Disable GTK3 window management

Some GTK3 programs, such as file-roller and Evince, use their own custom title bar with minimize, maximize and close buttons. Under Xfce, I have experienced hiccups with Evince when maximized: it would refuse to unmaximize the window (or rather, does not remember the dimensions of the unmaximized window) and behaves kinda “sticky” to desktop borders. In another case, if I have the compositor turned off, the window edges are not smoothened and look ugly.
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Modify Xfce Terminal cursor

I’ve always liked to have my terminal cursor as a blinking underline. This feature is present for the new Xfce Terminal that ships with Slackware -current. Unfortunately it cannot be enabled from the preferences of Xfce Terminal in Slackware 14.2. It is, however, possible to set it by modifying the config file of the program.
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xflock4: lock the screen

I am using XFCE and I want to have an entry in the menu that will lock the screen. The command that locks the screen in XFCE is

xflock4

yes… it took me some time to figure it out. Anyway, from here it is quite straightforward. I made the following xflock4.desktop file:
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Industrial modified

One of my all time favourite GTK2 themes is the good old Industrial, part of the gtk-engines. I even maintain at SBo the GTK1 Industrial engine/theme. Unfortunatelly, there is no port to GTK3 and seems there will not be anytime soon. Just as with almost all famous GTK2 engines/themes. New themes are emerging following the flat design fashion that I am really not fond of.
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Legacy icons in XFCE

I finally upgraded to Slackware64 14.2. I made a clean install and set up the system to be -multilib. I use XFCE and I wanted to use my favourite GNOME Colors icon theme. It is not available at SBo for Slackware 14.2 anymore and it depends on gnome-icon-theme that was removed from Slackware in favour of adwaita-icon-theme. Read the rest of this entry »