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Re: Linux Lite 4.0 - Sneak peeks
« Reply #75 on: April 03, 2018, 12:22:48 PM »
 

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Changed title bar of slider dialogue.
Needs to be shrink slider total size to right, and add text to left before slider of the each option name.

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VALUE=`zenity --scale --title "Lite Options" --text="On Off" --hide-value --value="0" --min-value="0" --max-value="1" –step="1"`
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Re: Linux Lite 4.0 - Sneak peeks
« Reply #76 on: April 03, 2018, 01:30:02 PM »
 

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VALUE=`zenity --scale --title "Lite Options" --text="On Off" --hide-value --value="0" --min-value="0" --max-value="1" –step="1"`

The limitation with zenity in this case would be using multiple --scale in a single dialog. Once you try to do anything that requires the most basics in a UI dialog, zenity is out of the question. Same applies to Yad in that regard, even though Yad offers quite much more options and ways around.

While my example did not use yad or zenity (I used python), there are ways to archive similar results by using Yad buttons and pipes. We could have a dialog with three buttons and pipe clicks to execute the action and change the button labels. This is certainly doable with Yad.

@Jerry, for a pipe example, UnlockMe Icon Themes option includes it. One can click a button to "Select All" or "Clear All" to deselect all checkboxes - it pipes the action in the yad dialog.

Unless we come to the realization that this is 2018 and embrace other programming languages, we will persist on the mistake of creating a 7 buttons dialog for 3 possible actions. This is, in my opinion, a good example of what not to do in a UI dialog.



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Re: Linux Lite 4.0 - Sneak peeks
« Reply #77 on: April 03, 2018, 01:41:55 PM »
 

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Its good to know, saves time trying more ways, I had been trial/error ways to add additional rows of sliders, and also to add, list, columns, and was not able to do this in the same dialogue.


 

Re: Linux Lite 4.0 - Sneak peeks
« Reply #78 on: April 03, 2018, 06:44:39 PM »
 

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Heya people of the interweebs!


If we are "stuck" with the interface module for the GUI, its not the best but here's my vision :
And yeah, the black and gray background squares should have 2 rounded corner (top right, bottom left), 4 rounded corners or just be a circle, filled or out-lined. Sorry, the icons are great but the look with the square is too Windows95. :-S


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Re: Linux Lite 4.0 - Sneak peeks
« Reply #79 on: April 03, 2018, 06:45:29 PM »
 

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... or to reply to myself, make it look like the Lite Software interface maybe?
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Re: Linux Lite 4.0 - Sneak peeks
« Reply #80 on: April 03, 2018, 07:43:44 PM »
 

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I'll wait until after release to see what the general feedback on the Lite Sounds interface is. To date I've gotten friends and people I've installed LL for (new to Linux people, our actual target audience), and they love it's simplicity. Simplicity is so 2018.
 

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« Reply #81 on: April 03, 2018, 08:12:18 PM »
 

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If size is wished to reduce at future times, can be reduce by -
add tick on to, by editing, enable icon
add red circle/line, or x, on to, by editing disable icon
remove text on all their buttons, add text as a mouseover info for each icon/button.
This can maybe be up to 75% smaller GUi.

It means space for 3x3 GUI, x3 button per row/x3 rows  -
enable icon |  disable icon | Test

Where Test button Launches Volume control then it doesn't need a row to itself
 

Re: Linux Lite 4.0 - Sneak peeks
« Reply #82 on: April 03, 2018, 11:36:01 PM »
 

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Jerry,

May I ask what is your opposition to having UEFI compatibility for Linux Lite?  Linux Lite has non free software so I know that cannot be the reason.  I'm surprised you want to limit the market for it.
 

Re: Linux Lite 4.0 - Sneak peeks
« Reply #83 on: April 03, 2018, 11:45:03 PM »
 

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@SleepyD to be honest, I've answered that question so many times on these Forums, it's getting to the point where I'm done with the subject. There is more at stake here than limiting a market. I would gladly sacrifice popularity for ethics.
 

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« Reply #84 on: April 04, 2018, 01:02:18 AM »
 

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Jerry,

I have a suggestion.  Could you pin a post at the top of the forums in regards to the UEFI issue so people don't have to scour the forum for answers?  You would just have to do it one time.  You could then paste the link for that post in  any posts regarding UEFI.
 

Re: Linux Lite 4.0 - Sneak peeks
« Reply #85 on: April 04, 2018, 03:44:04 PM »
 

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Jerry,

I have a suggestion.  Could you pin a post at the top of the forums in regards to the UEFI issue so people don't have to scour the forum for answers?  You would just have to do it one time.  You could then paste the link for that post in  any posts regarding UEFI.

Jerry, I think this is a good idea.
My reasoning for saying this is that I think many of those migrating from Windows OS to LL, don't have the insight or experience to know why UEFI technology is a backward step. I was one of these people, back in 2014, when I made the 'jump', though of course have seen the light since.  Being new to Linux, and seeing most distros adopting UEFI support, many newbies naturally assume it's the thing to do ...
Last Edit: April 04, 2018, 03:58:49 PM by m654321
64bit OS (32-bit on Samsung netbook) installed in Legacy mode on MBR-formatted SSDs (except pi which uses a micro SDHC card):
2017 - Raspberry pi 3B (4cores) ~ Arm710@1.2GHz - LibreElec, used for upgrading our Samsung TV (excellent for the task)  
2012 - Lenovo G580 2689 (2cores; 4threads] ~ i3-3110M@2.4GHz - LL3.8/Win8.1 dual-boot (LL working smoothly)
2011 - Samsung NP-N145 Plus (1core; 2threads) ~ Intel Atom N455@1.66GHz - LL 3.8 32-bit (64-bit too 'laggy')
2008 - Asus X71Q (2cores) ~ Intel T3200@2.0GHz - LL4.6/Win8.1 dual-boot, LL works fine with kernel 4.15
2007 - Dell Latitude D630 (2cores) ~ Intel T7100@1.8GHz - LL4.6, works well with kernel 4.4; 4.15 doesn't work
 

Re: Linux Lite 4.0 - Sneak peeks
« Reply #86 on: April 04, 2018, 09:45:00 PM »
 

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Here you go - https://www.linuxliteos.com/forums/introductions/uefi-and-linux-lite/ I'm officially done with the topic of UEFI :)

Back to Sneak Peeks now.
 

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« Reply #87 on: April 05, 2018, 01:30:45 AM »
 

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Here you go - https://www.linuxliteos.com/forums/introductions/uefi-and-linux-lite/ I'm officially done with the topic of UEFI :)
Back to Sneak Peeks now.

Glad to hear it Jerry  :)
I am too!

Can't wait for LL4.0 - it looks really exciting - another 5 years of LL bliss!
Keep up the great work 8)

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64bit OS (32-bit on Samsung netbook) installed in Legacy mode on MBR-formatted SSDs (except pi which uses a micro SDHC card):
2017 - Raspberry pi 3B (4cores) ~ Arm710@1.2GHz - LibreElec, used for upgrading our Samsung TV (excellent for the task)  
2012 - Lenovo G580 2689 (2cores; 4threads] ~ i3-3110M@2.4GHz - LL3.8/Win8.1 dual-boot (LL working smoothly)
2011 - Samsung NP-N145 Plus (1core; 2threads) ~ Intel Atom N455@1.66GHz - LL 3.8 32-bit (64-bit too 'laggy')
2008 - Asus X71Q (2cores) ~ Intel T3200@2.0GHz - LL4.6/Win8.1 dual-boot, LL works fine with kernel 4.15
2007 - Dell Latitude D630 (2cores) ~ Intel T7100@1.8GHz - LL4.6, works well with kernel 4.4; 4.15 doesn't work
 

Re: Linux Lite 4.0 - Sneak peeks
« Reply #88 on: April 05, 2018, 01:39:34 AM »
 

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Re: Linux Lite 4.0 - Sneak peeks
« Reply #89 on: April 06, 2018, 12:08:09 AM »
 

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Thank you Jerry for the UEFI post.  I will look up what you said about the security of UEFI.  I will use Linux Lite 3.8 until it is no longer supported.  I can't see changing to MBR.  I like distro hopping.  From what I've read, it is supposed to be easier to manage multiple partitions with UEFI.
 


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