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docbroke

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Let's share our desktop looks and configuration.

Here is my Desktop,
WM - Calm WM,
Panel - conky with trayer (for systray support ),
Calendar on screen is remind piped to conky,
Wallpaper - my own click atPangong Tso
File Manager- vifm
Menu - rofi



Image to show rofi menu


Clean look


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spud42

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left middle and right monitors. i have 3 1920 x 1200 28" Viewsonic monitors. top pic is setup with screensaver running.
i7 3770K @ 4.2GHz 16GB ram and a GTX970
 
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Silent-Hunter

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The desktop environment is i3, the background is provided by feh, and changes once a minute via a cron job, picking randomly from a folder of about 500 pictures. This is on the MicroPC.

My desktop computer is only for games, and is running Windows 10 inside of a Proxmox VM, with GPU passtthrough.
 

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I like minimalism.
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I do have a collapsing panel on the left edge with shortcuts and a clock and the dmenu which isn't exposed, but given this screen is a mere 1024x600 I like to have as much real estate as possible. All I have there is the system tray showing the claws mail icon for no unread mail, the xfce-dropdown terminal icon (it's open in another workspace), and an updating load graph.

I did once try to set up a background photo, which was a space picture from the Juno probe I think; it was a picture of Jupter's pole showing a cluster of mainly blue and white vortices, but the systemd unit that's meant to bring it up has always failed, probably because of the slightly weird way I boot this machine up, so I've never bothered to debug why. If I want it to appear, feh wrote out a dot file I can call to set up, but I rarely bother these days.
 

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Admittedly I have a little clutter, although I only usually have one app showing at a time. In the top bar there is:
  • The latest post from pandora stalker, which takes me to the page
  • Todo list showing a count of items, and launches a very simple dmenu script to manage them when clicked
  • Local weather
  • Next calendar event and date which loads caldav on click (actually all of the sections of the top panel do something when clicked)
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Ah three i3 in a row. I used i3 for about good one year, but after that my Dell laptop died due to some weird hardware issue, and I took this opportunity to test openbox which I liked and kept for a while. Before few days I read about cwm, which I liked even more, so that is my default WM now. The cwm itself provides menu/window search etc., which appears on mouse click or keyboard shortcut but I like rofi from i3 days which I continue to use.
 

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Well, technically mine's openbox with an lxde panel and a xfce terminal. I do use i3 on my server, but on this machine I'm still wedded to the idea of windows behind others to be honest.
 

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This is my laptop's desktop

Very simple. That's how I like it.

It's pretty much the same for the desktop computer I have at home except without a dock. I run KDE at the moment, because I find that it has the best support for global menus. I wish I could run a gtk system like cinnamon but it lacks proper global menu support. I find Mate's compositing to be limiting and Gnome, no matter how much I use it, I can't stop myself from hating it.
And before anyone comments, I don't care, that you care, that I run Discord. I need to communicate with my friends.

If anyone want's the wallpaper just ask.

Edit: I just realize I don't run KDE on my laptop I run xfce. What a miss haha.
 
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I switched from Manjaro to Arch last week. Definitely my favorite workstation so far. I still need to fix up some of my i3blocks scripts and symlink my config files to my git repo so it is easy to reproduce elsewhere.
 

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@edgex004, your wallpaper is interesting, is it some historical event ?
I too use rofi, Have you tried rofi in combi mode ? I find it more useful as it also shows open windows and destop numbers.
Code:
rofi -show combi -modi combi -combi-modi window,run
 

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my c64 desktop. powered by tfc3+.
i too like simplicity. ;)
Nice! You win my vote for best yet! :)

Back when I used a more "conventional" window manager, I often used an Amiga style theme to make Linux look like Workbench. After all, when using a mouse, we might as well do it with style ;)
 
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