Update 02 (30-12-12) - Removed 2.2mb screenshot from the .zip download - Was unnecessary bloat
Update 01 (29-12-12) - Made it so you can download a zip containing openbox theme, tint2 config files, and a readme. Also moved to the openbox category. More to come
Being back home for the holidays forced me to use my old desktop (1680 x 1050). I decided to dual boot Windows 8 64-Bit and Linux CrunchBang 64-Bit. I haven't even booted into Windows yet... ^^ I'm loving it and having way too much fun on Linux.
There's quite a lot going on here, but I'll try and detail everything should you want to create a similar outcome. If you'd like any config files let me know.
If you have any questions about how I did something ask away, just bear in mind I am very new to all this
Icon Pack - Awoken by alecive - White token style used for system tray and launcher. - Black token style used for everything else on system. *Hands down best icon pack I've come across.
Taskbar - Tint2 (My own config) Instance 1 - Taskbar. Instance 2 - System Tray. Instance 3 - Launcher, some items are from self made .desktop files which pull desired icons or run a certain shell script. Instance 3 - Clock.
Music Player - MPD + NCMPCPP (My own config) Instance 1 (Bottom) - Spectrum Visualizer (Yes it works! ) Instance 2 (Top) - Playlist The terminal emulator (Terminator) window managed with my own defined role in openbox (Controls window position, removes decoration, prevents it from showing in taskbar, sets focus, and places it bellow other windows) Custom terminator profiles and config to manage the colours. I tweaked the .cpp file for the visualizer a bit to make spread across the window more and recompiled the program.
I do have a small request, please could you explain (as if you were teaching an old person)maybe with a walkthrough if you have time , how to
(1) make my right click menu like that
(2) make both the taskbars
(3) make the windows transparent too
I realise its actually a big ask but you said this was your first theme, so im guessing/hoping its really simple and im just WAAAAAAYY too noobish to figure it out, because in the last 3 of my first 8 hours with linux all ive managed to do is change my icons and get very stuck!! (go easy on me though i come from windows were everything is pretty much just clicking a mouse, nice and simple)
Howdy! Sorry about not responding earlier, I really let this one slip under the radar huh?
I've not used the computer this theme was on for quite a while, So I'll be a bit rusty - but I'll try my best to get all the information correct.
1) The right click menu is part of Openbox, which is a window manager. In the supplied download package is a .obt, this file allows it to be installed via the openbox manager for easier setup. 2) Tasks bars are part of Tint2, I actually make use of 4 instances of the taskbar, one for each "element" as I like to think of it. Clock, Launcher, System Tray, and the tint2rc, the default file which constructs the top bar in the screenshot, and serves as a taskbar. 3) I can't quite remember, but I think I was using xcompmgr for window compositing - it's a lightweight alternative to the likes of compiz which also allow for window transparency.
Ah damn, I just put my own setup onto my laptop (Also #!) and realised how messed up tint2 is ^^ The top panel is 1 pixel out (y) and the clock position would vary depending on what size screen you have. It also looks horrible unless the terminus font is installed on first run, but you can swap it out with any font you'd like. If you want the terminus font I was able to find it here: Link
Of course all of these variables can be changed to your liking (Font, clock position etc) from the config files. e I'll update the theme files when I get around to it to make it more clear, sorry for handing it over to you in such a poor state ^^ If you need help changing the values and such let me know
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