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Old 08-01-2018, 11:02 PM   #61
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I am willing to give it a go if pointed to the right file I need to edit. These types of minor tweaks do not bother me. Sure I will use a utility if available - but if I can accomplish what I need I am ok with it.
You might try /etc/xdg/menus/xfce-applications.menu
 
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Old 08-01-2018, 11:23 PM   #62
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You might try /etc/xdg/menus/xfce-applications.menu
That did it! Also it took effect immediately, no restart needed!

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Old 08-04-2018, 09:18 AM   #63
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The LXMenuEditor from LXDE apparently works for Xfce too:

https://wiki.xfce.org/howto/customize-menu

I have never used this, so I am not sure about its validity.
I have used it. Works fine.
 
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Old 08-05-2018, 09:59 AM   #64
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Here is a very useful article on how to customize the Xfce desktop,

https://www.lifewire.com/customize-x...onment-2202080

I stumbled across the above while searching for instructions on how to customize the Cinnamon desktop. The Cinnamon article goes on to provide links to similar articles for the Xfce, KDE and Enlightment environments. The Cinnamon desktop is very appealing. I may have to take it out for a spin.


https://www.lifewire.com/customize-c...x-mint-2202086

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Old 08-05-2018, 10:52 AM   #65
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[OFF-TOPIC]I like Budgie (I tried budgie 10.4 in Debian SID in a VM)

It's hard to install Budgie 10.4 in Slackware and derivatives because of the GNOME deps, but I expect that it will be easier when version 11 will be released if I understand well what Ikey wrote under "Where We’re Going" in About - Budgie. I'd prefer it over Xfce (personal preference, yes) so I'll consider shipping it in Slint 15, although I'll probably keep MATÉ at least for its good accessibility for blind and visually impaired users.[/OFF-TOPIC]

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Old 08-17-2018, 01:55 PM   #66
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I have found either Evince [Document Viewer] or qpdfview to be the best packages for pdfs. They also both support annotations and are very lightweight. You may find the former to be a smoother experience.
Many thanks for this recommendation. I've tried Evince and it does the job well enough that Okular and Adobe Reader are no longer needed.
Thanks, again.

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Old 09-23-2018, 11:19 AM   #67
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I've found XnView MP to be a more than adequate, and IMHO, preferred, replacement for Risetto or Gwenview (kde).....
A new version of XnView MP was released on 18 Sept 2018.

Information and a .tgz file can be found at, https://www.xnview.com/en/xnviewmp/

The .tgz file installed and the software runs perfectly with -current, the 4.18.9 kernel and the Nvidia 396.54.05 driver.

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XnView MP is provided as FREEWARE (NO Adware, NO Spyware) for private or educational use (including non-profit organizations).......
 
Old 09-23-2018, 05:03 PM   #68
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When xnview is open with an image, it can crash The Gimp when copy-pasting sections of an unrelated image; see this thread:gimp-bug-or-what

With this new version this still happens....
 
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Old 09-23-2018, 06:18 PM   #69
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How does one get "Switch User" to work in XFCE with XDM or SDDM? It also isn't working under KDM. It seems like gdmflexiserver is required with all Display Managers. I've tried kdmctl reserve and it doesn't work from CLI. The only solution I've found my wife doesn't like, ie: "CTRL+ALT+F2 then login and start -- :2". It's too cryptic and confusing to her. Any help is appreciated, since my Google and LQ search skills are exhausted. Cheers
 
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Old 09-23-2018, 07:25 PM   #70
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When xnview is open with an image, it can crash The Gimp when copy-pasting sections of an unrelated image; see this thread:gimp-bug-or-what

With this new version this still happens....
I was able to confirm this problem, but after deleting ~/.config/GIMP and then restarting The Gimp the problem went away and I was able to copy/cut and paste in The Gimp while XnView was open in the background. I used the same images both times, just be sure.
Here, let me try again....
Yes. Just did again with a different image and all is well.
 
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Old 09-24-2018, 01:54 AM   #71
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Thanks for creating this topic. I am really satisfied with this Desktop Environment on Slackware. I needed to add some extras to the system due to my wife's needs and to make it more user friendly (but basically that ended up by adding xfce plugins for volume, keyboard switcher and made it nice looking as installed extra gtk and icon theme on it).

Moreover I needed to disable the default window compositor and replace it with Compton as this solved the annoying screen tearing behaviour of this DE.

Now I am only looking for a kind of sound switcher extension to xfce (not sure if such app exists yet) as we very often connect the netbook to TV via a hdmi cable. It's a bit annoying to switch this manually all the time (selecting pulseadio volume launcher from desktop - going to Configurations tab - and choosing correct output option). Similar extension is available for gnome.

Any information will be much appreciated.
 
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Old 09-24-2018, 07:09 AM   #72
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I was able to confirm this problem, but after deleting ~/.config/GIMP and then restarting The Gimp the problem went away and I was able to copy/cut and paste in The Gimp while XnView was open in the background.
Fabulous; so it's not a Gimp bug at all!

(And yes I see the same after renewal of /.config/GIMP)

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Old 09-24-2018, 09:42 AM   #73
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Well, the problem has returned.
This morning I fired up XnView and then opened the same image in The Gimp, but when I tried to use the copy function in The Gimp it crashed.
This time, however, when I deleted ~/.config/GIMP and tried again, the problem remained. Over the last several minutes I've gone through and deleted everything I can find related to The Gimp and started over, but The Gimp continues to crash.
At this point I don't know if this is a XnView problem or a Gimp problem or a combination thereof.


Edit in: Apparently this problem was reported 4 years ago,

https://newsgroup.xnview.com/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=29824

But I have yet to find the solution.

It seems to be hit and miss. With one image there was no problem. With the next image The Gimp crashed.


Edit: Well, I've been tinkering with it all morning and haven't come up with a solution. I did consider going back to kde's Gwenview, but, then, I came to my senses and remembered why I moved to XnView in the first place. That is, I can do more with XnView without having to install digikam to get the kipi-plug-ins needed for gwenview. For years I used the combination of gwenview and the gimp. When I couldn't do whatever it was i wanted to do in gwenview, I would open the image in the gimp.
With XnView I can do many things that once required the gimp, so until yesterday I had not ran into the xnview/gimp crash problem.
As XnView is, IMHO, the best viewer currently available for Linux, I'll keep it and work around the problem.

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Old 09-24-2018, 04:22 PM   #74
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Hmm, that looked like an xnview-crash on a gimp-edited file, not gimp-crashing during editing.... I've only tested files in the gimp that were not changed/loaded in xnview. It was sufficient to have anything (small) open in xnview; but needed to copy a section from a biggish file (high res, 16 bit, just big) in the gimp. But without a reboot yet, all seems ok at my end. Did you do something in between that might have had an impact on a shared resource?
 
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Old 10-03-2018, 06:28 AM   #75
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The most recent news is, "New Xfce4-settings release."

Among other things,

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.... new feature allows you to store one or more profiles for a particular display configuration that you may be using. In order to uniquely identify single displays we rely on the so-called EDID (Extended Display Identification Data) so a profile becomes a combination of those unique EDIDs. As already mentioned, you can store multiple profiles per setup to cover use-cases like rotating single screens or when enabling/disabling or re-arranging certain screens may be necessary. For instance in office situations where you switch a lot between one or multiple docking stations, projectors and other external devices, this feature will allow you to do so with ease.
Every scenario just has to be configured and saved once.

It is important to note that the list of available profiles is always filtered based on the currently connected displays.....
The full article is here, https://simon.shimmerproject.org/201...tings-release/
 
  


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