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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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Alt-F2 on Openbox

gmrun

So, many of you are probably used to the usefulness of the Alt-F2 command in Gnome (and in KDE too I believe) which runs a sort of popup terminal and may be sad to find out it doesn’t exist natively on Openbox. However, it’s pretty easy to have it, so let’s see.

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Knowing system info on Arch Linux

archey

I’ve always been controling my system information through conky because I’ve configured it to tell me basically all I want to know. However there are alternatives to conky if it’s a punctual thing.

I use archey (available on aur: yaourt -S archey ) and it really sums things up in a beautiful way. There are other programs out there which share the same function as archey, like alsi (for example) and others.

So, that’s it. Any questions, feel free to ask ^^

Getting rid of ugly windows in Openbox – part 1 (Gtk 3.0)

My nautilus in Openbox

If you’ve just installed Openbox you’ll notice the ugly windows (Windows 95 like -.-) and such.

Well there’s a *simple* solution for that (well a set of them).

For starters, I use nautilus as a file manager and it’s based on Gtk 3.0. There isn’t really anything out there to edit Gtk 3.0 settings (at least that I know of) so I’ve searched and finally found a solution.

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Changing Wallpaper on Openbox

My desktop’s new look ^^

So, as I was changing wallpapers I realized I never posted anything about it. In Openbox, there isn’t really a manager that does that for us (like in Gnome, KDE or XFCE, …) so I use feh. It’s light, easy and it works fine. Only thing is – it’s via terminal.

But it’s really easy to use. Let’s see…

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Colorful Shine ~ complete

An example of how a page looks like

So, I’m finally done with this template (I may improve it somehow, if I do that, I’ll update it with a new post).

You may download it here – it’s got the fonts inside the folder so you don’t have to search for them.

If you need anything, just ask :)

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