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#11
Introduction / Greetings from the US Pacific ...
Last post by WetGeek - February 07, 2023, 12:44:46 PM
Hi, I'm a retired software engineer from a part of the world where it's said to rain all the time, thus my user name (and my domain name as well).  I've been a happy Solus OS user for more than five years, but about three weeks ago it went dark.  No access to the forum, no access to the repositories, no way to get updates, and no idea what had happened.

Devil, over at the Siduction forum, told me that the Solus devs on Twitter were talking about a terrible accident of some kind that's taking them a long time to repair, but so far, that's all that I know about it.

While I was using Solus, I was the main contributor to a forum topic called "Other Interesting Distros," and wrote a lot of reviews of other interesting distros, based on VMs that I'd created.  Two that had impressed me were Siduction and Sparky, both Debian-based.

So, I've been using Siduction Plasma on my daily-driver laptop for about three weeks and found it a reasonable replacement for Solus when configured the same way, with the same applications installed.  And yesterday I installed Sparky 6.6 Plasma on another of my laptops, to give it a try for at least a while, and possibly much longer, if Solus never recovers.

I've discovered an inconvenient bug in Sparky that's annoying, but there's a workaround for it.  It would be off-topic to complain about it here in my introduction, so after I've figured out this forum a little better, I'll search for a fix, and if I can't find anything, I'll look for an appropriate topic and post it there.

Speaking of getting used to the forum, is there any reason why I'm typing with a fixed-font?  Is there any way to change it to proportional?  Thanks for any help with that!
#12
Desktops / Re: CDE fonts
Last post by ogis - February 06, 2023, 07:33:56 PM
Since Motif 2.3 it has been possible to use the XFT font renderer for Motif widgets, allowing anti-aliasing and greatly improving the visual display of fonts.

Whilst CDE doesn't yet use this, it is definitely an interesting option. This has not been well tested in CDE and is likely to have "issues".

More info here:

https://sourceforge.net/p/cdesktopenv/wiki/FontsWithXFT/
#13
Artwork & screenshots / Re: Show Us Your Desktop
Last post by XalisRatt - February 06, 2023, 04:36:02 PM


My [current] GNOME desktop
#14
Newbie questions / Re: WIndow Snapping
Last post by Norby Droid - February 06, 2023, 01:07:42 PM
QuoteIs that the default UI that TwisterOS uses ?

I am not sure what ya mean.

As an experiment I installed Sparky in virtualbox clean and without addin the TwisterUI themes.  Only added items after install was neofetch and Nala-legacy.

Again I went into the Settings Manager and then the advanced tab and unticked all ticked items and closed the window.  I may be doin somethin wrong because I still get the effect movin a window to the top or sides has the effect of maximizing or placin the window in a rectangle on either side.

The isue may not be either Sparky nor TwisterUI but rather I am missin somethin or I am not disablin the right items.  I won't be blamin the system if the error is mine.

Thanks for the help.
#15
Newbie questions / Re: WIndow Snapping
Last post by TRon - February 06, 2023, 03:50:10 AM
Quote from: Norby Droid on February 05, 2023, 06:35:53 PMIt isn't off.  It still happens.
Yeah, I got that part :-D

I skimmed your original message to quickly and posted advise to turn the snapping off using the window manager settings (and you wrote that you already done that, hence I change my message).

In standard sparky XFCE desktop changing those settings in window manager does the trick.

QuoteSO is there a way to disable completely the snapping?
It sounds to me like TwisterUI is ignoring XFCE window manager settings. Unfortunately I have no experience with TwisterUI. I was unable to find detailed configuration settings of TwisterUI online.

Is that the default UI that TwisterOS uses ?
#16
Newbie questions / Re: WIndow Snapping
Last post by Norby Droid - February 05, 2023, 06:35:53 PM
Quote from: TRon on February 05, 2023, 06:51:01 AMedit: nevermind, I did not read the post correctly e.g. you already have it turned off in window manager.

It isn't off.  It still happens.  When I move window and it hits the top it goes full.  When it hits the sides it makes it snap to a rectangle along the wall.  This is extremely annoyin.  Yeah I can do my best not to hit the edges, but still would be nice to completely disable the feature.  I already was able to disable completely the laptop trackpad.  Phew.  SO is there a way to disable completely the snapping?
#17
Newbie questions / Re: WIndow Snapping
Last post by TRon - February 05, 2023, 06:51:01 AM
edit: nevermind, I did not read the post correctly e.g. you already have it turned off in window manager.
#18
Newbie questions / WIndow Snapping
Last post by Norby Droid - February 05, 2023, 02:56:43 AM
Is there a way to stop the Window snapping in Sparky Linux?  I went lookin around online and in settings before I came here,  I unchecked everything under Window Manager but it doesn't seem to do anything.  Also I installed TwisterUI and don't know if this snapping is a part of the twister behavior or not.  Anyways I hope someone can help.  Thanks.

I am runnin Sparky Linux 6 xfce on a Lenovo Yoga 730 if that info is needed.
#19
System upgrading / Re: After updating Sparky xfce...
Last post by pavroo - January 26, 2023, 04:23:36 PM
1. Do you have any other desktop than Xfce installed?
2. Show me an output of the command:
sparky-polkit
#20
System upgrading / Re: After updating Sparky xfce...
Last post by BaukeP - January 26, 2023, 01:54:24 PM
Yes I did.

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