I'm not a Unity expert, but is there a way to create an icon in the dock thingy as a window that just refuses to un-minimize?
I experimented a tad today.
You can still put an icon in the status bar at the top of the desktop (or wherever you put it), you just have to do it with a different API.
So Unity's approach to solving their perceived problem was to embrace Microsoftian thinking, and say 'not-invented-here', then create their own version of the gtk_status_icon api but 'do it better' I guess.
Desktop environments with no taskbar/statusbar are st00pid anyway.
(Mario from Glove & Boots looks at Windoze 8 and/or Unity and says: "This is STUPID.")
I realize I'm biased, in that I had already gone to the trouble of choosing a particular toolkit with the idea that I would write-once-work-where-I-want only to have Unity fuck it up for me. Still, it seems like a better approach would have involved isolating what they felt was wrong with gtk_status_icon and work towards iteratively fixing that instead of breaking the API altogether with something completely new.
But, eh, it's probably someone's Special Project.
AppIndicator... that's the Unity thing:
Wed Oct 08 2014 13:02:35 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ UncensoredDesktop environments with no taskbar/statusbar are st00pid anyway.
They are stupid and useless OCD shit. If a program/daemon has something to say while I am not using it, it should say it with a decent, unintrusive "popup" like message. If not, it should vanish from my view. But thats just my opinion.
No status bars. Just do giant green on screen display overlay letters (so there is no chance of missing them), and finally pop up Clippy to make sure they know they need to take action.
Well, if I were doing this right, I'd play Night On Bald Mountain while they're recording, and silence it while they aren't, as an indicator. To trigger recording/not-recording, I'd use an RYM interface to avoid pop-ups altogether.
I got you on the blast / no blast bit, but what the is RYM?
Heads up, Penguinistas:
If anyone is having trouble with Flash in the latest version of Google Chrome, it seems to be a known issue. It can be fixed by extracting the contents of a Chrome 36 package, and copying the two files in the "PepperFlash" directory into your Chrome 37 installation.
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Looks at my version number.... Version 38.0.2125.101 (64-bit)
I think I am good.... maybe
hm, this seems to be a diamond picked out of the lxer room:
apt-get install sysdiag
worked for me.
You probably are not a candidate for the Citadel easy-install either.
Just did a full install of Slackware 14.1 from a set of CD's. Nice to be able to get a fairly recent install to do some work without having to rely on a set of repositories on the Interwebs sometimes. I kinda miss rawrite'ing a boot and root floppy though.
hm, I've left slackware behind me in the 90'ies, since it tends to become unmaintainable after a while.
My debian installations tend to last decades meanwhile.
Even though some of them are running sid or testing, only outgesourced.org has stable.