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#1 2013-06-27 15:43:12

bhatta
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Hot corners in Xfce and time and session in centre of top panel

Couldn't find threads for these so here goes:

1)Can Xfce have feature like hot corners.. loved it in both Ubuntu vanilla/Elementary OS....
2) Loved the Time & date in middle of panel in both Debian Wheezy & Elementary OS..

Can that be made in Xfce panel??

If so how?

Thanks...


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#2 2013-06-27 23:57:54

MountainDewManiac
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Re: Hot corners in Xfce and time and session in centre of top panel

bhatta wrote:

2) Loved the Time & date in middle of panel in both Debian Wheezy & Elementary OS..

Can that be made in Xfce panel??

If so how?

You can use the Separator panel applet to provide for spacing in order to place other panel applets where you want them. I do not remember exactly how to do it off the top of my head, but it was discussed in a recent thread. You might try using this website's search function to search for posts/threads which contain the term "Separator" to see if that brings up the relevant posts.

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MDM

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#3 2013-06-28 09:28:17

Darktux
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Re: Hot corners in Xfce and time and session in centre of top panel

After moving the clock to the desired palce (in the panel) youhave to add a "separator" in both sides of the clock and set it to "expand"

Re Question 1, you need an external app to do it. Check brightside and skippy-xd

brightside is in the repositories http://packages.debian.org/wheezy/brightside
http://code.google.com/p/skippy-xd/

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#4 2013-06-28 09:44:51

bhatta
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Re: Hot corners in Xfce and time and session in centre of top panel

Thanx Darktux..
gonna give skippy a try... as for the debian package... i wouldn't even go near it..
Last month I had Debian Wheezy running on this system: 3 nights I tried to get all dependencies sorted for fglrx drivers for my ATI 6 series card..

that was enough...
Debian ain't for me i guess..
I like something out of the box..

Will remember the suggestion though..

BTW, Any such standalone s/w to get wobbly windows running??

PS: Just added skippy-xd from the repo, where does it show in applications menu?? onlu got it working thru terminal n Alt+F2....
& yes I got the brightside downloaded, as usual, have no clue how to make it work.. run the .config, make & makeinstall... nothing happens then.. Wonder what part of a simple thing I can't understand!!!

HELP!

Last edited by bhatta (2013-06-28 10:07:30)


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#5 2013-06-28 13:04:02

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Re: Hot corners in Xfce and time and session in centre of top panel

bhatta wrote:

that was enough...
Debian ain't for me i guess..
I like something out of the box..

<COUGH>Mint Xfce<COUGH> It's definitely one of those "Out of the Box Functionality" distros (even includes common codecs and the like by default unless one chooses to use the "no codecs" .ISO), boot live medium, install, boot, and go. As always, one might want to install a graphics driver (or at least a different one) depending on one's graphics hardware.

bhatta wrote:

yes I got the brightside downloaded, as usual, have no clue how to make it work.. run the .config, make & makeinstall...

Wait... brightside is in Debian's repos - but you still have to compile it, lol? I have not, as of yet, compiled anything. Not because I am unable to learn (I hope that if I ever need to, I can learn how without much trouble) - but because, with Mint, I have not found any need to do so. Clem (et al) builds the distro - including a version that uses my favorite DE - in such a way that all I have to do is use it. Changes I make and things that I add (such as adding the Xfce 4.10 & 4.12 PPAs to my sources list) are because I want to (although those PPAs have added features and squashed bugs).

There are enough distros out there that if you find yourself thinking, "<Your current distro> aint for me I guess," then it's time to pick a different one. Mint works great for me - and I think it would serve you well, also - but it's up to you to decide which distro is the best for YOU. There's bound to be one out there that is.

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MDM

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#6 2013-06-29 22:03:16

Darktux
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Re: Hot corners in Xfce and time and session in centre of top panel

Guys,

When it is in the Debian repos, you only neeed to install it.
You my use the command line (apt-get install brightside) or your usual package manager GUI.

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#7 2013-06-30 22:17:20

bhatta
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Re: Hot corners in Xfce and time and session in centre of top panel

Just installed brightside in terminal: it doen't open...
herez the code:
tres-bhatta@nbe42:~$ sudo apt-get install brightside
[sudo] password for tres-bhatta:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  brightside
0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 104 kB of archives.
After this operation, 770 kB of additional disk space will be used.
Get:1 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ raring/universe brightside amd64 1.4.0-4.1ubuntu2 [104 kB]
Fetched 104 kB in 9s (11.4 kB/s)     
Selecting previously unselected package brightside.
(Reading database ... 260678 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking brightside (from .../brightside_1.4.0-4.1ubuntu2_amd64.deb) ...
Processing triggers for gconf2 ...
Setting up brightside (1.4.0-4.1ubuntu2) ...
tres-bhatta@nbe42:~$ brightside
Fontconfig warning: "/etc/fonts/conf.d/50-user.conf", line 9: reading configurations from ~/.fonts.conf is deprecated.


Alt+F2 doesn't do the trick too...
MountainDM: I have compiled before btw, just dont wanns take that hassle if i can avoid it... dependency resolving is a big part , but u hav never done it so u hav no clue...


live long & prosper,
bhatta

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#8 2013-07-01 07:52:22

Darktux
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Re: Hot corners in Xfce and time and session in centre of top panel

Hi bhatta,

Try ALT+F2 then "brightside-properties" (without quotes) to launch the Brightside configuration.

Also, add "brightside" (not "brightside-properties") to your Startup Applications (without quotes).

Source: http://www.webupd8.org/2011/04/set-up-h … ng-in.html

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#9 2013-07-01 19:53:18

bhatta
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Re: Hot corners in Xfce and time and session in centre of top panel

Thanks for the details.. without them all was haywire..

nice post in webupd8, btw, i tried their Compiz for Xfce n failed miserably n had to revert to normal xfce...


live long & prosper,
bhatta

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