work in progress…
This is a quick and dirty list of planned / considered improvements for the next Mabox release.
No release date yet.
Most of those small improvements will probably land soon with upcoming ISO refresh.
Menu/Sidepanels - more control about its size
Menu / Panels are to small on high resolutions, and no way to easily make it bigger.
Rewrite the way it is set and calculated in super + s → Menu/Sidepanels → …
icon_size = item_height = 2 x font_size - should be ok
Better and more readable default font.
JetBrains Mono NL Regular(size 9 or 10) is good candidate.
Blinking block instead underline
0,9 looks good. Visible only when Picom is running ( toggle with super + c )
Provide example of advanced features like
terminator -j config.yaml
DBus server must be disabled.
Conky configs & session handling (ready)
- Provide better default Conky config files. They look very ugly especially when random wallpaper is used.
Use subtle outline color in all conky configs - for sure in sysinfo and shortcuts list.
draw_outline = true, default_outline_color = `#333333`
‘#222222’ or ‘#444444’ may also look good.
Create some predefined Conky sessions with colorized default conkies ( grey, green, yellow, blue, red). Switch between them easily from menu ( super + s → Conkies → Saved sessions)
Fix/rewrite conky session handling. Scripts: mabox-conky-pipemenu, mb-conky-session, mb-conky-manager.
mb-reset script (ready)
Add options to restore/update
- terminator config
- reconfigure openbox automatically after update/reset rc.xml
rc.xml (keyboard shortcuts)
Maybe launch pyradio with super + r
<keybind key="W-r"> <action name="Execute"> <command>sakura -e "pyradio -p"</command> </action> </keybind>
Bind DirectorialCycleWindows action to Ctrl + Shift + Arrows
<keybind key="C-S-Right"> <action name="DirectionalCycleWindows"><direction>east</direction></action> </keybind> <keybind key="C-S-Left"> <action name="DirectionalCycleWindows"><direction>west</direction></action> </keybind> <keybind key="C-S-Up"> <action name="DirectionalCycleWindows"><direction>north</direction></action> </keybind> <keybind key="C-S-Down"> <action name="DirectionalCycleWindows"><direction>south</direction></action> </keybind>
Menu for easily pick colors - with paste immadietely/ copy to clipboard functionality.
Jgmenu based, using GitHub - Jack12816/colorpicker: Click on a pixel on your screen and print its color value in RGB. Written for X11.
Full height or compact view.
Clicksnap - very quick window placement by clicking
Click on the appropriate area of the window to snap it in a given direction.
Already shipped with new mabox-tools package.
Add mousebinds to rc.xml if you like to test it.