Feedback of Zorin 15 Lite

Re: what do you think about Zorin OS

Postby Swarfendor437 » Sun Apr 26, 2020 1:28 pm

Hi, I am going to pull rank here and move this to Zorin Lite feedback! :D :lol: :P
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Re: Feedback of Zorin 15 Lite

Postby SandStorm » Thu May 28, 2020 9:19 pm

New Zorin user here, using it in dual-boot on my netbook which i take it with me when i have nothing to do at work, or when travelling, only using it for the basic :)
i have to say, thank you Zorin for making a lite version that runs pretty well on Atom CPU powered netbooks.
Curiously, the lite version is better than the normal one in one simple thing. the Windows key" enables the Zorin menu :D
Watching youtube videos in it, chat on discord app snd some office work, are all easily manageable here.
Sure i could still do this with windows 7, actually there's an app that doesn't work on zorin neither with wine or similar, but that's ok. At least is a more modern and secure system.
Only two issues for me are:
-> the touchpad (elantech) when I set it for edge scrolling, the area is far too wide. (only distro that worked great on this was Q4OS)
-> the theming seems a bit limited would fancy something glossy. Other than that, is pretty enjoyable.
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Re: Feedback of Zorin 15 Lite

Postby Swarfendor437 » Mon Jun 15, 2020 8:08 pm

SandStorm wrote:New Zorin user here, using it in dual-boot on my netbook which i take it with me when i have nothing to do at work, or when travelling, only using it for the basic :)
i have to say, thank you Zorin for making a lite version that runs pretty well on Atom CPU powered netbooks.
Curiously, the lite version is better than the normal one in one simple thing. the Windows key" enables the Zorin menu :D
Watching youtube videos in it, chat on discord app snd some office work, are all easily manageable here.
Sure i could still do this with windows 7, actually there's an app that doesn't work on zorin neither with wine or similar, but that's ok. At least is a more modern and secure system.
Only two issues for me are:
-> the touchpad (elantech) when I set it for edge scrolling, the area is far too wide. (only distro that worked great on this was Q4OS)
-> the theming seems a bit limited would fancy something glossy. Other than that, is pretty enjoyable.


I don't know if this would work in Zorin 15 Lite but you could try it!:

https://www.addictivetips.com/ubuntu-li ... ows-vista/

;) :D
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Re: Feedback of Zorin 15 core/lite iso file download procedu

Postby adithyan101 » Sun Jul 19, 2020 7:42 am

Request to Zorin OS devs to add a torrent link to download zorin os 15 core/zorin os 15 lite iso files because downloading directly from the server is very slow over 2.4GHz Wifi.
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Re: Feedback of Zorin 15 Lite

Postby Doncic » Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:27 pm

new user here, I discovered Zorin more then a month ago, but I installed lubuntu first because I tought zorin lite would have required more ram (it used 500MB of ram while I tried it live), but once installed I found it requires just 300mb (acer aspire 5610 here).

I fall in love with zorin, nice, userfriendly, customisable.. and I read in another thread 32bit will be supported till 2023 ( a little sad anyway, since I found zorin only lately.

here my desktop and a question:

https://imgur.com/a/kThyRT2
https://imgur.com/a/G48tavs

I'd like to change title bar color, but I managed to do it only changing the whole theme and I don't even like it (blu with white text), solutions?

thank you
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Re: Feedback of Zorin 15 Lite

Postby Aravisian » Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:40 pm

Doncic wrote:new user here, I discovered Zorin more then a month ago, but I installed lubuntu first because I tought zorin lite would have required more ram (it used 500MB of ram while I tried it live), but once installed I found it requires just 300mb (acer aspire 5610 here).

I fall in love with zorin, nice, userfriendly, customisable.. and I read in another thread 32bit will be supported till 2023 ( a little sad anyway, since I found zorin only lately.

here my desktop and a question:

https://imgur.com/a/kThyRT2
https://imgur.com/a/G48tavs

I'd like to change title bar color, but I managed to do it only changing the whole theme and I don't even like it (blu with white text), solutions?

thank you

In XFCE, the title bar color is set by the background image used in the theme, which is why you need to switch out the whole theme in order for it to change the background color.
The Label, or Text of the titlebar color is usually changeable in the xfwm4.
If you would like to change the title bar color of that theme, I can walk you through doing so OR send you a modified theme that you can apply.
Why not check out Starlabs PC's, built for Linux, with Linux. Starlabs now offers Zorin O.S. pre-installed on a new machine, prepped and Ready To rock.
https://starlabs.systems/?rfsn=4498332.52b196
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Re: Feedback of Zorin 15 Lite

Postby Doncic » Sat Aug 01, 2020 8:50 am

Aravisian wrote:
Doncic wrote:new user here, I discovered Zorin more then a month ago, but I installed lubuntu first because I tought zorin lite would have required more ram (it used 500MB of ram while I tried it live), but once installed I found it requires just 300mb (acer aspire 5610 here).

I fall in love with zorin, nice, userfriendly, customisable.. and I read in another thread 32bit will be supported till 2023 ( a little sad anyway, since I found zorin only lately.

here my desktop and a question:

https://imgur.com/a/kThyRT2
https://imgur.com/a/G48tavs

I'd like to change title bar color, but I managed to do it only changing the whole theme and I don't even like it (blu with white text), solutions?

thank you


If you would like to change the title bar color of that theme, I can walk you through doing so


thank you, how is it supposed to work?
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Re: Feedback of Zorin 15 Lite

Postby Aravisian » Sat Aug 01, 2020 12:37 pm

Doncic wrote:
Aravisian wrote:If you would like to change the title bar color of that theme, I can walk you through doing so


thank you, how is it supposed to work?

First, check which theme you are using.
From the App Menu, go to Settings > Appearance
Once you are certain of the theme name,
Open a terminal and enter:
Code: Select all
sudo -i

Enter your password, now you are in Root Terminal
Enter in
Code: Select all
thunar

This will open a thunar FM Instance in Elevated permissions for accessing Root.

Navigate to:
/usr/share/themes/
The Theme name you got from your Appearance settings earlier is the folder you are looking for here.
Enter that folder and look for a folder within called xfwm4. That is where the Window Border theme is for any XFWM4 D.E.
That's XF Window Manager Desktop Environment.
Let's assume that your theme name was ZorinBlue-dark. Then your full path would be:
/usr/share/themes/ZorinBlue-Dark/xfwm4

Inside of this folder, you will find the Image Files used to build your window borders.
The files that you want are at the bottom:
title-1 through title-5 (active and inactive)
top-left and top-right (Active and inactive)
You can open any of these image files in an image editor like GIMP.
Edit it to be the color you want. In Gimp, you can do this in many ways. One easy way is to use the Menu at the top, select Colors, then Colorify.
Another easy way is to use the Toolbox. Select the Eyedropper Icon and click that icon on any image that has the color you want to use. It will add that color to the palette, which you will See in the bottom portion of the toolbox.
Next, select the icon that looks like a Tipped Bucket Spilling Paint- that is "Bucket Fill" icon and click the area that you want to change to the color on the palette.
There are more involved ways- Feel free to play with Gimp and explore- Assuming that you are new to Gimp.
To save: Click File on the Menubar, then click EXPORT. If you click "save" that will only save the project, it will NOT save or overwrite the file.
Before you export any images and change the theme, make a BACK UP COPY OF THE THEME, in case you dislike the changes or make a mistake.

Next, the Title Text Color. Next to the title-1 image, you will see a text file "Themerc". That is Theme Resource File.
Open it and you will see right at the top the Title Text Color settings. Change them as you wish.

Once you have made the changes to the titlebar, you may find you want the rest of the theme to match. You can draw on your experience in changing the titlebar colors to alter the rest of the theme images like the bottom, left and right side...

Alternatively, you can use a program called Oomox:
https://github.com/themix-project/oomox
Which is, in my opinion, more tedious and difficult to work than just doing the above.

Good luck and feel free to ask more questions.
Why not check out Starlabs PC's, built for Linux, with Linux. Starlabs now offers Zorin O.S. pre-installed on a new machine, prepped and Ready To rock.
https://starlabs.systems/?rfsn=4498332.52b196
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Re: Feedback of Zorin 15 Lite

Postby Doncic » Sat Aug 01, 2020 8:52 pm

Aravisian wrote:
Doncic wrote:
Aravisian wrote:If you would like to change the title bar color of that theme, I can walk you through doing so


thank you, how is it supposed to work?

First, check which theme you are using.
From the App Menu, go to Settings > Appearance
Once you are certain of the theme name,
Open a terminal and enter:
Code: Select all
sudo -i

Enter your password, now you are in Root Terminal
Enter in
Code: Select all
thunar

This will open a thunar FM Instance in Elevated permissions for accessing Root.

Navigate to:
/usr/share/themes/
The Theme name you got from your Appearance settings earlier is the folder you are looking for here.
Enter that folder and look for a folder within called xfwm4. That is where the Window Border theme is for any XFWM4 D.E.
That's XF Window Manager Desktop Environment.
Let's assume that your theme name was ZorinBlue-dark. Then your full path would be:
/usr/share/themes/ZorinBlue-Dark/xfwm4

Inside of this folder, you will find the Image Files used to build your window borders.
The files that you want are at the bottom:
title-1 through title-5 (active and inactive)
top-left and top-right (Active and inactive)
You can open any of these image files in an image editor like GIMP.
Edit it to be the color you want. In Gimp, you can do this in many ways. One easy way is to use the Menu at the top, select Colors, then Colorify.
Another easy way is to use the Toolbox. Select the Eyedropper Icon and click that icon on any image that has the color you want to use. It will add that color to the palette, which you will See in the bottom portion of the toolbox.
Next, select the icon that looks like a Tipped Bucket Spilling Paint- that is "Bucket Fill" icon and click the area that you want to change to the color on the palette.
There are more involved ways- Feel free to play with Gimp and explore- Assuming that you are new to Gimp.
To save: Click File on the Menubar, then click EXPORT. If you click "save" that will only save the project, it will NOT save or overwrite the file.
Before you export any images and change the theme, make a BACK UP COPY OF THE THEME, in case you dislike the changes or make a mistake.

Next, the Title Text Color. Next to the title-1 image, you will see a text file "Themerc". That is Theme Resource File.
Open it and you will see right at the top the Title Text Color settings. Change them as you wish.

Once you have made the changes to the titlebar, you may find you want the rest of the theme to match. You can draw on your experience in changing the titlebar colors to alter the rest of the theme images like the bottom, left and right side...

Alternatively, you can use a program called Oomox:
https://github.com/themix-project/oomox
Which is, in my opinion, more tedious and difficult to work than just doing the above.

Good luck and feel free to ask more questions.


thank you very much, I read your reply only now since I do not receive email notifications.
I'll try it later, thank you once again




another feedback of zorin lite: there isn't a sw like rufus/unetbootin preinstalled right? I can't find it, well, you should preinstall it :)
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Re: Feedback of Zorin 15 Lite

Postby quenyan » Sun Aug 02, 2020 1:38 am

Doncic wrote:another feedback of zorin lite: there isn't a sw like rufus/unetbootin preinstalled right? I can't find it, well, you should preinstall it :)


dd command is available in your terminal.

another alternative is to download "Etcher.appimage" a portable, executable file to make bootable drive, no need to install anything. maybe you need java installed.
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