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MX-15 desktops

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Re: MX-15 desktops

#201 Post by tascoast » Wed Aug 24, 2016 2:16 pm

I'm still muddling with Conky, having the old and Conky2 manager installed, a collection of themes, settling on the one pictured here, along with a Virtual Machine running my last Snapshot of MX-14 before revising the desktop and adding MX-15. The wallpaper came from the internet.....
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Re: MX-15 desktops

#202 Post by v3g4n » Sat Sep 10, 2016 1:27 am

MX 15, i3 and solarized color scheme
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Re: MX-15 desktops

#203 Post by shanuhunter1080 » Sat Sep 17, 2016 12:53 am

My Mx15 :cool: :cool: :cool:
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Re: MX-15 desktops

#204 Post by v3g4n » Sat Sep 17, 2016 12:56 am

OSX icon theme looks nice. ;)
The ship? Titanticish, but looks to small.

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#205 Post by asqwerth » Sat Sep 17, 2016 2:26 am

v3g4n wrote:MX 15, i3 and solarized color scheme
Really like that.



Super colourful Plat icons and wallpaper from elementaryOS.
Gtk and WM theme = Ambiance-Flat from RAVEfinity (haven't changed this for ages).

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#206 Post by v3g4n » Sat Sep 17, 2016 2:36 am

Well done sir, well done. :happy:

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#207 Post by Paul.. » Sat Sep 17, 2016 9:06 am

asqwerth wrote: Super colourful Plat icons and wallpaper from elementaryOS.
Gtk and WM theme = Ambiance-Flat from RAVEfinity (haven't changed this for ages).

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Is this the same Plat icons you used? https://github.com/MichaelTiebesl/Plat...They look terrific.

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#208 Post by asqwerth » Sat Sep 17, 2016 11:12 am

pcallahan80 wrote: Is this the same Plat icons you used? https://github.com/MichaelTiebesl/Plat...They look terrific.
Yes, except, hmmmm... he's really flattened the icons and removed the shadows. The version on github is 5.0.

Mine is 4.3 and has more shadows. Here's a bigger pic of the scrot:

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Compare the respective Notifications icons.

I suppose he wanted to distance it more from Plat's Ursa/Ardis roots. But I think it loses some of its interest being totally flat.

However, ver 4.3 is less complete. You''ll note a few round icons there. At that stage it didn't have icons for Clementine (see my bottom dock) and even power manager, so I edited the index.theme to inherit Sardi Flexible (unsanctioned continuation of Ardis- the developer's added lots of icons and variation sets though) to pull in the missing bits.
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Re: MX-15 desktops

#209 Post by monsieurzik » Mon Sep 19, 2016 1:15 am

asqwerth wrote:I noticed that all my weather-based conkys stopped displaying weather info. Most of them were from the big collection made available for/with conky manager 1 and 2. Apparently Yahoo is now making it really difficult to access their Weather APIs, and most of those conkys were getting the weather info from Yahoo. From what I read, people tried workarounds to get the Yahoo info, but each time, Yahoo closed off that avenue quickly.

So it looks like conky designers are now using the APIs on openweathermap.org . However, users will need to sign up for a free account with openweathermap so you can generate your own API key. This has to be added to the conky script provided by the designer.

This designer/scripting guy, zagortenay333, makes really beautiful weather conkys using info from openweathermap. The one in my screenshot is conky-vision: http://zagortenay333.deviantart.com/art ... -395777503 . His "Harmattan Collection" of conkys is even more awesome. His conkys are all written in the new syntax applicable for the newest versions of conky (although new conky is backward compatible with most older conky scripts). MX15 is running on new conky, but I think MX14 is on the older version of conky and will need old-syntax scripts.

I'm in the midst of updating my favourite modded Google-Now weather conky by going through this guy's conky scripts to see how he does things. It's got to be in the new syntax, and the information from openweathermap is now is json instead of xml format. I am noticing that the script commands seem cleaner and shorter for json.

Anyway, in the screenshot below, wallpaper was taken from the iso for bunsenlabs RC1 . It's a nice successor to Crunchbang but with MX15 working so well, bunsenlabs didn't make it onto my PC.

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   $$\;      Y$b._   _,d$P'      WM: Xfwm4
   Y$$.    `.`"Y$$$$P"'          WM Theme: Ambiance-Flat-Yellow
   `$$b      "-.__               GTK Theme: Ambiance-Flat-Pink [GTK2]
    `Y$$                         Icon Theme: Vivacious-Full-Dark-Green
Hi Guy !
How do you set your weather conky ? I'm totally out :o(
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Re: MX-15 desktops

#210 Post by asqwerth » Mon Sep 19, 2016 1:49 am

monsieurzik wrote:.....

Hi Guy !
How do you set your weather conky ? I'm totally out :o(
First, welcome, since I note that this your first post.

I assume you are using mx15 or any distro that is using at least conky version 1.10.x as the script is written in the new syntax. It will not work in mx14 or most other distros based on Debian Wheezy/Jessie as they are still using older versions of conky.

1. download the zip file containing the conkyrc script and the icons from: http://zagortenay333.deviantart.com/art ... -395777503

2. make sure the packages curl and jq are installed on your system

3. Install the [Poiret One] font from https://www.google.com/fonts/specimen/Poiret+One

4. extract from the zip file:
a) the .conky-vision-icons folder
b) the .conkyrc file

into your HOME dir.

5. go to http://openweathermap.org/ to register and get a private API key . Without this you cannot access their weather data.

6. Place the API key assigned to you in the `template6` variable inside the `.conkyrc`file

7. Find the ID of your city from http://openweathermap.org/help/city_list.txt and place it inside the `template7` variable inside the `.conkyrc` file.

8. if the default locale of your system is not what you want, edit the `template9` variable in the `.conkyrc` file to change the language.

9. Edit the `template8` variable inside the `.conkyrc` file to change the units. I think default is metric, so if you're from Europe it should already be set up just fine.
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