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 :)
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.
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…
Nothing special here, just installed Faenza icons, changed the color on my tint2 bar and changed wallpaper…
Anyways, on another note – my future plans…
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 ^^