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Vertex Openbox Theme by kexolino Vertex Openbox Theme by kexolino
Openbox theme to match Vertex GTK theme. Not linking it because dA is real buggy now Oo
Not really meant to be used with titles (window labels).
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NixiePro Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014
love it!
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ScionicSpectre Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Who needs to label their windows, anyway? I'm loving the super-soft gradient here.
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kexolino Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014
Yeah, especially when tint2 already shows the window title. Actually, I rarely use the titlebar in Openbox, and tried disabling it, but that just feels weird for some reason (not to mention doesn't look too good).
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ScionicSpectre Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, I see the titlebar as similar to a hairstyle- a hairstyle you can grab. It's important to lend some personality, and it's comforting to know you have a few different ways to do something.

Honestly, I've stopped using panels lately (crazy, I know), and I still don't really need the titles. What's happening in the application usually gives me all the information I need to know. Still, I think I could use a panel if I got it set up just right, but things are easy enough without it. Middle-click to push back windows and scrolling to shade them are both life-savers in a panel-less setup.
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kexolino Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014
Don't you miss the system tray and a clock? I've run a panel-less setup for a while too (first with bspwm, then with evilwm), and it was pretty nice, but after a while, I just wanted the "traditional" Openbox setup back.
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ScionicSpectre Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I guess I don't use applications that make serious use of a tray icon, so it doesn't bother me much. For chat and music applications, so long as the program keeps running in background when the window is closed, that's all I really care about. I manage volume and music with the keyboard, anyway, and I can just bring up a utility to switch networks if there's a need for it. I can't really think of anything else I ever used a system tray for other than that, but I suppose it's convenient.

I guess I just got to a point where it was more convenient for me (mentally) to have nothing but application windows and a dead-simple menu.

I think the clock is honestly the only thing I've had an issue with, but a minimalistic conky can solve that issue. To be honest, when I was using KDE I purposely used the fuzzy clock since I found that my focus on minute measurements of time was becoming a bit unhealthy. XD

I still measure the amount of time applications are focused separately, however, since I'm a freelancer and I need to do accurate billing. Haha, that may have been a bit too in depth, but I just realized that I never really explained it to anyone before. Thanks for reading.
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kexolino Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014
I'm the opposite, if a window can run in the background, I tend to forget it exists if it there's no indication that it does. That's why I log in to IRC, type a few lines, and then just idle (if I was already in the middle of something) :XD: Running a bar partly solves that I guess, at least the clock issue, but running if for just the clock is overkill, and the rest of the information you can pipe in it is also pretty much useless, aside from the now playing song maybe. Well, at least we can't complain about not havin enough choice. :)
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ScionicSpectre Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Hah, no kidding. I am absolutely spoiled for choice- it's a miracle that I can stay with any desktop for more than a few months. I guess I've just grown to see my preferences, so it changes less often than it did when I first started using Linux.

Even still, I can see how remembering windows in the background could be a strain on cognition. It's the same idea behind a to-do list; writing it down frees up mental space to focus on what you're doing, not what you will do. In many ways, it's the same concept.
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chriptik Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014
Looks great. :]
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kexolino Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014
Thanks :)
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