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[FOLLOW-UP] More suggestions

Post by sergiosc » Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:33 pm

So, I built a new 6.6.1 iso Arcolinux full editon (not the D) from github.
As I use only XFCE these ideas are based on the default XFCE after boot.

1- As libreoffice is already installed, create templates in templates folder (see attached png), this way you can create new documents using the right click mouse anywhere you want;
https://imgur.com/a/sgi2W


2- Set Qt fonts (I used qt5settings) to Noto Sans 10 Regular and for mono Noto Sans Mono 10. If you don't, qt apps like vlc will display some fonts bigger than defaults...

3- As there are plenty of Qt dependencies already installed, consider replacing transmission for qtbittorrent which has many more features;

4- In whisker menu, "switch user" option does not work, if you add the package "lightdm-gdmflexiserver" from aur it works;

5- Remove Qt4 as it is no longer needed by vlc 3.xx

6- Reduce workspaces to 2, because if you have multiple monitor it takes too much space in the panel when set to 4
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Re: [FOLLOW-UP] More suggestions

Post by erikdubois » Thu Mar 15, 2018 8:19 pm

Your suggestions found their way to the github.
If you have a github account, you can post them there at once.

:ugeek: :geek: Thank you very much for your input. That is how we improve.
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Re: [FOLLOW-UP] More suggestions

Post by sergiosc » Thu Mar 15, 2018 8:24 pm

erikdubois wrote:
Thu Mar 15, 2018 8:19 pm
Your suggestions found their way to the github.
If you have a github account, you can post them there at once.

:ugeek: :geek: Thank you very much for your input. That is how we improve.
I have a github account and been following arcolinux there! Thanks for your feedback!

I also think you could install the smooth sound package, make the adjustments in xfce settings and leave it disabled, so the user can enable sounds easily.

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Re: [FOLLOW-UP] More suggestions

Post by sergiosc » Fri Mar 16, 2018 12:41 am

>>More feedback:
1- Create "/usr/share/pixmaps/faces" directory and copy some Arcolinux logos in there.
"/faces" is the default directory where Mugshot will look for "stock" avatars.
Check this issue: https://github.com/SwagArch/swagarch-build/issues/28

2- Maybe remove some GUI editors as I found at least 4: mousepad, sublime, atom, geany. Are there more?
I would stick with mousepad for quick editing and just another one, maybe geany+plugins?

3-Change default theme to adapta-eta or adapta-nokto-eta, the eta variant is more compact than Arc theme, very good for laptops/low res screens.
If you do, also change the "window manager" style for xfce.

4-There are to many terminals too, I know many are pulled as dependencies, maybe hide them in the menu?
Just leave xfce terminal and termite?

5- the root (su) prompt is "raw", no config? Maybe at least show the working directory?

6- Blueberry does not work with MY system (usb bluetooth dongle), had to change to blueman, working 100%

>>Problems (bugs?) in live mode:
1- Can not open directory as root, it asks for root password. I know I can setup a root password, but shouldn't this be automatic with no password as in live mode we are running as root?

2- When I open termite it asks for a zsh config every time I open a new terminal... (works fine after installed).

3- Isn't it better to use bash as default shell instead of zsh in Arcolinux full edition? Maybe leave zsh for experts in ArcolinuxD?

>>Software suggestions to be added:
1- keepassxc (password manager)
2- veracrypt
3- dconfeditor

>>Software suggestions for arcolinux repo (all from aur):
1- Google chrome
2- rambox-bin, with rambox you can log to many social media and chats via web interface, including Discord! Maybe this one could be included by default?
3- systemd-manager-git (easy to see/check and enable/disable systemd services).

Maybe these suggestions will help your great distro!
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Re: [FOLLOW-UP] More suggestions

Post by erikdubois » Fri Mar 16, 2018 7:36 am

I will go over everyone of them.
Thanks
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Re: [FOLLOW-UP] More suggestions

Post by sergiosc » Fri Mar 16, 2018 1:11 pm

erikdubois wrote:
Fri Mar 16, 2018 7:36 am
I will go over everyone of them.
Thanks
Your are welcome.
Please also consider the possibility to add smooth sounds as I described above, I love system sounds! Lol!

BTW, the emails I receive related to forum messages, the sender is labeled as "archmerge@gmail.com", maybe change to arcolinux?
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Re: [FOLLOW-UP] More suggestions

Post by sergiosc » Tue Mar 20, 2018 5:29 am

Some other possible templates...

https://imgur.com/a/RRLWP
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