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PostPosted: Fri Dec 12, 2003 10:59 pm    Post subject: eye candy corner Reply with quote

how about a thread to suggest eye candy for your desktop? didn't seem to find any that does this. correct me if i'm wrong anyway...

here are some to get started:

3d desktop
alcaron programs
artwiz fonts
aquariumapplet
aterm (suggested by loki3)
Baghira-ebuild
Baghira-Deco (ebuild)
bomb (visual-musical instrument
bootsplash
cafire (set your cursor on fire)
celestia by furanku
convert osx icons
dashboard
demo effects
desktopgirls
deviantart
directfb
docker
dockapps
electric sheep
enlightment (sugested by gearjunkie and saturn-vk) look for iconbar, eplayer, entrance, elicit, erss, entice in cvs
eterm (suggested by loki3)
evidence
expocity
fbdesk (suggested by amgeex)
filelight (suggested by Cherad)
floating head
fluxus
freedesktop
fresco
fsv (3d filesystem representation)
gdesklets
getcontrol
gkrellm
gkrellm tray icons
glmame
gnome art
gnubiff (mail notification)
goats
gtodo
happypenguin (lots of 3d)
idesk (suggested by amgeex)
kahakai (suggested by hegga)
karamba (suggested by arkaine23)
kde look
KNOPPIX LiveCDs (suggested by mahdi and superted)
knotes
KXDocker-ebuild
matrix screensaver (u probably havent seen this one)
MaCoPix(suggested by MartinB)
mplayer skins
overclockix (suggested by arkaine23)
picogui
ps3 (ps in 3d)
pogo
psi various
pypanel
pywm
qingy
really slick screensavers (nice ones!!!)
rox (found a lightweight gtk file manager, amongst other good things)
rsxs
speyes
slicker (suggested by hook)
sticky notes
tdfsb
themedepot
themes at freshmeat
tleds (use ur keyboard leds for net traffic)
Threedsia
transluxent
tuhtah
umicons
winamp plugins
wincustomize for good icons (suggested by ciphrix)
xicons
xine frontends
xfishtank
xmms weasel (hide your xmms automaticlly!!)
xnotes
xpad (suggested by gearjunkie)
xpenguin (suggested by IsaacKuo)
xplanet
xvidcap(some of you may have been looking for this)


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Tip #1:
animate your desktop with your screensavers by passing the -root option. try something like:

/usr/lib/xscreensaver/xmatrix -root
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Tip#2:
mplayer with the --rootwin option does the same as above with a movie
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Tip#3
i was very annoyed that my autohidden gnome panel was showing quite a bit in gnome 2.6. anyway, you can change this using gconf-editor. mine was a bottom panel, so i fixed it by going to:

apps -> panel -> profiles -> bottom_panel -> auto_hide_size

you need to set this key to 0 (zero)
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so fire away... anything that gives some eye candy to your desktop, some nice themes, apps, tricks, etc.

tuco


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 13, 2003 12:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks for the info.. perhaps this would have been better suited for the 'tips and tricks' section?
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 13, 2003 5:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

eyecandy and usefull:
slicker - in portage, still alpha, but under heavy development (although not visible on the page)
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 28, 2003 7:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are there any more filemanagers like Evidence? I would use Evidence but eet wont compile :(
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 28, 2003 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice list-just working my way through it now.

Always looking for eye candy to show off to my non-transparent-enabled-desktop-windows-freinds.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 28, 2003 11:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That list might be better if it was sorted - probably alphabetically. I was trying to look up some of my fave eye candy apps and it took several minutes rather than the few seconds it would have taken in an alphabetically sorted list.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2003 12:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

charlieg wrote:
That list might be better if it was sorted - probably alphabetically. I was trying to look up some of my fave eye candy apps and it took several minutes rather than the few seconds it would have taken in an alphabetically sorted list.


very good point, it would be nice to edit the post and sort them
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2003 12:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi all!

To speak with J.F. Kennedy - don't ask what tucolino can do for you, ask what you can do for the community :roll:

For this case....

3d desktop
aterm (suggested by loki3)
bootsplash
convert osx icons
dashboard
desktopgirls
deviantart
directfb
electric sheep
enlightment (sugested by gearjunkie)
eterm (suggested by loki3)
evidence
expocity
fbdesk (suggested by amgeex)
fluxus
freedesktop
fresco
fsv (3d filesystem representation)
gdesklets
getcontrol
gkrellm
gnome art
goats
happypenguin (lots of 3d)
idesk (suggested by amgeex)
kahakai (suggested by hegga)
karamba (suggested by arkaine23)
kde look
KNOPPIX LiveCDs (suggested by mahdi and superted)
knotes
matrix screensaver (u probably havent seen this one)
mplayer skins
overclockix (suggested by arkaine23)
picogui
ps3 (ps in 3d)
pywm
qingy
rsxs
slicker (suggested by hook)
tdfsb
themedepot
themes at freshmeat
transluxent
winamp plugins
wincustomize for good icons (suggested by ciphrix)
xicons
xine frontends
xpad (suggested by gearjunkie)
xplanet
xvidcap(some of you may have been looking for this)

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2003 6:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Filelight - KDE users need this app.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2003 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

maybe not just eye-candy, but an extremly sexy application:

celestia - make your own Star Trek intro sequence (but this time with the light on Saturn from the correct side ;) )

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2003 12:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sorry guys... had been away from a computer for a while. i was staying with my firends relatives during the holidays and the computer there was almost unusable. felt kind of nice though :) it doesn't happen very often.

Think4UrS11, thanks for that sort. that was nice of you. i updated my list with yours.

I also added the other two apps. Thanks guys.


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PostPosted: Thu May 13, 2004 10:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

updated the list with a bunch of new things. anyone seen anything that should be added?

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PostPosted: Fri May 14, 2004 4:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

People who like KDE and OS X might like those things too:

Baghira-ebuild
Baghira-Deco (ebuild)
KXDocker-ebuild

Greetings

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PostPosted: Fri May 14, 2004 4:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

EliasP wrote:
People who like KDE and OS X might like those things too:

Baghira-ebuild
Baghira-Deco (ebuild)
KXDocker-ebuild

Greetings

Elias P.


thanks. just added them.

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PostPosted: Fri May 14, 2004 5:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This 3d desktop looks very cool. Do we have it in the portage?
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PostPosted: Fri May 14, 2004 6:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MasterX wrote:
This 3d desktop looks very cool. Do we have it in the portage?


yup :)

root@stella bin # emerge -s 3ddesk
Searching...
[ Results for search key : 3ddesk ]
[ Applications found : 1 ]

* x11-misc/3ddesktop
Latest version available: 0.2.5-r1
Latest version installed: 0.2.5
Size of downloaded files: 160 kB
Homepage: http://desk3d.sourceforge.net/
Description: OpenGL virtual desktop switching
License: GPL-2
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PostPosted: Sat May 15, 2004 10:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As sweet as 3ddesktop is, I certainly sucks up enough memory to convince me not to use it. It's nice though.... :wink:
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PostPosted: Sat May 15, 2004 10:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ateo wrote:
As sweet as 3ddesktop is, I certainly sucks up enough memory to convince me not to use it. It's nice though.... :wink:


from the latest release 0.2.6:

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Release 0.2.6
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* Add 'f' as toggle for 'random fun mode' and --noautofun [Phil]
* Avoid 3 sec delay when starting 3ddeskd from 3ddesk [Gregory Kovriga]
* Use a lower priority for the deamon to lessen screen cap hit (use 12)
* Add autoacquire feature to acquire current desktop every 2 seconds
* Add random view option
* Improvements to memory usage [Toph]
* Add --dontexit flag to not exit after a goto
* Flush message queue before activation
* Have goto movement start right away rather then wait for entry movement
* Show screen numbers greater then 10 correctly [Robert Wittams]


aparently the memory usage is improved. anyone tried it recently?

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PostPosted: Tue May 18, 2004 2:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tucolino wrote:
Ateo wrote:
As sweet as 3ddesktop is, I certainly sucks up enough memory to convince me not to use it. It's nice though.... :wink:


from the latest release 0.2.6:

Quote:
Release 0.2.6
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* Add 'f' as toggle for 'random fun mode' and --noautofun [Phil]
* Avoid 3 sec delay when starting 3ddeskd from 3ddesk [Gregory Kovriga]
* Use a lower priority for the deamon to lessen screen cap hit (use 12)
* Add autoacquire feature to acquire current desktop every 2 seconds
* Add random view option
* Improvements to memory usage [Toph]
* Add --dontexit flag to not exit after a goto
* Flush message queue before activation
* Have goto movement start right away rather then wait for entry movement
* Show screen numbers greater then 10 correctly [Robert Wittams]


aparently the memory usage is improved. anyone tried it recently?

tuco


Yep, seems reliable enough to me; Memory issues use to be a real bitch.
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PostPosted: Tue May 18, 2004 4:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How much memory are we talking here? 100MB more or less.
Also, what about the CPU usage?
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PostPosted: Tue May 18, 2004 5:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know it's been mentioned in other threads, but skippy's pretty slick.

http://thegraveyard.org/skippy.php
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PostPosted: Tue May 18, 2004 5:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

papabean wrote:
I know it's been mentioned in other threads, but skippy's pretty slick.

http://thegraveyard.org/skippy.php


Another nice program. Is it in portage? I was not able to find it..
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PostPosted: Tue May 18, 2004 5:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No. Sorry.

Was this list intended only for apps in the portage tree?
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PostPosted: Tue May 18, 2004 5:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

papabean wrote:
Was this list intended only for apps in the portage tree?

I do not think so, and it is never too late to make the ebuild for skippy :)
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PostPosted: Tue May 18, 2004 7:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wow.... thanks for this list.
damn... theres is a lot of nice stuff there :D
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