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Old 07-07-2011, 08:40 PM
Jesse Palser
 
Default -Xubuntu is great, have some questions...

[11.04]-Xubuntu is great, have some questions...

Hi,

I was a long time Ubuntu Gnome user (many years),
but recent changes from Gnome 2.x to Unity
made me drop that distro fast and look for an alternative.

I tried about 12 different Linux distributions
and I decided that Xubuntu 11.04 would be my final choice.

I just love Xubuntu 11.04 with XFCE desktop environment.

Here are my questions:
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
- XFCE panel has a bad bug in it where window buttons
can not be drag-n-dropped into different order.
(I fixed this by installing XFCE panel from 11.10)
I guess this will be fixed in 11.10.

- I managed to make my window titlebars transparent,
but was wondering if a Windows(R) Aero effect is possible?
(Aero makes the transparency fuzzy)

- I have a calculator button on my USB keyboard
but in Xubuntu it not working. How would I fix this?
(worked OK on Ubuntu)

- There seems to be two audio volume controls on my panel?
I know how to get rid of one of them, but can this be fixed in 11.10?

- Ubuntu 11.04 had a great feature to drag a window
to the screen edge and it would occupy 1/2 of the screen.
Can this be added to Xubuntu 11.10?
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Thank you...

Jesse "JeZ+Lee"
16BitSoft
Video Game Design Studio
www.16BitSoft.com

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Old 07-07-2011, 09:18 PM
Liviu Andronic
 
Default -Xubuntu is great, have some questions...

Hello

On Thu, Jul 7, 2011 at 10:40 PM, Jesse Palser <SLNTHERO@aol.com> wrote:
> [11.04]-Xubuntu is great, have some questions...
>
> Hi,
>
> I was a long time Ubuntu Gnome user (many years),
> but recent changes from Gnome 2.x to Unity
> made me drop that distro fast and look for an alternative.
>
> I tried about 12 different Linux distributions
> and I decided that Xubuntu 11.04 would be my final choice.
>
> I just love Xubuntu 11.04 with XFCE desktop environment.
>
Nice to hear. Xfce is a very nice and underrated DE. A couple of
comments below.


> Here are my questions:
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> - XFCE panel has a bad bug in it where window buttons
> can not be drag-n-dropped into different order.
> (I fixed this by installing XFCE panel from 11.10)
> I guess this will be fixed in 11.10.
>
Originally removing DnD support for panel items was on purpose, but it
was recently fixed in xfce4-panel 4.8.4. See [1].
[1] https://bugzilla.xfce.org/show_bug.cgi?id=7058


> - I managed to make my window titlebars transparent,
> but was wondering if a Windows(R) Aero effect is possible?
> (Aero makes the transparency fuzzy)
>
Probably not, but I'm also missing this and it might make sense to
file a feature request on the bugzilla (link above). Alternatively,
Xfce is highly modular and you could experiment with using compiz (or
whatever) instead of xfwm4 as a window manager.


> - I have a calculator button on my USB keyboard
> but in Xubuntu it not working. *How would I fix this?
> (worked OK on Ubuntu)
>
As long as Ubuntu already assigned an event to your key, try Settings
> Keyboard > Shortcuts and there add a new item and assign your
favourite button to your favourite calculator.


> - There seems to be two audio volume controls on my panel?
> I know how to get rid of one of them, but can this be fixed in 11.10?
>
> - Ubuntu 11.04 had a great feature to drag a window
> to the screen edge and it would occupy 1/2 of the screen.
> Can this be added to Xubuntu 11.10?
>
Maybe 'Maximize window horizontally/vertically' actions would do the
job. See Settings > WM > Keyboard for the associated shortcuts (or you
may need to assign them to some key combination). But this might be
worthy of a feature request, too (on bugzilla).

Regards
Liviu

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