Lubuntu control center, some ideas

Stephen Smally eco.stefi at
Mon Jun 25 07:50:14 UTC 2012

Il 23/06/2012 17:14, Julien Lavergne ha scritto:
> Le 22 juin 2012 à 12:03, Stephen Smally <eco.stefi at> a écrit :
>> Hi guys, since i can't stand still, here are some ideas for the lubuntu control center:
>> 1) Rename it Lxde Control Center and ship it with Lxde as optional package (included in lxde but not in lxde-core)
>> 2) Include it by default in Lubuntu 12.10
>> 3) Use a "dynamic implementation" [Dynamic Implementation]
>> 4) Give it a standard look (no "Lubuntu" banner, just like gnome-control-center)
>> Dynamic Implementation: The list is loaded dynamically, we put a key in the .desktop file of the lxde preferences apps:
>> (example of lxappearance.desktop)
>> [Desktop Entry]
>> Type=Application
>> Name=Customize Look and Feel
>> GenericName=Customize Look and Feel
>> Comment=Customizes look and feel of your desktop and applications
>> Icon=preferences-desktop-theme
>> Exec=lxappearance
>> NotShowIn=GNOME;XFCE;
>> StartupNotify=true
>> Categories=Settings;DesktopSettings;GTK;X-LXDE-Settings;
>> (sees? X-LXDE-Settings in "Categories")
>> The control center show only the .desktop files in /usr/share/applications which have X-LXDE-Settings in "Categories"
>> So we need to update the .desktop files of every settings app in lxde (plus we need a separate .desktop for the pcmanfm preferences) with X-LXDE-Settings, i don't know how many of these apps already have it.
> Patches welcome. One of the main reason why l-c-c is not on Lubuntu is because it's not dynamic. Having it as a part of LXDE will also be nice.
> Regards,
> Julien Lavergne

Well, can you (all) give me a suggestion? Should l-c-c consider 
X-LXDE-Settings only or all the Settings apps? The problem is that 
lubuntu may use some configuration apps that are not lxde-specific 
(e.g.: the language selection). May i have to make a poll on the mailing 
list or some poll-site?

Stephen Smally

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