Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 1st Sep 2011 22:31 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes The last time we did this, it was still 2010, so it's been a while. Since I'm having a hard time finding interesting things to write about today (unless you guys want a story about Apple losing another iPhone prototype at a bar, or about Samsung's god-given quest to launch a tablet/smartphone for each number between 3 and 10), let's do one of those old-fashioned and quaint 'show us your desktop!'-things. I'll start.
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by Icaria on Fri 2nd Sep 2011 04:36 UTC
Icaria
Member since:
2010-06-19

Dirty:

http://ompldr.org/vYTV3Zg/dirty.jpg

Clean:

http://ompldr.org/vYTV3ZQ/clean.jpg

Xfce 4.6, Compiz, my own tiling scripts using xdotool, my own GTK+ and Emerald/Xfwm themes, typefaces pretty much ripped straight out of OSX. RSS bar and system stats via Conky, sticky notes via Xpad.

It ain't pretty but it ain't designed to be; I spend most of my day on here, the priority is to minimise eye strain.

Tiling scripts, conkyrcs and/or themes can be uploaded upon request.

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by Icaria on Fri 2nd Sep 2011 04:44 in reply to "."
Icaria Member since:
2010-06-19

Oh and my Win7 host w/ Capriccio VS and ClassicShell:

http://ompldr.org/vYTV3Zw/win7.jpg

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by joekiser on Fri 2nd Sep 2011 11:04 in reply to "RE: ."
joekiser Member since:
2005-06-30

Thanks for the ClassicShell mention, looks nice, I will try it out.

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by vermaden on Fri 2nd Sep 2011 05:51 in reply to "."
vermaden Member since:
2006-11-18

my own tiling scripts using xdotool


Would You mind sharing them?

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by Icaria on Fri 2nd Sep 2011 06:27 in reply to "RE: ."
Icaria Member since:
2010-06-19

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=CARAT9XO

The wm_y/x scripts control placement, the w/h scripts control size. The scripts ending with _cu are cumulative ie. they grok the current window placement/size and add/subtract from it.

Argument syntax is simply wm_*.sh number number, where the first number is the divisor (ie. divide screen axis in to X many pieces) and the second is the multiplier (ie. place/resize window to X many of those pieces). The _cu scripts accept negative values for the multiplier.
Example args:
wm_x_cu.sh 20 -1 #move window 1/20th of the screen left
wm_w.sh 10 2 #make window width 2/10ths of screen width

You'll have to modify the scripts a bit, yourself, as the screen resolution, panel width and window border variables aren't dynamic and are currently set for my 1920x1080 screen with 2*20px panels and 19*2*2*2 window borders. I could have used xrandr to at least get the current screen res but I was using a pretty old rig when I wrote the scripts and was afraid of latency. So, yeah, if your windows are overlapping, or slowly wandering up/down inappropriately, it's probably because those variables aren't set correctly.

IIRC, I haven't written the scripts in such a way that they'll work with non-whole numbers. If you try to divide your 1024 screen by something like 7, it probably won't work. Also, for the cumulative scripts, the sleep period between moving/resizing and re-focussing the window is only necessary if you use sloppy focus and might need to be adjusted, depending upon how responsive your window manager is. I find that timing works fine in compiz but not in Xfwm. I also don't indent any of my code so... sorry.

My shortcuts are as follows, in case you're wondering:

Shift+Win+WASD for the cumulative move scripts. Ctrl+Win+WASD for the cumulative resize scripts.
Shift/Ctrl+Alt+QWERTASDFG for the x/w scripts.
Shift/Ctrl+Alt+ZXCVB for the y/h scripts.

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by orderedchaos on Fri 2nd Sep 2011 17:13 in reply to "."
orderedchaos Member since:
2006-09-08

Would you mind sharing your wallpaper from this one: http://ompldr.org/vYTV3ZQ/clean.jpg

Thanks

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by Icaria on Sat 3rd Sep 2011 03:56 in reply to "RE: ."
Icaria Member since:
2010-06-19
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by Kyuubu on Sat 3rd Sep 2011 12:35 in reply to "."
Kyuubu Member since:
2007-09-07

Not pretty, kidding me? Simple, elegant, sleek, and as you mention it easy on the eyes. Love it!

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by vodoomoth on Tue 6th Sep 2011 08:06 in reply to "."
vodoomoth Member since:
2010-03-30

No shit! The tiling makes your "dirty" desktop look so clean. I wish I had that. It's a shame I can't seem to know how to use Linux on a daily basis and stand it.

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