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  1. sixtharmy

    Discussion of e21

    Thanks for the quick replies. I appreciate your diligence and understand your reluctance to deal with the buggy systray. Except for the nm-applet/systray problem e-21 seems to work pretty well. For the moment I just restart enlightenment once to get the nm icon to show up on the desktop, though oddly now and again nm will show up in that corner of the desktop without the restart. The Bryce thing seems to work pretty well too, but at the moment it will only contains a start menu drop down icon and a digital clock. At any rate, e21 works well enough that going back to e17/moksha seems like too much trouble. Thanks again for your hard work.
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    Discussion of e21

    I've also been trying e21 with ylee's modules. I believe there's a problem with the systray under e21. I usually put the systray on a self hiding shelf in the top left hand corner of my screen. Under e21 if I position it there I can right click on the shelf and get a drop down with systray, shelf, and begin moving gadgets entries. Expanding the systray entry reveals the expected automatic scroll contents, look, etc. entries. However, no icons ever appear in the tray. Like graywizardlinux my network icon disappears. The nm-applet is in my startup list and HTOP shows that it is running, but no icon appears in the systray. However, If I restart enlightenment I find that the network Icon is revealed on the desktop in the top left corner when the top left shelf retracts to the hidden position. This icon on the desktop is functional and executes the proper drop down on a left click and properly controls network connections. Neither Systray nor any other gadget show as selected under the Layer Configuration of the Background or Overlay Layers. My password keeper (keepassXC) allows me to minimize it to the systray. If I select this option the keepass icon appears superimposed directly over the network icon on the desktop, but not in the systray on the shelf. As you might surmise I've been playing with this for a while now.
  3. sixtharmy

    Sticky self-hiding shelf

    On my desktop I've moved most of the controls on the bottom shelf (Start, Pager, Clock, Pulse Mixer, Clipboard, System) to an invisible, auto-hiding shelf in the middle of the left edge of my screen. Now and again this shelf gets stuck in the revealed position. In a similar vein, left clicking the clock module on this shelf won't always display a calendar. Sometimes the calendar won't display when the shelf is stuck, but it also sometimes won't display even when the shelf functioning properly. When stuck clicking on any of the other items on the shelf always brings up the relevant menu boxes. It's trivial to temporarily fix either problem requiring only a "reset Moksha," but slightly annoying that the fix isn't permanent. I've also noticed that occasionally the order of items on the shelf will change. Again it's trivial to move them back into the desired positions, but a little annoying that they won't stay there.
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    Renaming / Reorganizing the Top Level Main Menu

    Thanks Jeff. I didn't realize that the top level options were so deeply embedded, but that explains why I could never find them. I have 4.0 running on my desktop and 3.2 running on my laptop. Based on their hardware these machines should perform about the same, but 4.0 is much quicker. Kudos on a job well done.
  5. sixtharmy

    Renaming / Reorganizing the Top Level Main Menu

    I don't see any problems with the upper level menu entries as you've outlined them. In fact, I think they cleanup and clarify the menu considerably. However, I sort of like to shorten entries in my desktop menus so as to limit the size of menu boxes. For instance I'd like to display "Screenshot" rather than "Take Screenshot" and "About OS" rather than "About Operating System," and maybe "QuickLaunch" rather than "Quick Launcher. Using these entries would reduce the width of the upper level box by about half. There are several ways that I've found to make these sort of Name edits for individual applications and the application types menus, but I've never been able to find any editable text file(s) for the upper level entries. Could you tell me where I might find them? This is purely for my own customization. I'm not suggesting that my shortened entries be adopted in any release. Thanks.
  6. sixtharmy

    Is Google Chrome a pig?

    I've been using Firefox for many years (never been a fan of Chrome), but the most recent update broke it's integration with "KeepassX". I prefer KeePassX to "KeePass2.0," because it doesn't require "mono" or any other MS code. Basic "KeepassX" isn't capable of integrating with any browser, but there are some branches (https://github.com/keepassxreboot/keepassx) that interface through "PassIFox." Updating to "Firefox 49" broke this integration (ie username and password no longer automatically loaded on opening a site's login page). I tried several other browsers like "Chrome" (again) and "Seamonkey," that would support KeepassX, and finally settled on "Palemoon." Palemoon is fast. It seems to load pages pretty much as quickly as I can press "enter." In addition to supporting "KeepassX " through "PassIFox," Palemoon also supports the other security add-ons I use either through Palemoon versions like "Encrypted Web" (HTTPS Everywhere) and "Decentraleyes X.X.X-palemoon," or through regular Mozilla add-ons like "uBlock origin" and "Disconnect," It also accepts "Startpage" as an alternate search engine. Once I added "Palemoon Linux 3.0" and "Foobar," transferred my bookmarks as a saved HTML, and futzed around with "preferences" and "about:config" for a while I ended up something that looks and acts very much like the secured "Firefox Australis" I was replacing, with the advantage of being much more responsive. I've been using it for about a month now and I'm very pleased. I'm so pleased I'm thinking of moving from "Thunderbird" to Palemoon's "FossaMail." I have to admit that Jame's earlier comment , "There is some debate on their security level as being ran mostly by one guy, but a whole team does contribute." was something that gave me pause when I first considered Palemoon. However, I rationalized, "couldn't I say the same about "Bodhi?" If anyone wants to install a reasonably secure version of Palemoon to replace Firefox or Chrome you could probably use this post as an outline. I'd also suggest that you consider subscribing to a secure anonymous VPN. If I move to FossaMail I'll try to write a similar post on the install and customization. I'm also considering moving to Palemoon's sync service. I find the fact that (in addition to username/password credentials) palemoon sync both encrypts synced data before sending and decrypts that synced data only on my machine with a key that remains on my machine is very attractive from a security viewpoint. I'll also let folks know how this works out. I suppose my emphasis on security might make me appear like a member of the "Tin-Foil Helmet Brigade," but since Snowden we do know that they're watching all of us at least generally. None of the add-ons I'm using are difficult to install, nor do they adversely affect my browsing. I can't see any reason that I should make it easy for the various Business and Government busybodies. If everyone made the snoopers job just a bit more difficult, then mass surveillance might become prohibitively difficult and expensive. End of Rant.
  7. sixtharmy

    Engage problem after Beta update

    Really Jeff, I'm not criticizing. I just thought someone else might run into the problem and need a quick fix. Keep up the great work. I absolutely love bodhi.
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    Engage problem after Beta update

    After installing the Beta update via apt-get, deleting the contents of ~/.e, and restarting I found that I could no longer load the engage module. If I chose to load it in the module settings dialog it would return: There was an error loading the module named: engage No module named engage/linux-gnu-x86_64-0.2.1/module.so Could be found in the module search directories Examining /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/enlightenment/modules/engage I found that the final directory was named: /linux-gnu-x86_64-0.2.0 I changed the final zero to a 1 ( mv linux-gnu-x86_64-0.2.0 linux-gnu-x86_64-0.2.1) re-deleted the contents of ~/.e and on re-start found I could now load an operational engage module.
  9. sixtharmy

    Exterminator Problem

    OK. Thanks Jeff.
  10. sixtharmy

    Exterminator Problem

    I tried installing Exterminator using Appcenter. Appcenter said it installed, but it never showed up in menus. Examination of /usr/bin showed no binary and examination of /usr/share/applications showed no .desktop file. I downloaded the .deb file from b4main and installed with gdebi. Program installed with files in places they were missing above as well as a Python dependency. Exterminator shows up in menus and opens, but never displays a list of running programs. Visual blob just keeps runnung back and forth across program window.
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    [EFL-testing]: select text unavailable

    Copy-Paste still, working properly after I customized my desktop to my liking. Must have been some configuration problem. It could be something that happened as I added, removed, and configured the applications I like. All these programs were already installed, configured, and in the menus where I wanted them when I cleared ~./e, so they wouldn't have affected anything.
  12. sixtharmy

    [EFL-testing]: select text unavailable

    "moksha-clipboard module" "moksha-clipboard module" "moksha-clipboard module" OK clearing ~/.e has corrected the problem both for mouse and keyboard commands. I'll go through setting my desktop back up the way I like it and see if it reappears.
  13. sixtharmy

    [EFL-testing]: select text unavailable

    Yes Jeff the moksha-clipboard module is loaded. I just tried to hightlight-copy-paste "moksha-clipboard module" into this "Reply to topic" editing window both from your post #6 and within the Reply window itself (1st sentence to second sentence). System never gave an executable paste option on first attempt, but did give the option and would paste on second try. I also tried using the ctrl-c, ctrl-v combination and similarly found that I didn't get a paste until I executed the command a second time. I'm going to try backing up and emptying my ~/.e directory. I'll let you know what happens.
  14. sixtharmy

    [EFL-testing]: select text unavailable

    I don't know if this is what kozaki is referring to as "disappearing text selection," but I've noticed that often, but not always, (in alpha) when I highlight and copy text and then go to paste it elsewhere (usually between web pages or into a web search box, etc.) I'll right click at the destination box and paste won't be available in the drop down. Paste is in the listing, but in unavailable grey not executable black type. I've also noticed that if I initially click on copy twice, then paste will always be functional in the drop down. I think I've seen the same behavior a time or two when I tried to copy a long command from a web page and then tried to paste it into epad when editing a file. I think I also saw it happen once when I copied a file name in terminology and then tried to paste it into a new terminology command line. I wish I could be more sure of what I'm saying here, but it's been one of those intermittent problems that I simply overcome by going back and copying the text a second time and I haven't been really keeping track of when I've seen it occur. Could there be a little bug in clipboard, or with how it integrates with other programs? I have alpha-1 installed and bodhi xenial b4main active so I assume I'm running pretty much alpa-2 and the latest firefox. (It just did it again when I copied "bodhi xenial b4main" from another forum post and tried to paste it here, then worked when I went back and repeated the copy-paste.) You've done great work here. I'm sorry to have to hand you a damned intermittent.
  15. sixtharmy

    noticed this trackpad scroll facet

    I didn't know this trick either. Neat. I like it.
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