Semi-transparent box on desktop

Ed Greshko Ed.Greshko at
Tue Mar 18 14:41:55 UTC 2008

Tom Holroyd wrote:
> On Tue, 2008-03-18 at 09:25 -0400, max bianco wrote:
>> I thought this  post was a joke too.  No offense but i did not think
>> there was anyone using a computer today that didn't know you could
>> grab multiple objects like that, i am glad everyone is so thrilled , a
>> rare enough occurrence around here, but this is pretty basic
>> functionality. I would never have guessed it would cause so much
>> excitement.
> There was a post the other day about accidental rebooting which was
> obviously a joke, but it seems people didn't get it. It's hard to tell
> in email if you are joking (that's why we use smilies).

Are you saying it is April Fools practice week?  :-)

> If you grew up using the command line like I did the desktop is more of
> an annoyance. A guy once looked at my screen and said, "it doesn't look
> like you are using a window manager at all! Is that just bare X?"
> I like to right click to open up the app menu and select "terminal," but
> that's about it. Oh and the workspace pager obviously. And the clock.

     When you surround an army, leave an outlet free.
     Do not press a desperate foe too hard.
				--The Art of War by Sun Tzu
				  Chapter VII: Maneuvering

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