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Old 05-13-2004, 06:44 PM   #1
Nz_Boy_2004
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Arrow How to make fluxbox look sweet?


Hey I want my fluxbox to look cool, well i was looking though my questions and i clicked on this guys link to a screen shot

http://www.inkblotweb.com/current-screenshot.html

And it looks sweet how do i get my fluxbox stuff to look so good e.g. transperant aterm , concole to be apart of the backround etc etc.
My fluxbox looks so boring grey etc, anyway can someone help me make fluxbox look the part that would be sweet. p.s. how do you open folders in the termanil e.g. what is the command lol this sounds dum but i havent ha anyuse for opening folders till now.
 
Old 05-13-2004, 06:52 PM   #2
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I don't use flux in kde terminal you go to settings> schema> and play around with that you can choose diff colours, transparency levels etc.

Opening what kind of files?
 
Old 05-13-2004, 07:07 PM   #3
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I dont care about kde i only install it to keep my out of trouble when i get stuck in flux and to use some of its programs(ill still make it transparent in kde now cheers) Any fluxbox gurus out there.
 
Old 05-13-2004, 07:18 PM   #4
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first, you need the develpment version of fluxbox (current 0.99) for being able to use those cools themes with pixmaps,

download some themes from fluxmod.dk
install aterm or eterm for transparent console, set menu alpha on fluxbox to something lower than 170

Enjoy
 
Old 05-13-2004, 07:28 PM   #5
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I've seen that SS before around here. Does anybody know what File Manager he's using?
 
Old 05-13-2004, 07:34 PM   #6
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The file manager is rox and it can also be used to draw the desktop wallpaper and put icons on desktop. you can also use rox to put a panel on the desktop. here is a shot of my fluxbox using rox to do this.
http://members.cox.net/rwivie/apr25.jpg
 
Old 05-14-2004, 05:46 PM   #7
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Re: How to make fluxbox look sweet?

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Originally posted by Nz_Boy_2004
how do i get my fluxbox stuff to look so good e.g. transperant aterm , concole to be apart of the backround etc etc.
Transparent aterm: use aterm options. "man aterm" will give you info on this. If you want to remove borders, use the "toggle decorations" and "remember" features of the development fluxbox.
Console as part of te background: I guess this would either be root-tail or a terminal with transparency and no borders.
 
Old 05-14-2004, 08:11 PM   #8
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I use fluxbox with eterm which has transparicy (sp) settings for a terminal, xmms with brushed metal opera with silver/white

All togeather, I kind of like it
 
Old 05-17-2004, 12:34 PM   #9
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aterm is pretty easy to make trsnsparent, just edit your menu file and put the following line in:

[exec] (aterm) {aterm -tr -trsb -sh 60 fg white}

-tr makes it transparent, -trsb gives you a transparent scrollbar, sh 60 will shade the transparency to 60% & fg white gives you white text.
Thats just the way i use it obviously you can tweak it however you want just typ aterm --help for all the options.

however, i do have a question if anyone knows, how can you make a borderless window in blackbox/fluxbox/openbox anyone have any ideas? this i think is what the origional poster was after finding out too ... to make the console a part of the background.
 
Old 05-17-2004, 01:13 PM   #10
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Hey Sandman, what's the program you have on the right with the bird-heads and music note?
 
Old 05-17-2004, 02:53 PM   #11
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Wow, i just installed rox right now and i love it!! I was used to use konqueror, but it always takes a lot of time to load and rox is soo fast, almost instantly!
I really recommend it !

Btw, how can i change the icons?? I like the ones that come with rox, but it would be nice also to put some others. I'm using fluxbox 0.9.9

Thanks

Last edited by Hammett; 05-17-2004 at 02:56 PM.
 
Old 05-17-2004, 05:55 PM   #12
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filemanagers

anyone tried evidence filemanager? http://evidence.sourceforge.net
 
Old 05-17-2004, 06:04 PM   #13
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Quote:
Originally posted by sandman
The file manager is rox and it can also be used to draw the desktop wallpaper and put icons on desktop. you can also use rox to put a panel on the desktop. here is a shot of my fluxbox using rox to do this.
http://members.cox.net/rwivie/apr25.jpg
I'm unable to get karamba themes to work in fluxbox. Any hints on how you got them to work. Specificly, the transparency just doesn't work. I do have transparency enabled in the development version of fluxbox and I'm using Esetroot I think.
 
Old 05-17-2004, 06:25 PM   #14
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I couldn't get karamba to work with fluxbox either. I am using gdesklets. works perfectly with fluxbox.

MorningStar... that is "starterbar" for gdesklets.
 
Old 05-17-2004, 08:28 PM   #15
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Rox requier's so many thing i dont have installed this is so annoying
 
  


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