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Keyboard Map Switcher and Flag
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SelftaughtGeek

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PostPosted: Fri 18 Sep 2009, 11:03    Post subject:  Keyboard Map Switcher and Flag
Subject description: Puppy 4 suggestion / request for keyboard map switcher
 

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=42593&start=135

I'm brand new to Puppy and I'm discovering Puppy 4 which I love. What I have is a request / suggestion for Pet or scriopt or widget or something to achieve the following:

I want the ability to be able to switch keyboard maps in the middle of a document from one language to another. I often work with English and French translation documents and sometime Spanish.

In Windows I simply add the keyboard layouts I want to my computer then when I want to switch there is Language ICON in the System tray, Click it and you get a list of keyboard maps available to select. Select the one you want and the Icon indicates the language. EN for English, FR for French etc.

Also doing this sets the language for the application being used at the time, so I can have one document open in a window where the language is set to English and another one where the language is set to French, making document comparisons and changes easy.

Can Puppy have a system tray ICON showing the language map in use and trigger a list on mouseover allowing you to switch langauges for that window?

I need this now ideally rather than in the next release - although hopefully people will find this useful enough that it is included in any future release as well.

At the moment I boot from live CD, with a pupsave file to record my settings, although I am trying to set this up to a frugal install on a new partition of my windows hard drive, once I understand what I am doing. So the fix needs to work in both.

THe best would be to have a little flag of the country whose language is being used in the bottom tray so it is always visible but changes according to the window being used. I'm thinking of the flags on the puppyorg site, so the ENglish keyboard would give you a Union Jack, the FRench one a Red white and Blue tricolour, the US one the Stars and Stripes - if that was all possible it would be really cool!

Hope that isn't too difficult?

STG
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PostPosted: Fri 18 Sep 2009, 11:49    Post subject:  

Yep there are pets for that, look at this topic:
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=39298&sid=681c6b70f6d80634da0a3310764f8deb

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PostPosted: Fri 18 Sep 2009, 11:58    Post subject:  

dejan555 wrote:
Yep there are pets for that, look at this topic:
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=39298&sid=681c6b70f6d80634da0a3310764f8deb


Thank you - will try that
Presume it will all then get saved in my pupsave file so that it works every time i boot up Puppy4?

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PostPosted: Fri 18 Sep 2009, 12:06    Post subject:  

SelftaughtGeek wrote:
dejan555 wrote:
Yep there are pets for that, look at this topic:
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=39298&sid=681c6b70f6d80634da0a3310764f8deb


Thank you - will try that
Presume it will all then get saved in my pupsave file so that it works every time i boot up Puppy4?

STG


Use this version I made a system link to the startup folder so it should autostart after about 1-2Mins
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PostPosted: Fri 18 Sep 2009, 14:08    Post subject:  

Thanks ttuuxxx
I downloaded and I think installed the pet but nothing has happened Sad

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PostPosted: Fri 18 Sep 2009, 21:52    Post subject:  

Sorry it had a broken link, I repackaged it and uploaded it to the previous post.
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PostPosted: Sat 19 Sep 2009, 15:18    Post subject:  

Thanks ttuuxx
I checked the link in the startup folder and it was still pointing to the zipped package so I made a new link to the installed file and it worked first time

Sorry didn't get back on here to tell you yesterday it was late in the UK

It's fantastic though - love the flags - so cool

where else could i get bespoke software amendments so fast? you are a real star. Cheers.

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PostPosted: Sat 19 Sep 2009, 15:58    Post subject:  

Well done STG, glad ttuuxxx was able to help

BarryK - Suggestion:,
I suggest that this simple addition be added to mainstream Puppies, as it adds to both universality & usefulness to international speakers/translators & such

thanks

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PostPosted: Mon 21 Sep 2009, 11:38    Post subject:  

Quick question - if I upgrade to Puppy 430 will this still work/

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PostPosted: Tue 22 Sep 2009, 07:23    Post subject:  

SelftaughtGeek wrote:
Quick question - if I upgrade to Puppy 430 will this still work/

Thanks

STG

quick answer YES

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PostPosted: Tue 22 Sep 2009, 08:39    Post subject:  

ttuuxxx

STG wrote:
I checked the link in the startup folder and it was still pointing to the zipped package so I made a new link to the installed file and it worked first time


Have you fixed the menu shortcut in the startup folder, [pointing to the zip] so others don't have to do the new link, as STG did?

You didn't comment

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PostPosted: Tue 22 Sep 2009, 08:56    Post subject:  

Aitch wrote:
ttuuxxx

STG wrote:
I checked the link in the startup folder and it was still pointing to the zipped package so I made a new link to the installed file and it worked first time


Have you fixed the menu shortcut in the startup folder, [pointing to the zip] so others don't have to do the new link, as STG did?

You didn't comment

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Yes I did Aitch Smile

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PostPosted: Tue 22 Sep 2009, 12:02    Post subject:  

Cool, thanks ttuuxxx

Yet another addition to my mental 'recommended' list Very Happy

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PostPosted: Tue 23 Aug 2011, 22:31    Post subject:  

That pet is exactly what I'm looking for. Supposedly I can add a second keyboard layout through the puppy setup (xorg option) but I can't figure it out. Will this pet work on 5.2.5? I ran it but nothing happened. Can you give me some instructions? I'm a 2-week newby and have absolutely no clue as to what I'm doing. But I'm a Dvorak guy - completely lost on a qwerty - but need to make qwerty available for my spouse, who I'm trying to wean off windows.

Thanks for the help. Hope somebody sees this - it's an old post....

brian
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