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Old 08-14-2019, 12:01 AM   #241
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This is a bit off-topic for this thread, but I was wondering how you handle tiling in icewm? So,tile an application to the left-half or right-half ( or bottom and top half).
I don't use it enough to mess around with anything special; its only purpose here is to have a light gui on the RPi devices.
 
Old 08-14-2019, 03:29 PM   #242
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I'm curious if you tried out the new icewm at SBo; I recently cleaned it up and upgraded it to the latest 1.5.x release. I find it to be quite nice for a minimal window manager, but I've not seen any feedback either way, so it's hard to say whether my opinion is substantiated here :-)
I don't have it running on Slackware yet, Robby. I have had it running for a couple of weeks or more on openSUSE, which I've been using for sections of the LPIC certification program. I will install it tomorrow on Slackware and let you know if it's running well. I can certainly say that I only wish I had paid more attention to it sooner. A great window manager with excellent out-of-the-box defaults and a full set of preconfigured keyboard shortcuts. Theming takes a little bit of work but that's only a small matter.
 
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Old 08-14-2019, 03:35 PM   #243
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This is a bit off-topic for this thread, but I was wondering how you handle tiling in icewm? So,tile an application to the left-half or right-half ( or bottom and top half).
I'm not sure if you want to emulate a tiling window manager or just to snap windows to edges. IceWM allows you to snap to the four corners and four edges, using WinKey+NumPad. So, for example, WinKey+7 to snap the window to the top left corner; WinKey+9 to top right; WinKey+2 to bottom edge (but not fully along the edge); WinKey+4 to left edge; and WinKey+5 to centre the window. Alt+Shift+F10 maximises the window vertically. You can see all the shortcuts listed in the icewm man page at the icewm website.
 
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Old 08-15-2019, 01:30 AM   #244
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I don't use it enough to mess around with anything special; its only purpose here is to have a light gui on the RPi devices.
Thanks anyway for providing it at sbo :P

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I'm not sure if you want to emulate a tiling window manager or just to snap windows to edges. IceWM allows you to snap to the four corners and four edges, using WinKey+NumPad. So, for example, WinKey+7 to snap the window to the top left corner; WinKey+9 to top right; WinKey+2 to bottom edge (but not fully along the edge); WinKey+4 to left edge; and WinKey+5 to centre the window. Alt+Shift+F10 maximises the window vertically. You can see all the shortcuts listed in the icewm man page at the icewm website.
Yeah I meant snap windows to edges indeed. Imo a minimal requirement to get a decent workflow in a wm. So thanks for that.
 
Old 08-15-2019, 03:14 AM   #245
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Is there no way to make a modern looking theme for GTK2?
It depends on your definition of "modern".

GTK2 themes can certainly look nice and be sized appropriately for HiDPI. However, only GTK3 can do transparency and smooth animation.

I personally prefer GTK2's static and opaque widgets. I don't need "bling!" on my computer desktop.
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Old 08-15-2019, 12:35 PM   #246
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Clearlooks Classic forever!
 
Old 08-17-2019, 10:53 AM   #247
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Please see the attached image.
In Xfce-4.12.x, under "Panel > Appearance > Background" you will see a setting for "Alpha." By setting that to zero, you can have, as you can see to the bottom right of the image, a transparent panel, but the icons on the left still have their color and brightness (the red dashes disappear when you close the properties box). That might still be possible with 4.14.0, but if so, I couldn't find the setting.
Thanks, again, for all your hard work.
Greatly appreciated.
I miss that alpha slider too, it seems that they made it a little bit more
hidden and complicated.

There is a bug report about this already
https://bugzilla.xfce.org/show_bug.cgi?id=15813
Link to the explanation on how to configure alpha now
https://docs.xfce.org/xfce/xfce4-pan...nsparent-panel

When you click on the plus sign button, it always shows the red color,
if you want to configure alpha to a particular color, right click on that color and
will appear a tip, click on it and the color pick will open with that color selected.
too much complicated, I prefer the old way with a color pick window and the alpha slider.
 
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Old 08-17-2019, 03:57 PM   #248
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Paulo2,
Many thanks for that most useful information!
 
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Old 08-19-2019, 09:12 AM   #249
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Paulo2,
Many thanks for that most useful information!
It's hidden, isn't it?

On my test machine, an old HP Compaq circa 2009, at least Xfce 4.14 fixed a flickering in whiskermenu,
and that flickering was appearing at Apache OpenOffice gui too.

It was unusable, I started using KDE, no flickering there.
It is hard to describe, I recorded a video with recordmydesktop,
will post it sometime.

I'm still running KDE because there is another problem, Firefox
became very unusable sometime ago, pages doesn't load and CPU/RAM usage goes 100%.
That one remains in Xfce 4.14. In KDE, Firefox runs ok.
 
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The Official Xfce-4.14 release announcement,

https://simon.shimmerproject.org/201...ke-a-week-ago/

There is talk version 4.16 is "only" a year away.
 
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