Anopasufem Meimaka - Mei Uma Maka Arayebo. (Meimaka Empire - From Three we are One)
Saturday, April 28, 2012
Desktop Uniqueness At Its Finest
This is my desktop, after many hours of
half-assed learning in the art of XML coding in Openbox. What isn’t
shown are my three right-click menus and my keybard shortcuts:
Right-click the desktop: A standard menu with options for a Terminal,
an Applications submenu, a Desktops submenu, the Software Center,
Configuration programs, the option to lock my screen and to log out.
Alt+RightClick: Brings up the options to Suspend, Reboot or Shut Down my computer. Requires Admin password.
Ctrl+Shift+RightClick: Brings up a Language menu that lets me switch
between English, Russian and Hebrew, along with the option to Toggle
ibus, my Japanese input program.
My Common Keyboard Shortcuts:
Alt+W: Close Window
I’ve also taken the time to creep into my current theme’s (americana)
picture files and edit the nice 12x12 px window buttons to become
appropriate Japanese Ideographs, rather than the traditional X, Raised
Bar, Square and Hyphen.
The Docks: The bottom one is for my favorite programs. I put most of
the same ones in my RC-Menu in case the Dock program (cairo-dock) should
fail, which it has many times with the RSS feed programs crashing
whenever they can’t retrieve info. I’ve also included a little penguin
buddy that slides, hovers and drives around my dock. :D
The left one I rarely use, but it’s for quick access to places on my HD.
The right one is used for information related to my system, ranging
from RAM usage to Internet speeds to CPU usage to a System Tray, battery
life, sound control and quick access to my media player. Even cooler is
that all the graphs were hand selected from the individual themes, so
each one is different to label it.
The top one is used for all my information about the real world,
since I’m no avid TV watcher or visitor to news sites. Unfortunately,
upon discovering they were the cause of the docks crashing, I’ve gotten
rid of them. :\
That’s all I can share. Most of my XML coding for Openbox was learned
through trial and error and my determination to have a non-stock
desktop. I encourage all of my fellow brothers in Linux to be original
with their desktop design as well. The more you make something for
yourself, the easier it will be for you to use it. =]