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The Vectorian Lounge => The Lounge => Topic started by: overthere on August 23, 2013, 01:33:49 pm

Title: Stark
Post by: overthere on August 23, 2013, 01:33:49 pm
The brazen new Vector 7 desktop

Not unlike the Beatles white album this powerful operating system appears as little more than an image with a logo and the time of day.

http://files.myopera.com/dsl-o/albums/550557/Stark1.png

Touching the top of the screen however reveals a stunning customizable bar that provides access to your favorite applications via categorized menus, headed by one click applications which indicate the category. A scroll-able volume, plus multiple desktop and open application switcher, among others.

http://files.myopera.com/dsl-o/albums/550557/stark2.png

http://files.myopera.com/dsl-o/albums/550557/starkfmmenu.png

clicking open the file manager offers access to your home directory with folders to store all your files, access your dives and includes several icons to help you with your system. You may now notice the item appear in a traditioal display next to the logo at the bottom of the screen.

http://files.myopera.com/dsl-o/albums/550557/stark3.png

In addition to all this, a right click on the desktop provides a creation and settings menu which also includes access to your applications. the settings menu offers a means to add classic default icons like trashcan and change the wallpaper.

http://files.myopera.com/dsl-o/albums/550557/stark4.png

Although the system may appear stark at first sight it is blazing fast and powerful. One click of the logo and the entire system is at your fingertip.

http://files.myopera.com/dsl-o/albums/550557/stark5.png

The vector motto" when choice matters",  has never been more clearly exemplified. kept simple, fast and stable, this desktop offers all the old familiar styles in a new and exciting customization of the xfce desktop environment.

try it today

downloaded product may not be exactly as illustrated  :)
Title: Re: Stark
Post by: overthere on August 25, 2013, 06:04:05 pm
Vector linux 7.0 also includes cairo-dock which can be customized along with the xfce bar to look like a mac desktop or as seen here simply provide the weather.

http://files.myopera.com/dsl-o/albums/550557/vec7c1.png (http://files.myopera.com/dsl-o/albums/550557/vec7c1.png)

http://files.myopera.com/dsl-o/albums/550557/vec7c2.png (http://files.myopera.com/dsl-o/albums/550557/vec7c2.png)

http://files.myopera.com/dsl-o/albums/550557/vec7c3.png (http://files.myopera.com/dsl-o/albums/550557/vec7c3.png)
Title: Re: Stark
Post by: rbistolfi on August 26, 2013, 02:26:57 pm
I like this idea a lot. Congratulations!
Title: Re: Stark
Post by: overthere on August 26, 2013, 06:15:08 pm
Thanks rbistolfi

 I should mention in addition to xfce, Vector 7 also includes fluxbox. Its ability to use a screensaver as wallpaper and the available dock apps make beautiful simplicity.

http://files.myopera.com/dsl-o/albums/550557/vl7flux1.png (http://files.myopera.com/dsl-o/albums/550557/vl7flux1.png)

http://files.myopera.com/dsl-o/albums/550557/vl7flux2.png (http://files.myopera.com/dsl-o/albums/550557/vl7flux2.png)

http://files.myopera.com/dsl-o/albums/550557/vl7flux3.png (http://files.myopera.com/dsl-o/albums/550557/vl7flux3.png)
Title: Re: Stark
Post by: ddval on August 31, 2013, 08:45:24 pm
A first rate understanding of the power of VL 7.0.  I clicked on each link listed and learned much thank you.
Title: Re: Stark
Post by: overthere on September 07, 2013, 02:34:22 am
Kind words, Thanks ddval. I feel less worthy of them but do like this customization of xfce.
Title: Re: Stark
Post by: overthere on September 12, 2013, 02:05:39 pm
Stark evolution

menu and theme

http://files.myopera.com/dsl-o/albums/550557/starkevo1.png

I thought vasm was graphical, perhaps not in std

http://files.myopera.com/dsl-o/albums/550557/starkevo2.png

adding the weather

http://files.myopera.com/dsl-o/albums/550557/starkevo3.png
Title: Re: Stark
Post by: overthere on September 21, 2013, 10:41:41 pm
 Starkreality

http://files.myopera.com/dsl-o/albums/550557/starkreality.png

 concrete theme found here

http://xfce-look.org/content/show.php/?content=139524
Title: Re: Stark
Post by: overthere on September 29, 2013, 11:55:45 pm
Final pics of a waning idea

http://files.myopera.com/dsl-o/albums/550557/V7.1.png

http://files.myopera.com/dsl-o/albums/550557/V7.1b.png

 :)

http://files.myopera.com/dsl-o/albums/550557/VL7.1b45fin.png

Title: Re: Stark
Post by: overthere on October 01, 2013, 04:22:44 pm
And one more for good measure

http://files.myopera.com/dsl-o/albums/550557/v.png

Title: Re: Stark
Post by: sledgehammer on October 01, 2013, 05:25:21 pm
I really like this one:


http://files.myopera.com/dsl-o/albums/550557/V7.1b.png

It should become the VL trademark or servicemark or whatever.  Then it would always be VL 7.  VL could never move on to VL 8 or 9.  Just VL 7.  But  V7.1 could be followed by VL 7.2 and on and on, to, say VL 7.1842.  Should be long enough for most of us.  In other words, VL could be named anything anyone wanted so long as it was VL7 (with your image of that).

But then I am wrong a lot.

John
Title: Re: Stark
Post by: overthere on October 01, 2013, 07:17:51 pm
This stylized V is simple and could easily become a logo if it is not already, I did a quick google when I made It and Nil but logos are many.

It would only be good timing if the V7 version was a success, years later the v7 would be fondly remembered and the new eagerly awaited. the logo being a consistent reminder of quality. some companies make millions on a logo that once produced quality yet the product is questionable.

Vector however already has a logo and it is unlikely anything I create will be used by anyone but me..lol

however I could be wrong, If you want one of the pics links are here
http://forum.vectorlinux.com/index.php?topic=17883.0

cheers
Title: Re: Stark
Post by: overthere on October 04, 2013, 09:31:35 pm
Added the menu to the upper panel and resized to extend the panel length for easy reading of app descriptions

added a Vector forum button to the other side for one click forum access, it also balances the panel

this allows the open applications buttons on the panel below to be much thinner

weather can be added to the right of the clock

with the switcher already on the upper panel the lower panel could be removed

I prefer the v shape created by the lower menu button and its function there myself

It is so easy to move things around I guess it does not really matter

http://files.myopera.com/dsl-o/albums/550557/conclude.png
Title: Re: Stark
Post by: sledgehammer on October 04, 2013, 10:25:24 pm
Lets say a fellow wants to add one of your images to his xfce4 wallpaper.  How would one accomplish this task? I don't see a way to change the wallpaper.
Title: Re: Stark
Post by: overthere on October 04, 2013, 10:49:01 pm
click the image on the site for the largest view, right click and save the image to your home directory or directory of choice

choose desktop from the settings menu and click the + sign under the current wallpaper window to add a wallpaper

choose your home directory or location you downloaded to and choose the wallpaper, you will see a preview, click add

If you want the wallpaper added to the system, as root copy the image to /usr/share/wallpaper



Title: Re: Stark
Post by: overthere on October 06, 2013, 03:10:06 pm
Well I guess stark is a little too extreme, folks are like holy hangers get a panel over that or something, even though anything the system can do is just a click or two away.

but, stark, dressed or pimped I'm lovin it. thanks

http://files.myopera.com/dsl-o/albums/550557/stark.png

http://files.myopera.com/dsl-o/albums/550557/dressing1.png

http://files.myopera.com/dsl-o/albums/550557/dressing2.png

http://files.myopera.com/dsl-o/albums/550557/dressing3.png

http://files.myopera.com/dsl-o/albums/550557/dressing4.png

http://files.myopera.com/dsl-o/albums/550557/dressing5.png

admittedly the default wallpaper is nicer

cheers
Title: Re: Stark
Post by: sledgehammer on October 06, 2013, 08:30:57 pm
Thanks overthere.

Worked great.
Title: Re: Stark
Post by: overthere on October 08, 2013, 10:58:15 pm
Glad that was helpful sledgehammer.


And for those who long for the retro style of windows this unique V styled desktop converts in just a few simple steps,

http://files.myopera.com/dsl-o/albums/550557/starktowin.png

1-Right click/select panel properties and drag measurement length to the max, if desired click appearance and drag alpha to the max for a solid color. close

2-Right click/select move on the clock, place to the right end of panel click into place

3-Right click/select move the notification and sound items from the upper panel down next to the clock, click into place

4-If desired -right click/select move or add new launchers  on the left next to the menu.

5-Right click the upper panel and delete, done

http://files.myopera.com/dsl-o/albums/550557/starkwin.png

about as difficult as plugging a thumb drive into a windows computer and copying a file to the storage drive when the screen saver is password protected.

oops..missed a windows favorite. 6- to add icons just right click the desktop and add a launcher or select desktop settings/icons and check the standards you want like trash and home.

http://files.myopera.com/dsl-o/albums/550557/starkwin2.png
Title: Re: Stark
Post by: overthere on October 11, 2013, 06:43:30 pm
 incarnation

http://files.myopera.com/dsl-o/albums/550557/carnation.png

well..it was worth a shot

I always seem to end up here

http://files.myopera.com/dsl-o/albums/550557/starkend.png

Cheers
Title: Re: Stark
Post by: overthere on October 14, 2013, 03:51:29 am
It is just so comfortable

http://files.myopera.com/dsl-o/albums/550557/culmination1.png

just a click away

http://files.myopera.com/dsl-o/albums/550557/culmination2.png

getting help is easier than ever, your favorite links are never hidden behind an open application on the desktop. Unless of course you want that, just right click the desktop and add a launcher

http://files.myopera.com/dsl-o/albums/550557/culmination3.png

take charge with terminal or find essential system settings fast

http://files.myopera.com/dsl-o/albums/550557/culmination4.png

right click launcher properties and panel make changing and adding a breeze

http://files.myopera.com/dsl-o/albums/550557/culmination5.png

Well I had fun and guess thats all that really matters

like the theme, find it here, choose century schoolbook fonts

http://forum.vectorlinux.com/index.php?topic=17875.0

like the wallpaper, find it here

http://forum.vectorlinux.com/index.php?topic=17883.0

THe eND
Title: Re: Stark
Post by: overthere on October 17, 2013, 11:59:04 pm
My Vector Linux Desktop
http://files.myopera.com/dsl-o/albums/550557/VL7149.png

variations

http://files.myopera.com/dsl-o/albums/550557/B50a.png

http://files.myopera.com/dsl-o/albums/550557/B50b.png

http://files.myopera.com/dsl-o/albums/550557/B50c.png

http://files.myopera.com/dsl-o/albums/550557/B50d.png