Tint2 configurations: Boxed (remix)

Since I am back using Tint2 panel I did a remix, which is based on my older work available here. Modifications available in the below are minor but useful when having a wm like Openbox. Copy the configuration below to .config/tint2rc or point your tint2 to specific configuration file with tint2 -c configuration_file_name

The panel will look something like this:

Tint2 Boxed remix configuration. For transparency in Openbox (like seen within the screenshot) use xcompmgr (xcompmgr -c)
Tint2 Boxed remix configuration. For transparency in Openbox (like seen within the screenshot) use xcompmgr (xcompmgr -c)

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Chromium browser and Fluxbox (fixing the empty window issue)

When you press the minimize button and then return to Chromium from a minimized state you might encounter the issue described below.

Chromium is minimized.
Chromium is minimized.

 

When Chromium is brought back from the minimized state it might show up like this.
When Chromium is brought back from the minimized state it might show up like this.

 

Reason: The Chromium window is returned to an unmaximized state and Fluxbox does not know how to handle it correctly with Chromium. The solution is simple: Press the maximize button and your window should show up correctly again.screen2

 

 

 

Turning off the automatic screen blanking on lightweight desktops

You might generally prefer that your computer’s screen turns off after 10 to 15 minutes of inactivity – at least I know I do. Every now and then it happens that you are doing something – like watching a movie- which makes automatic screen blanking anything but great. Luckily, disabling the auto blanking is quite easy. For a one time disabling just open up a terminal client and place the following command in it: Continue reading “Turning off the automatic screen blanking on lightweight desktops”