Favorite Desktop Environment
Posted 19 November 2004 - 06:13 PM
Posted 20 November 2004 - 01:09 PM
That's why my motto is: KDE or bust! Having worked for a long time with Macs I just _need_ KDE with "acqua-graphite" as style and Baghira-Brushed as window-decos to achieve my favorite Linux-Mac crossover look. As it goes for the Mac-feel: I never liked that anyway, so I'm glad I can utilize a 3-button mouse without having the Icons inflate to the size of Texas
Posted 21 November 2004 - 01:10 AM
Blackpage I think I can help you with your Gnome annoyances. If I'm understanding you, you want to quickyly view hidden files and start in some folder other then / or /home/username when launching nautilus?
first the hidden files thing. I use a script in /home/greg/.gnome2/nautilus-scripts
OLDSTATE=$(gconftool-2 --get "/desktop/gnome/file_views/show_hidden_files")
if [ "$OLDSTATE" == "false" ] ; then
gconftool-2 --set "/desktop/gnome/file_views/show_hidden_files" --type boolean $NEWSTATE
that wink is suppose to be a closed paranthesis
You will get an option when you right click in gnome for scripts just make it executable then you can toggle off and on teh hidden files.
Now for the nautilus browser thingy.
go into gconf editor > apps > nautilus > desktop uncheck home_icon_visible that will make the defautl launcer disappear.
then create a new launcher with the following options
nautilus --no-desktop --no-default-window /home
if you don't liek the new spatial nautilus and prefer teh browser method do this
nautilus --no-desktop --browser --no-default-window /home
tehn booya your all fixed up. If this isn't what you wnat then maybe someone else will find it usefull
Posted 21 November 2004 - 02:09 AM
Posted 21 November 2004 - 05:05 PM
KDE works well but the themes available are woeful. I think Gnome works well enough and looks quite nice and functional with bluecurve for example.
Egorgry, keep the tips coming. Some useful advice there. Is there any way of forcing Gnome to remember window placement settings and or icon views? Sorry to go off topic
Posted 21 November 2004 - 05:49 PM
IceWM does indeed look "dated" and frankly not very interesting when you first see it. However, IceWM is highly configurable with tools like Icepref and Icecc. Menu editing is so easy you can do it from gedit or VI.
IceWM is a little more difficult to install of RH/FC, but I've done it plenty times and could guide you through it if interested. If you just want to "smoke it over" again, I'd download the latest RPM and install it. To run, exit out to GDM, choose "failsafe terminal." Once the terminal comes up go:
And it should come right up. Use Iccc to configure..
To give you an idea of configurability, here's my first attempt at configuring my own IceWM theme about a year ago.
Posted 22 November 2004 - 01:00 AM
Posted 22 November 2004 - 05:32 AM
Here's my old desktop:
Posted 22 November 2004 - 06:11 AM