Re: Diagnosing poor performance
On Sat, Feb 23, 2002 at 09:10:05PM +0000, Patrick Kirk wrote:
> On Sat, 2002-02-23 at 12:14, Matthew Sackman wrote:
> > On Thu, Feb 21, 2002 at 10:30:53PM +0000, Patrick Kirk wrote:
> > with it. I tried windowmaker for about a day and then came across xfce and
> > xfwm (www.xfce.org). Try it: I'm sure you'll like it.
> > Have fun.
> I'm trying it now. The overall impression is nice but there are some
> real oddities.
> 1. I can't change the default buttons.
Really? .xfce/xfce3rc allows you to set all the buttons you want. (remove
the bak file when you're editing this, or edit it from the console). You can
do it non-manually too: just right click on the icon.
> 2. Menus are really difficult to edit and don't accept png images. If I
> edit xfce3rc by hand, the sodding thing reverts to the default settings
> next time I login.
Just use the menu editor (from the menu). Also try enabling the menu
modules as in the setup panel (Debian, Gnome, Kde). So what if it doesn't
support pngs: the png library takes longer to load and is bigger than xpm.
Just use GIMP to convert any icons you really want (not too big a job).
> 3. There is no place to configure useful things like what Alt-Tab does.
> Currently it shows ative windows on this desktop which really isn't much
> use if the application I want is on another.
Possibly not, but there is a window menu available (3rd button). Also, the
debian docs for this arn't too hot. Download the src tgz from the xfce.org
site and go through the docs there: there really is a lot there.
> 4. It says on man xfce you can drag programs onto the Add to Menu
> button. How? All I can achieve is moving the program about the
> screen. ITs like the button is waitng for some event that I don;t know
Um, yeah, it supports DnD protocol. Just drag the icon from a DnD compliant
file manager (such as Rox!). [DnD = Drag and Drop]
> I like xfce but would like to see a way to sort out these bugbears.
Ha! You think these ones are bad. Try using a 'minority' window manager!
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