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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 :)


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.


Alt-F2 on Openbox


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.


Knowing system info on Arch Linux


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 ^^