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An idea

Postby steveking on Thu Jun 14, 2012 5:17 am

Ok so in the Desktop shot thread I saw someone come up with a new idea.

delicious wrote:
mmesantos1 wrote:
On that note i have a challenge for you!

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That was done with rainmeter, but I would absolutely LOVE a linux version/conky etc.. If you can somehow pull it off. :D (Im currently using one of your mixtures from your deviant art right now. )


And I must admit it would be an amazing idea, but the question I ask is how would you go about doing this?
How to make the 'spine' a menu launcher? This could be interesting even if it were changed abit, for example you could make it a 'mint' vine with minty leaves coming off for the launchers.

Thats just my 10pence lol!
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Re: An idea

Postby xenopeek on Thu Jun 14, 2012 2:08 pm

The customizers of how the desktop looks are here, so moving it here I think :wink:
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Re: An idea

Postby bimsebasse on Thu Jun 14, 2012 2:11 pm

About three days of hard work with conky :D
Thank you for this thread. That’s all I can say. You most definitely have made this forum into something special. You clearly know what you are doing, you’ve covered so many bases. Thanks!
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Re: An idea

Postby steveking on Thu Jun 14, 2012 4:24 pm

How could I start? And could it be made downloadable?
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Re: An idea

Postby The_Riskbreaker on Fri Jun 22, 2012 3:04 pm

Well even though that screen (the DNA-esque helix and chem symbols) was made by a Windows desktop mod program called Rainmeter, I have to wonder if it can't be done. If it can't Rainmeter is open source, so maybe we'll see a port of it someday. But on the workabiliuty issue, it's like having a web page for a desktop. The issue is whether or not Conky can support links. So far all the configs i've seen are just displays. Being able to click on something in a Conky setup and having it, for example, go to your Documents folder, would be a start.

If linking with Conky is possible, and I can find out how, i'm all for spending a little of my free time trying something in my free time. Can't be much harder than programming in COBOL or RPG, right?
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