Pull requests for contributions are more than welcome.
Table of contents
- A quick summary
- Window managers
- Program Launchers
- Terminal emulators
- Color schemes
- Image viewers
- Sharing it!
First of all; ricing won’t be an easy task. I mean, sure you can copy the config files from someone else and live with that. But that kind of ruins the fun of it all.
A word on Linux programs in Windows 10
With the release of the WSL on Windows 10 and subsequent improvements made to it by Microsoft, is it easy for you to run many Linux programs on Windows 10 with perfect or almost perfect compatibility. If you are running windows 10 but are interested in using Linux programs (ncmpcpp + mpd, or weechat for example), it is worth looking into the WSL. You can learn more about the WSL here.
You encounter a problem or error and don’t know how to continue?
This solves literally 90% of all the problems people ever have. I can’t push this enough. The problem you’re encountering is most likely not unique. You’re probably not the first to struggle with it. By looking online you will nearly always find your (or a similar) question that will help you get going again.
“How do I do x in y?”, “Is it possible to do x with y?”. “What does x do?”.
These are all way too common questions, especially for people who are starting
with linux. 99% of the applications/binaries you’re using have some kind of
manual through either
$ man NAME_OF_APPLICATION or
--help. This will very likely contain the solution one way or another.
A window manager (WM) is system software that controls the placement and appearance of windows within a windowing system in a graphical user interface (GUI). It can be part of a desktop environment (DE) or be used standalone.
- Blackbox - bbZero mirror(no registration) - Github repo
- MaxTo (paid)
The following applications are purely created for tiling. They bring nothing else to the table. If you’re looking for something more complete consider looking at window managers.
Bars (aka panels) are used to display everything from current desktops to active windows to system informaton. They have very similiar behaviour to the bar you would expect on Windows and OSX.
A launcher is a program displaying a dialog to search for an action, typically launch an application. Many are not limited to just this, and allow you to perform other operations such as open up files and folders on your computer.
- Finder (included with OS)
- SpotLight (inclided with OS)
A terminal emulator, terminal application, term, or tty for short, is a program that emulates a video terminal within some other display architecture. Though typically synonymous with a shell or text terminal, the term terminal covers all remote terminals, including graphical interfaces. A terminal emulator inside a graphical user interface is often called a terminal window.
- nik.bot.nu (NSFW)
- duncjo01’s archive
Where to get fonts?
On Debian/Ubuntu you need to enable bitmap fonts first:
sudo rm /etc/fonts/conf.d/70-no-bitmaps.conf sudo fc-cache -f -v
Do you even need it?
- Incompatible addon converter
- File hosts
- Upload tools
- Screenshot tools
- Screen recording
- Screencast (Uses ffmpeg to record screen to webm)