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Old 07-03-2005, 02:37 AM   #1
Zarneth
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Mouse hotspots to launch programs? (in Xfce)


Looking for somethign that can launch a program whenever the mouse is moved into a particular corner/hotspot of the screen.
Specifically the commands "xfdesktop -windowlist" and "xfdesktop -menu" from the XFCE desktop. As I've been unable to use a traditional taskbar since making my custom litestep theme back in windows which comprised of nothing but popup menu's in diferent corners of the screen.

Also if you know of any other programs that could pop up a menu that contains more than just links, but also things like a clock, run box/mini command line box, system tray icons, etc.

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Old 07-03-2005, 03:12 AM   #2
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I know it's not quite what you asked for, but why not give the XFCE panel a chance? Try allowing it to autohide, and for everything else there are plugins - clock/weather/volume control and so on.
The taskbar can do the same thing (autohide that is), plus you can change its size.
 
Old 07-03-2005, 03:40 AM   #3
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I know it's not quite what you asked for, but why not give the XFCE panel a chance? Try allowing it to autohide, and for everything else there are plugins - clock/weather/volume control and so on.
The taskbar can do the same thing (autohide that is), plus you can change its size.
I currently use the panel and have it on autohide. And I'm used to symilar to that where back in gnome I had a syimlar setup with one bar at the top of the screen with my run box, systray etc, and a button in the top left which pops up a task list menu. It's an ok way to do things but popups from anywhere than the corners of the screen are too easy to trigger and get in the way.

I'm very happy with Xfce over gnome and KDE. I can probably live with the panel but I still can't use a standard taskbar. Listing everything horizontally is just silly and wastes too much space for me. If I was able to be easily satisfied with the default settings I'd probably never have tried linux in the first place.
 
Old 07-06-2005, 08:29 AM   #4
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No one knows of any mouse hotspot programs? :\
 
Old 07-07-2005, 04:02 PM   #5
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You know there are desktop environments with much better configurability than in Xfce. I think its design goals are rather different. You could try some of those others that people are raving about.
 
Old 07-07-2005, 09:44 PM   #6
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I've tried quite a few diferent desktop environments. People rave to me about kde being infinitly configurable yet I find it to have pratically none of the options I want.

Honestly though xfce has REALLY impressed me. And I don't really want a desktop environment. Just a decient fast window mannager that works the way I like it with a few extras and easy configuration and propper skinning suport for gtk programs by deafult.

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Old 07-08-2005, 05:31 AM   #7
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You know there are desktop environments with much better configurability than in Xfce. I think its design goals are rather different. You could try some of those others that people are raving about.
i think he is talking about other window managers as well like fluxbox and such. i haven't tried them myself so that is something you'd have to look into. good luck.
 
Old 07-08-2005, 09:42 AM   #8
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i think he is talking about other window managers as well like fluxbox and such. i haven't tried them myself so that is something you'd have to look into. good luck.
The thing is the window mannager side of xfce is pratically perfect for what I like. I think I only had to select a theme and change two settings in config files to get it how I like it. (The desktop environment side of xfce isn't too bad either) Seriously thoguh I havent' tried a single window mannager/environment that I've been half as happy with as xfce.

Yes I've tried fluxbox. Can't say it grabbed me much. For one thing I don't remember there being a popup menu task list with icons on it. Admittedly with both Firefox and Gaim having tabbed functionality and Xfce having alt+middle click to send the window to the back I don't even use the task list (currently middle click on desktop) But I'll probably be needing it when I get into heaver things.
As it is I spend enough time on my pc and have been used enough diferent things to know exactically what I want. Don't make me list the specisifycations of my "ideal" desktop now. ;)
 
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Looking back on what you asked, I believe FVWM allows you to do something like this, but you have to configure it yourself, ... I mean, code it yourself
 
  


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