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Tutorials => Tutorial Requests => Topic started by: lcRONOS on March 07, 2014, 09:53:06 AM

Title: LXDE Customization
Post by: lcRONOS on March 07, 2014, 09:53:06 AM
I'd like to see a tutorial on customizing LXDE at least close to the extent of Xfce. LXDE is the DE I want to like, but can't because it lacks a clear means of customization.
Title: Re: LXDE Customization
Post by: Spatry on March 07, 2014, 10:23:54 AM
I cover it briefly in me Peppermint OS video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iqe6aEWMYRk#ws (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iqe6aEWMYRk#ws)
Title: Re: LXDE Customization
Post by: Ivan Killemov on March 07, 2014, 11:53:37 AM
Thanx for that vid Spat !
Title: Re: LXDE Customization
Post by: Spatry on March 07, 2014, 03:55:53 PM
LXDE is just as easy to customize as XFCE.
Title: Re: LXDE Customization
Post by: drum on March 07, 2014, 11:04:19 PM
LXLE is one hell of a fine LXDE-distro to: http://lxle.net/ (http://lxle.net/)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99zomqqk1tM#ws (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99zomqqk1tM#ws)
Title: Re: LXDE Customization
Post by: videodrome on March 08, 2014, 01:32:23 AM
My HP Mini currently has Arch with LXDE.  I find it fast and generally just exploring with enough Right-Clicks will reveal what can be customized. 

Title: Re: LXDE Customization
Post by: lcRONOS on May 28, 2014, 11:54:00 PM
Looking at it, I guess I never just played with it enough lol. LXDE isn't bad, but I like Xfce+Compiz, Compiz stand-alone, and Openbox stand-alone more.
At one point, I had Openbox with Cairo-Dock, xcompositor, feh, and a few other things as my setup in Arch, it was nice, I just REALLY like my desktop cube and wobbily windows lol.
Title: Re: LXDE Customization
Post by: linuxguy7123 on May 28, 2014, 11:59:36 PM
In my opinion LXDE isn't really that customizable. It's meant to be lightweight as well.
Title: Re: LXDE Customization
Post by: lcRONOS on June 01, 2014, 11:54:13 AM
That's kind of how I've felt, though maybe I should have given it more of a chance first. I may want to try LXDE with compiz at some point, since the only difference between LXDE and Openbox standalone are the added applications in LXDE.
Title: Re: LXDE Customization
Post by: JayVii on June 09, 2014, 07:12:14 PM
i'm on xfce at the moment and generally like it. I customized and tweaked everything possible (except for the WM), but i really have a hang for lightweight. Yes, even more than xfce w/ xfwm. So customizing lxde to behave and look like i want it to be will be my next challenge. Also i might try out another distro at the same time. And my eyes are looking on SparkyLinux right now... I'd really hope that I will settle down one day, but as soon as i got everything set up and used everything for a bit it just bores me and i gotta do something new. That's what i like about linux: it let's me do exactly that.
Title: Re: LXDE Customization
Post by: lcRONOS on June 19, 2014, 10:55:56 AM
I distro hopped for the same reason, then I installed Gentoo. It was so much work, I'm honestly afraid of losing it lol. I'm running out with KDE, and its faster than Xfce in Manjaro with compiz.
Title: Re: LXDE Customization
Post by: niculinux on January 10, 2015, 07:00:26 AM
I think an LXDE tutorial would be a nice thingh, as far as i know that de requires some more cli tzmpreing in comparison to xfce, which cutomization is more gui oriented, since its provides more tools to get the job done :)
Title: Re: LXDE Customization
Post by: lcRONOS on January 15, 2015, 02:39:46 PM
I can't imagine it requires too much in the CLI, as it is just Openbox with some additional tools.  At most it's just installing the necessary Openbox customization tools.  It does still seem limited to me though, KDE and Xfce seem far more configurable, though it's more configurable than Gnome and Unity so I guess that's a plus :P
Title: Re: LXDE Customization
Post by: JayVii on January 15, 2015, 03:24:32 PM
I can't imagine it requires too much in the CLI, as it is just Openbox with some additional tools.  At most it's just installing the necessary Openbox customization tools.  It does still seem limited to me though, KDE and Xfce seem far more configurable, though it's more configurable than Gnome and Unity so I guess that's a plus :P

Exactly, with the right tools installed (all that come with a full LXDE-install), there is no CLI-work needed AT ALL. It is customizable to some extend, arguably almost as customizable as XFCE is, but there are FAR, FAR, FAR less extensions for it. Also, IMO LXDE lacks a decent menu (whisker-like). Anyway, LXDE will soon to be dropped and upgrade to LXQt. LXQt however isn't very customizable YET and to me, it feels more like an lightweight version of KDE than it feels like a successor of LXDE. But I honestly think it will turn out GREAT and might even become a XFCE-killer (: