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Tips and Tricks from the Xfce Forum

#1 Post by Jerry3904 » Wed Apr 19, 2017 6:43 am

Did you know that we keep a running list created from interesting and useful posts on the Xfce Forum?

https://mxlinux.org/wiki/xfce/xfce-comm ... eful-stuff

The one I just put up there is a neat script that centers a window and can be assigned to a keystroke.
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Re: Tips and Tricks from the Xfce Forum

#2 Post by linexer2016 » Wed Apr 19, 2017 6:51 am

Did you know that we keep a running list created from interesting and useful posts on the Xfce Forum?
Thanks Jerry for the reminder and yes, there are some gems (was going to say kernels but the pun would have been far too transparent) of knowledge in there.

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Re: Tips and Tricks from the Xfce Forum

#3 Post by dyfi » Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:17 pm

@Jerry3904 - That's a neat trick, thank you.

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Re: Tips and Tricks from the Xfce Forum

#4 Post by Alt » Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:11 am

I guess info about plugin icon sizes needs to be added
some of those icons are from gtk3 panel plugins. In that case, you have options. Add the following to ~/.config/gtk-3.0/gtk.css:

For the power manager:
#xfce4-power-manager-plugin { padding: 2px; }

For the pulseaudio plugin:
#pulseaudio-button { padding: 3px; }

For the notifyd plugin:
#xfce4-notification-plugin { padding: 4px; }

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Re: Tips and Tricks from the Xfce Forum

#5 Post by richb » Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:26 am

Nice tip. I did not have a ./config/gtk-3.0 file so created it.
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Re: Tips and Tricks from the Xfce Forum

#6 Post by Jerry3904 » Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:54 am

Alt wrote:
Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:11 am
I guess info about plugin icon sizes needs to be added
A comment on this: nothing *needs* to be added. It's editor's choice all the way, and there is exactly 1 editor for that file ATM. It would be great if others like you who peruse the Xfce Forum regularly could post suggestions here to add to that list.
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Re: Tips and Tricks from the Xfce Forum

#7 Post by rich » Sat Jun 02, 2018 10:21 am

Jerry3904 wrote:
Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:54 am
It would be great if others like you who peruse the Xfce Forum regularly could post suggestions here to add to that list.
My favorite thing I got from there I detailed in this post: viewtopic.php?f=23&t=45293
Basically, the ability to refresh the clock after suspend. Idk how many people actually use the native panel clock though, in pre 4.13 panel there's a bug that makes it tricky to set the timezone. The workaround by the way is to edit the clock panel item properties by opening the panel preferences dialog from the menu and going to panel items instead of just right clicking on the clock item itself in the panel.
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Re: Tips and Tricks from the Xfce Forum

#8 Post by richb » Sat Jun 02, 2018 10:52 am

Jerry3904 wrote:
Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:54 am
Alt wrote:
Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:11 am
I guess info about plugin icon sizes needs to be added
A comment on this: nothing *needs* to be added. It's editor's choice all the way, and there is exactly 1 editor for that file ATM. It would be great if others like you who peruse the Xfce Forum regularly could post suggestions here to add to that list.
I do not fully understand your editor comment.
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Re: Tips and Tricks from the Xfce Forum

#9 Post by KBD » Sat Jun 02, 2018 12:40 pm

Some nice tweaks there--thanks!

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Re: Tips and Tricks from the Xfce Forum

#10 Post by Alt » Sat Jun 02, 2018 12:41 pm

Jerry3904 wrote:
Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:54 am
Alt wrote:
Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:11 am
I guess info about plugin icon sizes needs to be added
A comment on this: nothing *needs* to be added. It's editor's choice all the way, and there is exactly 1 editor for that file ATM. It would be great if others like you who peruse the Xfce Forum regularly could post suggestions here to add to that list.
I probably just used a wrong word. It was a simple suggestion (nothing like "editor must do this NOW!"), which may be beneficial for users with bigger panels.

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