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#26 2021-11-21 14:39:13

KBar
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Re: Recreating Unity in Xubuntu

ToZ wrote:

I'm not sure that's possible - how would the window know which button is positioned where or when the button is being hovered over. The hover effect is related to the button.

That makes sense. What about its borders? If I add a 1px margin, this is what happens to my beautiful border:

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If I increase it, obviously the border will move in further and further, like this.

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Edit: Actually, forget about it. It looks like I really need buttons to be at 62 to 64 pixels for background effects to be visible.

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#27 2021-11-21 17:22:56

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Re: Recreating Unity in Xubuntu

I'd rather increase icon size for tasklist items. It's way too small for my taste. This page mentions that it can be customized via gtkrc-2.0. How about gtk.css?

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#28 2021-11-21 17:53:50

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Re: Recreating Unity in Xubuntu

The problem with GTK, when increasing icon sizes, is that it blurs the image (down-sampling is much better). Have a read through this thread for more information about re-sizing the images.

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#29 2021-11-21 17:55:12

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Re: Recreating Unity in Xubuntu

KBar wrote:

I'd rather increase icon size for tasklist items. It's way too small for my taste. This page mentions that it can be customized via gtkrc-2.0. How about gtk.css?

gtk-icon-sizes is no longer supported by GTK - in later versions of GTK2 or in GTK3.

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#30 2021-12-03 15:48:51

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Re: Recreating Unity in Xubuntu

Same here. Icons become blurry.

What I tested instead is adding individual launchers in place of the Window Buttons plugin and it works. The only problem is that, of course, there is no way to control their windows. I found one of your scripts that add this feature (basically comes down to "wmctrl -a || start_app"). I'll incorporate and slightly modify it to fit my needs, if you don't mind.

Although I'm not sure if it's possible to add right-click context menus without messing with the code. I've got to dig deeper. Regardless, it's so much fun. Hopefully, I'll finish it by the New Year. I want to be the one to start off our 2022 thread. tongue

Actually, I will just use desktop entries. This is how it works in Unity. Right-clicking brings up actions for applications, not their windows.

Do you know of a way to place whisker's categories horizontally at the bottom instead of the ugly username?

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#31 2021-12-03 18:22:21

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Re: Recreating Unity in Xubuntu

KBar wrote:

Do you know of a way to place whisker's categories horizontally at the bottom instead of the ugly username?

As of 2.7.0, both those options (horizontal category and hide username pane) were added to the whiskermenu.

Edit: screenie
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#32 2021-12-04 06:17:16

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Re: Recreating Unity in Xubuntu

Oh, wow! That's one beautiful Whisker Menu! It looks like you've got something new coming for 2022, too. lol

I wasn't aware of that. That's very neat. Do I have to uninstall the xfce4-whiskermenu-plugin first and then recompile the new version from source? I'm going to wait until the latest version gets uploaded to one of Xubuntu's PPAs. It shouldn't take long.

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#33 2021-12-05 08:16:42

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Re: Recreating Unity in Xubuntu

Heh. I, too, have got a new shiny menu now! From this PPA: ppa:xubuntu-dev/staging

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