[ubuntu-studio-users] Enhancing the desktop

Hazan Pérez hapk02 at gmail.com
Mon Nov 11 17:18:43 UTC 2013


I've looked a bit into this a got a few results. I have a laptop in 
which I can test distros and the such, helps me decide what to install 
in my main computer. It doesn't has the same hardware, but it's a big 

Installed the latest version of US and looked for a few things in the 
internet. For the window list that also works as a dock there is 
DockBarX, which is great. Changed the default menu for Whisker Menu, 
which behaves a bit like Mint Menu. Haven't looked into my other 
requests, but the unfocused scroll is a must; if any of you know how to 
configure it please tell me. The expo view of the windows is not 
necessary, but it certainly is useful, specially when drag and dropping 
stuff around. Oh and Alt-Tab is certainly useful, a must in any good DE 

Ah, another request. I usually turn off my PC by using a power button 
on my keyboard (or the actual power button of the PC), but I'd like a 
confirmation dialog before I actually turn it off, I also do this to 
easily reboot or log out. So I'd like to change the behavior of the 
button to show me, instead, the dialog of the Exit option in the menu. 
Does any of you know how to do this?

I'll keep on looking around.

El jue 07 nov 2013 20:58:16 COT, Rivera Valdez escribió:
> Hi, Hazan :)
> I'd never tried to change that stuff, but in case you have
> not enough answers from the UbuntuStudio community you
> can also try the Xfce community as well. Things like "unfocused
> scroll" (which I personally love ;) are probably Xfce-relative, etx.
> Have you tried keeping Alt pressed after Tab for the "All open
> windows view"?
> Sorry for not being of much help,
> regards!
> On Thu, Nov 7, 2013 at 7:06 PM, Hazan Pérez <hapk02 at gmail.com
> <mailto:hapk02 at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     Good day community,
>     A bit of background: Used a couple of versions of UbuntuStudio in the
>     past, I think it's a very good idea for a Distro. I work mostly with
>     graphics, some video and a bit of desktop publishing, so having a
>     distro
>     with such tools available out of the box is great (can't say the same
>     for all the audio stuff, most of that software I don't even know
>     how to
>     use).
>     For this semester I decided to switch to Linux Mint, which is nice but
>     it has a few problems, thanks to the Cinnamon DE, which has let me sad
>     and frustrated. I'm thinking of switching to US again, but there are a
>     few things about XFCE that I don't like.
>     XFCE is really nice, fast, lean and light while being pretty, but
>     I miss
>     a bit of functionality from other DEs. I can't use another DE
>     because of
>     a default sound config (wrote about that some time ago but didn't
>     received much help). Sound is rightly configured in default US with
>     XFCE, but if I change the DE it goes all wrong.
>     Now, for that extra functionality, here are the things I miss the most
>     from other DEs:
>     - Unfocused Scroll: This is if, for example, I have a window in the
>     background and a smaller in front, if I scroll the background
>     window it
>     wont get focused (it wont go up in front). know a way to configure
>     this?
>     - All open windows view, like expo, without using Compiz. Compiz
>     breaks
>     the beauty of XFCE.
>     - A window list that can also work as a dock, that is, a window
>     list in
>     a panel that can have "pinned" icons for applications, but when
>     clicked
>     on opens the application an keeps working as it's window selector (not
>     appearing an extra icon).
>     ... Plus a few more things. I know that all this is DE oriented,
>     and not
>     exactly for the core functionality of US and probably not on the right
>     list, but I'd appreciate your help.
>     Thanks in advance.
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Hazan Pérez C.
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