The reason I prefer alsmixergui to xfce4-mixer is that the latter won't let me make the window small enough to leave it open and out of the way.
That is a bit quirky. But you can close it and reopen as needed. Yaaa really you can.
Okay maybe gamix, it is a bit weird but functional. That is what I have been using with my lxde creation since I dropped gnome-alsamixer. I think I grabbed gamix from squeeze though.
Oh, I'm going to need your help doing that one. If you have any thoughts on it, or if you can tell me which commands you would use to do that in a terminal, I'll dress it up pretty. (or at least make it functional) I assume your desire is to have something that will do the job and not gobble up a big chunk of memory the way wicd does. I'd be happy with that.
Yea wicd is piggy. I have the memory but I hate that doing nothing once connected takes up 15mb
Everytime I think about it I end up with a complex mess that tries to cover too many bases. May need a group brainstorm session for this idea...
Tell me what fonts you like, and I'll take a look.
Oh my fav is liberation for sharpness without jagged-ity edges. But I think I tried fonts-freefont and like those too. I dont recall if it was ttf or otf though and it may not of been that at all..
Hinting: Maybe it's my eyes, but Slight/None is easier to read than Medium/Full hinting
Probably depends on the monitor as well, not to mention the font matters too I bet. It probably is a personal thing but it is something everyone has me change too. They all have good size (large) flat panels though.