So the waiter has been improving and ylee packaging some moksha modules to improve some of the quirks and details I noticed when doing this and writing this tutorial! For example, it is now possible to prevent the system tray icons from getting clipped regardless of shelf or scale, by adjusting an environment variable that was implemented today, so with that issue no longer limiting my options I think I've settled on the forum theme for my shelf. Also the calendar module updated today in MokshaArkGreen now uses its theme colors for the title and day highlighting, which is far more readable and attractive.
I've updated the screenshots and relevant parts of my posts above, I think I'm almost done editing this time. Maybe I'll try making a video in a VM doing something similar starting from clean install.
I have stopped editing text/images above, but I did make a new tutorial style video where I talk thru it explaining what I'm doing for a lot of the things described above. I believe this is better that the last demo video I made a couple weeks ago, although I haven't taken the time to learn to edit video so its realtime including mistakes.
Thank you for making and sharing the video tutorial you created. Perhaps your video will get a link within the Bodhi Wiki so that others can learn about customizing the Bodhi interface.
Is it possible to add chapters via timestamps within the video description? I've noticed that your video goes through numerous tasks and a sort-of table of contents added to the video may serve as a reference/guide? For instance, at around the 12:3-0 mark you demonstrate adding various modules, such as the "screenshot" module. Also, around the 8:00 mark you discuss applying multiple themes, while between roughly the 10:00 - 14:00 mark you discuss adjusting the colours of the shelf/window title bars, and so forth. So, as an example, if users have questions in this forum regarding changing icons, or activating modules, or adjusting colours, they can be directed to the precise time location within the video where you discuss the topic?
Understandably adding numerous timestamps (or time links) to your description as a form of table of contents is likely a tedious task, however I think you cover a lot of valuable content in that video and a table of contents within the description can benefit the video as a sort-of permanent Bodhi reference guide.
What do you think? Also, cheers again on creating this video and sharing it for others! I think it's really neat that you cover so many topics in that video, ranging from installing themes to customizing the shelf and so on. Surely others may find your effort here to be quite valuable.
I always felt it was odd that a new bash terminal starts with the prompt at top until you execute some commands to fill up the screen. If you want it to start at the very bottom, add this to your ~/.bashrc file
PS1='\[\e[$LINES;1H\]'$PS1 # prompt at bottom
Running 5.1 64bit hwe, that causes bizarre behaviour of Terminology here. As one easy example to reproduce, with this configuration active, type curl ifconfig.me into a newly opened terminal.
The returned IP address will not be printed, just a fresh prompt will appear. Also, highlighting text to copy results in odd unwanted scrolling.
Just confirmed that curl ifconfig.me doesnt return IP for me either (when PS1 set this way), and I tested other terminals to be sure, its not a terminology issue. So I guess this is not a good way to set it, although I've been using it this way myself for months without noticing any issue...
If anyone understands why this isnt working, or has another way to set prompt at bottom that doesn't cause problems, I'm all ears.