What’s new in Mabox 21.06 Geralt

Mabox Linux 21.06 codename Geralt is ready to download.
Iso images are available for download from:
repo.maboxlinux.org or from SourceForge mirrors.

Lets see what’s new in Mabox 21.06 Geralt.

Command Palette super-F1

Command Palette super-F1 is a new tool that serves two purposes:

  • collect in one place and have quick access to the most important tools and configuration files
  • serve as a handy list of keyboard shortcuts

Usage: run CMD Palette super-F1 … type to search what you want … execute found action.

DeskMngr – save and restore desktop sessions

DeskMngr (Desktop Session Manager) allows you to save the positions and sizes of all windows on the current desktop.
A saved session can be restored to any desktop later.

DesktopGrid – arrange your windows on the grid

DesktopGrid helps you place windows precisely on the grid (with or without gap).
Configurable settings:

  • columns
  • rows
  • gap between windows

DesktopGrid takes into account the margins set by the window manager. If margins are used, it is worth turning off the show_outer_gap option

Window management improvements

Click to move windows on the grid
With Ctrl-Shift-LeftClick on the appropriate area of the window you can snap it in a given direction. Works with active and inactive windows.

DirectionalCycleWindows actions
In addition to the usual Alt-Tab, you can now quickly switch between windows with Ctrl-Shift-Arrows.
Focus moves in the direction of the arrows.
Useful especially if you work in many windows on your desktop.

Wallpaper and Screenlocker

New menu for configuring wallpapers and screen lock.

  • Wallpaper slideshow is to change wallpapers from a directory, never using the same picture twice until all the pictures have been shown, and rotating x number of seconds (configurable) before the next wallpaper change. Based on idea from forum post by Shwaybo.
  • Choose wallpaper is another way for setting wallpaper
  • options for configure ScreenLocker with a few effects. Use Cache current wallpaper for ScreenLock if you want to use dim, blur, dimblur or pixel effect. (for faster loading)

Menu/SidePanels improvements

Most of pipemenus now can be run standalone: for example menu/panels settings super-alt-m and conky conf menu super-alt-k.

Various improvements

Conky sessiona can be stopped/started by super-Alt-c -thanks to piquet.