The screenshots linked herein contain federal seals, prominent colours (green) and spooky shading, which some might find NSFW. Viewer discretion is advised.

Although my previous screenshot was poking fun at corp769's wallpaper, I thought I'd unveil my actual wallpaper, as well as elaborate on Frankenserver's desktop tweaks, in this brand-spankin-new sub-forum.

Starting Theme: Xfce-4.0
Style: Moheli
Wallpaper: Frankenserver logo by DJRcreative (me), and stock LAMP logo, on black.

A transparent panel with opaque icons technically isn't available but for Xfce 4.8, and Compositor's transparency affects the icons too. Mine is an illusion that only works on solid (portions of a) wallpaper, by adding to the /usr/share/themes/<theme>/gtk-2.0/gtkrc file:
Code:
style "panel"
{
    bg[NORMAL] = "#000000"   # black, otherwise colour-picker matched 
    fg[NORMAL] = "#000000"   #
}

widget_class "*Panel*" style "panel"
widget "*Panel*" style "panel"
class "*Panel*" style "panel"
I also replaced purple (#606080) with logo colour-matched green. The CPU graph & time are actually part of the right-justified panel over Conky, both sized & configured to align. System Tray extends left from the panel. The Xfce Menu is only available at the mouse pointer's tip via Settings > Desktop > Behavior tab, as is the Task List, though there's also [Alt]+[Tab]. Terminal's background transparency is through Edit > Preferences > Appearance, not Compositor. That's it. KISS.

Last edited by DJRcomputing; 06-07-2011 at 07:25 PM.
 
Old 06-03-2011, 03:40 PM   #2
Thor_2.0
Senior Member
 
Registered: Nov 2007
Location: Somewhere on my hard drive...
Distribution: Manjaro
Posts: 2,203
Blog Entries: 23

Rep: Reputation: 279Reputation: 279Reputation: 279
Cool stuff...is the see-tru comfortable to work with? I have the (weird?) habit of opening everything related on the same desktop. That would mean that on desktop 3 there can be several (half a dozen) terminals open at the same time...

Looks cool, you deserve to be proud of this, much better than the previous one with the "seal" in the back

Thor
By the way...saw more of your stuff on Flickr...so, what's with the can?
 
Old 06-07-2011, 07:51 PM   #3
DJRcomputing
Member
 
Registered: Mar 2011
Location: /usa/pa/manheim
Distribution: Debian 5 + Xfce
Posts: 64

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 6
Quote:
Originally Posted by Thor_2.0 View Post
Looks cool, you deserve to be proud of this, much better than the previous one with the "seal" in the back
Thanks. I am, hence its own thread. (Nope, not humble. LOL!) But yeah, federal seals in backgrounds are lame. *cough*

Quote:
Originally Posted by Thor_2.0 View Post
...is the see-thru comfortable to work with? I have the (weird?) habit of opening everything related on the same desktop.
Frankly, translucence serves three purposes:

1) Showmanship. One can't be cool unless their screenshot features transparency.
2) Watermarking. Not that anyone would jack my logo, but one never knows. *shrug*
3) Copying. When following online tutorials, it's easier than repeated cut'n'paste into Terminal.

Otherwise, I don't see how people function with system-wide transparency. I lose sight of which window is in front of the other and end up bringing the wrong one forward, so I don't general use it. Personally, I never bother with multiple desktops/workspaces either, as "out of sight, out of mind." Multiple monitors would be nice, however...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Thor_2.0 View Post
By the way...saw more of your stuff on Flickr...so, what's with the can?
Oh, geez. You weren't supposed to look at the rest of my sorely neglected "portfolio". LOL! I never captioned that set? Whoops. I get distracted easily. As for the can? Nothing overtly profound, really. Just nonsense...
 
Old 06-07-2011, 09:00 PM   #4
cascade9
Senior Member
 
Registered: Mar 2011
Location: Brisneyland
Distribution: Debian, aptosid
Posts: 3,718

Rep: Reputation: 903Reputation: 903Reputation: 903Reputation: 903Reputation: 903Reputation: 903Reputation: 903Reputation: 903
Quote:
Originally Posted by DJRcomputing View Post
Frankly, translucence serves three purposes:

1) Showmanship. One can't be cool unless their screenshot features transparency.
2) Watermarking. Not that anyone would jack my logo, but one never knows. *shrug*
3) Copying. When following online tutorials, it's easier than repeated cut'n'paste into Terminal.

Otherwise, I don't see how people function with system-wide transparency. I lose sight of which window is in front of the other and end up bringing the wrong one forward, so I don't general use it. Personally, I never bother with multiple desktops/workspaces either, as "out of sight, out of mind." Multiple monitors would be nice, however...
This is why I can never post a sceenie. :P I only use transparency with KDE4.X, not with Xfce.

I find that when I go back to windows, what I jmiss most in normal day-to-day usage is workspaces (yes, I know you can hack windows to have workspaces. Last I tried using workspaces in windows it was nowhere near as good as in linux. I never use multipule monitors, even though I've had the option for years. Goes to show, what one person likes another will not.

Quote:
Originally Posted by DJRcomputing View Post
Oh, geez. You eren't supposed to look at the rest of my sorely neglected "portfolio". LOL! I never captioned that set? Whoops. I get distracted easily. As for the can? Nothing overtly profound, really. Just nonsense...
Obviously, Thor_2.0 wasn't meant to see them, but that doesnt apply to me, right?
 
Old 06-08-2011, 02:53 AM   #5
Thor_2.0
Senior Member
 
Registered: Nov 2007
Location: Somewhere on my hard drive...
Distribution: Manjaro
Posts: 2,203
Blog Entries: 23

Rep: Reputation: 279Reputation: 279Reputation: 279
Quote:
Obviously, Thor_2.0 wasn't meant to see them, but that doesnt apply to me, right?
Hmmm, yeah...but I saw 'em anyway...the whole set is an ode to a symbol of an era: the sodacan...there is something artistic about it.

Still, cool at any rate!

Thor
 
Old 06-10-2011, 10:17 PM   #6
DJRcomputing
Member
 
Registered: Mar 2011
Location: /usa/pa/manheim
Distribution: Debian 5 + Xfce
Posts: 64

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 6
Alright children, there's enough Flickr for everyone. Even though I don't care that much for the "A Coca-Cola Perspective" set, which I finally captioned, it gets all the attention. Figures... Thanks a lot, Thor.

Also, Frankenserver now has it's own set. And no, it doesn't look like this computer, though that one's more worthy of the name. LOL!
 
Old 06-11-2011, 05:07 AM   #7
Thor_2.0
Senior Member
 
Registered: Nov 2007
Location: Somewhere on my hard drive...
Distribution: Manjaro
Posts: 2,203
Blog Entries: 23

Rep: Reputation: 279Reputation: 279Reputation: 279
Quote:
it doesn't look like this computer, though
LOL - right you are...mine is as it looks: a wreck. Hey, there's a name (every project needs one) "roadkill"...
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
hardcode desktop icons under xfce desktop cccc Debian 0 02-04-2011 10:09 AM
How to create desktop items in XFCE without using the desktop? lievendp Linux - Desktop 6 12-19-2008 06:59 AM
XFce and Compiz : xfce doesn't manage the desktop naaman Linux - Desktop 0 07-16-2008 01:39 AM
desktop for xfce? maginotjr Slackware 30 01-10-2007 05:24 AM
xfce Desktop Ajentsmith Linux - Software 3 02-18-2002 04:26 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:08 PM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration