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grimoire


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PostPosted: Mon 09 Aug 2010, 09:41    Post subject:  fbpanel_6.0-2
Subject description: window manager
 

I extract the .deb and get the data.gz out of it. there's a new version which is 6.1

http://fbpanel.sourceforge.net/
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Location: La Confederation Abenaquaise

PostPosted: Fri 20 Aug 2010, 11:37    Post subject:    

Hi grimoire!

I'm really surprised that after all this time no one has posted any feedback to you about your package - so I'll do so. Wink

Myself? I appreciated the work you've done on this to have given us an updated FBpanel, especially seeing that I like to oft-times switch out my LXpanel in the LXDE desktop for this.

6.1 is an excellent upgrade and I hardily urge anyone using the prior 4.12 version to switch to this one as it works and look far, far better! Very Happy I really appreciate how the Dev behind the project has taken out the text for the memory/cpu on the taskbar and has replaced that with GUI gauges instead which are far more attractive in design.

One bug still remaining which the Dev hasn't quashed: FBpanel still has that nagging problem of not listing all desktop files from "applications", so one can ( and frequently does ) end up with a somewhat/sometimes sparse menulisting. However, the main programmes ARE picked up, and if one is using either bbdock, or wbar - or both as in my case - then you can often make up the defficiency. Wink

Despite this I've always been drawn back time and time again to FBpanel... Perhaps it's because of the attractive pager? Who knows?

Thanks again grimoire for making this available! It is very much appreciated!

Cheers/Amicalement!

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PostPosted: Thu 31 Oct 2013, 14:55    Post subject:  

Here's to all you ghosts, gremlins, ghouls and pumpkins out there! Smile

It's Halloween today, so this is exactly the day on which to revive dead
threads! Razz

I chanced today upon an interesting Mac-type configuration for fbpanel,
into which I was able to "pour" my previous fbpanel-exprimo configuration.

Sources :
http://box-look.org/content/show.php?content=68023
http://www.smokey01.com/pemasu/pet_packages-exprimo/fbpanel-exprimo-1.1.pet
Found on Oct. 31, 2013 by musher0

What makes it different is its set of icons, and the intelligent placement.

This is for fiddling with, and study, and try out; you have to "carve" the
config file directly in your text editor, there's no config helper. One thing
you can do, though, is first configure the fbpanel-exprimo to your liking
and then manually and carefully transfer the resulting config code to the
"osx" configuration.

It doesn't say so in the fbpanel "osx" doc, but this "osx" configuration
supports all the plug-ins present in the fbpanel-exprimo (which is actually
an fbpanel-6.1). So it can lead to excellent results, especially if you're
using an "off-Broadway" window manager.

Here's a pic of the "osx" fbpanel running with the echinus wm.

Make sure to make a copy of your existing /root/.config/fbpanel
folder.
Then empty the contents of the attached archive in it.
Also double check that there is a link at /root/.fbpanel pointing to
/root/.config/fbpanel. If not, make one.


You can try out the config in console, using the command:
Code:
fbpanel -p osx

or
Code:
fbpanel -p osx-mod

while the "osx" config file is in your editor. You edit and try, edit and try.

Once you're satisfied with your new configuration and decide to use it
permanently, the best way will be to edit line 169 of /root/.xinit (or
thereabouts; it's within an "if ... fi" statement, and within that statement,
there are 3 lines of comment that start with "#a bit of a hack...")
from
Code:
fbpanel

to
Code:
fbpanel -p osx-mod &


Of course you can name your configuration "something_else". But then,
just make sure you call it with
Code:
fbpanel -p something_else

But you already know this, right?! Smile

Finally, if you prefer, you can have your old fbpanel config on the left, say,
and the osx-type fbpanel on the right. To do so, you have to issue two
separate commands:
Code:
fbpanel -p something_else

Code:
fbpanel -p default-old

or whatever the name of your usual fbpanel config file is. If you don't call
your old config file this way, with the -p parameter, it will default to the
"factory-ready" configuration, and you may not like it. fbpanel does
support two running instances of itself.

Have fun! Smile

musher0
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PostPosted: Sat 02 Nov 2013, 05:21    Post subject:  

I discovered that these osx icons are semi-transparent. So they pick up the
main backdrop color very nicely. You don't need an icon set per color.
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