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ZDevil
post Mar 28 2008, 11:29 PM
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AmigaFalcon has asked some good questions about the desktop icon and program menu settings in IceWM which is the default WM in my rootfs tarball. I reposted here for easy reference.

Q1: A few applications, such as XMMS and Dillio, etc are nowhere to be seen in the program launcher/taskbar. I have to execute these apps from the command line instead. Infact, very few apps (system file browsers, word processors, etc) are visible from the application launch menu - which is surprising considering how large the Rootfs is. I guess they are all hidden somewhere on the drive? Again, is this standard for this distro?

A1: There are several solutions:
Solution 1: Edit "~/.icewm/menu" and add whatever you want there. A tedious way.
Solution 2: Install a program call "menu" and run "update-menus". But the result is less than satifactory as there are too many trivial folders and categories and duplicated entries.
Solution 3: Add "icewm-menu-gnome2" in ~/.icewm/menu . See http://myy.helia.fi/~karte/icewm.html for instructions. But again I find the menu generated not so optimal.
Solution 4: Use this "icewm_meuntools" scriptpack which is a slightly modified and enhanced version of Meanie's tools in pdaXii. Extract the tarball somewhere, then enter the extracted "icewm_menutools_0.1a" directory, and run "./install.sh" there. A few seconds later you'll see a new IceWM menu with program icons sorted, plus a few goodies. smile.gif


Q2 There are no app links setup on the desktop, no access to any GUI Filebrowser on desktop (or even in the app launcher) , etc unlike distros such as PdaXRom where everything is immediately accessible...

A2: Again there are several solutions.
Solution 1: Use Rox desktop, just like in pdaXrom. See here for how to install it: http://www.debianhelp.co.uk/rox.htm
Solution 2: Use idesk, and it requires manual editing of the config file. Just "apt-get install idesk". See http://idesk.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php/Main_Page for how to set up the menu file.
Solution 3: Use pcmanfm. Go to "Preferences > Desktop", then check "Show file icons on desktop". You can also set desktop wallpaper there (but I find it slower than using icewmbg directly). Also add "pcmanfm &" in .xinitrc, above the line "icewm-session".

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ZDevil   New Icewm Desktop And Menu Solutions   Mar 28 2008, 11:29 PM
ZDevil   Just updated the installer script to make it gener...   Mar 29 2008, 03:50 AM
matthis   Thanks!! It indeed makes things nice and e...   Mar 29 2008, 05:45 AM
ZDevil   A 0.2 scriptpack is underway. Enchancements (alre...   Mar 30 2008, 01:43 AM
adf   QUOTE(ZDevil @ Mar 30 2008, 01:43 AM) A 0...   Mar 30 2008, 02:44 AM
ZDevil   QUOTE(adf @ Mar 30 2008, 12:44 PM) networ...   Mar 30 2008, 03:29 AM
adf   QUOTE(ZDevil @ Mar 30 2008, 03:29 AM) QUO...   Mar 30 2008, 03:12 PM
LinuxGadget   Hi, ZDevil! tested your script, menus are up...   Mar 30 2008, 03:01 AM
ZDevil   To autostart pcmanfm: Add the line "pcmanfm ...   Mar 30 2008, 03:18 AM
LinuxGadget   Ah, that looks great! As for fluxbox, i reall...   Mar 30 2008, 03:30 AM
ZDevil   QUOTE(LinuxGadget @ Mar 30 2008, 01:30 PM...   Mar 30 2008, 03:33 AM
LinuxGadget   QUOTE(ZDevil @ Mar 30 2008, 01:33 PM) Sam...   Mar 30 2008, 04:04 AM
ZDevil   QUOTE(LinuxGadget @ Mar 30 2008, 02:04 PM...   Mar 30 2008, 04:16 AM
LinuxGadget   Just an idea: pcmanfm uses CODE~/.pcmafm/mainfor i...   Mar 30 2008, 09:46 AM
ZDevil   QUOTE(LinuxGadget @ Mar 30 2008, 07:46 PM...   Mar 30 2008, 11:51 AM
ZDevil   Oh dam.... I run into something very horrible...   Mar 31 2008, 10:15 AM
matthis   What's that ???!!!!   Mar 31 2008, 04:47 PM
AmigaFalcon   QUOTE(ZDevil @ Mar 31 2008, 07:15 PM) Oh ...   Apr 1 2008, 10:00 AM
ZDevil   Thanks. It's very close. Now creating a big in...   Apr 2 2008, 10:06 PM
matthis   Wooohoo!   Apr 3 2008, 02:23 AM
ZDevil   Upcoming ... Mouse right click by tapping long...   Apr 7 2008, 01:01 PM
matthis   Wow, sounds really nice! Particularly exiting ...   Apr 7 2008, 04:28 PM
ArchiMark   QUOTE(ZDevil @ Apr 7 2008, 02:01 PM) Upco...   Apr 7 2008, 06:35 PM
2or0   QUOTE(ZDevil @ Apr 7 2008, 01:01 PM) Upco...   Apr 12 2008, 07:44 AM
ZDevil   Sorry for delaying the launch of my little "p...   Apr 13 2008, 12:45 AM
born2wonder   Great work zdevil !! Can't wait for t...   Apr 13 2008, 11:38 AM
ZDevil   Latest update: I find myself working on three thi...   Apr 15 2008, 11:37 PM
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