What with the winter coming and all, I felt like it was the time to do a bit of a refresh on my desktop.
Before, the scheme was light gray and cyan on dark gray.
Now it's black on white.
Using FVWM2 for the window manager and the panel. The drop shadows are courtesy of xcompmgr. Drew the window icons a few years back. Had to make a custom analog clock (using Cairo) after failing to find a good one. Urxvt for the terminals, using its matcher-module for clickable urls. The irssi theme is a customized version of Simplicity.
There are no launchers, app icons or a taskbar. I have the F-keys set to launch apps (MacOS 9 -style) and there's a right-click-summonable desktop menu. I don't really need a taskbar, since I have the pager and Win-[number] hotkeys for desktop switching. To shuffle through windows, a right-click on the window border or titlebar moves it back / brings it to front. I'm using the mouse to switch between windows (with focus follows mouse) and keyboard shortcuts to do the maximize/winshade/close/sticky -tango. No minimize because no taskbar.
All my windowing-related hotkeys are behind the Win-key, leaving the other modifier keys free for apps. Now if apps could just stop using the F-keys :P
Also made Firefox work more like Chrome by installing the following extensions: Hide Menubar, autoHideStatusbar, CyberSearch and Edit Middle. Then hid the bookmarks toolbar and the search bar, replaced the Home-button with New Tab, and added the Bookmarks-button to the Navigation toolbar. Now I have only a single toolbar and the tab list on top, no separate search bar and a statusbar that only shows when loading page, hovering a link or hovering the statusbar area. See screenshot below.
art with code
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- Filezoo, day 18
- Filezoo, 17.3: image thumbnails
- Filezoo, 17.2: context menu, a bit nicer monitorin...
- Filezoo, 17.1: rewrite done-ish
- Filezoo, 16.1: rewrite, dev env screenie
- Filezoo, 15.2: DirStats static rewrite
- Filezoo, day 15: refactoring plan
- Yeah, it's going to be difficult
- Filezoo, day 14
- X application startup times
- More fishes
- Filezoo startup profile
- Filezoo, start of day 13: some timings, thumbnail ...
- Filezoo, day 12: zoom navigation
- Filezoo, day 11: silly icons, less traversal, pare...
- Filezoo, end of day 10 / start of day 11
- Filezoo, day 10 and 2/3: Manual rectangle clipping...
- Filezoo, end of day 9: requirements document, inte...
- Filezoo, start of day 9: more traversal banging, f...
- Filezoo, day 8: Merge of the recursive branch
- Filezoo, day 6
- Filezoo, end of day 5: Context-sensitive zoom, rec...
- Filezoo, start of day 5
- Filezoo, end of day 4: Speed!
- Filezoo: start of day 4
- A small shell script for Googling
- Filezoo, end of day 3: open terminal, threads
- Filezoo, start of day 3: zooming and panning
- Filezoo: end of day 2
- Filezoo: visual du with aspirations towards file m...
- Visual disk usage app using Mono
- A simple C# analog clock with Mono and Cairo
- Black on white desktop theme
- ▼ November (34)
- Built art installations, web sites, graphics libraries, web browsers, mobile apps, desktop apps, media player themes, many nutty prototypes, much bad code, much bad art.Have freelanced for Verizon, Google, Mozilla, Warner Bros, Sony Pictures, Yahoo!, Microsoft, Valve Software, TDK Electronics.Ex-Chrome Developer Relations.
- Filezoo - Minimalistic zoomable file manager
- Missile Fleet - A game written with Cake.js
- Gitbug - In-repo bug tracker for Git
- Prelude.ml - OCaml stdlib replacement with a Haskellish flavour
- Metadata - File metadata extraction tool and Ruby library
- Thumbnailer - File thumbnailing tool and Ruby library
- Random canvas demos