hey wow! thanks everyone for the helpful replies!!
Sorry I didn't reply earlier - for some reason I don't receive notifications despite being subscribed to the thread. Maybe it's something to do with keep switching haha
Rather than respond individually, will just say that yes, thanks you many of the useful comments above have proved themselves to be true. Yep it took the hassle out of it by using the community edition. It created a complete OS from the get-go.
Am absolutely LOVING this tiling WM. i3 was the place to start, but it's the principle/interface I love. SO much time wasted driving a mouse about the screen.
Also wanted to add I (feel) that I've made some significant improvements to the overall look and feel from doing things that were either never a part/need of the XFCE edition or, if they were, I never found them. I'm referring to having really sorted out the
~/.Xresources use and writing out the configs via the
bmenu - a superb tool IMO.
So, just to heap a bit more love on it, one thing that is REALLY bugging me. Small but...
I do get that this is based on Manjaro, I really do! But can someone PLEASE tell me:
where does all this green get applied?? I love Manjaro, have no great plans to go 'full Arch' but... I detest having to look at the lurid green cursor as one example. And BEFORE someone points out that there's a colour editor in the
xfce4-terminal - I know! However, what I'm referring to are things like:
mocp now, does everything I need to replay my music. Don't need a resource heavy app. But just like launching a terminal session in
urxvt, it defaults to lurid green or orange colour scheme.
I've read A LOT of docs, trust me I have! And while I've learned a lot of really interesting things about the underlying architecture, rather than use something like terminal.sexy for styling, and which implies that I have to load and export individual colour schemes on a per app basis, and which is both fiddly (having to edit things like
terminalrc etc and I feel makes future upgrading difficult, I'm sure there must be some other file in the system that implies this green everywhere?
Is this colour use able to be change on a '--per -user' basis, as it were, particularly as I'm aware of the undesirability or writing into root level files and folders? Yes, sometimes that has to be done, but surely this Manjaro theming can be overwritten at local level?
If someone can tell me which file to either edit, delete or replace I will be even happier than I am now