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Re: Linux Lite 3.8 Suggestions welcomed
« Reply #39 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.

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Re: Linux Lite 3.8 Suggestions welcomed
« Reply #38 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 #37 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; 
 
 corbin,
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Re: Linux Lite 3.8 Suggestions welcomed
« Reply #36 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 #35 on: January 01, 2018, 01:03:14 AM »
 

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Thanks @Mike I'll play with it.
 

Re: Linux Lite 3.8 Suggestions welcomed
« Reply #34 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 #33 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.
 

Re: Linux Lite 3.8 Suggestions welcomed
« Reply #32 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.
 

Re: Linux Lite 3.8 Suggestions welcomed
« Reply #31 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 #30 on: December 29, 2017, 04:54:15 PM »
 

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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.
 

Re: Linux Lite 3.8 Suggestions welcomed
« Reply #29 on: December 28, 2017, 03:36:26 PM »
 

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I suggest for your guys search, instead of Google use DuckDuckGo or Startpage for them privacy people or does the custom search engine doesn't track you?
 

Re: Linux Lite 3.8 Suggestions welcomed
« Reply #28 on: December 28, 2017, 01:26:27 PM »
 

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I just briefly tested 3.8 beta, excellent as always!

So here are my suggestions:


1) Add the possibility of adding a sound theme to the desktop.

Somewhere on the Settings and/or Lite Tweaks and/or Lite Welcome an option to add a sound theme would be welcome, something like we check and it's ready to use, we uncheck and it's turned off. It's not easy for Linux beginners to install a sound theme so if all the work was a click away for the user this would bring much value.
Personally I need a sound theme while using a pc, it brings a more alive feeling to my user experience.

You could use a sound theme I put together, it's here: https://www.opendesktop.org/p/1187979/
I also included there a file with instructions on how to install it on xfce.


2) Add a button to always on top in xfwm4 Window Manager's Button Layout.

So there's a button to minimize, an option to add a menu button and so on, but... Xfce still does not have a button for always on top! Am I the only one who constantly needs the always on top (or above in some distros or DE) all the time?   :D


3) Add the option of installing and using Compiz as the windows manager, with CCSM properly installed and pre-configured (i.e.: the cube), so the user can choose between xfwm4 and Compiz.

Because it is such a good distro, not all people installing Linux Lite are using old pcs so the possibility of a more elaborated window manager would be an excellent selling point.
In my particular case I have Linux LIte installed in both a very old pc and a decent specs laptop. While in the first lightweight is mandatory, in the second Compiz is very welcome, looks and works great.


4) Replace Thunar with Nemo.

Thunar is very limited in terms of functionality, if other like Nemo could be used I believe it would add value to the distro.


So these are my personal suggestions. Congratulations once again on an amazing distro and keep up with the good work!
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Re: Linux Lite 3.8 Suggestions welcomed
« Reply #27 on: December 06, 2017, 12:22:42 PM »
 

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hi guys , i know that i came very late , but i just remembered ,

theres something WRONG with nether thunar nether the whole Linux IDK
it reads the files sizes wrong
so if i have a 60,000 (60 gb) file it will read in Linux a 60 gb file wile actualey this is wrong because every gb consist of 1024 mb and not 1000 ,it isnt severe but it really pains especially if you are like me and theres many data coming in and out of your pc everyday ,
ah, thanks in advance kkep up the good work
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Re: Linux Lite 3.8 Suggestions welcomed
« Reply #26 on: December 05, 2017, 03:54:14 PM »
 

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What about bringing Linux Lite control center back in LL 3.8?  Also, I think it'd be a good idea to add something like gtkhash to verify files integrity  and maybe some gui/app to manage services/processes other than the "htop gui". It'd be nice to have Y PPA manager available to install in the lite software tool too, or even better, installed already. These ones I think might be seen as personal, maybe not, at least one of them I'm pretty sure is; 1, having a translation software, something like apertium which I already use in LL but maybe someone else could benefit from it too if available in LL. 2, I know LL is primarily intended for new Linux users, specially those ones coming from Windows, however, I also know that some users are not but rather advanced/experienced ones, so I was wondering whether or not a "Linux Lite minimal .iso" - I'm thinking in something like CentOS minimal .iso -  version could be available for download; with no desktop, no apps but the base system only so one boots into a command line mode and install everything from there.         
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Re: Linux Lite 3.8 Suggestions welcomed
« Reply #25 on: December 05, 2017, 11:19:43 AM »
 

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