jasper at moongroup.com
Mon Nov 3 18:38:15 CET 2003
On Mon, 3 Nov 2003 17:39:26 +0100
Joost Kremers <joostkremers at fastmail.fm> wrote:
> i installed XFce4 a few days ago, and i'm really impressed with it. i
> two questions and a remark, though.
> as to the remark: the web page says that apart from using startxfce4,
> can create a ~/.xinitrc with 'exec xfce4-panel' as the last line.
> however, that this construction means that the panel cannot be
> with 'killall -USR1 xfce4-panel' (e.g. to load a newly installed
> because the exec statement causes xinitrc and therefore X to be
> when xfce4-panel stops.
It doesn't stop, it destroyes and recreates teh widgets and rereads the
> (i'm using ~/.xinitrc because startxfce4 seems to cause emacs to
> segfault. that's probably a font issue that i'm not going to
> unless someone here would like me to.)
> as to my questions, i'm not sure if i should post them here or on the
> list. my apologies if they are off-topic here.
> 1. is it possible to create an aqua-like theme for the user interface
> (i.e. not for the window decorations, which already come with an
> aqua-theme.) i tried using a theme for gtk (from www.themes.org),
> but i
> found that the XFce themes apparently do not allow you to specify
> for widgets, which the gtk themes do allow. when i select a gtk
> from the list box in the user interface theme selector, the colours
> the windows change, but the widgets do not. (i tried this with the
> AquaX, AquaGraphite and AquaLightBlue themes from www.themes.org.)
This surely is an installation issue. Xfce simply specifies the gtk
theme. Make sure the theme can find its own images.
> 2. is it possible to add an icon to the panel and remove it again from
> within a (bash) script? i would like to add an icon to the panel
> each device that i have mounted, and by clicking that icon it
> unmount the device. right now, i have unmount options in the panel
> associated with the xffm button, but i'd like to do it the other
> way. (mmm, i guess i could always try my hand at writing a panel
> to do this...)
You can't change panel contents from a script.
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