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Poll Results: Which Linux Desktop do you use?

This is a multiple choice poll
  • 12% of voters (103)
    Gnome 2 / Mate
  • 10% of voters (85)
    Gnome-Shell
  • 13% of voters (117)
    Unity
  • 18% of voters (158)
    Cinnamon
  • 17% of voters (148)
    KDE
  • 15% of voters (134)
    XFCE
  • 4% of voters (39)
    LXDE
  • 1% of voters (15)
    Enlightenment / E17
  • 6% of voters (55)
    OpenBox / FluxBox
  • 3% of voters (30)
    Awesome / DWM
  • 9% of voters (81)
    Other
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post #2441 of 7733
GNOME Shell normally has the panel up the top though. Getting it to the bottom isn't just a matter of right clicking any more.
    
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post #2442 of 7733
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GNOME Shell normally has the panel up the top though. Getting it to the bottom isn't just a matter of right clicking any more.
So what did you do? Rescript it or something? Why is Gnome sounding "anti-freedom" lately?

On a random note; when they get rid of Xorg does that mean LXDE will die? I'm not sure I understand how LXDE works.
     
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post #2443 of 7733
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So what did you do? Rescript it or something? Why is Gnome sounding "anti-freedom" lately?
The whole shell is written in JavaScript, so I just had to modify that. I'm not very good at JS though so it took many hours of trial and error. The hardest part is the message tray, which can't really be at the bottom if my panel is there because it makes the screen edge unclickable, and can't be at the top for the same reason because the window controls will no longer be clickable at the screen edge. This is obviously bad if you want to drag a window quickly to the side or top in the same way you do in KDE or Win 7. I worked around this by making the message tray very small (instead of the full width of the screen) and placed just next to the window buttons. It doesn't look pretty, but it's the most functional position that I can put it in at the moment. Perhaps if I used a radial gradient instead of a linear gradient for the message tray it would look better.
    
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On a random note; when they get rid of Xorg does that mean LXDE will die? I'm not sure I understand how LXDE works.
I hope not, I rather enjoy LXDE. That's what I'm using on this Dell Inspiron 1545.
Linux Mint 10 LXDE, it's quite fast and doesn't use up much resources at all.
I installed it not even like an hour ago.

post #2445 of 7733
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I hope not, I rather enjoy LXDE. That's what I'm using on this Dell Inspiron 1545.
Linux Mint 10 LXDE, it's quite fast and doesn't use up much resources at all.
I installed it not even like an hour ago.

So far my trial with it on my netbook has been pleasant but I'm just surprised of how limited things seem in terms of default access to changing things. I can't even set the track pad to allow double taping for a left click. And I see no power control options at all. Still for day one it's been rather good. I mean I can actually play some HD videos with out problems. Of course those are the low bit rate youtube downloads or some others that I've lowered but damn this has made my netbook seem damn fast. Just trying to find a good Calendar program for it right now.
     
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My Netbook - Hp Mini 110 - School netbook
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My Netbook - Hp Mini 110 - School netbook
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Kde 4.6
You have a nvidia model right? Or am I just imagining 3D effects being enabled?


@mbudden: It sounds like X will be around even after wayland supposedly takes over. So I guess LXDE will be fine if it really was dependent on X entirely.

PS: Do you have any tips or tricks to customizing LXDE? I'm finding it hard to get to things I want from it. Granted I'm using Fedora14 so I've always found problems with that.
     
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PS: Do you have any tips or tricks to customizing LXDE? I'm finding it hard to get to things I want from it. Granted I'm using Fedora14 so I've always found problems with that.
The lxde project has quite an extensive wiki. What exactly are you trying to do?
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Gnome 3 vs Unity? I like Gnome 3 more.
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post #2450 of 7733
Installed LXDE on my laptop in my sig rig.
It was a PITA though.



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Originally Posted by Rookie1337 View Post
So far my trial with it on my netbook has been pleasant but I'm just surprised of how limited things seem in terms of default access to changing things. I can't even set the track pad to allow double taping for a left click. And I see no power control options at all. Still for day one it's been rather good. I mean I can actually play some HD videos with out problems. Of course those are the low bit rate youtube downloads or some others that I've lowered but damn this has made my netbook seem damn fast. Just trying to find a good Calendar program for it right now.
It's not meant to be like uber customizable. I believe it's more for old hardware and just to be a light weight OS.

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Originally Posted by Rookie1337 View Post
@mbudden: It sounds like X will be around even after wayland supposedly takes over. So I guess LXDE will be fine if it really was dependent on X entirely.

PS: Do you have any tips or tricks to customizing LXDE? I'm finding it hard to get to things I want from it. Granted I'm using Fedora14 so I've always found problems with that.
Thanks for letting me know.

As I said above, it wasn't meant for much customizability. To be honest, I don't really need it to do more than what's there. I added Conky and that's about it. But do realise that LM 10 LXDE is built off of Ubuntu, so I believe you'd be able to do somewhat the same things you could do if it was Gnome. Like launchers etc.
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