Soooo… While I am aware this blog is dedicated to linux, my netbook won’t let me access it no matter what. I just can’t reach grub, so I have linux installed but have no way of accessing it >.> So, while I don’t figure that out, decided to update this anyway :p
Hey folks! It’s been a while. My college is driving me mad with lack of time and having a band certainly doesn’t help in that field.
Bought a new netbook recently though – an Asus 1225B in dark grey. I completely love it. Still has Windows 7 in it though (I’m going to install Linux Mint here next, just to try for a while). Anyways, this is my current look right now :)
It’s been a while, sorry about that, I’ve been really busy lately. Anyway, let’s end turning our Openbox beautiful ^^
So, I’ve done Gtk 3.0 and Gtk 2.0. Now onto Qt – KDE stuff ;)
I’m not sure if I have this because I use some KDE apps (like Okular for example) or if it was already in my system, but anyway I used Qt Configuration for this.
Anyway, the important part – to start Qt Configuration – just go to the terminal or click Alt-F2 and type qtconfig – and that’s it, you’re done, now have fun wit stuff ^^
I made my KDE apps look like my Gnome ones selecting Gtk+ on the GUI style, but you have several options to customize everything as you want.
I change my mind all the time, so my desktop never stays the same for long xD
This time, I added a second conky with the time in large so it’s one of the first things I see, and a calendar which is really useful (I’m working on putting Google Calendar there though, so I know my appointments as well).
My theme is now Radiance, since I wanted to see my laptop “light up”, and that’s about it. ^^
So, maybe you’ve heard of Gnome-Pie, maybe you haven’t… On a really summed up note, it’s menus which are activated via keybindings.
There’s a video demonstrating it here.
Anyways, it’s really useful and pretty and you should know by now, I’m a sucker for pretty and cute things ;P
In order to edit the look of the majority of things I use which are based in Gtk 2.0, I use a program called LXAppearance.
It’s available on the community repos so you don’t need to go look for it in aur.
sudo pacman -S lxappearance
in the terminal and you’re done.
This program can manage themes, colours, icons, mouse cursor, fonts and some other extras and it’s really really useful.
That’s it for now – once I find out how to edit Qt stuff I’ll be back on this :)
Probably the biggest setback for me when I changed to Openbox was the lack of Power Off Commands such as Shutting Down and Rebooting (and suspending as well but I haven’t really solved that one yet). So I’ll share how I solved the problem in my case.
Edit: Suspend and Hibernate added ^^
Edit 2: code changed by wordpress so the original is here.