Btw, the border size options should be on the right side lower corner of the border settings window.
As I wrote above: I know about this, but part of the bug is that it doesn’t work.
I realise that it’s a Plasma rather than Antergos problem. I find it annoying that Plasma make so much noise about customizability, but the theming is so disjointed. Given enough time, I could adjust and tweak all the colours, borders, icons, etc. Or… I could move DEs to something where it’s two clicks away from a boatload of themes that work and be done with it.
On the Antergos-Plasma front, I’ve installed separately a Manjaro 17.02 and notice that a lot is smoother with how it looks on with Plasma. I have better font rendering in GTK apps, including Firefox, and the border/resizing problem is gone.
It seem to me Antergos is ‘tuned’ somehow to work better with Gnome out of the box, whereas Manjaro is ‘tuned’ better for Plasma (and is a little worse with Gnome).
Those themes are based on Aurorae which was good for KDE 4 but support for this was dropped since Plasma 5.2.
Choosing window decorations meant to be used with Plasma 5, there are plenty of them, will solve your problem.
I’m on Plasma 5.10.
System Settings > Application Style > Window Decorations > Get New Decorations.
Now order them by, say, rating.
Go down the list and count how many are Aurorae. You could die of old age before you’re done. Of the minority that aren’t, most are ghastly.
So some questions:
- Why would 5.10 take me to a list of Window Decorations that aren’t supported since 5.2? How is that a way to showcase a desktop’s capabilities?
- Why can’t I order them by which version of Plasma they apply to?
Plasma is customizable in principle, in practice it’s butt-ugly out of the box and frustrating as hell to make look nice. It’s been like this for 2 years, probably more.
On a fresh install of Antergos 17.4 Plasma, if I install alternative window decorations (System Settings -> Application Style -> Window Decorations), such as Evolvere Light or two0ten (and almost any other), I can no longer re-size windows. The two-headed arrow that should appear near the corners of the window simply doesn’t appear.
The problem goes away when I switch back to Breeze, which is the default.
I tested this on Manjaro KDE Plasma and there I don’t get the same problem; I can resize the windows there. I don’t know if it’s significant, but activating, e.g. Evolvere in Antergos adds a rather fat border to the window, whereas I don’t see this in the Manjaro version.
All this seems to apply equally to GTK and Qt applications.
Additionally, changing windows decorations (System Settings -> Application Style -> Window Decorations) often freezes that window altogether and all I can do is click it closed and restart another instance of System Settings.
(I prefer Antergos, but I’d like to customize my Plasma…)
I noticed recently that Manjaro’s and Antergos’ Plasma versions differ in one respect which, in the end, becomes quite noticable to me and which previous “solutions” don’t really solve for me: font rendering in firefox-kde.
Manjaro 17.01 Plasma has super-smooth text in firefox-kde out-of-the-box.
Antergos 17.4 Plasma has nasty, tiny and unsmooth text, in the tabs, the title bar, and in the actual window (e.g. search results, webmail clients).
A previous topic seemed to solve this. It recommended:
- fc-cache -fv
- log out/in
- System settings --> Fonts --> Anti-aliasing: enabled, Sub-pixel rendering type: RGB, Hinting style: Slight.
This helped but it doesn’t give even nearly the same result as Manjaro has out-of the-box. This is a shame as I prefer Antergos, but because I stare so much at text in Firefox (and it has to be Firefox for many reasons), I can’t help but stay on Manjaro. The problem applies equally to firefox and firefox-kde on Antergos.
I’m a relative n00b, but my feeling is that there must be some configuration file somewhere in which a couple of lines could sort this out…
Does anyone know the fix I’m looking for?
A list of details about what Windows collects. This includes links to what Microsoft very recently published themselves about their telemetry (spoiler: they collect everything), links to a youtuber who used to work for them who is running a petition to pressure Microsoft to do more for people’s privacy / stop violating it so much.
Spread the word!
I have a late 2015 MBP I’d like to install Antergos on. I’m new to this, so I’ve searched for reliable guides. However, I have found a huge variety of advice, mostly relevant to other models and variations of Arch (e.g. Manjaro or Arch itself). Because these differ, I’m scared to proceed in case I screw something up. (I give the specifics of my model below).
Additionally, I am a little confused about some details:
Is it preferable to dual boot OSX and Linux or go for Linux only? I heard that dual booting is the only way to go if I want future firmware updates. Others have said dual booting is more likely to result in errors.
If I should dual boot, I should partition my HD to give space for the Linux (in this case Antergos) install. If so, is there a good guide for doing this? The last time I partitioned a drive was in 2002 on a Windows machine…
I have seen that I might need to install a different bootloader. I hear a lot of talk about EFI, but not sure what it all means.
So, with that in mind, does anyone know of a good guide I could use for the following MacBook Pro? The result I’d like to achieve is something like in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLH3G8V6zVk
My MacBookPro is the following.
15.4" Retina display
Video: Iris Intel Pro + NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M
Thanks in advance for any comments/suggestions/explanations of where to turn.
@judd I think Netflix now works with Firefox on Linux.