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Re: Linux Lite 3.8 Suggestions welcomed
« Reply #30 on: December 29, 2017, 09:08:18 PM »
 

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Nice work on LL, Jerry! Any chance you could add a password field to the LVM/LUKS login? Currently it's just the GRUB background image and there's no indication that a password should be entered. Luckily I figured it out. :-)
 


Re: Linux Lite 3.8 Suggestions welcomed
« Reply #31 on: December 30, 2017, 12:07:46 AM »
 

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@Jerry More of a question than a suggestion. In another thread you made a modification available (for the /usr/scripts/updates-gui script used by the Install Updates function) that changes how the update process is displayed.

Will that become the default in 3.8? I'm not going to touch it now in my current 3.6 system.

The Updates GUI won't change in 3.8 I am thinking of using he Yad version in 4.x Series though.
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Re: Linux Lite 3.8 Suggestions welcomed
« Reply #32 on: December 30, 2017, 12:13:23 AM »
 

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Nice work on LL, Jerry! Any chance you could add a password field to the LVM/LUKS login? Currently it's just the GRUB background image and there's no indication that a password should be entered. Luckily I figured it out. :-)

I haven't found a way to do that yet.
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Re: Linux Lite 3.8 Suggestions welcomed
« Reply #33 on: December 30, 2017, 03:46:46 PM »
 

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I haven't found a way to do that yet.

You may want to fork the Ubuntu Mate Plymouth theme. One nice thing about it is that it creates a gradient background in the code instead of an image. All you'd have to do is replace the images with LL versions and change the color variables. From what I can tell you use #FFE97F (rgb 255, 233, 127) at the top and #7F6A00 (rgb 127, 106, 0) at the bottom of the background. As I understand it you need to divide each rgb value by 256 to get the correct decimal value in the code like this:

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Window.SetBackgroundTopColor (0.9960, 0.9101, 0.4960);
Window.SetBackgroundBottomColor (0.4960, 0.4140, 0.0);
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Re: Linux Lite 3.8 Suggestions welcomed
« Reply #34 on: January 01, 2018, 01:03:14 AM »
 

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Thanks @Mike I'll play with it.
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Re: Linux Lite 3.8 Suggestions welcomed
« Reply #35 on: January 19, 2018, 04:48:16 PM »
 

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It'd be nice to have an option to "pin" an app/launcher to the panel via context menu; just rick-click on the app icon in the panel and select "pin to panel" or something like that instead of going through the panel preferences > add new item > launcher > app to pin process. 
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Re: Linux Lite 3.8 Suggestions welcomed
« Reply #36 on: January 31, 2018, 11:39:37 PM »
 

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   Hi, I contributed to the help manual and realized that you might be able to use some of that info here  (for the best Linux os in the world!).
 I switched to Linux about 2 years ago. It is my main os now. When first learning Linux, backup, documentation,  privacy and security were my main concerns. There wasn’t any sign of distros being concerned about making a restore point or wiping private data.
 These are the things I would have liked to have seen then and now:
 
  •   making the desktop interface my own” should include an easy way to change panel icons. I have to reopen the icon manager for each panel icon that I  change.  I don’t see any of the ubuntu based os’s making this customization take less time. A quicker way of doing this and other look changes would be appreciated by many.
  •   A software center in “lite software”: Synaptic p.a. is difficult for a newbie to use. They don’t need to see all the system packages mixed in with consumer type software. I use gnome-software it takes some time to load, but I see no drain on my Pentium 2.4 with 2gb ram. Lubuntu is in the repository also and would probably be faster then Ubuntu s.c.
  •   lite software”: describe each of the app download links listed in the app with a mouse over and provide wiki page links. As a newbie I’d also like to see these added too it: bleachbit, xfce notes or noblenotes, clamav, veracrypt, a password manager, a vpn, mintstick to format my flash drives (nothing else seems to work for this task).
  •   A simple grub editor with root privileges, that would: change the grub time out from 10 sec to 30 sec; take a screenshot of a specified image to be installed as a grub menu background; menu name changer
  •   A sandbox for downloaded files so that clamav can scan any suspicious ones before moving them to another location (like puppy605 has).
  •   A pop-out notification that tells you when you wallpaper slideshow has changed images. This might appeal to people who have labored to find inspirational images, but don’t get to experience them, every 5 min, because a browser window is covering most of the screen. The minimize all open windows button on the task bar could allow a quick look!
  •   Chromium: installing chromium seems to include installing pepperflash. If this is true it would make It harder for a new user to update pepperflash, using the terminal. Having a self updating flash addon installed by default for this browser seems like a good idea. Also chromium seems to be a faster browser than Firefox (even with browsec vpn & comodo cloud antivirus running in both). Having a ready to use version in “lite software” is good for those with smaller computer resources.
  •   Bleachbit added to “lite software”: Privacy and security seemed to be lacking when I first came over to Linux. Bleachbit looks like the best choice right now (I hear it is what was used on Hilary’s emails). Bleachbit documentation is hard to find, but it is the only privacy solution close to ccleaner for windows. The only thing that messed up my computer once was auto-remove, but LL has that in the tweak app.
  •   Clean temporary memory: lite tweaks has the feature, One time it seemed that it didn’t work, but bleachbit did. Are they each doing a different function?
  •   An easier way to reducing the swap file from 60 to 5 on smaller computers; 
 
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Re: Linux Lite 3.8 Suggestions welcomed
« Reply #37 on: February 01, 2018, 05:00:10 AM »
 

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Hi @Corbin

@ralphy has an amazing tool in his magic treasure test of awesomeness that does all of these things on my computer, easily and graphically.  Read about it here!

"Mintstick" is available from Ralphy's tool box as well.
 

Re: Linux Lite 3.8 Suggestions welcomed
« Reply #38 on: February 02, 2018, 01:40:15 AM »
 

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   Hi Ralphy,   I’d like a copy of unlockme as well.  It’s good to see a way to quickly change swappiness and have so many of the “make it my own” settings in one place.  This app is customization, maintenance on steroids. I’d like to see it in an official repository.
 Instead of leaving a comment on your site, here’s how the appearance of your software & website might fit into a LL interface & the linux world.
 
  •   the layout of the windows will look good in LL. Some small things to look at adjusting are:  the unlockme title in the first image isn’t centered and it looks like it should be “unlockme tweaks”; 
  •   The preload window that you show has stopped, remove, etc, switches that have always confused me. The sliders and check boxes are easy to understand.
  •   The dark theme in LL is my favorite and easy on the eyes.  I stick with it even though I can’t tell one from another when they are stacked on top of each other.  Your windows are missing a fine contrasting line to resolve the problem.
  •   choosing a name can be tricky (What that name is may be connected to the idea that the user can get a feeling of freedom and computing power from installing your software).
  •   Applications: Conky is an exiting looking app until you look at all the configuring you have to do. I've seen ready to use ones, but I'm still hoping for a conky wizard with a few templates to choose from.

 Corbin,
 
 
Last Edit: February 02, 2018, 01:34:49 PM by Corbin
 


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