XFCE semi-transparent desktop icons text background

To make the XFCE desktop icons text background semi-transparent (as opposed to fully transparent) create this file in the $HOME directory: ~/.gtkrc-2.0 and put the following in it: Read the rest of this entry »


Custom xdg user directories

I do not particularly like the standard folders that are automatically created in my $HOME. I used to just delete them and then set emblems on my own folders in XFCE. Some time ago, I found a discussion on LinuxQuestions about what program creates these automatically. Read the rest of this entry »


LyX icon

Although I do not often use it, I like to have the LyX Document processor available. It can be easily installed from SBo and works very well. A little inconvenience is the absence of a menu entry. Read the rest of this entry »


SeaMonkey Composer

From time to time I need to create or maintain a simple web-page. For the purpose I have used KompoZer, which is available at SBo, but as a 32bit application. Although it runs fine on a Slackware64 -multilib system, I have experienced occasional hang ups and crashes. Read the rest of this entry »


Local .desktop files

In XFCE, whenever I needed to customize some menu entry, I would just go to /usr/share/applications/ and edit the corresponding .desktop file. This applies the changes globally and whenever the program is updated the modified .desktop file will be overwritten. Read the rest of this entry »