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#1 2020-03-01 16:47:37

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VIrtual Desktop (Workspace) Pager with more info [SOLVED]

Does someone know of any " pager " that would work well with Lithium ?

Some pager to show workspaces (Virtual Desktop) with more info, some Thumbnails or pict of opens apps...

Any tips will be appreciated

JF

something like this
https://imgur.com/a/c8Gwx6L

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#2 2020-03-02 04:00:49

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Re: VIrtual Desktop (Workspace) Pager with more info [SOLVED]

Try installing xfce4-panel and using it instead of tint2.
In ~/config/bunsen/autostart:

#    bl-tint2-session
xfce4-panel

When the panel opens it offers many configuration options - appearance, what items to display etc. It can be made to look fairly similar to the BL tint2. The desktop pager shows a thumnail of the open apps.


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#3 2020-03-02 05:54:45

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Re: VIrtual Desktop (Workspace) Pager with more info [SOLVED]

The way BL's tint2 is set up, you don't need a pager because you can always see what's going on on all desktops.

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#4 2020-03-02 06:48:16

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Re: VIrtual Desktop (Workspace) Pager with more info [SOLVED]

I think yoda means a larger thumbnail view of virtual desktops, like in kpager (unmaintained) or compiz. Xfce panel or tint2 don't quite fit there.

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#5 2020-03-02 09:10:49

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Re: VIrtual Desktop (Workspace) Pager with more info [SOLVED]

^It depends on how much larger. I've never used kpager or compiz though.
lxpanel also shows a small thumbnail of each desktop.


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#6 2020-03-02 12:28:08

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Re: VIrtual Desktop (Workspace) Pager with more info [SOLVED]

Tks to all ! All your answered helped...

- as ohnonot mentionned, tint2 show the icons at the bottom of the screen, it's not a preview, but I think I will get used to it and it'll do the job... (Haaa human, we're "habits creature"...

- tks nore, I will give a try to kpager

- johnraff, I will try lxpanel to see.   Note : I tried disabling bl-tint2-session (it worked) and enabling xfce4-panel  I logged out, logged back in, no tint2, but  no xfce panel neither... 
TKs !

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#7 2020-03-02 12:34:43

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Re: VIrtual Desktop (Workspace) Pager with more info [SOLVED]

yoda wrote:

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- johnraff, I will try lxpanel to see.   Note : I tried disabling bl-tint2-session (it worked) and enabling xfce4-panel  I logged out, logged back in, no tint2, but  no xfce panel neither... 
TKs !

Did you enable it in your autostart, or xdg-autostart? Run this command to list any XDG autostarted programs.

bl-xdg-autostart --list

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#8 2020-03-02 12:51:22

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Re: VIrtual Desktop (Workspace) Pager with more info [SOLVED]

tks damo...

my 1st error,  I didn't installed the xfce4 package... I did it and started it manually and decided I will stick to tint2. I like tint2 simplistic interface.

I did commented out xfce4 in the autostart file but your bl-xdg-autostart --list command confirmed I probably did it wrong...

But, as I will stick to tint2, I will make this post as solved.

tks !

JF


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#9 2020-03-02 13:40:11

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Re: VIrtual Desktop (Workspace) Pager with more info [SOLVED]

In tint2conf if you go to Task buttons / Appearance / Thumbnails and adjust the size of the thumbnails just below it you can hover over the taskbar buttons and get a nice view of your tasks in a large view, even fill the desktop up with the view if you like.

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#10 2020-03-02 13:47:17

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Re: VIrtual Desktop (Workspace) Pager with more info [SOLVED]

clusterF wrote:

In tint2conf if you go to Task buttons / Appearance / Thumbnails and adjust the size of the thumbnails just below it you can hover over the taskbar buttons and get a nice view of your tasks in a large view, even fill the desktop up with the view if you like.

WOW I Like that tks !

Not sure though, where you'telling me to go to configured that... WIll look around...

JF


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#11 2020-03-02 13:51:43

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Re: VIrtual Desktop (Workspace) Pager with more info [SOLVED]

yoda wrote:
clusterF wrote:

In tint2conf if you go to Task buttons / Appearance / Thumbnails and adjust the size of the thumbnails just below it you can hover over the taskbar buttons and get a nice view of your tasks in a large view, even fill the desktop up with the view if you like.

WOW I Like that tks !

Not sure though, where you'telling me to go to configured that... WIll look around...

JF

If you are familiar with the tint2rc config file you can change it there.
set these two configs to something like
task_thumbnail = 1
task_thumbnail_size = 400

#-------------------------------------
# Task
task_text = 1
task_icon = 1
task_centered = 1
urgent_nb_of_blink = 100000
task_maximum_size = 150 35
task_padding = 2 2 4
task_tooltip = 1
task_thumbnail = 0
task_thumbnail_size = 210
task_font_color = #ffffff 100
task_background_id = 2
task_active_background_id = 3
task_urgent_background_id = 4
task_iconified_background_id = 2
mouse_left = toggle_iconify
mouse_middle = none
mouse_right = close
mouse_scroll_up = toggle
mouse_scroll_down = iconify

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#12 2020-03-02 13:53:52

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Re: VIrtual Desktop (Workspace) Pager with more info [SOLVED]

OK I got it ! Tks CLusterF


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#13 2020-03-02 13:55:56

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Re: VIrtual Desktop (Workspace) Pager with more info [SOLVED]

Welcome you are master Yoda wink

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#14 2020-03-02 14:01:13

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Re: VIrtual Desktop (Workspace) Pager with more info [SOLVED]

I did edited it through a text editor and then through the GUI for fun
Restarted tint2

But I don't see any effect of my change... Is some thumbnail supposed to show up if I mouse over the icon at the bottom in the system tray ?

May be I didn't edited the right one.... WIll continue to explore...


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#15 2020-03-02 14:06:56

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Re: VIrtual Desktop (Workspace) Pager with more info [SOLVED]

it wont affect the system tray just the window buttons in the taskbar.

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#16 2020-03-02 14:16:55

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Re: VIrtual Desktop (Workspace) Pager with more info [SOLVED]

to reassure you, I got it now...

I learned how to know which tint2 profile is " activated", how to edit it through the GUI or text file ( that I prefer) and restart tint2 without logging out.

It is working now...
JF (learning...)

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#17 2020-03-02 22:08:10

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Re: VIrtual Desktop (Workspace) Pager with more info [SOLVED]

@yoda - Do you know the window manager in your original pager screenshot?

Looks like enlightenment window manager pager. You would have to move to a window manager like enlightenment or gnome for an actual pager like that. Otherwise, stick with the tint2 method you're using now.


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#18 2020-03-02 22:35:45

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Re: VIrtual Desktop (Workspace) Pager with more info [SOLVED]

@PackRat

Yes it's enlightenment.... But I already got used to Tint2 and it's perfectly doing the job...

tks for asking


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#19 2020-03-03 07:47:16

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Re: VIrtual Desktop (Workspace) Pager with more info [SOLVED]

Who need panels or pagers, when there is client-list-combined-menu, a list of all windows, across all desktops, or client-list-menu, a list of all windows, separated into sub menus by desktop. Try Super + Tab (Windows button + tabulator).

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