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 »


QT4 apps and GTK+ icons

When using a desktop environment like XFCE, the only thing required to make QT4 programs look consistent with the rest of the desktop was this. QT4 applications like Clementine inherited the GTK+ theme settings and apparently XFCE took care of the icons theme. However, this is not the case with E17. Read the rest of this entry »


Bigger menu icons in XFCE

One of the many things I loved about GNOME 2 was the “foot” menu. Its bigger icons made it look somehow more user friendly and uncluttered. At least to me :)

Since I switched to XFCE, I have been wondering if the same could be achieved with the XFCE menu. Finally, I came across this discussion. Read the rest of this entry »