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Old 10-22-2009, 05:50 AM   #196
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I'm still trying to find some nice highres fluxbox themes. A lot of the default ones look quite ugly(and make windows look ugly as a result) in 1680x1050....
Add this to your ~/.fluxbox/overlay
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menu.roundCorners: TopRight TopLeft BottomRight BottomLeft
window.roundCorners: TopRight TopLeft BottomRight BottomLeft
toolbar.shaped: true
While in fluxbox try this for some shadow effects
Code:
xcompmgr -c -r10 -F -f -D5 -C -o0.8 &
If you like those composite settings you can add it to your ~/.fluxbox/startup before exec fluxbox

A couple of themes that look good (to me ) at 1680x1050 are Alien (attached below) and lead. My favorite fluxbox site - http://www.tenr.de
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Old 10-22-2009, 05:53 AM   #197
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My 9 year old 19" crt decided it didn't want to work anymore. Still adjusting to using a wide screen LCD.
Wide-screen, ha, who are they kidding, they're short-screen.
I'll trade horizontal space for vertical every time. I much prefer a 4x3 for anything but watching movies with. I hope they don't stop making them.
 
Old 10-22-2009, 06:01 AM   #198
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Wide-screen, ha, who are they kidding, they're short-screen.
I'll trade horizontal space for vertical every time. I much prefer a 4x3 for anything but watching movies with. I hope they don't stop making them.
idk, wide-screen is becoming so common it's looking like it's a real possibility. I prefer a 4:3 as well but I've become used to my wide-screen LCD.
 
Old 10-22-2009, 06:06 AM   #199
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Wide-screen, ha, who are they kidding, they're short-screen.
I'll trade horizontal space for vertical every time. I much prefer a 4x3 for anything but watching movies with. I hope they don't stop making them.
i had trouble adapting to my 19" LCD(1440x900) screen, especially when i used a 17" CRT 4:3 for such a long time, but i also have to agree with "kc3", widescreen is becoming mainstream nowadays specially among gamers.
i am too used to my LCD now, cant go back.
 
Old 10-22-2009, 06:13 AM   #200
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I actually debated a few days on this LCD. I wanted another CRT. 19-21" would have been nice. Could not find anything but 17" locally, and by the time I paid shipping and handling on a decent 21" it came to ~$300. 17" is just too small, we have a handful of these laying about that I used as a backup. Did find some $60 used/refurbished 19" monitors + $60 s&h, and a couple of $60-$80 21", never heard of the companies, or they had unfavorable reviews. My usual mail order dealers also had nothing but 17" CRTs. Saw this 22" for $130 and knew if I didn't like it the girlfriend would.

It's not just the loss of screen real estate, it's the complete subpar image quality that gets me. There's a huge difference going from 1280x1024 @ 85hz to 1680x1050 @ 60hz, and dropping the LCD to a non native resolution isn't a good idea. Same reason I've returned our Plasma and LCD flat panel TVs over the years. It's a joke these things are considered higher quality. Granted the $7,000 USD displays are nice - but come on what's a working man supposed to do?

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Old 10-22-2009, 07:44 AM   #201
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I love my LCD too but I have a 19" 1280x1024 4:3 LCD at the moment and it suits me down to the ground. If I wish to maintain the same vertical screen size and dpi with a 16:9 aspect panel then I'm going to have to go up in size and resolution and that starts getting expensive.
 
Old 11-29-2009, 08:45 PM   #202
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Here's mine. =)
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Old 11-30-2009, 08:44 AM   #203
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and mine!
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Old 11-30-2009, 09:34 AM   #204
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And mine
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Old 12-01-2009, 12:00 AM   #205
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I'm not a monitor guru and wouldn't know a dpi from a modern spark advance system for a vehicle.
For those who aren't happy with their monitor,,,,I use an Acer wide screen.
I know it's not top of the line but it has stayed on nearly every day for about two years now.
I'm like most others, I never turn my system off and use a screensaver that is mostly a black screen.
It's 21" and the screen itself measures 10 3/4" vertically and 17" horizontally.
I set the res at 1024x768 and use nvidia.
I do my reading reclined as well as watch Hulu or the occasional dvd reclined.
By reclined I mean I lean back in my desk chair just short of falling over and busting my fat butt.
I play a few games, which is very seldom but then it's usually doom which is full screen and I even recline with that.
I don't get the headaches I used to with the old 17" monitor I had nor do I have to scroll left and right to read anything.
My web font size in FF is set at 15 as well.
I'll also add a 14 hour day in front of this box is the norm for me.
If I recall correctly I only paid something like $125 w/tax for it.
It's better and larger than the Dell wide screen sitting right next to it and the Dell cost more.
 
Old 12-01-2009, 12:02 AM   #206
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and mine!
Which icon pack is that?
 
Old 12-01-2009, 12:39 AM   #207
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And mine

http://sites.google.com/site/clayton...ource/eyecandy
 
Old 12-01-2009, 02:27 AM   #208
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Which icon pack is that?
http://www.mediafire.com/?sscgyjwpxs9
 
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Old 12-02-2009, 07:31 PM   #210
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Mine

http://a.imagehost.org/dl/a69801da5c...p_2Dez2010.png

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