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Posts tagged “change

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 :)


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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Current Openbox and future plans~

So this is what my Arch/ Openbox combo looks like currently

Nothing special here, just installed Faenza icons, changed the color on my tint2 bar and changed wallpaper…

Anyways, on another note – my future plans…

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New desktop ~ Openbox this time

My new desktop – Arch and Openbox

So, losing everything wasn’t as bad as I thought. My boyfriend had an old netbook which isn’t much different from mine really, and he let me have it while mine isn’t fixed.

And so, I installed Openbox and configured my conky and all and this is the result currently. I really really like it this time, I think it’s one of the best – simple and beautiful.

I’m using Arch, tint2, nm-applet, gnome-sound-applet and conky for now ^^