Let's get a desktop screencap thread going


I’ll start with a shot of my workstation after a fresh install. Haven’t gotten around to customizing it yet, but that’ll come soon. I’ve been working on a new theme for Lumina, but it’s still got some tweaking to do which is why this is still the default theme.

My novice wallpaper

From Sidebar panel with partial titles of windows:

Between the two panels: a little desktop space, enough for a contextual menu and the title bar of something that’s relatively narrow. A dictionary application, perhaps.


Bug reporting, with a less customised Lumina (not as good for me) at a notebook with a higher resolution display:

  • MacBookPro11,2
  • kernel mode setting
  • 2,880 x 1,800
$ date ; uname -v
Tue 27 Dec 2016 14:48:42 GMT
FreeBSD 12.0-CURRENT #11 8b9df91(drm-next-4.7): Sat Dec 24 15:17:28 UTC 2016     root@gauntlet:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC 
$ grep DPI /var/log/Xorg.0.log
[    16.517] (==) modeset(0): DPI set to (96, 96)

<img src="/uploads/trueos/original/1X/cc522e1719e7da519c472a3ab3c119b057aed138.png" width="690" height="431">


Dell M4600

Tue Dec 27 20:20:19 PST 2016     
FreeBSD 12.0-CURRENT #11 8b9df91(drm-next-4.7): Sat Dec 24 15:17:28 UTC 2016 
[    57.937] (II) RADEON(0): Output LVDS using initial mode 1920x1080 +0+0


I see the two browsers. Is your default Firefox, or QupZilla?


QupZilla is my default browser. It demands less CPU power, than Firefox, overall and for video streaming. It has also nice AdBlock.

QupZilla: some pros and cons


For the cleaner-than-usual experience, instead of QupZilla (above: pros and cons) I use the about:profiles feature of Firefox.

From https://gitter.im/trueos/Random?at=585a3574db9cafe9183a0510:

The cleaner Firefox has its own desktop:

A total of twelve desktops:

From https://gitter.im/trueos/Random?at=585f5ad096a565f84406b2f1, a recent shot of seven of the twelve in use:

The more common use case, all twelve occupied:

I’m not sure where to put virtual machines. Some time in 2017 the pager might gain another row, for a total of fifteen desktops.

The first two shots exemplify a minor issue with the icon for SysAdm:

Cosmetics. The icon alone is peculiar. Not visible in the pager for desktop three (of twelve).

Also, barely visible in the task manager. Without looking in detail I guess that the icon is mostly black, or dark, with transparency.

Can I use KDE instead?

Found whilst seeking news about TrueOS:

Regarder l’entretien en direct de F.Asselineau répondre aux questio…

… toutes les deux semaines tout en mettant à jour son arbre de ports, TrueOS fait ça très bien. …


Shot with Shutter, a better overview of virtual desktops:


[quote=“bobjohnson, post:2, topic:855”]
… what kind of launch bar is that on the left? [/quote]


Today I made a few changes to optimise use of the panel – more space for titles. From amongst the screenshots in post 19 under Switching from MATE to KDE | The FreeBSD Forums:

It’s easy to drag a task from the left to a pager on the right.

On Lumina?


Mine is just a vanilla flavoured XFCE4 installation. Nothing too special. I am using Chromium as the Web Browser.
This setup all seems to work extremely well except, mysteriously, every now and then, applications will not allow me to type anything in the text boxes and every keystroke results in a menu item selected. Every mouse click results in the window being selected and moved. I will get round to sorting that out soon.


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