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#1 2021-04-07 20:51:03

Sadfa
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Registered: 2021-03-27
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I made a new style for Notes

Hi,

I made a new style for xfce4-notes-plugin. It works if I change the information in the /usr/share/xfce4-notes-plugin/ folder but to make the change persist after updates I need to supersede the files in a local directory, yes?

This is where I'm drawing a blank. I tried creating a ~/.local/share/xfce4-notes-plugin/ folder but that didn't do anything.

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#2 2021-04-07 22:40:16

ToZ
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Re: I made a new style for Notes

For individual user use, you should place the theming contents in the ~/.config/xfce4/xfce4-notes.css file.

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#3 2021-04-08 04:37:35

Sadfa
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Re: I made a new style for Notes

Thanks ToZ but I made a mistake, I'd like to made this change for all users. Is there a way to override the entire /usr/share/xfce4-notes-plugin/ folder for all users?

I'll be poking around in the next little while so we have a race on our hands smile

Last edited by Sadfa (2021-04-08 04:40:50)

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#4 2021-04-08 06:16:27

Sadfa
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Re: I made a new style for Notes

Unfortunately, editing the ~/.config/xfce4/xfce4-notes.css file, as you've suggested is no good. It gets overwritten every time a person changes the desktop theme (ie. Appearance > Style tab).

Last edited by Sadfa (2021-04-08 09:34:12)

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#5 2021-04-08 10:36:54

ToZ
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Re: I made a new style for Notes

Hmm. It looks like it only saves the background colour in that file (ref: https://git.xfce.org/panel-plugins/xfce … tkcss.vala).

Looking at the code, it appears that the only way to do so, is to change the main file.

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#6 2021-04-08 20:09:30

Sadfa
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Re: I made a new style for Notes

Thats a bit odd.

So yes my solution was to hack the files mentioned above. For anyone who is interested and I put instructions up on the Manjaro Forum here.

AFTER:

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The BEFORE:

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#7 2021-07-20 08:49:36

MrSojek
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Re: I made a new style for Notes

How did you make the notes detached from each other? All I can do is place them in tabs.

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#8 2021-07-20 16:32:24

ToZ
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Re: I made a new style for Notes

MrSojek wrote:

How did you make the notes detached from each other? All I can do is place them in tabs.

In the Notes properties (click on the top left icon and select Properties), there is an option for tab position. Select "none" if you want free floating windows instead of tabs.

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#9 2021-07-21 05:59:24

MrSojek
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Re: I made a new style for Notes

Thank you for your reply.
Is the version of Notes you're using 1.9 or 1.8.1?
This is what's happening with 1.8.1

https://streamable.com/26xdn6

Last edited by MrSojek (2021-07-21 07:19:00)

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#10 2021-07-21 10:36:14

ToZ
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Re: I made a new style for Notes

I have version 1.9. If you go to Groups > Add a new Group, it creates a new window for me. Sorry, but the tabs position doesn't seem to be related to this at all.

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#11 2021-07-21 10:55:08

MrSojek
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Re: I made a new style for Notes

That explains everything. I couldn't create separate notes as I always added new notes to an existing group instead of creating a new group each time. Much appreciated.

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