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Re: manjaro i3 2015
« Reply #45 on: 11. May 2015, 19:53:56 »
ling it is maybe helpful to imagine the tiles to actually become part of the desktop, like tiles on a laboratory table. Sometimes you can put some extra stuff on that surface, but the table will never be in front of the piece of paper that's lying on top if it!
I understand the concept this much, but some windows only make sense as floating, e.g. messenger windows. And then when they float like that, I'd like to lower them or minimise (iconify). No iconifying either in tiling managers, right?

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Re: manjaro i3 2015
« Reply #46 on: 11. May 2015, 20:18:35 »
Have you considered installing a menu? Maybe the openbox menu, or you could even install xfce-panel in i3!
Just minimized windows you will not get in i3, because they are not windows in common sense but officially 'containers' ...
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Re: manjaro i3 2015
« Reply #47 on: 11. May 2015, 20:45:20 »
Have you considered installing a menu? Maybe the openbox menu, or you could even install xfce-panel in i3!
I actually have Openbox on the computer where I am trying i3. But how to activate Openbox menu when I log in to i3?

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Re: manjaro i3 2015
« Reply #48 on: 11. May 2015, 21:17:08 »
there is no menu, your instak adeskmenu from aur?
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Re: manjaro i3 2015
« Reply #49 on: 28. May 2015, 08:12:11 »
@Oberon:
How do you startup xfce4-notifyd? I know this is silly question, but my googlefu has gailed me yet again. I have both dunst and notifyd installed, and all the popups come through the former, which consumes obscene amount of ram. I'd like to see if notifyd is any lighter.

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Re: manjaro i3 2015
« Reply #50 on: 28. May 2015, 08:42:23 »
Hah, that's weird!
I just wanted to copy a line like "exec --no-startup-id xfce4-notifyd" here for you but was a bit stumped that I don't have anything like that in my config file  :o ;D
Obviously I am only autostarting nm-applet, pa-applet and xfce4-power-manager. I have NO panel installed.
xfce-notifyd I appear to only have installed once and that's it.
I will try later what happens when I don't start one or the other or all of the applets... Maybe one of them takes care of notifyd... ???
Will investigate more in the evening.
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Re: manjaro i3 2015
« Reply #51 on: 28. May 2015, 08:55:41 »
Did you ever run
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xfce4-notifyd-config ?
Maybe it simply needs to be configured once?

edit: It will create ~/.config/xfce4/xfconf/xfce-perchannel-xml/xfce4-notifyd.xml
looking like this for example:
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<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>

<channel name="xfce4-notifyd" version="1.0">
  <property name="notify-location" type="uint" value="0"/>
  <property name="expire-timeout" type="int" value="3"/>
  <property name="initial-opacity" type="double" value="0.860000"/>
  <property name="theme" type="string" value="Smoke"/>
</channel>
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Re: manjaro i3 2015
« Reply #52 on: 28. May 2015, 08:58:15 »
Other than that I don't know more than this: http://goodies.xfce.org/projects/applications/xfce4-notifyd :)
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Re: manjaro i3 2015
« Reply #53 on: 28. May 2015, 09:04:39 »
So, meanwhile I can report that disabling all nm-applet, pa-applet and xfce4-power-manager leaves notifyd still working...
My guess is it simply needs a working config file - and its dependencies of course... ;)
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Were you not attempting to get rid of gtk altogether? Did you already? Could be the reason why notfyd becomes dumb... ;)
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Re: manjaro i3 2015
« Reply #54 on: 29. May 2015, 12:55:38 »
Hello!

I had run xfce4-notifyd-config, but xfce4-notifyd only started working only after I unisntalled dusnt. Apparently all you have to do is have it installed and not have dunst or something else that replaces it.

Thank you for your assistance!

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Re: manjaro i3 2015
« Reply #55 on: 31. May 2015, 18:27:41 »
i find dunst for i3 very usefull i use dunst also in my xfce i find it better and compacter then xfce4-notfier

is not matter of gtk2 or gtk3 basicly...

for notifier for dunst if you have one good config not is all bad..

when Dmenu is installed and if you like synapse i dont care, but you dont have to remove all gtk stuf , thats not the point somewhere :)
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