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OHM-shell: Python/GTK3 desktop overlay without GNOME3

This is a program to bring lightweight desktop environments a slick overlay style desktop launcher.

Think gnome-shell without gnome. I have been using it with openbox & gnome-settings-daemon and it's been really great so far. :)

Why do this?
I love the gnome-shell concept; it works well and has become my favourite desktop design. I have always wanted to try using light desktops as my primary desktop but there is nothing as slick as gnome-shell on light desktops.

Recent Updates
* Alpha release containing:
- Overlay with hot corner activities rollover
- Shortcuts set in the config (Options button)
Reload changes to your favourites within the UI.
(Will do this automatically later.)
- Show your open windows inside the overlay

I have been using Openbox as my window manager using stalonetray (stand alone tray) as my system tray. I find this minimal setup very appealing and functional. as an added bonus it is configurable from obconf. :)


* python 2.7
* python-gobject (possibly others for light desktops)
* gnome-icon-theme (for the moment)
* gksu (shutdown and restart)

* https://github.com/lachlan-00/ohm-shell
* https://github.com/lachlan-00/ohm-shell/archive/master.zip
* http://stalonetray.sourceforge.net/

Example Config File

# Shortcut bar: Enter the command then the icon path
0fav = xdg-open /home/user
0favicon = /usr/share/icons/gnome/48x48/places/folder_home.png
1fav = gnome-terminal
1favicon = /usr/share/icons/gnome/48x48/apps/terminal.png
2fav = gedit
2favicon = /usr/share/icons/gnome/48x48/apps/text-editor.png
3fav = gksu synaptic
3favicon = /usr/share/icons/hicolor/48x48/actions/system-upgrade.png
4fav = rhythmbox
4favicon = /usr/share/icons/hicolor/48x48/apps/rhythmbox.png
5fav = totem
5favicon = /usr/share/icons/hicolor/48x48/apps/totem.png
6fav = chromium
6favicon = /usr/share/icons/hicolor/48x48/apps/chromium.png
7fav = zim
7favicon = /usr/share/icons/hicolor/48x48/apps/zim.png
8fav = gnome-control-center
8favicon = /usr/share/icons/gnome/48x48/categories/gnome-control-center.png
9fav =
9favicon =

# autostart allows multiple commands 4 space separated. (' ')
autostart = gnome-settings-daemon stalonetray --dockapp-mode simple
Last changelog:

7 years ago

initial alpha.

tested with openbox and xfce4

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7 years ago

initial alpha.

tested with openbox and xfce4

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