1: This page gives a brief overview of the light-desktop features. It is a quick getting started guide.
3: ## Run it
5: * Currently the main packages are in pkgsrc-wip.
7: * Install the wip/light-desktop metapackage. On NetBSD, this will also install the netbsd-light-desktop-default-settings package.
9: * It uses dbus: /etc/rc.d/dbus start
11: * Run it via your .xinitrc or .xsession: start-netbsd-light-desktop
13: (One known issue depends on glib2 version. An unlock of already unlocked mutex. Reported upstream. See [[light-desktop-todo]].)
15: ## Introduction
17: * The pcmanfm file manager controls the desktop. Files in ~/Desktop are displayed as icons.
18: * .desktop files in the ~/Desktop are used as application launchers.
19: * The window manager is openbox; but right click menu is controlled by pcmanfm by default.
20: * Right-click on desktop can choose Desktop Preferences which can change wallpaper and more.
21: * The taskbar aka panel is on the bottom.
22: * Left button on taskbar is the menu.
23: * Right-clicking on a menu entry gives you the option to add to the desktop.
24: * .desktop files installed on system should be automatically used for menu entries.
25: * To add menu entry, just add foo.desktop file to ~/.local/share/applications/.
26: * To change menu entries (or categories), go to menu of applications, and right click on item and choose Properties. (This runs the
27: lxshortcut editor.)
28: * The Run command will change icon and do type-ahead if it recognizes beginning of command entered.
29: * Right click on the panel for "Panel Settings".
30: * Panel settings allow you to resize and position the panel, change its appearance, added choices to the panel, and more.
31: * You can have multiple Application Launch Bars on the panel which can be configured to add various applications for quick launch via button on panel.
32: * The panel also has launchers for file manager and browser; minimize all button, pager, taskbar, clock, and shutdown button.
33: * The Monitor Settings via Preferences on menu offers a xrandr-based GUI.
35: Running programs are:
37: * dbus-daemon
38: * dbus-launch
39: * openbox
40: * pcmanfm
41: * menu-cached
42: * lxsession
43: * lxpanel
45: Various keys are custom controlled by openbox. Not tested yet and has some controls not installed yet.
47: ## Normal Desktop
49: *This is not complete yet*
51: The reference implementation of the desktop also offers:
53: * nm-applet embedded in notification area; to show and configure wired and wireless connections and detected networks.
54: * xfce4-power-manager to show battery state in notification area.
55: * shutdown button runs logout gui: suspend, hibernate, logout, cancel
57: The reference implementation of the desktop also runs:
59: * xscreensaver
60: * policykit-1-gnome/polkit-gnome-authentication-agent-1
61: * /usr/lib/xfce4/xfconf/xfconfd
62: * gvfsd
63: * update-notifier
64: * notification-daemon
65: * gvfs-fuse-daemon
66: * gconfd
67: * gvfs-gdu-volume-monitor
68: * gvfs-afc-volume-monitor
69: * gvfs-gphoto2-volume-monitor
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