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IceWM Appearance Revisited

I previously wrote about some appearance-related changes I’d made to my IceWM installation. At the time I’d installed packages oxygen-icons, xcursor-vanilla-dmz, and gnome-icon-theme, and then made them active by manually editing files. The results were an improvement over the default

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Cleaning Up

I recently checked the disk usage on my Arch Linux system and was surprised to find that the root partition was 99% full! systemd Logs First, I found that directory /var/log/journal/ was large. I did some research and found that

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Screen Blanking

By default, my screen automatically blanks after 10 minutes of inactivity. This is fine most of the time. When I want to make sure the screen stays on, I run the following command: $ xset -dpms This command disables power

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Managing the Menu

When a new program is installed, IceWM doesn’t automatically add the program to the menu. That’s not much of a problem, though. It’s possible to manage the menu using manual editing but that doesn’t seem like the right solution. The

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Appearance

UPDATE 31 JANUARY 2015: Most of the information on this page is now obsolete. See this page for a better approach. By default, my minimal Arch Linux system was not particularly attractive. I didn’t like the look of some of

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PCManFM

PCManFM is a file manager (similar to Thunar, Nautilus, etc.). It works well for me and has some interesting features. Supporting the Desktop IceWM is only a window manager, not a “desktop manager.” IceWM can control the desktop background (either

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Lightweight Applications

Having installed a lightweight window manager, I started thinking about using lightweight applications in general. My Arch Linux system is used only for music, so I felt I could get by with more “minimal” non-music applications. Here are some applications

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