[debian] LXDE?

mqy meng.qingyou at gmail.com
Sun Jan 18 13:13:14 CET 2009

I've switched from debian+LXDE to SHR for several weeks.
ShR is not perfect though, it is not released yet.

2009/1/18 arne anka (via Nabble) <ml-user+362-447886079 at n2.nabble.com>:
> ok, i just played around with lxde and i am going to purge it immediately.
> my main points:
> - almost every component needs a font setting on its own. the default is
> 10pt and that's so big you can't read anything, not to speak of buttons
> being out of reach
> - while lxde is able to recognice the resolution of 640x480 it fails
> miserably at resizing its dialogs. there are no scrollbars and mostly the
> have a stupid with of >640 just becaus it seems to be hardcoded somewhere
> and thus dropdownlist etc are stretched to match that min width ...
> - configuration facilities are sparse. so far i found one for
> "appearance", which does not match everything and one for openbox, the
> window manager. how to remove the lot of applets jamming the panle and how
> to add applets or another panel is impossible to say. the config files
> used sem to be rather obscure -- obconf, the openbox configurator, creates
> a rc.xml which obviously is not used; since the dialogs are too big i
> started them via ssh -X at the host, but whatever i did -- the changes
> never appeared on the fr; even manipulating manually the xml did not do
> anything.
> - it might be more resource friendly, but it requires hal to run and fam
> or the like, the lxappearances tool requires gtk-themes and does not
> install without
> - alltogether seems lxde far less finder/stylus friendly than xfce -- i
> started lxlauncher which offers a tabbed gui, like the eeepc has (had?),
> since i considered it far superior to a popup menu -- but after all the
> trouble with the fonts it started up with 10 or 12pt fonts; totally
> unsusable and no obvious way to change that (one should think that setting
> the font size with _two_ tools should be enough ...)
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