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Old 13th November 2008
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Oh. I just saw the Openbox menu. I guess it's a Gnome/Openbox session?
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Yes, it's basically just openbox, started from gnome-session.
I use tpager (for desktop switching), docker (system tray, hidden in top-right corner) and conky (for time/date etc..)
Other apps are sonata (mpd frontend), firefox and xterms.
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How do you guys get your www fonts to render so smoothly? I installed the MS fonts pack, use anti-aliasing and sub pixel hinting and they still look horrible on a bunch of sites.

EDIT: Sorry I meant to say URW not MS

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How do you guys get your www fonts to render so smoothly? I installed the MS fonts pack, use anti-aliasing and sub pixel hinting and they still look horrible on a bunch of sites.

EDIT: Sorry I meant to say URW not MS
Check this thread:
http://forums.pcbsd.org/viewtopic.php?t=12137

Especially this post:
http://forums.pcbsd.org/viewtopic.php?p=74641#p74641

To be honest, this one is my full ~/.fonts.conf I currently use:
Code:
<?xml version="1.0"?>
<!DOCTYPE fontconfig SYSTEM "fonts.dtd">

<fontconfig>

  <!-- antialias all fonts -->
  <match target="font">
    <edit name="antialias" mode="assign"><bool>true</bool></edit>
    <edit name="hinting"   mode="assign"><bool>true</bool></edit>
    <edit name="hintstyle" mode="assign"><int>0</int></edit>
    <edit name="dpi"       mode="assign"><double>75</double></edit>
    </match>
  
  <!-- replace these with a better looking font (MONO) -->
  <match target="pattern">
    <test name="family"    qual="any"><string>courier</string></test>
    <edit name="family" mode="assign"><string>Courier 10 Pitch</string></edit>
    </match>

  <!-- replace these with a better looking font (SANS) -->
  <match target="pattern">
    <test name="family"    qual="any"><string>helvetica</string></test>
    <edit name="family" mode="assign"><string>trebuchet ms</string></edit>
    </match>
  
  <match target="pattern">
    <test name="family"    qual="any"><string>lucida grande</string></test>
    <edit name="family" mode="assign"><string>trebuchet ms</string></edit>
    </match>
  
  <match target="pattern">
    <test name="family"    qual="any"><string>lucida</string></test>
    <edit name="family" mode="assign"><string>trebuchet ms</string></edit>
    </match>
  
  <match target="pattern">
    <test name="family"    qual="any"><string>arial</string></test>
    <edit name="family" mode="assign"><string>trebuchet ms</string></edit>
    </match>
  
  <match target="pattern">
    <test name="family"    qual="any"><string>luxi sans</string></test>
    <edit name="family" mode="assign"><string>trebuchet ms</string></edit>
    </match>
  
  <match target="pattern">
    <test name="family"    qual="any"><string>sans</string></test>
    <edit name="family" mode="assign"><string>trebuchet ms</string></edit>
    </match>
  
  <match target="pattern">
    <test name="family"    qual="any"><string>tahoma</string></test>
    <edit name="family" mode="assign"><string>trebuchet ms</string></edit>
    </match>
  
  <match target="pattern">
    <test name="family"    qual="any"><string>verdana</string></test>
    <edit name="family" mode="assign"><string>trebuchet ms</string></edit>
    </match>
  
  <match target="pattern">
    <test name="family"    qual="any"><string>helvetica</string></test>
    <edit name="family" mode="assign"><string>trebuchet ms</string></edit>
    </match>
  
  <!-- replace these with a better-looking font (SERIF) -->
  <match target="pattern">
    <test name="family"    qual="any"><string>luxi serif</string></test>
    <edit name="family" mode="assign"><string>serif</string></edit>
    </match>

  <match target="pattern">
    <test name="family"    qual="any"><string>times new roman</string></test>
    <edit name="family" mode="assign"><string>serif</string></edit>
    </match>

  <match target="pattern">
    <test name="family"    qual="any"><string>times</string></test>
    <edit name="family" mode="assign"><string>serif</string></edit>
    </match>

</fontconfig>
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Thanks vermaden. I'll try adding those lines to my fonts/local.conf file when I go home. One question, in xfce there is options to control anti-aliasing and sub pixel hinting via the desktop. Do you know how that interferes/overrides with the font configs you set yourself?
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They can break each other or one will override the other one propably.

For example on one of the boxes at work my buddy installed KDE4, which puts some strange ~/.fonts.conf into $HOME dir. Then when I started GNOME there the fonts settings havent been able to change anything until I remover/renamed the ~/.fonts.conf isntalled by KDE4, so expect something similar. I did not checked all possible ways, but IMHO ~/.fonts.conf has stronger position isn this settings race.
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Fonts work fine for me, I never even knew about fonts.conf until KDE4 started messing with it and instantaneously uglify all my fonts.
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I use bunch of patches I found on ubuntu forums to patch libXft, cairo and freetype2.
They make fonts prettier than any fonts.conf tweaks (actually my fonts.conf is empty now with gnome 2.24).
But yeah, KDE is loser when it comes to fonts. KDE apps's fonts look ugly no matter what I do.

Anyway, here's my current Gnome 2.24 screenshot:

(1680x1050 / 1.3MB)
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I use bunch of patches I found on ubuntu forums to patch libXft, cairo and freetype2.
Got any links for them?
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THis is the link I found from ubuntu forums:
http://quanli.googlepages.com/davidt...esfordebiansid
Relevant parts of the page are the patch links at the beginning and gnome font settings at the end of the page.
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THis is the link I found from ubuntu forums:
http://quanli.googlepages.com/davidt...esfordebiansid
Relevant parts of the page are the patch links at the beginning and gnome font settings at the end of the page.
Thanks mate, do you know any reasons why they were not merged to master?
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Quote from the beginning of the page:
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Notice: These patches will dramaticly improve your LCD's font rendering capibility. But the Author David Turner is still too unsure of the patent situation regarding this technology to do that now.
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Notice: These patches will dramaticly improve your LCD's font rendering capibility. But the Author David Turner is still too unsure of the patent situation regarding this technology to do that now.
Its like an Apple patent issue?
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I have no idea and care much either, those patches are good and I just use them.
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Not too fancy. Just clean and simple. The way things should be. I hate a cluttered desktop with icons and applications that just suck the resources out of your system just to do basic things.

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fvwm-2.5.something on my notebook. Mrxvt (with transparency) with the desktop showing through. The image in ImageMagick was captured with xine because import wouldn't take the picture correctly while xine was running.

FvwmButtons artwork comes from the Ty official site. I took the boomerangs off with The Gimp, then made the mouseover images with text added via ImageMagick; the text shows what each mousebutton does, and the top image currently has the mouse over it. Oclock in one corner and FvwmPager embedded in FvwmButtons. Down the left side is xbattbar.

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I'm working on new FVWM2 theme with a little customized gtk



Do you like it?
Is the wallpapers yours or have you downloaded it from somewhere?
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It's eve online screenshot i found it with google
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It's eve online screenshot i found it with google
I know where it's from, I was curious if you play
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no, i don't, it's to expensive for me (but i had cash, i would definitely play that game. I think it's awesome), and my system is FreeBSD only.

do you play?


Perhaps you could send me some nice screenshots (i prefer blue bg, 1280x1024, without User Interface if possible): killasmurf86 at gmail dot com

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