Improve the users experience on Lubuntu

Registered by Julien Lavergne

Discuss improvement for users experience, what can be done (default applications, patches, ideas ...)

Initial draft of work items is available on

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Lubuntu Developers
Julien Lavergne
Lubuntu Developers
Series goal:
Accepted for precise
Milestone target:
Started by
Kate Stewart

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Work items:
[gilir] Switch to lightdm (seed and default-settings) : DONE
[gilir] ITP lightdm greeter : POSTPONED
[gilir] ITP lubuntu-software-center (most of the work is done in upstream branch) : DONE
[gilir] lxsession : Add basic replacement for current autostarted application in autostart conf file: POSTPONED
[gilir] lxsession : Add ability to configure screen resolution with external tools : POSTPONED
[gilir] lxsession : Add ability to configure keymap + autostart feature + lightdm integration : POSTPONED
[gilir] lxpanel : Add sound mixer when clicking on sound applet: DONE
[jmarsden] ITP Viewnior (see also Debian one : POSTPONED
Switch Viewnior as the default application for image (default-settings): POSTPONED
[gilir] New artwork package, not installed by default, but including all themes : DONE
[gilir] Evaluate adding a shortcut to desktop for application (see patch from Leszek) : DONE
[gilir] Finish the possibility to customize Chromium (patch source + JSOn preference, see bug 570812) : POSTPONED
Power Management in the menu : DONE
Discuss adding catfish to the seed : POSTPONED

Notes during the session :
- Lightdm enable by default for Alpha 1
- Multi-screen configuration : not easy to configure with lxrandr. Solution : Extend lxsession to accept configuration from other utility like arandr
- Lxsession options / services : Add possibility to configure applications by default, and to enable them or not (screensaver, power-management ...)
- lubuntu-software-center : Add by default, but keep synaptic.

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Other items :
ITP LXScreenshot (most of the work is done in upstream branch) : TODO
DIscuss virtual keyboard (xvkbd ?): TODO
Fix definitely the screensaver problem with gnome-mplayer
Add a one-place for default applications (see , services on lxsession, and (xdg-open, xdg-emails ...))
Reach 100 % string available for translation
screensaver by default ? => Disable by services, needed for lock screen (use build-in lxsession facility?)
Documentation improvement : Where are config files for various stuff (keybindings, applications by default)
Trash on the desktop, with right-click to empty it.


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