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#1 2019-03-05 15:37:36

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BL- What do you use for these basic apps?

Curious what everyone uses, maybe I'll see an app I'm not aware of and switch to it. Here are the apps I'm talking about and what I'm currently using...

Terminal - lxterminal
File Manager - Thunar
Browser - Firefox (current via mozilla.org)
Text Editor - leafpad
Panel - xfce4-panel
System Monitor - lxtask
Media Player - mpv
Streaming Music Client - pithos (a client for Pandora)
Image Viewer - gpicview
Run Dialog - xfce4-appfinder, but also testing the development of jgmenu

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#2 2019-03-05 15:50:22

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Re: BL- What do you use for these basic apps?

Playing along, adding PDF reader and Office smile

Browser                - Firefox; Google Chrome only for teleconferencing via Google Hangouts Meet (= Hangouts for Business)
File Manager           - dolphin, shell
Image Viewer           - sxiv, gwenview, YACReader (comic library)
Media Player           - mpv
Office                 - texlive, LibreOffice, Excel
PDF reader             - Okular, zathura, Adobe Acrobat XI
Panel                  - KDE Plasma panel
Run Dialog             - KDE Plasma application launcher
Streaming Music Client - mpv, mpd
System Monitor         - htop
Terminal               - kitty
Text Editor            - neovim, neovim-qt

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#3 2019-03-05 16:00:35

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Re: BL- What do you use for these basic apps?

I use BL at work, so no special multimedia tweaks I would probably set if I had it at home. So here is my list of apps that are of an interest to you:

Terminal - terminator
File Manager - Double Commander
Browser - Firefox ESR
Text Editor - Sublime
Panel - tint2
System Monitor - Conky smile
Media Player - VLC
Streaming Music Client - /
Image Viewer - Mirage


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#4 2019-03-05 16:20:30

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Re: BL- What do you use for these basic apps?

@earlybird, thanks for adding those. I currently use Okular for PDF and LibreOffice Writer. I hadven't heard of kitty before, I'll have to check it out...

https://packages.debian.org/buster/kitty

@SFM, thanks for your list! I've checked out Sublime before, it's good! Too bad it's proprietary and that the Debian Wiki for it is so outdated...

https://wiki.debian.org/SublimeText

https://www.sublimetext.com/

When I need something more sophisticated than leafpad, I use Kate.

https://packages.debian.org/buster/kate

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#5 2019-03-05 16:54:23

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Re: BL- What do you use for these basic apps?

Yeah, Sublime is the only proprietary program on my list. It fits perfectly with my tendency to gray out my desktop environments in order to produce kind of a zero distraction UI. I use it on all my machines (I actually bought it for my home Windows workstation before I installed BL at work) so I have uniform feeling when writing scripts, little Python programs and config files. Together with Firefox, Thunderbird and Double Commander (Total Commander on my Windows machine) it creates kind of a familiar core environment no matter the system I'm on.


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#6 2019-03-05 17:00:55

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Re: BL- What do you use for these basic apps?

hhh wrote:

@earlybird, thanks for adding those. I currently use Okular for PDF and LibreOffice Writer. I hadven't heard of kitty before, I'll have to check it out...

I switched from Urxvt to Kitty because of the incomplete RGB color support in urxvt, and better/faster font handling (esp. zoom in/zoom out quickly and often). Drawback: input methods only via IBus.

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#7 2019-03-05 17:20:39

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Re: BL- What do you use for these basic apps?

Nothing exotic -

Terminal - xterm/st
File Manager - thunar
Browser - firefox
Text Editor - sublime, emacs
Panel - fluxbox native panel, tint2, polybar
System Monitor - polybar, conky
Media Player - vlc, audacious, moc
Streaming Music Client - pithos (a client for Pandora)
Image Viewer - geeqie
Run Dialog - fbrun, jgmenu, rofi
pdf - zathura
office - libreoffice

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#8 2019-03-05 17:40:28

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Re: BL- What do you use for these basic apps?

There's nothing in the list which I change from the current BL defaults, in BL
In some other DEs I sometimes switch *to* them.
Exception possibly on those few systems i need an email client, I might add the seamonkey suite, in which case I switch default browser to seamonkey.
I *used to* switch browser to opera, till they dropped 32 bit support.

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#9 2019-03-05 18:31:23

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Re: BL- What do you use for these basic apps?

All BL-defaults, except mpv for multimedia.


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#10 2019-03-05 18:42:17

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Re: BL- What do you use for these basic apps?

BL-defaults + emacs (mostly for org-mode and Python) and Libreoffice.

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#11 2019-03-05 18:43:12

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Re: BL- What do you use for these basic apps?

earlybird wrote:

I switched from Urxvt to Kitty because of the incomplete RGB color support in urxvt, and better/faster font handling (esp. zoom in/zoom out quickly and often). Drawback: input methods only via IBus.

Crud...

rachel@TyrellCorp:~$ kitty
[064 13:41:39.708032] [glfw error 65543]: GLX: Failed to create context: GLXBadFBConfig
[064 13:41:39.708117] Failed to create GLFW temp window! This usually happens because of old/broken OpenGL drivers. kitty requires working OpenGL 3.3 drivers.
rachel@TyrellCorp:~$ 

I'll tackle this, but not ATM. I definitely need the planets to align before I troubleshoot an apt install these days. tongue

-edit- How did a broken terminal-emulator slip through the buster freeze? Shouldn't apt upgrade the drivers on install?

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#12 2019-03-06 02:26:27

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Re: BL- What do you use for these basic apps?

Mousepad as a light alternative to Geany
Micro as a notepad-like alternative to nano
Pianobar as an alternative to Pithos

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#13 2019-03-06 03:11:43

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Re: BL- What do you use for these basic apps?

BL defaults, except:

Terminal - urxvt (almost default anyway)
Panel - ADeskBar (very fond of this)
Streaming Music Client - radiotray


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#14 2019-03-06 07:07:23

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Re: BL- What do you use for these basic apps?

^ADeskBar looks great, and I had forgotten about RadioTray. Time to install it again and get soma.fm and some other commercial-free radio stations streaming again.

https://forums.bunsenlabs.org/viewtopic.php?id=369

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#15 2019-03-06 07:12:04

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Re: BL- What do you use for these basic apps?

^@johnraff, I must have missed this post, the list you posted is epic!

https://forums.bunsenlabs.org/viewtopic … 4215#p4215

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#16 2019-03-06 07:22:17

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Re: BL- What do you use for these basic apps?

I've just discovered Ranger file manager:
gotbletu's got a few videos on it. Here's one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCPktWRmCcI

I love the preview feature (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJhDMxMgzC0).

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#17 2019-03-06 08:31:28

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Re: BL- What do you use for these basic apps?

BL - defaults, since it is a reasnoble choice of applications. Plus I add some personal favorites of mine like mc, moc, yt-dl and a well known music streaming service application. Probably a couple of others too, but they escape me at the moment. Nothing fancy. smile


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#18 2019-03-06 09:49:40

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Re: BL- What do you use for these basic apps?

I use most of the BL defaults.

I added ncmpcpp as a music player, and am currently using Gthumb as an image viewer - I need an image viewer that can also do simple editing (mainly resizing) and that deals with auto-rotating photos based on EXIF data.

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#19 2019-03-06 11:32:39

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Re: BL- What do you use for these basic apps?

I have been using zathura a lot for pdf books (with custom colors). When a more clickable client is needed browser can be used.

Geany annoyed me for a while, since 1st start from term will not move itself to the bg, so I have been using a lil script for that

#!/bin/bash

# geany in background

geany "$@" 2>/dev/null &

I mean it still annoys me, have been ready for a new gui editor for a while now, perhaps 'visual studio code' vim will be a replacement.

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#20 2019-03-06 13:06:06

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Re: BL- What do you use for these basic apps?

Text editor for the great masterpiece novel - Focuswriter
Markdown - ReText, and Typora appimage
Coding - medit, and Sublime appimage


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#21 2019-03-06 18:17:58

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Re: BL- What do you use for these basic apps?

More or less i use those regularly...

Terminal: rxvt-unicode + tmux
Browser: Pale Moon
Multimedia: ALSA, alsa-mixer, mpv, DeaDBeeF, mediainfo
WM: Openbox, Obmenu, Obconf
Panel: Tint2
SysInfo: conky-std
Run... gmrun
File manager: SpaceFM, ranger
Cleaner: Bleachbit, rmjunk (a bash script to clear extra junks)
Text editor: Leafpad, nano
Img viewer & Wallpaper sets: FEH (FEH Thumbnail Mode)
Torrenting: µTserver
Captured screen: scrot
Compositor: compton
Calendar: ncal -3, calendar
Weather widget: wttr
Remote desktop: rdesktop
Task manager: Top from procps
Miscs tools: deborphan, rcconf, udevil, ncdu, jmtpfs, lm-sensors, hddtemp, curl, xdotool etc...
Fonts: Ubuntu, FontAwesome, undefined-medium
Display manager: startx

I haven't changed much with my apps selections since last time.

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#22 2019-03-06 18:51:16

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Re: BL- What do you use for these basic apps?

quoting post #2, added wm, mail client and wallpaper setter:

Browser                - Seamonkey
File Manager           - spacefm (still not totally happy with it) and ofc bash/coreutils etc.
Image Viewer           - feh/geeqie
Media Player           - mpv/mocp
Office                 - LibreOffice
PDF reader             - mupdf
Panel                  - tint2
Run Dialog             - dmenu_run_hist
Streaming Music Client - mpv+youtube-dl/mocp
System Monitor         - conky
Terminal               - urxvt
Text Editor            - geany
Mail Client            - Seamonkey
Wallpaper setter       - feh, xplanet
Window manager         - openbox

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#23 2019-03-07 02:49:24

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Re: BL- What do you use for these basic apps?

hhh wrote:

^ADeskBar looks great

I'm using a deb that cog built back on #! long ago and it still works perfectly. Like it better than any other panel I've tried so far, in appearance and tweakability both. The code is still on GitHub and I keep thinking I should do a Debian Buster build off it for folks here to use.

hhh wrote:

There was a lot of good stuff there, but radio URLs die off so fast, I would be surprised if more than 50% still worked now.

Jimbo_G wrote:

...currently using Gthumb as an image viewer - I need an image viewer that can also do simple editing (mainly resizing) and that deals with auto-rotating photos based on EXIF data.

Yes Mirage has long been annoying in its handling of rotation. At one point it even destroyed the EXIF data if you rotated an image manually. Gthumb isn't a bad choice at all IMO.

brontosaurusrex wrote:

Geany annoyed me for a while, since 1st start from term will not move itself to the bg...

Are you saying that if you run 'geany' in a terminal it doesn't fork to the background? Isn't that how most apps behave (with some exceptions of course)?


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#24 2019-03-07 03:00:06

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Re: BL- What do you use for these basic apps?

johnraff wrote:
hhh wrote:

^ADeskBar looks great

I'm using a deb that cog built back on #! long ago and it still works perfectly. Like it better than any other panel I've tried so far, in appearance and tweakability both. The code is still on GitHub and I keep thinking I should do a Debian Buster build off it for folks here to use.

hhh wrote:

There was a lot of good stuff there, but radio URLs die off so fast, I would be surprised if more than 50% still worked now.

Less than that, from the links I've tried! big_smile

A buster package of that would be quite cool, put it at the bottom of your lithium ToDo list.

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#25 2019-03-07 10:19:50

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johnraff wrote:

Are you saying that if you run 'geany' in a terminal it doesn't fork to the background? Isn't that how most apps behave (with some exceptions of course)?

Yes, at first run

geany ~/bin/bam

will not background itself. It will open a new tab once it's started. Could be some sort of wrong config on my side as well.

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