ROX Desktop 2.11
ROX is a fast, user friendly desktop which makes extensive use of drag-and-drop. The interface revolves around the file manager, or filer, following the traditional Unix view that `everything is a file` rather than trying to hide the filesystem beneath start menus, wizards, or druids. The aim is to make a system that is well designed and clearly presented. The ROX style favours using several small programs together instead of creating all-in-one mega-applications. Features XDND A common drag-and-drop protocol used, for example, by the GNOME desktop[GNOME]. This allows data to be loaded into an application by dragging it from a filer window to a program. The full specification is given in [DND]. XDS An extension to XDND that allows applications to save data by dragging an icon back to a filer window. The full specification is given in [XDS]. Basedir spec A simple, but flexible, system for managing user choices. By default, choices are saved under `~/.config`. However, you can change this by setting the XDG_CONFIG_HOME environment variable. See [BaseDir] for details. Application directories Self contained relocatable applications, where installation is as simple as copying it to where you want it and uninstalling it is just a matter of deleting a directory. Described later in this documentation. Thumbnails The filer can be made to display image files by using the image itself for the icon, instead of a generic `this-is-an-image` icon. Very useful for organising a directory full of photos! See [Thumbs] for details. Shared MIME Info Database In the past, each desktop had its own database of rules for determining the type of files. The Shared MIME Info Database[SharedMIME] unifies these into a single system shared by all desktops. Icon Themes Collections of file icons, called themes, can be installed (eg, to `~/.icons`). You can switch between themes in the Options box. Once other desktops support this fully, themes will be sharable between desktops. See [IconTheme] for details. DNotify support (Linux only) If used with a recent Linux kernel (2.4.x series), the filer will notice changes to directories automatically. On other systems, directories will update when the pointer is moved over them.
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