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> What Are Your Favorite Gpe Tweaks?
jerrybme
post Jul 13 2006, 09:13 AM
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I always finds gems here and there on great ideas for enhancing how you use the interface. I thought it might be nice to have them collected in one thread. I'll post a few of mine and hopefully others will share theirs:

Being able to use the LCD softkeys and the space between them is great. I've mapped the space below the Book icon to toggle hiding the panel. Being able to hide the panel is useful, but trying to bring it back can be difficult sometimes, so in /etc/keylaunchrc.matchbox I've modified the following line:
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key=....F30:-:~matchbox-remote -panel-toggle


Doing a lot of command line typing I get tired of the shift+"/" to get the slash. I use it much more than I use commas so I modified the /etc/keymap-2.6.map so it's the comma that requires the shift:
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keycode  51 = slash  comma


And finally I like to spice up the prompt with a bit of color, see attached screenshot, by changing the PS1 statement:
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PS1='\[\033[1;37m\][\[\033[1;32m\]\[\033[1;31m\]\u@\h:\w\[\033[1;37m\]] # \[\033[0;0m\]'


What are some your special tweaks?

Cheers,
Jerry
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jerrybme
post Jul 17 2006, 06:38 AM
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Ok, either no one else is tweaking GPE or there isn't much interest. Must be the latter..

Anyway, to humor myself, I'll add one more I found looking at CoreDump's mods to GPE. Having the matchbox panel switch to the right hand side of the screen on rotation uses up too much screen realestate plus it seems to crash the gpe-login screen if you enable login after resume. Edit /etc/matchbox/session and add --no-flip the matchbox-panel command:
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matchbox-panel --orientation south --no-flip &


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speculatrix
post Jul 17 2006, 02:24 PM
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your tips are greatly appreciated; I was just starting to get to grips with GPE on my 6000 when I broke it, but am back in business.
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bam
post Jul 17 2006, 11:20 PM
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keep tipping, I need more...I am a total nOOb to gpe/oz
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koen
post Jul 18 2006, 12:28 AM
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*hints at the openzaurus wiki*
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speculatrix
post Jul 18 2006, 12:45 AM
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QUOTE(koen @ Jul 18 2006, 09:28 AM)
*hints at the openzaurus wiki*
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there's no hints page on OZ wiki as far as I can see and the main page is locked so I can't create a hints section.
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koen
post Jul 18 2006, 01:04 AM
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QUOTE(speculatrix @ Jul 18 2006, 08:45 AM)
QUOTE(koen @ Jul 18 2006, 09:28 AM)
*hints at the openzaurus wiki*
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there's no hints page on OZ wiki as far as I can see and the main page is locked so I can't create a hints section.
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I was able to create http://wiki.openzaurus.org/Hints a few seconds ago

*hints at the openzaurus wiki again*
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speculatrix
post Jul 18 2006, 01:31 AM
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QUOTE(koen @ Jul 18 2006, 10:04 AM)
*hints at the openzaurus wiki again*
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thanks. page is locked for me, presumably because you think I'm a spammer.

sometimes I think you core OZ guys want to keep it as an exclusive club where only linux gurus can enter
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speculatrix
post Jul 18 2006, 01:36 AM
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copied jerrybme's hints to that page
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lardman
post Jul 18 2006, 01:58 AM
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thanks. page is locked for me, presumably because you think I'm a spammer.

sometimes I think you core OZ guys want to keep it as an exclusive club where only linux gurus can enter


Quite the opposite actually, this site was created so that everyone can contribute

The site uses a thing called "Bad Behaviour", not sure exactly how it works, but perhaps that's blocking you.

Have you tried creating a login, then you may have more luck,


Si
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speculatrix
post Jul 18 2006, 04:56 AM
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QUOTE(lardman @ Jul 18 2006, 10:58 AM)
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thanks. page is locked for me, presumably because you think I'm a spammer.

sometimes I think you core OZ guys want to keep it as an exclusive club where only linux gurus can enter


Quite the opposite actually, this site was created so that everyone can contribute

The site uses a thing called "Bad Behaviour", not sure exactly how it works, but perhaps that's blocking you.

Have you tried creating a login, then you may have more luck,

Si
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1) you missed my smiley
2) the page seems deliberately locked
3) yes, I was logged in
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lardman
post Jul 18 2006, 05:54 AM
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smile.gif

Ah, front page is probably locked to most people, let me know if there's something you want added there.


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jerrybme
post Jul 18 2006, 06:00 AM
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Koen's right, the wiki is a better place for these tips, please add to: http://wiki.openzaurus.org/Hints#Hints_And_Tips

Cheers,
Jerry
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speculatrix
post Jul 18 2006, 12:23 PM
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already done
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jerrybme
post Jul 18 2006, 01:15 PM
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QUOTE(speculatrix @ Jul 18 2006, 02:23 PM)
already done
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Yes, I know. Thanks for starting by copying my first post there laugh.gif I've already done some editing of them.

I meant for others to add to those tweaks on the wiki.

Cheers,
Jerry
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