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Desktops of January, 2006

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Just a nice screenshots thread. I like these because you get to see what others are running and how different it can be to what you're running, especially when you want it too. "Hey, that looks awesome; what is it?".

You get the jist of it, I'm sure. So... here's mine.

I stickied it for the moment. Once it the calender indicates February, we can unsticky it and make a new one. Smiling

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My Fluxbox setup on Gentoo.

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JPEG is for photographs. Use PNG with OptiPNG for your screenshots next time.

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"a thing" wrote:

JPEG is for photographs. Use PNG with OptiPNG for your screenshots next time.

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Not necessarily. In my case, the PNG would have been bigger so sometimes saving into JPEG is perfectly alright. I can try brute pngcrush -ing it and see if that decreased the file size of the screenshot beyond that JPEG. You need to understand that there is a point where a PNG can't be squashed any further, not even when you want to trade quality for it. JPEG can do this. I can squash down the file size remarkably, but I loose quality. :smiling:

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My macs nice simple mac theme Wink

these were just ones i downloaded, nothing much
I want torsmo for my mac!!!! heh

linux ones shall follow, when i am on that computer

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How do you do the scaled version..

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Alright, here's my shot. Of course, I change the wallpaper and xterm colors before shooting it. Sticking out tongue

It's a Tango theme with a Tango icon theme that I'm using.

http://www.nuxified.org/images/ubuntushot.png

There's not much to show off actually. Otherwise I would upload it to the nuxified.com screenshots section instead of just linking an image.

Btw, the_guy_dressed_in_black, you do realize you're running a proprietary operating system there, right? It looks great if you ask me, but so does GNU/Linux. Eye

Thanks
Daniel

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"libervisco" wrote:

Alright, here's my shot. Of course, I change the wallpaper and xterm colors before shooting it. Sticking out tongue

It's a Tango theme with a Tango icon theme that I'm using.

http://www.nuxified.org/images/ubuntushot.png

There's not much to show off actually. Otherwise I would upload it to the nuxified.com screenshots section instead of just linking an image.

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Any chance of getting my hands on that wallpaper?

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"the_guy_dressed_in_black" wrote:

How do you do the scaled version..

Fire up gimp open up the screenshot, then Image -> Scale Image. Scale it as you like, and then save as something like "screeniethumb.png" and then on the forums link it to the larger image with

[url=foo.com/screenshot][img]foo.com/screeniethumb[/img][/url

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Or if you don't feel like opening The GIMP for such a small task, use it's backend library, ImageMagick:

$ convert -resize widthxheight inputfile outputfile

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Guys, it might be a better idea to post the screenshots to nuxified.com instead of doing screenshot forum threads. We also have a screenshots section in the libervis image gallery, do we really need screenshots in three different places?

Just a thought.

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"tbuitenh" wrote:

Guys, it might be a better idea to post the screenshots to nuxified.com instead of doing screenshot forum threads. We also have a screenshots section in the libervis image gallery, do we really need screenshots in three different places?

Just a thought.

Ah, very good point. I guess they are in fact more suited to Nuxified.com than in some lonely thread here. :smiling:

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Well, principally it may be a good idea to post them on Nuxified.com.

Still, I don't really mind if you guys want to post it here. Nuxified.com is meant to have screenshots that "show something off" and while most screenshots indeed do show something off my example above really didn't have anything spectacular to show off (except maybe the Tango theme). So, screenshots made just to show someone how ones current desktop looks like can be posted here as well, why not.

I admit though, the fact that Nuxified.org has 2.5 times more hosting space than Nuxified.com is also the part of the reason. Sticking out tongue But don't let that stop you if you were going to submit a shot to Nuxified.com. Smiling

EDIT: Infact the above makes less sense than I thought. You weren't uploading these shots on Nuxified.org anyway.. Ah well, just disregard what I said. I don't mind if you post it here or anywhere, but Taco has a point about Nuxified.com. It indeed is a bit more coherent when it's in a nice gallery then in threads. Eye

Cheers
Daniel

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"libervisco" wrote:

Btw, the_guy_dressed_in_black, you do realize you're running a proprietary operating system there, right? It looks great if you ask me, but so does GNU/Linux. Eye

I use linux everywhere else i can, as i said, when i get on the linux comp i will take a screenshot
I have fink also installed, because i like alot of GNU applications, and this allows me to use them, so yes proprietry host, but gnu programs
Laughing out loud
Server and desktop all are 100% linux

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I know it is no longer January, but I didn't feel it was necessary to start a separate thread to post my screenshot. Here it is (click on it for a larger view):

I do most things at the console rather than in X. This screenshot shows me running GNU screen with a split window setup, zsh running in the top window, and bsflite (an console AIM client) running at the bottom. Fascinating.

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"olive" wrote:

I do most things at the console rather than in X. This screenshot shows me running GNU screen with a split window setup, zsh running in the top window, and bsflite (an console AIM client) running at the bottom. Fascinating.

What did you use to take the screenshot of the console?

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"Nihilanth" wrote:
"olive" wrote:

I do most things at the console rather than in X. This screenshot shows me running GNU screen with a split window setup, zsh running in the top window, and bsflite (an console AIM client) running at the bottom. Fascinating.

What did you use to take the screenshot of the console?

FreeBSD's vidcontrol has the capability of capturing the contents of a video buffer in raw binary format. So I just ran
$ vidcontrol -p < /dev/ttyv0 > screenshot.scr
on a separate virtual terminal, and then converted it to PNG format with
$ scr2png < screenshot.scr > screenshot.png
Laughing out loud

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Ah, I just found out how to do it in Linux.

There are two ways. If you just want text,
# cat /dev/vcs1 > screenshot
with root privileges will capture what's on virtual terminal 1. If you want an image from the Linux framebuffer, you'll need an external program such as FBGrab.

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