My path to achieve the greatest Linux desktop ever :)

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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


It’s been a while :x

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 :)


Getting rid of ugly windows in Openbox – part 3 (Qt)

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.

 


New look again ~

My current Arch/ Openbox combo ^^

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. ^^


Gnome-Pie in Arch/ Openbox

Gnome-Pie ^^

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

This website has a pretty useful guide here, but for those who don’t understand portuguese or who are having problems, let me help you then :)

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Getting rid of ugly windows in Openbox – part 2 (Gtk 2.0)

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.

Just type

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 :)


Rebooting and Shutting Down on Openbox

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.

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