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Screenshots (space-saving techinques) - 07-24-2009, 04:18 AM
I realize most people (like me) visit this forum only to trouble-shoot whatever it is they screwed up this time. However, I thought it would be interesting to take a look at other peoples screen layouts and see what they've done to maximize their limited space.
Now my current set-up isn't too great - a standard two panel layout, mixture of the Mac menu on top and the Windows taskbar on bottom. Move into Firefox and I've got 4 toolbars: your standard menus, navigation, bookmarks and tabs. Not so great. I'm looking for some inspiration and ideas to change my pixel-wasting ways.
Check out this thread for tips on saving space in Firefox.
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07-24-2009, 07:01 AM
For the rest of the system, KDE gives you a lot of options to save space. All the panels can be hidden completely. In most apps, you can hide all the toolbars, then hide the menubar as well (if you need it back, it's ctrl+m), and other than the window decorations (which can be minimalized as well if you wish) you can get it down to a window that wastes virtually no space.
I'll get screenshots in the next few days here.
Toolbars that aren't tools are just bars.
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07-24-2009, 02:25 PM
Here is a link to my post in the "Post Your Screenshots" thread. It details what I've done to save space on the desktop & in FF.
To what that post shows, I've added the "Fission" add-on which moves the progress & link address info up to the address bar, therefore allowing you to remove the status bar at the bottom.
Keep us posted on what you do.
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