Help, AL near perfect! Need to play. (Favourite) Apps Suggestions?


Unfortunately, my (i3/OB) installation of (the near as damn it perfect) AL is now, for my wants, near perfect :scream:

So I am looking to play with different apps, that I don’t know or havent remembered. For anything.

I searched for a ‘share your favourite apps’ but only found ‘share your favourite recipes’ - I absolutely love this forum :smiley: :+1: :smiley: :+1:

There seem to be various separate threads with different apps, or specific types of apps, but I couldnt find a general one for any type of app.

So, I thought I’d ask …

If I’ve missed it, please direct me to it, or them.

From my Joplin note on ArchLabs:


sudo pacman -S --needed base-devel git
git clone
cd yay
makepkg -si

sudo pacman -S linux-lts  
sudo grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg

sudo pacman -S firefox

sudo pacman -S thunar 
yay tumbler
yay catfish
yay thunar-archive-plugin

sudo pacman -S xed

sudo pacman -S xfce4-terminal

yay neofetch

yay autotiling

yay nextcloud-client

yay enpass

yay cpupower

yay Joplin

yay calibre

yay touchpad-indicator

yay skypeforlinux

yay zoom

yay zotero

yay gnome-disk-utility

yay gparted

yay grsync

yay atril

yay lxhotkey

yay --needed bluez bluez-utils
yay blueberry
sudo systemctl enable --now bluetooth

# For transferring photos from phone
yay mtpfs
yay jmtpfs
yay gvfs-mtp
yay gvfs-gphoto2

yay virtualbox

yay arp-scan

yay speedtest-cli

yay numlockx

yay signal-desktop

yay update-grub 

yay shotwell

yay lollypop

yay parole

yay libreoffice-fresh
# Which needs Java to avoid warning
yay jre-openjdk

yay inkscape

yay gimp

yay file-roller

yay noto-fonts-emoji

yay pinta

yay vinagre

yay transmission

yay baobab

yay scidavis

yay veusz

yay geany
# Copy .conf files in /etc/skel/.config/geany/colorschemes/
# to ~/.config/geany/colorschemes/

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I suggest that you start distro hopping. :laughing:

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Lol, bet that @leigh already has that sickness !

I had it before ! lol Now too old for that.

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Start here …

See you next spring :grin:


I never knew R was part of gnu project
Love that app, used it for some stats stuff with a colleague from maths - so powerful, and she said all the uni stats depts are using it - taking over from bloody expensive propriety software - Yeah!
most I dont even understand what the blurbs are saying :rofl:


Done that - I ended up feeling that it was nearly all just Debian with different interfaces, and that Arch based seemed snappier on my oldish gear (but was too advanced for me) and that I loved the feel of #! /bunsenLabs, so wouldnt it be wonderful if someone had done an arch based #! … :rofl: