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    Advanced lxpanel configuration

    Ive been messing around with my lxpanel for the last few days just trying to see what I can get it to do. Im actually amazed at what can be done with it and how easy it is to configure.

    However, there are some things that I cant seem to do.

    -I want the corners of the panel to be rounded. I can of course do this be creating an image with rounded corners, but because LXDE only offers false opacity, the panel only appears to have rounded edges when it is against the background. When it is against a window, the rounded corner effect is ruined by little bits of the background sharpening the edges. Is there any way to do this?

    -I want to change the system clock to anything else. By default, it seems that there are only two options...a small, boring digital clock and a hard to read wall clock. Is there any way to get a different clock?

    -Is there any way to get two panels to appear on the bottom? You can have one on the top and one on the bottom, but I would like to have one centered in the bottom and another small one on the right on the bottom. Is this possible?

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    Re: Advanced lxpanel configuration

    1. xcompmgr maybe ?
    2. no, xclock ? lol
    3. no
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    Re: Advanced lxpanel configuration

    with xcompmgr & docky on lubuntu(lxde).
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    Re: Advanced lxpanel configuration

    Hey thats pretty nice looking. I never considered using xcompmgr + docky...is that resource intensive? Im on kind of a low spec system...

    So far Im stuck with this (attachment). I feel like Im heading in the right direction, but its not quite what I want it to be.
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    Re: Advanced lxpanel configuration

    on mine it's using the exact same memory as it was using before, no more, no less.

    mines an atom n270 1.6ghz, 2gb ram. its a nettop.
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    Re: Advanced lxpanel configuration

    Hmmm...Ill give that a shot.

    Some further tweaking on lxpanel has got me this (attachment). This one is closer to what I want. I lost my shutdown button though...how do I get that back? I didnt see it listed anywhere in the program menu. Also, how do you change the icon for shutdown? The stock one is a little blurry...
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    Re: Advanced lxpanel configuration

    i went to /usr/share/applications & switched to root, then opened shutdown in leafpad. changed the icon to just "exit".

    you'll need to edit that file to unhide the shutdown.
    change "NoDisplay=true" to "NoDisplay=false"

    you can change it back after you get it back on the panel.

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    Re: Advanced lxpanel configuration

    There is no shutdown file in my /usr/share/applications... Maybe I need to make another one? Not quite sure exec to point it to...

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    Re: Advanced lxpanel configuration

    strange. here's what mine has.

    Code:
    [Desktop Entry]
    Name=Shutdown
    Name[zh_TW]=關機
    Comment=Shutdown or Reboot
    Icon=exit
    Exec=lubuntu-logout
    NoDisplay=true
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    Re: Advanced lxpanel configuration

    Ahhh....I was going to the directory in the terminal and there its listed as lubuntu.logout. Didnt even think about trying the file manager (so thats what its for!) Live and learn I guess.
    I restored the default panel before I realized this and am starting again from scratch. Screen shots to follow.

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