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Re: xfwm borders theme

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Post by tascoast » Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:21 pm

I once, in another galaxy, used bright green and red window borders for active and inactive windows, for easier targeting by the mouse pointer. I do like the idea of thicker borders and have been meaning to address this issue with some tinkering.

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Re: xfwm borders theme

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Post by rich » Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:23 pm

tascoast wrote:
Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:21 pm
I once, in another galaxy, used bright green and red window borders for active and inactive windows, for easier targeting by the mouse pointer. I do like the idea of thicker borders and have been meaning to address this issue with some tinkering.

*keeps following thread.... :thumbup:
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Re: xfwm borders theme

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Post by Stevo » Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:42 pm

rich wrote:
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I guess we can't just put all files in there (little buttons, big buttons, etc etc) and pack that? It has to be able to be compiled?
You might be able to do that for just the xfce window decorations. Arc builds styles and windecs for a lot of different desktops, so I went with changing the root svg that they all derived from.

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Re: xfwm borders theme

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Post by rich » Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:53 pm

Absolutely. That seems the correct way. I'll fiddle around with it, see what happens
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Re: xfwm borders theme

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Post by rich » Sun Jun 10, 2018 4:52 am

asqwerth wrote:
Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:09 pm
one with the window top bar and border edges in the arc theme dark blue?
this one is just plain border, no camouflage. do you think it's better with the windows blended or big visible borders?
plain:
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Post by asqwerth » Sun Jun 10, 2018 5:20 am

Hmm. That's certainly very ... obvious.

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Comparing the 2, I think the disguised look is the way to go.
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Post by rich » Sun Jun 10, 2018 5:24 am

lol ok. I prefer the sneaky look too. I think I'm gonna do a big bunch of them for different themes and have the thick and thin looking ones both available. so far I have arc, arc dark, the original "borders" one, both thick and thin looking
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Re: xfwm borders theme

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Post by Mauser » Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:54 pm

tascoast wrote:
Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:21 pm
I once, in another galaxy, used bright green and red window borders for active and inactive windows, for easier targeting by the mouse pointer. I do like the idea of thicker borders and have been meaning to address this issue with some tinkering.

*keeps following thread.... :thumbup:
I am interested in this subject but never asked because I didn't know if anything could be done about. I thought it was just the way Linux is and I have to adapt to it. As for galaxies I am in the Milky Way but I am in a dimension where window boarders in Linux are thinner than a blank hair that makes it extremely difficult to grab onto with the mouse courser to resize. A much thicker boarder would be much welcomed if it's possible. I will watch this thread to see if thicker boarders are possible in my dimension. So far I haven't seen any thicker boarders yet, but yet again my eyes sight is not what it once was when I was called "Eagle Eyes" by my friends when I was younger. I wish success on this. Is only Arc Boarders Naked the only option?
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Re: xfwm borders theme

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Post by richb » Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:58 pm

@Mauser
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Re: xfwm borders theme

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Post by Stevo » Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:27 pm

Mauser wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:54 pm
tascoast wrote:
Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:21 pm
I once, in another galaxy, used bright green and red window borders for active and inactive windows, for easier targeting by the mouse pointer. I do like the idea of thicker borders and have been meaning to address this issue with some tinkering.

*keeps following thread.... :thumbup:
I am interested in this subject but never asked because I didn't know if anything could be done about. I thought it was just the way Linux is and I have to adapt to it. As for galaxies I am in the Milky Way but I am in a dimension where window boarders in Linux are thinner than a blank hair that makes it extremely difficult to grab onto with the mouse courser to resize. A much thicker boarder would be much welcomed if it's possible. I will watch this thread to see if thicker boarders are possible in my dimension. So far I haven't seen any thicker boarders yet, but yet again my eyes sight is not what it once was when I was called "Eagle Eyes" by my friends when I was younger. I wish success on this. Is only Arc Boarders Naked the only option?
The newer arc-theme package in the repo is patched to have somewhat thicker borders than the hair-thin ones at present.

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