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Re: MX-17 Screenshots


Post by dreamer » Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:13 pm

Mauser wrote:
Sun Nov 04, 2018 2:44 pm
dreamer wrote:
Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:00 pm
Disclaimer: It's not what my normal desktop looks like. No GTK 3.22 support, only GTK 3.20 so GTK3 applications don't look completely right. And my desktop icons are drunk. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯


Nice. :) I have those icons set up sometimes. Nice theming too.
Thanks. I personally don't like the look of Windows 10 a lot. Maybe it's clean and aesthetic in some way. I think it's too black or white, too much contrast. I like gradients, less saturated colors and more roundness. Some of the Windows 10 icons remind me a little of the Windows 95/98 era.

asqwerth wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:17 am
dreamer wrote:
Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:44 pm
I have been playing with KDE and Kvantum, but I think it's easier to get work done in Xfce so it will remain my main desktop.

Plasma: Glassified
Kvantum: KvGlassWhite...
Nice theming.

Not sure about the icons, though! ;) :p [clarification - elementary icons are generally nice, but I find their colours a little washed out. And these brown coloured folders (from the new Xubuntu?) are even more washed out than the blue ones]
Thank you. I got the icons from Elementary-Xfce on Github. Elementary project (the distro) has replaced their blue folder icons with these new "manila" colored folders. I like them, soft on the eyes. ;)

I've been enjoying playing with the blurring effect in KDE Neon (Plasma 5.14+). Very cool. Esp if you use a Kvantum theme with such effects as well. I use the darker version of this, KvGlass, since I like darker themes.

I also turned on blurring in Konsole for added effect.
Cool. KDE/QT is good for theming. And KDE developers don't see it as a problem. ;)

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Re: MX-17 Screenshots


Post by asqwerth » Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:21 am

Last night was "let's use colour-change scripts" day for me.

I ran the Any Colour You Like Simple (ACYLS) icon tool to generate the icon set in a orange-to-purple colour gradient and with a wood grain texture.


The fallback icon set for missing icons was Sardi-Ghost-Flexible, and I used the provided colour-change script to get the deep pink colour (I tried paler, more orangey-pink tones but I didn't like them).

The gtk theme is Adapta Nokto, but which was generated directly (compiled) through its provided autogen.sh script.

Instructions here: https://github.com/adapta-project/adapta-gtk-theme

There are additional options you can tag on when compiling, in order to change the colour of certain elements. But it's a very involved and inconvenient way to get things done because the names for the set of 4 themes that get built (light and dark themes plus their respective Eta versions) remain the same and you then have to rename various files and symlinks within the 4 theme folders and the theme itself, if you want them to co-exist with the original theme.

Too much trouble, especially now that Adapta is no longer being developed in its original form. I did a few Adapta variants previously to try to emulate the original Flatplat look, but now I'd just use oomox with Materia as the base.


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Re: MX-17 Screenshots


Post by richb » Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:33 am

If one likes a primarily unicolor look for icons ACYLS is a good choice with an easy to use tool to change colors.
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Re: MX-17 Screenshots


Post by vamsi » Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:36 am

To apply McOS-MJV-Dark-mode-1.1 dark theme tweaked the MX Linux and now strain on my eyes reduced

Theme: Sierra-compact-dark-solid
Theme: McOS-MJV-Dark-mode-1.1 [GTK2]
Icons: deepin [GTK2], breeze [GTK3]


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Re: MX-17 Screenshots Plank Slingscold


Post by tbuser48 » Fri Nov 09, 2018 6:41 pm

Building a light as possible 386 PAE for Panasonic CF-U1. 1Gb-2GB ram. The "touchpad" on the U1 is the screen itself.

The liveUSB version of this is on an old 4Gb stick. Firefox wanted 16% of that so deleted firefox and tbird. Palemoon used 8% +-.

Here's a version I'm tinkering with using Toughbook CF-54. Getting use to having a dock so chose the stupidly simple one (Plank). Added Slingscold.

Top panel is normally hidden. I'm running it at 80% since muscle memory wants to go to the upper right corner to kill a page and that was turning on top panel. XFCE icon is upper left so the XFCE menu opens over there.

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Re: MX-17 Screenshots


Post by oops » Thu Nov 22, 2018 11:22 am

herbie wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:44 pm
Here's a sample of my SDDM login screen.
Nice, why the choice of SDDM, is it better than LIGHTDM by default for you?
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Re: MX-17 Screenshots


Post by KernSpy » Fri Nov 23, 2018 12:36 am

Spent hours messing around with style settings, themes, icons and so on. I really don't like bright / white screens as they tend to bother my eyes. I set everything I could to dark & darker. Long story short - I didn't like it. Everything was just to dark. It was hard to distinguish one window from another. Especially the tops of the windows. Going to start over and lighten everything up.

I have four panels .. The top panel being the main panel with the applications menu. Panel-2 on the left that acts like a dock for launching applications. Panel-3 at the bottom is emulation applications, games and so on. Panel-4 was supposed to be for launching web-links / web-shorcuts. If I drag a url from the address section to the bookmarks toolbar, I get a functional link plus the "icon" for whatever site. The icon also lands on the toolbar. If I drag the link to the desktop I get a link / launcher, but no icon. So, I assign icons to the links. Trouble is - If I make any changes to the style / icon theme, it tends to mess up or even break the assigned icons.

Will add another screenshot after I get things lightened up. The panels are usually hidden.
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Re: MX-17 Screenshots (TLDR; with double bonus :D)


Post by k_sz » Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:02 am

male wrote:
Sat Sep 22, 2018 4:45 am
... Google is honestly hateable but its Images search engine is really performing !
Try it in the future with it: ;) https://www.tineye.com/
Great tip, thanks a lot !
But it hasn't found my wallpaper either : https://www.tineye.com/search/6100d1c25 ... f886d91cc/
Weird, because I dl'd it a few months ago and I kinda remember it was a post from 10 years ago at most.
asqwerth wrote:
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Welcome back, k_sz.
And I see you're still very much into the extreme dark look. ;-)

I also use tineye instead of Google image search.
Huhu. OK. Let's ignite the desk ! @xfce
  • wallpaper : Hex Fade / Blood Moon - several resolutions here :
    > https://www.reddit.com/r/wallpapers/com ... rs/dek41zp
  • glances + cmus + neofetch + curl cheat.sh @ maximized [Alt+F10] Terminator (home made color scheme, with monochrome bg #2A1400 @ transparency = 80% - I called it Early Autumn)
    Here is this theme for xfce4-terminal, located in ~/.local/share/xfce4/terminal/colorschemes :

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    i also like opaque #373737 as background color for this one.
  • icons : still Dark, modified - i've tried every piece of the Sardi pack but the round icons' definition is really bad under 20 pixels except for the Sardi Ghost Flexible packs.
    > https://gitlab.com/sixsixfive/dark-icons
  • theme : Shades-of-Grey (soOo coOol and eyes-friendly for the avid (screen-)reader) #2A1400 @ transparency = 80% - i intend to modify it later by slightly tinting the greys
    > https://www.opendesktop.org/p/1244058
  • xfwm4 : Thinble, modified for thiner marging (1px is far enough :D)
    > original : https://www.deviantart.com/paldepind/ar ... -362276066
  • cursor : Bibata Ice
    > https://github.com/KaizIqbal/Bibata_Cursor
  • fonts :
In case someone would have a look at my .bashrc, .bash_aliases and how to get padding in terminal emulators :

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# ~/.bashrc: executed by bash(1) for non-login shells.
# see /usr/share/doc/bash/examples/startup-files (in the package bash-doc)
# for examples

# If not running interactively, don't do anything
case $- in
    *i*) ;;
      *) return;;

# don't put duplicate lines or lines starting with space in the history.
# See bash(1) for more options
tac $HISTFILE | awk '!x[$0]++' | tac | sponge $HISTFILE

# append to the history file, don't overwrite it
shopt -s histappend

# for setting history length see HISTSIZE and HISTFILESIZE in bash(1)

# check the window size after each command and, if necessary,
# update the values of LINES and COLUMNS.
shopt -s checkwinsize

# If set, the pattern "**" used in a pathname expansion context will
# match all files and zero or more directories and subdirectories.
#shopt -s globstar

# make less more friendly for non-text input files, see lesspipe(1)
[ -x /usr/bin/lesspipe ] && eval "$(SHELL=/bin/sh lesspipe)"

# set variable identifying the chroot you work in (used in the prompt below)
if [ -z "${debian_chroot:-}" ] && [ -r /etc/debian_chroot ]; then
    debian_chroot=$(cat /etc/debian_chroot)

# set a fancy prompt (non-color, unless we know we "want" color)
case "$TERM" in
    xterm-color) color_prompt=yes;;

# uncomment for a colored prompt, if the terminal has the capability; turned
# off by default to not distract the user: the focus in a terminal window
# should be on the output of commands, not on the prompt

if [ -n "$force_color_prompt" ]; then
    if [ -x /usr/bin/tput ] && tput setaf 1 >&/dev/null; then
	# We have color support; assume it's compliant with Ecma-48
	# (ISO/IEC-6429). (Lack of such support is extremely rare, and such
	# a case would tend to support setf rather than setaf.)
if [ "$color_prompt" = yes ]; then
    PS1='${debian_chroot:+($debian_chroot)}\e[37m\D{%d·%m·%y}|\t|\e[m\[\033[1;37m\]\u\[\033[00m\] : \[\033[1;32m\]\w\[\033[00m\]\n\[\e[0;32m\]\$\[\e[0m\] '
    PS1='${debian_chroot:+($debian_chroot)}\u@\h:\w\$ '

set color_prompt force_color_prompt

# If this is an xterm set the title to user@host:dir
case "$TERM" in
    PS1="\[\e]0;${debian_chroot:+($debian_chroot)}\u@\h: \w\a\]$PS1"

# enable color support of ls and also add handy aliases
if [ -x /usr/bin/dircolors ]; then
    test -r ~/.dircolors && eval "$(dircolors -b ~/.dircolors)" || eval "$(dircolors -b)"
    alias ls='ls --color=auto'
    alias dir='dir --color=auto'
    alias vdir='vdir --color=auto'

    alias grep='grep --color=auto'
    alias fgrep='fgrep --color=auto'
    alias egrep='egrep --color=auto'

# colored GCC warnings and errors
export GCC_COLORS='error=01;31:warning=01;35:note=01;36:caret=01;32:locus=01:quote=01'

# Alias definitions.
# You may want to put all your additions into a separate file like
# ~/.bash_aliases, instead of adding them here directly.
# See /usr/share/doc/bash-doc/examples in the bash-doc package.

if [ -f ~/.bash_aliases ]; then
    . ~/.bash_aliases

# enable programmable completion features (you don't need to enable
# this, if it's already enabled in /etc/bash.bashrc and /etc/profile
# sources /etc/bash.bashrc).
if ! shopt -oq posix; then
  if [ -f /usr/share/bash-completion/bash_completion ]; then
    . /usr/share/bash-completion/bash_completion
  elif [ -f /etc/bash_completion ]; then
    . /etc/bash_completion

# ################
# if [ -f /usr/bin/neofetch ]; then neofetch; fi

# HIGHLIGHT > sudo apt install highlit && highlight --list-scripts=themes => Pipe Highlight to less
# source : http://www.andre-simon.de/
export LESSOPEN="| $(which highlight) %s --out-format xterm256 --line-numbers --quiet --force --style xoria256"
export LESS=" -R"

## Use highlight in place of cat > !! output error : highlight: Could not read input file:color_prompt
## alias cat="highlight $1 --out-format xterm256 --line-numbers --quiet --force -s solarized-light"

man() {
    LESS_TERMCAP_md=$'\e[01;32m' \
    LESS_TERMCAP_me=$'\e[0m' \
    LESS_TERMCAP_se=$'\e[0m' \
    LESS_TERMCAP_so=$'\e[40;33m' \
    LESS_TERMCAP_ue=$'\e[0m' \
    LESS_TERMCAP_us=$'\e[01;36m' \
    command man "$@"

# lns='ln -s' with prompt
# source : https://linuxfr.org/users/raphj/journaux/lns-ln-s-pour-les-etourdis
lns() {
        # lns: ln -s pour les étourdis, édition française Sous licence LPRAB (=Licence Publique Rien À Branler =WTFPL, french version ;)
if [ "$#" -ne 2 ]; then
                echo 'lns attend deux paramètres : le nom du lien $nomLien et l’objet ciblé $objectCible, dans n’importe quel ordre.'
                echo 'lns appelle ln -s $objectCible $nomLien.'
                echo 'L’objet ciblé doit exister et doit être un chemin absolu, sauf si vous savez ce que vous faites.'
  if [ -e "$1" ]; then
      elif [ -e "$2" ]; then
                echo 'Aucun des arguments ne fait référence à un objet qui existe.'

  ln -s "$cible" "$nomLien"

echo -e "\t"Salut $USER, nous sommes le "\033[1m`date +"%A %e %B %Y"`\033[0m" et il est : "\033[1m`date +"%H"` h `date +"%M"`\033[0m" "\n"

# NOTES (We want it all and we want it NOW !)
# . ~/.bashrc to load the modified bashrc
#  QUOTE from
# To complement and contrast the two most popular answers, . ~/.bashrc and exec bash:
# Both solutions effectively reload ~/.bashrc, but there are differences:
#    . ~/.bashrc or source ~/.bashrc will preserve your current shell:
#       Except for the modifications that reloading ~/.bashrc into the current shell (sourcing) makes, the current shell and its state are preserved, which includes environment variables, shell variables, shell options, shell functions, and command history.
#       exec bash, or, more robustly, exec "$BASH"[1], will replace your current shell with a new instance, and therefore only preserve your current shell's environment variables (including ones you've defined ad-hoc).
#       In other words: Any ad-hoc changes to the current shell in terms of shell variables, shell functions, shell options, command history are lost.
# Depending on your needs, one or the other approach may be preferred.
# [1] exec bash could in theory execute a different bash executable than the one that started the current shell, if it happens to exist in a directory listed earlier in the $PATH. Since special variable $BASH always contains the full path of the executable that started the current shell, exec "$BASH" is guaranteed to use the same executable.

# All hail igor Chubin !
. ~/.bash.d/cht.sh

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# more is less
alias less='less -m -N -g -i -J --line-numbers --underline-special'
alias more='less'

# some more ls aliases
alias ll='ls -l'
alias la='ls -A'
alias l='ls -CF'

alias vidram='sudo sysctl -w vm.drop_caches=3'
alias phaune='mpv http://stream.phauneradio.com/phaune_256'
alias mpvrand='mpv -vid=no --no-audio-display -shuffle --term-osd-bar --term-osd-bar-chars=▕▒█░▏'
alias rsync_test='rsync -rtvx --progress -l -s -n'
alias rsync_go='rsync -rtvx --progress -l -s'
alias nano='nano -ASl'
alias zik='ncmpcpp'
alias météo='curl -H "Accept-Language: fr" wttr.in/whereilive:P'
Padding in terminal emulators :
It works for emulators like xfce4-terminal and Terminator but not for rxvt-like ones which might be customized differently.

Add the following lines to ~/.config/gtk-3.0/gtk.css (create gtk.css if it doesn't exist) :

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VteTerminal, vte-terminal {
        padding: 10px;
You can exchange 10px for other values, and even choose em instead of pixels as unit so the padding will vary with your monospaced font :

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VteTerminal, vte-terminal {
        padding: 1em 1.5em 1.5em 2em;
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Re: MX-17 Screenshots (TLDR; with double bonus :D)


Post by clicktician » Thu Nov 29, 2018 2:05 pm

k_sz wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:02 am
[*]xfwm4 : Thinble, modified for thiner marging (1px is far enough :D)
> original : https://www.deviantart.com/paldepind/ar ... -362276066
Really loving this.
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Re: MX-17 Screenshots


Post by piperdan » Fri Nov 30, 2018 7:06 pm

Sorry for the silly question, but I've never done it. What is the best way to post a screenshot here on the forum?

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