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Icewm 1.2.28 window manager
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PostPosted: Thu 15 Dec 2005, 05:06    Post subject:  Icewm 1.2.28 window manager  

Icewm 1.2.28

IceWM is a window manager for the X11 Window System. The goal of IceWM is speed, simplicity, and not getting in the user's way.

tested with Puppy 1.0.8 and 2.10 beta

executables were compressed with UPX

compiled with support for xinerama and sound events

changelog

http://icewm.org/manual/
http://icewm.org/FAQ/
http://icewm.org/

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PostPosted: Thu 15 Dec 2005, 05:32    Post subject:  

Cool
Installed nicely (no having to call from prompt) but look at that corner of Firefox 1.5 (using Puppy Tardis 107a xorg and the default settings)

Like the new Puppy Start Button Smile - he needs ears looks like a polar bear - which is kind of cool - ice cool . . .

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PostPosted: Thu 15 Dec 2005, 05:50    Post subject:  

it's not supposed to do that

here's what it looks like on my machine:
http://tinypic.com/imv1vb.jpg
or maybe this link will work:
http://tinypic.com/imv6fp.jpg

that happens when there are missing images in a theme

my Icewm package is supposed to set the theme in /root/.icewm/theme to Theme="G2-Blue/default.theme" ... the files for that theme should be in there

when icewm can't find the theme, it uses the default theme ... i don't exactly know why, but the default icewm theme doesn't seem to work right ... i've tried making a theme called "default" ... i've tried putting picture files in .icewm/theme/

you could try selecting a theme, any theme, it might fix the problem

did you restart X after installing Icewm?

i spent a long time wondering how to handle having icewm config files already installed ... i decided i'd try just overwriting whatever was there (backing up the menu, preferences, etc etc first) ... the danger of overwriting, is it might corrupt themes you already had installed, but i figured it should only affect my own themes, and i haven't changed them from the last package

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PostPosted: Thu 15 Dec 2005, 06:00    Post subject:  

i forgot i changed the Start button icon
and i forget to credit kcin for making it ... see here

i thought of making it a little less wide, but it wouldn't open in mtpaint
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PostPosted: Thu 15 Dec 2005, 06:50    Post subject:  

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when icewm can't find the theme, it uses the default theme ... i don't exactly know why, but the default icewm theme doesn't seem to work right ... i've tried making a theme called "default" ... i've tried putting picture files in .icewm/theme/

you could try selecting a theme, any theme, it might fix the problem


Other themes seem fine - go back to default and funny results - see previous post

You also have xpaint on the menu (not available - but I believe icewm auto collects info so it is to do with Puppy not icewm . . . ) It also picks up Office 2 whilst other wm do not . . . Smile

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PostPosted: Thu 15 Dec 2005, 07:42    Post subject:  

i figured out why the icewm Default theme doesn't work
icewm seems to think the icedesert theme should be the default theme, and i didn't include the icedesert theme, so it can't find it

here's a bugfix

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PostPosted: Thu 15 Dec 2005, 10:03    Post subject:  

seems to work OK Wink

. . . now when dragging a program the "box outline" seems to have turned purple . . . anyone else get this?

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PostPosted: Thu 15 Dec 2005, 23:12    Post subject:  

you can configure that in /root/.icewm/preferences

OpaqueMove=1
OpaqueResize=1


i think the colour of the box depends on the colour of the background

i prefer OpaqueMove=0 ... in any case, it's less work for slower computers
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PostPosted: Fri 16 Dec 2005, 01:42    Post subject:  

Cool Tried that and it seems less startling now . . .
Smile Many thanks

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PostPosted: Sun 27 Aug 2006, 01:33    Post subject:  

package has been updated to Icewm 1.2.28pre1
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PostPosted: Mon 11 Sep 2006, 20:39    Post subject:  

updated to Icewm 1.28
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PostPosted: Sun 14 Jan 2007, 19:18    Post subject: Start Button  

When changing themes this package doesnt seem to change the start button image. Any clues? This has been reported elsewhere.
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PostPosted: Mon 15 Jan 2007, 00:29    Post subject: Startup/Shitdown  

Replacement startup/shutdown scripts for this package (By GuesToo) can be found here

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=7901

This will make it so that the pc shuts down rather than exits to the Command Line

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PostPosted: Thu 18 Jan 2007, 14:20    Post subject:  

i don't think the shutdown scripts package should be necessary ... Puppy 1.x's shutdown scripts were called fvwmreboot and fvwmpoweroff ... Puppy 2.x's scripts are called wmreboot and wmpoweroff ... this Icewm package should execute the correct shutdown scripts whether Puppy 1.x or 2.x is running

Icewm changed the name of the menu button file ... i think it used to be called icewm.xpm, it's now called start.xpm ... if the theme has a file in it called icewm.xpm, renaming the file to start.xpm (or better still, making a symlink) will probably fix the problem for that theme
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PostPosted: Wed 24 Jan 2007, 00:48    Post subject:  

I'm a convert. Icewm strikes me as very comfortable. I think I'll keep it!

A big part of what I like is its support for keyboard shortcuts, especially the ctrl-alt-space command line. But the "windows" keys don't seem to work. I think the left "windows" key should invoke up the start-menu, and the menu key on the right should bring up a context menu when appropriate. Is there a fix to make these work?

And this is probably a bizarre question, but is there a way to invoke the start-menu from a command line or a script?

Thanks!
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