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post your desktop right now no cheating
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I will never understand how people can use xfce, gnome is just so much better.

I'm sure I'll have to make the switch to i3 at some point though, maybe sooner rather than later as I need to do a reinstall.


>I will never understand how people can use xfce, gnome is just so much better.

Please expand on this statement.


IDK what he means by that either. Your setup looks nice and clean. Moved on from Mint I see :^)


It's just a lot more intuitive, I think a good comparison is using page down rather than the scroll bar.


Do you have any examples? I'm assuming your comparison was a metaphor, since page down/up is how you also navigate xfce.


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This isn't my desktop, but it totally looks like something that Unity would be into.



GNOME is the shittiest DE ever.
>no minimize/maximize by default
>have to install an extra tool just to get back that most basic feature
>have to install browser extension just to get things that give back basic functionality (like a menu that doesn't suck)
>it all breaks next time GNOME updates
>GUI package manager that doesn't find half the shit that just running the terminal command does
>now featuring more bloat than fucking KDE
>no right-click > new file in the file manager
>GNOME apps are non-conforming, so if you run i.e. gedit in a tiling wm it will still have the GIANT ugly title bar
>all this while relying on systemdick
GNOME is trash.



I haven't used GNOME in a long time, and didn't know it had gotten that bad. I check on screenshots every one in a while, and it looks like it's aimed at being a touch-screen replacement.


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You have an android phone and google linux frequently, i assume, because this was recommended to me via jewgle this morning. Thanks, though, I never bothered to click it.


>using google

You got the wrong guy mate. It's an article posted yesterday to linux.com

That's how I found it.


>he uses google and likes GNOME
unity, you never cease to amaze me.



If you buy into gnomes workflow you're fine. The problem is if you want to break away from what they want you too do. Then things get hairy.

I personally love the way there desktops work, and the way they handle there activity view is (in my opinion) an improvement over macOS's expose.

But I'm not a typical user. I live in a terminal and my IDE (intellij).


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hi buddies
lxqt is nice on my battery


Is lxqt more stable now? Last I tried it, it felt like it was put together with a bit of duct tape. it was also just as resource intensive as xfce, which kind of defeats the purpose.


I'm assuming you are using "resource intensive" very loosely here


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Changed up the start menu icon.


yes. What I mean is, LXDE was always more lightweight than XFCE, which made up for its comparative lack of features. LXQT used the same amount of resources as XFCE, which doesn't really give it much of a place. At least, that was the case when I tried it. It may have changed.


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it's pretty basic looking.


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LXQT is for people who want a qt version of XFCE. It's a bit more configurable than LXDE and some people (somehow) prefer qt over gtk

also reminder that the gnu is the best animal.


>some people (somehow) prefer qt over gtk
At this point in development, I actually prefer QT over GTK because GTK is slowly becoming synonymous with the GNOME project. It's less becoming a wildly customize-able and universal toolkit and more becoming a toolkit for GNOME to use that also happens to work in other DEs, and it's only going to get worse. QT has it's flaws, but at least it's goal is still to be a universal toolkit rather than just being for KDE or something.



I almost strictly relate QT to KDE.


I actually agree with this. I think that GTK is becoming more and more of a "GNOME" thing, and that's not a very good thing, considering how most of us would rate GNOME (which is to say, a dumpster fire/10). I welcome projects like LXQT because of it. QT has its problems, but at least it isn't brought to you by the same people who thought that getting rid of minimize and maximize buttons was a good idea.


Also I'll add that there's some really good QT applications that make more qt based desktops appealing. kdenlive and clementine for starters. Qbittorrent is great. Pcmanfm has a qt port now, and Falkon looks like it might develop into a decent browser, if it gets support for a umatrix-like addon. Also konversation makes for a surprisingly /comfy/ irc experience.


Don't really feel like posting my desktop but i have a question. Why would anyone have a desktop background? Seems like it would only be distracting. I haven't used one in 2 years and i still struggle to see a point.


Mine rotates between space, natural environments, and sexy ladies.

I don't see it 90% of the time because I have windows covering most of the desktop at any given time. The only time I really see the background images is when I first sit down, and when I close all the windows for the night.

Though when I am writing code, or managing networks, I see it a lot more. If you do a lot of stuff through a terminal or command line, a background is nice decoration.


Because i like looking at pretty things.
Why does your house have paint?


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Speaking of Qt, KDE has gotten… good.


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Jumping on the MX hype train. Great distro. tfw didn't even have to provide my own background.


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my desktop rotates between about 20 images, but here's the screencap of what it was about 30 secs ago


>Cortana enabled
>Google Docs and Sheets
Is this bait?


Looks like a normie desktop. Bet that anon gets laid.


That said anon i would recommend making a folder and putting all the shortcuts you never use in there, like the intel and 7 zip and other stuff.


It's gotta be. There's no way someone is so oblivious they use all of the worst options.


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Same distro, now with comfy openbox setup.



Is it still a pain in the ass to set-up openbox? Do you still have to create a launcher for every program you install?


Technically yes, but there's a couple of very easy ways to work around that. The first is to just use a keyboard launcher like dmenu. I use rofi personally, invoked with Super+Space, and have it configured to be able to launch programs and switch to open windows. The other option, which I've also done, is to use a little program called menumaker that will automatically configure your menu for you. It's not in a lot of repos, but it's very easy to find and install. I'd recommend doing both, as I did, just for the sake of convenience.

As far as general config stuff, It's not the easiest to setup (I actually think fluxbox is a bit more simple iirc), but it's not bad. Plus there's utilities like obconf and obmenu that make things easier. And remember that openbox uses a seperate autostart file rather than placing it at the bottom of the config or something.


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Added i3 for the autism trifecta: DM, stacking WM, and tiling WM. Now I can tickle my tism no matter what I'm in the mood for! Also added a bit of transparency and changed the terminal font to something from the Computer Modern (i.e. comfy) family.


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This is my new friend I've got for university.

He's quite comfy.


That's great, but can it run Microsoft Office or Photoshop?

Uni is going to require them.


Simply untrue. I've never been asked to open Photoshop, that definitely depends on major. As far as Microsoft Office goes, I've had to write a lot of papers and make some presentations and such. There was nothing LibreOffice could not handle being thrown at it. There's also LaTeX, which is what I use to write all of my more formal papers and looks a lot BETTER than anything Microsoft Office can put out.


Unless you're going to your university for graphic design, you're not going to need Photoshop, and I cannot remember an instance where I couldn't use LibreOffice or Google Docs for the entirety of my uni life.

LaTeX is life


If he was going to uni for gd or anything with cad he wouldnt have gotten a chromebook
The most important thing you need for college is google docs and slides anyway. Most big projects are team projects.


No they aren't? Why would polisci require photoshop?

Also Libreoffice is 100% word compatible.


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here's my i3 desktop as well. fuck i love gallium.


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nice trips


fucking stroodcar


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Le update


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This wallpaper is still excellent.

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