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Ideas for Felicia XFCE CE

Postby merlwiz79 on Sat Sep 06, 2008 6:06 pm

OK any ideas for changes should go here.
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Re: Ideas for Felicia XFCE CE

Postby Insane1 on Mon Sep 08, 2008 1:10 am

Perhaps something to aid installing GTK, Icon, X11 cursor, and XFWM themes with? I mean personally I'm fine with using the .icons and .themes folders and manually moving my themes to them using "show hidden files", but it would be neat to have a graphical way of doing so. Well if it's possible, not sure how hard it would turn out to really be to make. Just throwing my random idea to start things off :oops:
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Re: Ideas for Felicia XFCE CE

Postby hopetoregistersoon on Mon Sep 08, 2008 7:57 am

merlwiz79 posted how to update to final from beta here =>http://linuxmint.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=110&t=16264
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Re: Ideas for Felicia XFCE CE

Postby hopetoregistersoon on Mon Sep 08, 2008 7:59 am

hopetoregistersoon wrote:merlwiz79 posted how to update to final from beta here =>http://linuxmint.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=110&t=16264


opps sorry posted reply to wrong thread. please delete
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Re: Ideas for Felicia XFCE CE

Postby DapperMe17 on Sat Sep 20, 2008 10:18 pm

Build-essential is an absolute must, especially when Mint KDE and Gnome have it by default.

Without it, an internet connection, it is impossible to build a wireless madwifi driver.

Thanks :shock:
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Re: Ideas for Felicia XFCE CE

Postby linuxminted on Fri Oct 03, 2008 5:26 pm

- Minty Fresh as Icon theme ( viewtopic.php?f=25&t=16857&start=0&st=0&sk=t&sd=a )
- Elegant Brit as default theme ( http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/ ... tent=74553 ). Although I think It should be tweaked a bit to be more minty :D
- Abiword and Gnumeric instead of OpenOffice Write and Calc
- Conky? ( I like this config : http://www.quicktweaks.com/2008/09/27/g ... u-desktop/ :mrgreen: )

Just my two cents ;)
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Re: Ideas for Felicia XFCE CE

Postby Zwopper on Fri Oct 03, 2008 6:58 pm

linuxminted wrote:- Minty Fresh as Icon theme ( http://linuxmint.com/forum/viewtopic.ph ... &sk=t&sd=a )
- Elegant Brit as default theme ( http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/ ... tent=74553 ). Although I think It should be tweaked a bit to be more minty :D
- Abiword and Gnumeric instead of OpenOffice Write and Calc
- Conky? ( I like this config : http://www.quicktweaks.com/2008/09/27/g ... u-desktop/ :mrgreen: )

Just my two cents ;)

I can agree on the icons, but NOT on the theme.
Abiword and Gnumeric are fine, but they format some files really poor.
Conky - Absolutely!
My idea for a theme would be "NewCarbonit" - and "Therapy" for window borders. - see below!
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Re: Ideas for Felicia XFCE CE

Postby liquidstyle on Fri Oct 03, 2008 7:34 pm

well i think it would be good if there are not so much tools pre-installed.
in my Acer Aspire One, I removed many packages which ich would never need. so it would be great if there are just ''must-have'' tools, best if they need low ressources, like using xfmedia instead of exaile mplayer and vlc.

Or going another way=> poppin up an dialog during the install process which allows you to choose which apps should be installed.

I think this would also be a bit more user friendly =)

just my little idea,

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Re: Ideas for Felicia XFCE CE

Postby ossified65 on Fri Oct 03, 2008 11:16 pm

Would it be crazy hard to make a decent xfce menu editor? If we had one we could rearrange the menus and get rid of entries left behind by wine much easier. :P
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Re: Ideas for Felicia XFCE CE

Postby merlwiz79 on Sat Oct 04, 2008 3:22 am

ossified65 wrote:Would it be crazy hard to make a decent xfce menu editor? If we had one we could rearrange the menus and get rid of entries left behind by wine much easier. :P

For me yes.

Go to /etc/xdg/xfce4/desktop and open xfce-registered-categories.xml
This is the file that has the sub menus.
Entries left behind from wine are located in ~/.local/share/applications/
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Re: Ideas for Felicia XFCE CE

Postby Thomas on Sat Oct 04, 2008 8:46 am

A decent xfce menu?
Sorry, but the current one is crap lol.
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Re: Ideas for Felicia XFCE CE

Postby FedoraRefugee on Sat Oct 04, 2008 9:45 am

Thomas wrote:A decent xfce menu?
Sorry, but the current one is crap lol.


I quite disagree, but then again, that is my opinion.

Going against the grain of most posts I have read in here on the subject, I like the simplicity of the Xfce default menu. I also like the menu editor UP TO the point that it actually works. What I wish is that the Xfce people would finally fix this editor so it can be used to tweak the entire menu instead of having to edit .xml files.

Anyway, the Mint menu can be installed very easily, though I believe some functionality is lost. I think I read that merlwiz79 may be working on fixing these issues? The Gnome menu can also be installed. So no, please leave the default menu alone for people like me who want a simple, clean interface. That is, after all, what Xfce is supposed to be about.
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Re: Ideas for Felicia XFCE CE

Postby Xgamer on Sat Oct 04, 2008 9:47 am

Screenshot of your imagine looks very nice but Window theme should be different. I think that better would be Axe theme from xfce-look or sth similary,sth more simple :wink:. With that it will look great. Thx for your great work for us :wink:

PS: Which version of XFCE will be included in Linux Mint 6 XFCE CE? It will be build form svn or it will use actually version 4.42?
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Re: Ideas for Felicia XFCE CE

Postby Thomas on Sat Oct 04, 2008 11:28 am

Well, i do like it, but it could be MUCH better while still being simple.
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Re: Ideas for Felicia XFCE CE

Postby linuxminted on Sat Oct 04, 2008 12:19 pm

Yes, Abiword and Gnumeric are not very complete but in my case I don't really use them for complicated jobs, so It's just fine for me :D . Although, OpenOffice would be better considering It offers more compatibilty with other OSes.
As for the theme yours looks good, It's more neutral :wink:.
Another theme I like is Hydrangea ( http://ebupof.deviantart.com/art/Hydrangea-94056925 )
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Re: Ideas for Felicia XFCE CE

Postby fireice-LLH on Sat Oct 04, 2008 1:55 pm

-> mintMenu for XFCE
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Re: Ideas for Felicia XFCE CE

Postby Zwopper on Sat Oct 04, 2008 2:03 pm

fireice-LLH wrote:-> mintMenu for XFCE

Can be done by installing the "XfApplet" panel plugin - SAM Linux 2008 uses the mintMenu on Xfce this way.
Link to panel plugin
Also avaliable in synaptic.
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Re: Ideas for Felicia XFCE CE

Postby merlwiz79 on Sat Oct 04, 2008 2:32 pm

fireice-LLH wrote:-> mintMenu for XFCE

viewtopic.php?p=101645#p101645
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Re: Ideas for Felicia XFCE CE

Postby fireice-LLH on Sat Oct 04, 2008 3:15 pm

i meant a native xfce mintmenu, not the one from the gnome version


an other idea:

including those screenshot app -> GScrot

simple but powerful
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Re: Ideas for Felicia XFCE CE

Postby beranger on Tue Oct 07, 2008 10:11 am

1. Personal opinion: I use the XFCE edition of Mint on an old laptop specifically because it does not use any “fancy” menu; I like the XFCE one, thank you.

2. Applet to be loaded by default: xfce4-clipman-plugin, for the newbies might not know you should not close the source application before pasting into the target application!

3. Another applet to be loaded by default: xfce4-cpugraph-plugin, with the “action” set not to top, but to gnome-system-monitor, so to have an easy way to kill any zombie application!

4. Mousepad added into the top part of the menu for easy access, the same way you have the web browser and the terminal.

5. Maybe this is not the best place for such a question, but I guess it can be escalated to Clem:

It seems that the Mint Linux project manages to collect some non-negligible donations, which is excellent. The problem is, not everyone uses the main, GNOME-based edition, but some might prefer one of the Community Editions, and thus I believe that they should be able to donate to encourage a specific CE, possibly in a split way: 50% going to Mint, 50% going to the CE maintainer (Jamie "Boo" Birse for the KDE edition; "Merlwiz79" for the XFCE edition; Shane Joe Lazar for the Fluxbox edition). What d'ya think? It would only be fair to have 4 types of donations: (a) Linux Mint; (b) KDE CE; (c) XFCE CD; (d) Fluxbox CE. (the exact percentages could be adjusted)
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