Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment
tpprynn wrote:Though currently only trying the odd LXDE distro on a usb stick, I'd be interested to know about this. On the LXDE panel you can right click and choose for the panel buttons to be 'flat' as they're described - the box surrounding the names of the programs running disappears, which looks better than in Gnome. As LXDE still uses gtk I'm thinking that this involves some code that would be transferrable to Gnome. I'd like my Debian 6 pc's 'Window List' buttons flat like this, with ideally maybe the active program having its title in bold. Yesterday I managed by trial and error to make the volume icon on the panel use a pixmap identical to the panel background when clicked, so that it matched other right hand panel icons -instead of being backgrounded by a block colour - but I didn't manage the equivalanet thing for the Window List buttons.
Thanks for any ideas/ facts/ enthusiasm.
tpprynn wrote:The one LXDE distro I have at the moment doesn't seem to have something for taking screenshots
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install gnome-screenshot
I will show you my Gnome panel, with and without flat panel buttons , and will try explaining better.
I have learnt how to make 'flat' panel buttons using Gnome 2 in the last couple of days. Screenshot one shows three programs open. A 100% transparent pixmap is obscuring the normal panel button for each program. In screenshot 2 I have used a pixmap for the active program and the transparent pixmap for any others. This pixmap button fits the panel better too.
In LXDE the matter of getting flat panel buttons is far simpler - we just click on the panel, and one of the options enables us to untick a box so that only program titles, with no border, in other words no button then being shown. It looks neater and more modern.
I am asking how LXDE achieves this with its LXPANEL, and whether its method is something that could be adapted for use in Gnome as LXDE still uses gtk. In Gnome the panel applet that gives us these buttons for programs is called the Window List applet.
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