Tag Archives: lightweight panels

Lightweight panels part 3:Fspanel

If you have ever looked for a very simple and minimalistic panel, which only displays the tasks that are currently open in your  Linux desktop then check out Fspanel. Fspanel uses only about 10 kilobytes of disk space and is also really low on memory demand.By default Fspanel  comes as ready as it can be: with a white background and a tasklist. There is virtually no customization options available but then again Fspanel does its job well and is s very fast on loading itself. Continue reading

Lightweight panels part 2:Wbar

I have been using a program called Wbar (GPL) for quite some time now. Wbar is a  lightweight launcher tool/panel which gives you easy access to your favorite programs while being easy to customize. Wbar home page can be found from here:http://code.google.com/p/wbar/ 

Installing and using Wbar

Wbar should be available in a number of modern distributions. Just go to your package manager and searh something called wbar or similar and you should be good to go. If Wbar is not found from your system consider compiling it from a source which is usually a matter of executing the commands: ./configure && make (as a normal user) and then make install (as a root or a sudo) when all the needed dependencies are installed. Continue reading

Tint2: Alternative config file

First off: welcome to the new home of techtimejourney! As I now begin to elaborate more with this blog what would be a better way to start than giving another example of the great posibilities of tint2 panel. This time I’m going to present a tint2 config which is good for those people who want to have their panel a bit more visible and readable (meaning bigger size). Always remember that you can by all means tweak and customize the values and experiment upon them to create your own tint2 config. So feel free to modify the values below as you please. Continue reading