How to make lubuntu better

PCMan, the founder of LXDE, has some ideas about “how to make lubuntu better”, that I would like to share with you.

One thing I think every developer can do to make Lubuntu better is quite simple. Lubuntu developers can help check if dialogs in LXDE programs can conform to Gnome HIG. Currently, most dialogs in PCManFM/libfm are designed with Gnome HIG in mind, but there are still some missing bits. Since glade is used to create those dialogs, it’s not difficult to fix them. If a dialog is too big for devices with small screen like Netbooks, “this is a bug” and should be reported in the trackers. Help is also needed to make them fit small screens. Most of time I develop them with small screen in mind so this might not a problem, but we need to make sure. Another thing you can do with the source code is making sure every GtkDialog is created with gtk_dialog_set_alternative_button_order() called. This is required to make all apps work in consistent ways. To improve user experience, those are things need to be ensure.


* Lightweight X Desktop

* PCManFM/libfm

4 thoughts on “How to make lubuntu better

  • Barastean Gabriel

    If this isn’t the right section maybe you could delete this comment but I would like to be read if one has the time.
    Lubuntu team, I love your contribution to linux distros, this is a very light, powerful and elegant distro and that is why I had this itchy thought that I would like to share with you. As said, because it manages very well the hardware resources on what it’s installed I’ve put it on my low end notebook witch has a screen resolution of 800×480. It looks damn good for most of the part except for some large window applications that can’t fit on the screen, like for ex: the Install process on the desktop, transmission torrent client (when adding new torrents), and maybe else. In these applications you can’t see the bottom of the window and that goes more importantly for the buttons. My suggestion would be, if you can put on the sides of the windows some kind of “drag point” so you can drag the window way up to see the rest that is beneath the desktop because with the top bar you can always drag it way down but that doesn’t help too much with buttons. Again I love what you did with Lubuntu and I manage with these apps after getting used, and maybe there is a solution for this kind of problem, but I think it would be a lot more intuitive this way (I think that even on windows with some apps there is this “seeing the rest of the window” problem on smaller screens). Btw thanks for reading.
    Best regards Gabriel from Romania

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