It is on! #theWorkshop
Giving a try to i3 now. Feels like I'll need to spend some time customising it, but it might better suit my needs (and the low-res screen) than Gnome.
One lesson learned is that settings don't necessarily carry over from one WM to another, which makes sense. For example, I remapped my CapsLock key to Ctrl under Gnome, but this doesn't apply under i3.
I'm porting my config files, which I had created on macOS. So far the biggest hurdle, as expected, is that the user homedir is under /User on mac and under /home in Linux. For some reason shortening it to ~ in .zshrc and so on isn't acceptable.
Will have to think how to deal with that before pushing the updated version to github.
Anyhow, I was able to setup my environment rather painlessly and even managed to get some work done on the machine! Loving it so far.
- Try to get the fingerprint scanner to work
- Try to get AirPlay to work
- Figure out how to better work with i3
- If staying in Gnome, find a more compact theme
- Figure out Japanese and Chinese input
- Figure out why tmux isn't working the same as on Mac
- Find a good timer app for work
@gueorgui o/ the common use for theworkshop is mostly for sharing projects we're creating rather than system configuration :3
(i think the first few post were more in that vein than the last few posts)
@cblgh Hmm, noted. I feel like I'm creating something by setting up this work/study environment, but maybe that's outside of the scope of the hashtag.
@gueorgui you can also use a custom stylesheet to make it more compact.
This is what my firefox looks like
@gueorgui For the other apps, I think some have a toggle for disabling the title bar, but most don't. If you want a title-bar free experience, I'd recommend using apps that follow GNOME's interface guidelines. Some good examples are Lollypop, Foliate, Tilix, Epiphany, Feeds. They don't have title bars.
@aadil Thanks, I'll keep that in mind! Firefox has a compact mode and you can turn off the title bar, which is what I did. For the terminal though, the Gnome title bar (the HIG one that has all sorts of buttons in it) and the tabs are taking up a lot of screen space, so I'm probably going to configure xterm to work for me, after I take a look at Tilix. Thanks for the recommendations!
@gueorgui I wish I could remove title bars from every app on macOS :(
@lucaorio The only ones where the title bar bothers me on the Mac are the terminal and Brave. Luckily Brave (like Chrome) does a good job at being compact, and you can run the terminal I use (iTerm2) in a full screen mode that's nothing like the ridiculous native full screen mode macOS offers, so I'm pretty happy with the situation there.
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