LXLE RC

Screenshot from 2013-12-20 16:35:55

LXLE RC is out. I installed it yesterday. There are a few nice changes. But I still had to install LXWeather, x-tile, skippy-xd, and of course my newbie menu.

So far it’s speedy and I have found no problems.

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off

My LXLE

Screenshot from 2013-12-18 19:44:29

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Tiled Desktop

Screenshot from 2013-09-25 16:56:07

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Untiled Desktop

Screenshot from 2013-09-25 16:54:34

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off

lxpanel config File

# lxpanel config file. Manually editing is not recommended.
# Use preference dialog in lxpanel to adjust config when you can.

Global {
    edge=top
    allign=right
    margin=0
    widthtype=percent
    width=100
    height=30
    transparent=1
    tintcolor=#000000
    alpha=255
    autohide=0
    heightwhenhidden=2
    setdocktype=1
    setpartialstrut=1
    usefontcolor=1
    fontsize=12
    fontcolor=#ffffff
    usefontsize=1
    background=0
    backgroundfile=/usr/share/lxpanel/images/background.png
    iconsize=29
}

Plugin {
    type = menu
    Config {
        image=/home/main/usr-local/Debian3232/start-button.png
        system {
        }
        separator {
        }
        item {
           image=/usr/share/icons/MaXo-ReMix/places/folder_home.png
           name=My Files
           action=pcmanfm ./
        }
        item {
            command=run
        }
        item {
           image=/usr/share/lubuntu-control-center/media/icon.png
           name=Control Panel
           action=lubuntu-control-center         
        }
        separator {
        }
        item {
           image=/usr/share/icons/MaXo-ReMix/apps/firefox-3.5.png
           name=Explore the Internet
           action=iceweasel 
        }
        item {
           image=/usr/share/icons/.png
           name=Calandar/Email/Tasks/Contacts
           action=evolution
        }
        separator {
        }
        item {
           image=/usr/share/icons/word.png
           name=Create/Edit Word Document
           action=/usr/bin/wps 
        }
        item {
           image=/usr/share/icons/excel.png
           name=Create/Edit Excel Spreadsheet
           action=/usr/bin/et 
        }
        item {
           image=/usr/share/icons/powerpoint.png
           name=Create/Edit Powerpoint Presentation
           action=/usr/bin/wpp 
        }
        separator {
        }
        item {
           image=/usr/share/icons/media-optical-cd.png
           name=Burn CD
           action=brasero
        }
        item {
           image=/usr/share/icons/media-optical-cd.png
           name=Rip CD
           action=asunder
        }
        item {
           image=/usr/share/icons/media-optical-cd.png
           name=Play CD/DVD
           action=xine
        }
        item {
           image=/usr/share/icons/media-optical-cd.png
           name=Copy/Backup CD/DVD
           action=k9copy –assistant
        }
        separator {
        }
        item {
           image=/usr/share/icons/xsane.png
           name=Scan a Document
           action=simple-scan
        }
        item {
           image=/usr/share/icons/gcalc-tool.png
           name=Calculator
           action=galculator
        }
            separator {
        }    
        item {
           image=/usr/share/icons/media-optical-cd.png
           name=Listen/Store Music
           action=banshee
        }
        item {
           image=/usr/share/icons/netflix.png
           name=Watch Netflix Movies
           action=netflix-desktop
        }        
        item {
           image=/usr/share/icons/camera-photo.png
           name=Organize/Edit Photos
           action=shotwell
        }
        separator {
        }        
         item {
           image=/usr/share/icons/cheese.png
           name=Take Selfies
           action=cheese
        }
        item {
           image=/usr/share/icons/Facebookpics.png
           name=Publish Pics 2 Facebook
           action=shotwell
        }
        item {
           image=/usr/share/icons/Facebook_icon.png
           name=Facebook
           action=fbmessenger
        }
        item {
           image=/usr/share/icons/yt.png
           name=You Tube
           action=firefox http://www.youtube.com/
        }
        separator {
        }
        item {
           image=/usr/share/icons/tracker.png
           name=Search Files
           action=catfish
        }
        separator {
        }
        item {
            image=/usr/share/lxsession/images/system-shutdown.png
            command=logout
        }
    }
}

Plugin {
    type = space
    expand=1
    Config {
        Size=2
    }
}

Plugin {
    type = taskbar
    expand=1
    Config {
        tooltips=1
        IconsOnly=1
        ShowAllDesks=1
        UseMouseWheel=1
        UseUrgencyHint=1
        FlatButton=1
        MaxTaskWidth=200
        spacing=1
        GroupedTasks=0
    }
}

Plugin {
    type = volumealsa
}

Plugin {
    type = space
    Config {
        Size=2
    }
}

Plugin {
    type = dclock
    Config {
        ClockFmt=%a, %b %d, %I:%M %p
        TooltipFmt=%A %x
        BoldFont=1
        IconOnly=0
        CenterText=0
    }
}

Plugin {
    type = launchbar
    Config {
        Button {
            id=/usr/share/applications/FastForcast.desktop
        }
        Button {
            id=/usr/share/applications/radar.desktop
        }
    }
}

Plugin {
    type = space
    expand=1
    Config {
        Size=2
    }
}

Plugin {
    type = monitors
    Config {
        DisplayCPU=0
        DisplayRAM=1
        RAMColor=#FF0000
    }
}

Plugin {
    type = monitors
    Config {
        DisplayCPU=1
        DisplayRAM=0
        CPUColor=#0000FF
    }
}

Plugin {
    type = tray
}

Plugin {
    type = launchbar
    Config {
        Button {
            id=lxde-logout.desktop
        }
    }
}

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off

lxde-applications.menu Template


Applications
lxde-menu-applications.directory

   
   


            All
            all-applications.directory
       

Accessories
lxde-utility.directory

Utility

Accessibility

System





Universal Access
lxde-utility-accessibility.directory

Accessibility

Settings





Development
lxde-development.directory

Development

emacs.desktop





Education
lxde-education.directory

Education





Games
lxde-game.directory

Game





Graphics
lxde-graphics.directory

Graphics

Utility





Internet
lxde-network.directory

Network





Multimedia
lxde-audio-video.directory

AudioVideo





Office
lxde-office.directory

Office





System
lxde-system-tools.directory

System

Settings

PackageManager





Other
lxde-other.directory

Core

Settings

Screensaver




DesktopSettings
lxde-settings.directory

Settings
PackageManager
System


DesktopSettings


lxde-wine
lxde-wine.directory

   


Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Desktop Directory Template

Desktop Entry]
Type=Directory
Name=What you type here will show up as submenu title
Icon=/give/full/path/to/your/icon.png
NoDisplay=false

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Linux Menu for Windows Users

Screenshot from 2013-09-21 06:17:05

 

Linux menu is here too.

Screenshot from 2013-09-21 06:17:49

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Oh Yea! Heres where you get Lxweather

First some dependencies

in terminal check and make sure your header files are installed

In a terminal…

uname -r

This gives your kernel version

Whatever the output( 3.10.1-0 or whatever else) make sure your linux-headers-#.#.#-# that match your kernel image version exactly are installed by

sudo apt-get install linux-headers-#.#.#-#

in terminal (where #.#.#-#  match the output exactly of the prior command uname -r)

Now make sure make is installed. In a terminal do

sudo apt-get install make

Okay, now you’ll need git. In a terminal …

     sudo apt-get install git

sudo apt-get install libxml++2.6-dev

Now your ready to install Lxweather so do this in a terminal…

git clone https://github.com/psipika/lxweather.git

cd ./lxweather

./configure

make

sudo make install

Now add Lxweather to applications. In a terminal do this…

sudo leafpad /usr/share/applications/lxweather.desktop

then copy and paste in the following…

[Desktop Entry]
Name=lxweather
Exec=lxweather
Icon=
Type=Application
Categories=GTK;GNOME;Utility;

Save and close, then copy to your ./.config/autostart folder in terminal do …

cp /usr/share/applications/lxweather.desktop ./.config/autostart/lxweather.desktop

 

Enjoy!

 

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Lxweather-plugin

I have been using the LXDE desktop. But there was always something missing. I like to have the weather temperature in view at all times. But since LXDE had no weather app, I had to use cairo dock, or install the xfce4-panel and use it just for their weather app. But no more.

I just discovered that Piotr Sipika has made a weather app for LXDE. Finally, an app I can use that sits in my system tray. If you hover over it with your mouse it will give you some weather information. Screenshot from 2013-08-24 16:48:541

If you right click on it a nice window will open with some other weather information.
Screenshot from 2013-08-24 16:49:391

Just what I needed, almost. I can hover to get the current temperature, but I would prefer it to be visable at all times. Maybe someone will make that happen. But until then this will work for me.

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off