LXDE - for next release perhaps

New features which should be implemented in Porteus; suggestions are welcome. All questions or problems with testing releases (alpha, beta, or rc) should go in their relevant thread here, rather than the Bug Reports section.
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LXDE - for next release perhaps

Post#1 by sean » 19 Mar 2013, 04:22

@fanthom and brokenman,

1) RE: LXDE, right click, Desktop Preferences, "Advanced" menu checkbox trap, can't regain Desktop Setting menu (32bit Porteus)

I have noticed in several other LXDE distro's, this has been solved by putting "Desktop Settings" under the System heading of the newly created right click menu. This certainly seemed like a very logical approach to creating a toggle for the Desktop Settings - Advanced menu selection/checkbox.

I have no idea how involved making this a default setting in Porteus may be, however I noticed this working in "Lubuntu 12.10":

http://distrowatch.com/?newsid=07506

Also working as a default setting in "UberStudent 2.0 Lightweight":

http://distrowatch.com/?newsid=07675

2) How much trouble would it be, and would it still satisfy Porteus size requirements, if you were to include the "Openbox Configuration Manager" in the Porteus LXDE.xzm module? 32bit?

I hope you fella's got some well deserved rest after the very successful 2.0 release. Picked up at least 50 members, I believe.

All smiles here for sure,

Sean

edit - #1 "Desktop Settings" was incorrect, corrected to "Desktop Preferences"
numbered question 1 and 2 as they are separate ideas
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Re: LXDE - for next release perhaps

Post#2 by fanthom » 19 Mar 2013, 07:41

hi sean,

not sure if this is what you are looking for but lxappearance has openbox plugin included by default.
click LXDE menu button -> Customize Look And Feel -> chose Window Border tab

if this is not what you expected then please make a screenshot of Lubuntu/Uber Student settings (my ISP gives me down/up limits and i'm always nearing the edge).

thanks
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