Tweaks pre-configured for Audacious and Chromium.

Bug #915615 reported by jpxsat on 2012-01-12
This bug affects 2 people
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lubuntu-default-settings (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Audacious: activate "Desktop Notifications" (for 3.0 and above) and "Global Hotkey" for multimedia keys.

Chromium: make the gtk theme the default theme instead of that ugly blue that does not fit with lubuntu.

I think it would improve the user experience and would make lubuntu more user-friendly & evecandy.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in lubuntu-default-settings (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Richard Foulkes (rbsfou) wrote :
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Hi everyone, i read about this on and i really do feel LUbuntu could use some of these 'papercuts' to aid usability, so i though i would chime in with a couple of issues / suggestions i have. As XFCE isn't as lightweight as it could be, i really would like to start giving it to users with slow computers, and i'm really looking forward to the 12.04 release, even if it won't get 5-year LTS status.

- When using LibreOffice on Lubuntu, saving a file only opens the native LibreOffice dialogue, not a GTK / Gnome one. Also, the default 'human' theme doesn't really fit in with LUbuntu, but the alternatives aren't much better either. I guess this 'papercut' might be considered irrelevant, as LibreOffice isn't part of the LUbuntu install, but i think a lot of users will install it to ensure better compatibility with M$ office documents than can be provided by Abiword/Gnumeric.

- Also, when i tried LUbuntu out on my Acer Aspire one netbook a while ago i also noticed that the notification says 'click on this icon to connect to a wireless network' - but the networkmanager applet icon on the panel doesn't actually match the icon displayed in the notification!

- Also, would it be possible to add in some power management support to lubuntu? e.g. wattOS uses LXDE, but also installs the XFCE power management app, allowing one to configure suspend / hibernate options and so on. Ideally, LXDE would do this upstream - seeing the term 'XFCE' on wattOS does look out of place though!

- From what i've read on, it's been implied that the nice new 'Software Centre' for LUbuntu won't be installed by default - is this indeed the case?

I don't know how easy it is for the LUbuntu team to suggest improvements to LXDE proper upstream, but here's a few things i would love to see too, some of which i believe would radically improve usability:

-- Support for 'special' icons on the desktop ('Computer', 'Network' and so on - with an appropriate context menu in pcmanfm - after all, pcmanfm does already have support for computer:/// and network:/// URIs). I can emulate this behaviour with a .desktop file in /etc/skel/Desktop/ , but the context menu really doesn't make sense on the resulting icon (also see next point)

-- If a '.desktop' file is seen by pcmanfm, don't treat it as a text file ('open with leafpad'), and implement / reuse a dialogue allowing these 'shortcuts' to be configured

-- Allow an 'applications' icon to be placed on the desktop - OR at least allow pcmanfm to be run with "menu://applications/" as a parameter - also, the context menu on items in this 'directory' having appropriate options too (probably just 'open' tbh - 'uninstall' would be amazing - though probably unfeasible across different package managers / knowing which package provided the .desktop file and so on)

-- Desktop icon positions automatically being saved (rather than requesting this be done specifically) - currently i have to edit /etc/skel/.config/pcmanfm/lubuntu - and enter the co-ordinates manually if i wish them to be displayed in a certain 'order'.

-- Ability to create custom icons for certain items - such as the users' 'Documents', 'Music' etc. fold...


jpxsat (jpxsat) wrote :

Adding to the request: Chromium should show openbox borders instead of his own window decoration.
I'm trying it with 11.10 Lubuntu's default theme and the result is quite "integrated" with the whole system.

Julien Lavergne (gilir) wrote :

Just to add some comments on the technical part :
Chromium specific settings are blocked by bug 570812
Audacious usse a .ini specific file for its settings, and a not-so-well structured file for plugins settings (plugin-registry). That may be possible to specify different settings by default, but it needs some testing before.

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