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Fluxbox - Display Message on Desktop

Posted 12-30-2010 at 02:05 AM by lumak (Lumak's Guide to Random Things)

Well I couldn't find a good solution to displaying text on the desktop similar to what conky does without actually using conky with only text display, So I decided to go with controlling window settings based on the custom window class of an xterm. I think it came out nicely.
# Not -R is a vim flag for Readonly to prevent accidental edits.
xterm -rv -fn 10x20 -class DMsg -e vim /path/to/textfile.txt -R
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Window Manager Ponderings

Posted 12-13-2010 at 01:06 AM by lumak (Lumak's Guide to Random Things)

Why is it that two features of fluxbox aren't implemented in any other window managers?

1. fluxbox manages the transparency settings of any application you want. It's in the right click menu and it's extreemly easy to set there or even in the manual configuration. This seems like the easiest feature for any eye candy capable window manager to do.

2. fluxbox can group any kind of windows you want together and style them differently than other windows. So if you...
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LibreOffice back at RC1

Posted 12-09-2010 at 10:55 AM by lumak (Lumak's Guide to Random Things)

Haha... well that was exciting to see them create the document foundation and start a new port then immediately create a release candidate 1, then soon after create a RC2 that was some how worse than RC1, then drop the RC completely and go back to beta.

I assume this was because of the 'Go' open office portions they were adding among other things. Ya know... RCs are for bug fixes only, not feature additions.

Honestly, LibreOffice 3.3.0 should have been a direct copy...
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CSS small caps

Posted 12-06-2010 at 10:58 AM by lumak (Lumak's Guide to Random Things)
Updated 12-11-2010 at 01:02 PM by lumak

As many know, the proper css style to produce small caps does not function as expected:
font-variant: small-caps;
This style will often cause all the letters to be normal sized uppercase letter essentially producing the same style as:
text-transform: uppercase;
This is aside from the w3 recommendations stating to do this as a LAST resort. The browser is supposed to attempt to force the small-caps first by turning all the...
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People that complain about KDE4

Posted 11-24-2010 at 02:10 PM by lumak (Lumak's Guide to Random Things)
Tags kde, kde3, kde4, qt3, qt4

Curious... I wonder, what is it about KDE4 that people don't like? New tools? New lay out? Visually different? Resource Hog? QT4?

This is all akin to wanting Windows 7 (Aero) to function just like XP or its predecessors... sure, you may be able to make the gui and theme look and feel like the previous, but all the system tools are going to be updated.

As with all history of computing, when something significantly changes, it's going to take time for programs to adapt...
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