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#26 2019-03-07 11:28:42

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

BL defaults, except:

Mpv
Brasero
Flacon
Soundconverter
Telegram
Moc
Chromium - Chrome
Mega sync


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#27 2019-03-08 02:48:51

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

I keep things simple BL defaults except I use PCManFM for filemanager, DeadBeef for music player and smplayer for video.


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#28 2019-03-08 02:51:29

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

brontosaurusrex wrote:

at first run

geany ~/bin/bam

will not background itself.

As I said, isn't that how most apps behave? (Except for eg Thunar...)
Is there some reason you don't want to fork it yourself with a &?

Last edited by johnraff (2019-03-08 02:52:51)


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#29 2019-03-09 20:13:27

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

My needs are very simple:

Terminal - rxvt-unicode
File Manager - none (just the cli)
Browser - Firefox (Nightly via mozilla.org)
Text Editor - vim, Libre Office Writer
Panel - none
System Monitor - htop (when needed)
Media Player - vlc
Streaming Music Client - Spotify
Image Viewer - fotoxx
Run Dialog - none
PDF Viewer - mupdf
Password Manager - keepassxc
Calculator - irb
IRC Client - irssi

Last edited by ratcheer (2019-03-09 20:15:24)

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#30 2019-03-09 23:54:47

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

Browser                - Chromium, Firefox
File Manager           - thunar
Image Viewer           - viewnior
Media Player           - vlc, Clementine
Office                 - TeXstudio
PDF reader             - evince
Panel                  - tint2
Run Dialog             - gmrun
Streaming Music Client - pithos
System Monitor         - conky, htop
Terminal               - tilix
Text Editor            - geany

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#31 2019-03-10 02:19:02

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

This is what I use on ArchLabs

Browser: either Firefox or Qutebrowser
FM: Thunar
Image Viewer: sxiv
Media Player: mpm/ncmpcpp & mpv
Office:  Nothing
PDF: muPDF
Panel: Bumblebee-status
Run: Rofi
System Mon: conky
Terminal: st
Editor: Sublime Text


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#32 2019-03-10 02:20:52

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

lol "run" usually in my case: Terminator" I don't even *think-of* the default gmrun

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#33 2019-03-10 03:12:14

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

I have multiple installations with Openbox, including BL. At the moment I'm logged into an Openbox session in Arch, where I have the following:

Terminal:
Terminator, xfce4-terminal
File Manager: Double Commander
Browser: Firefox, Pale Moon
Text Editor: Geany
Panel: tint2
System Monitor: htop
Media Player: Audacious, VLC
Image Viewer: nomacs, Geeqie
Run Dialog: gmrun, dmenu
Office: LibreOffice
PDF Reader: qpdfview
Calculator: Galculator

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#34 2019-03-10 03:15:27

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

those damned colours with the forum set to #!.. I had to paste into Windows *notepad.exe* to read them...


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#35 2019-03-10 20:16:23

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

brontosaurusrex wrote:
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.

i think i know what you mean:
when a geany instance is already running, new files are often opened in it, and if you do that from the command line, you get your prompt back.
but sometimes it decides to open a new instance instead. no clue why and when.

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#36 2019-03-11 05:00:33

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

brontosaurusrex wrote:

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 &
geany &

This works for me in the terminal. Geany is run in the backgound at first run itself and the terminal is available for other use (you might wanna hit the enter key to get the prompt).


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#37 2019-03-11 08:08:51

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

Bearded_Blunder wrote:

those damned colours with the forum set to #!.. I had to paste into Windows *notepad.exe* to read them...

Agreed - the blue is unreadable on a dark background! I have no need to C&P though - just drag across and select the text.


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#38 2019-03-11 08:12:43

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

Well I guess that works too.


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#39 2019-03-11 10:39:22

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

johnraff wrote:
brontosaurusrex wrote:

at first run

geany ~/bin/bam

will not background itself.

As I said, isn't that how most apps behave? (Except for eg Thunar...)
Is there some reason you don't want to fork it yourself with a &?

Just being forgetful is the reason.

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#40 2019-03-13 01:33:56

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

ohnonot wrote:

when a geany instance is already running, new files are often opened in it, and if you do that from the command line, you get your prompt back.
but sometimes it decides to open a new instance instead. no clue why and when.

Geany has options:

man geany wrote:

-i --new-instance 
                 Don't  open  files  in  a running instance, force opening a new
                 instance.  Only available if Geany was  compiled  with  support
                 for Sockets.

-s, --no-session
                 Don't load the previous session's files.

which I use in a launcher to open some specific file(s). Otherwise, for me it always seems to use an existing instance, if there is one.


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#41 2019-03-15 21:27:04

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

Browser          - firefox
File Manager     - mc (pcmanfm for photos)
Image Viewer     - nitrogen
Media Player     - mpv
Office           - libre office
PDF reader       - evince
Panel            - tint2
Run Dialog       - dmenu
Terminal         - xterm or terminator
Text Editor      - vim
Mail Client      - mutt (although increasingly just use the browser)
Wallpaper setter - nitrogen
Window manager   - openbox

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#42 2019-03-16 06:37:54

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

I don't even use a browser or a laptop/desktop anymore for email. It's all alerted and read on my Android phone via my email apps.

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#43 2019-03-16 07:59:55

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

^ yes am going that way too

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#44 2019-03-16 08:10:32

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

I have a pinned tab for FastMail which is my main email provider, the rest I look after from my phone.


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