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How to remove Save icon from desktop of USB install?
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normasnooz

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PostPosted: Fri 06 Nov 2009, 15:31    Post_subject:  How to remove Save icon from desktop of USB install?  

I used Puppy's universal installer to install Puppy 4.3.1 on a flash drive. Is there a way to disable the save icon? I like how Puppy saves at regular intervals and at shutdown, this is sufficient for my needs. I like an icon free desktop.

Charlie
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PostPosted: Sat 07 Nov 2009, 17:31    Post_subject:
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Funny, I like being able to not save at times Laughing

Likely edit /root/Choices/ROX-Filer/PuppyPin to remove the offender. You may want to cautiously edit /root/.xinitrc if you don't want other puppypin stuff going on and all's fine otherwise. Or use another method for setting the backdrop/background if you still want an image/gradient/what-have-you (sometimes a 'bare' roxpin works better with certain console settings like shading, tinting, -tr & such) .. 'custom' roxpin(s) work well (simple command "rox -p <path-to-roxpin-xml-file>" or rox -p Default and remove the .. (then find Default afterwards if you want to edit the bg)

Not sure what the basic bgset is for p431 (check xli doc) .. does it still use /root/Choices/ROX-background.jpg? hth, Charlie )
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normasnooz

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PostPosted: Mon 09 Nov 2009, 15:43    Post_subject:  

I edited deleted the save entry in /root/Choices/ROX-Filer/PuppyPin, The save icon comes back with a new x-y position upon reboot. I also commented out lines in /root/.xinitrc. I could get the icons and background to go away, but I wanted to keep the partition/disk icons.

I ended up making a transparent .png for the save icon. It is not a very classy fix, but it works with my limited Linux knowledge.

Thanks for your help.

Charlie
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chipschap

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PostPosted: Sun 03 Jan 2010, 14:15    Post_subject: Another Hackish Solution  

1) Copy PuppyPin to (say) PuppyPee.
2) Edit PuppyPee and remove Save icon line.
3) Edit /root/.xinitrc to point to PuppyPee instead of PuppyPin.

This works fine but has the annoying disadvantage that if you change wallpaper, you mus either edit PuppyPee to point to the new wallpaper, or do the copy PuppyPin/edit PuppyPee steps over again.

If you really want, this method can get rid of the Drives icon as well.
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PANZERKOPF

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PostPosted: Sun 03 Jan 2010, 17:07    Post_subject:  

rc.sysinit creates those entries (like "save2flash" or "savesession-dvd").
You must remove this procedures from it. See "MISC DESKTOP STUFF" section in
rc.sysinit.
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chipschap

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PostPosted: Sun 03 Jan 2010, 17:17    Post_subject: Editing rc.sysinit  

PK -- thanks for providing the proper solution! This indeed works and has no visible disadvantage (other than a possible need to reinstall the fix on an upgrade).
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MNJack762

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PostPosted: Tue 09 Aug 2011, 11:48    Post_subject:  

Where do I find rc.sysinit?
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MNJack762

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PostPosted: Tue 09 Aug 2011, 12:21    Post_subject:  

OK found it. /etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit

Do I delete all of the lines in the "MISC. DESKTOP STUFF" section?

Will puppy still auto save or save only when I shutdown?

BTW I'm running Lucid 5.2.0 from a usb key saving to the key.
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8-bit


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PostPosted: Tue 09 Aug 2011, 14:27    Post_subject:  

Just jumping in here to ask if you have tried right-clicking on the icon and selecting "Remove item(s)".
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Flash
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PostPosted: Tue 09 Aug 2011, 14:30    Post_subject:  

8-bit, you just beat me to it. Laughing
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MNJack762

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PostPosted: Tue 09 Aug 2011, 14:38    Post_subject:  

8-bit wrote:
Just jumping in here to ask if you have tried right-clicking on the icon and selecting "Remove item(s)".


You would think, but the save icon comes back after a reboot.

I would love an answer to my question though.
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duke93535


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PostPosted: Tue 09 Aug 2011, 18:42    Post_subject:  

These lines are what I remark-out with a pound sign # as shown in Wary 5.1.1, as an example. MISC DESKTOP STUFF is toward the bottom. I used the geany editor.

Code:
############MISC DESKTOP STUFF##################
echo “MISC. DESKTOP STUFF"
if [ “$PUPMODE” = “77“ ];then #77=multisession cd/dvd.
 if [ “‘cat /root/Choices/ROX-Filer/PuppyPin | grep “savesession"`” = “” ];then
  echo ‘<icon x=”768“ y=”128“ label="save">/usr/sbin/savesession-dvd</icon>’ >> /root/Choices/ROX-Filer/PuppyPin
  cat /root/Choices/ROX-Filer/PuppyPin | grep -v ‘/pinboard’ > /tmp/PuppyPin-CPY
  sync
  cp -f /tmp/PuppyPin-CPY /root/Choices/ROX-Filer/PuppyPin
  echo ‘</pinboard>’ >> /root/Choices/ROX-Filer/PuppyPin
 fi
fi

#save button on desktop when booted from flash drive...
#if [ $PUPMODE -eq 3 -o $PUPMODE -eq 7 -o $PUPMODE -eq 13 ];then #pup_rw is tmpfs.
# if [ “‘cat /root/Choices/ROX-Filer/PuppyPin | grep “save2flash"`” = “” ];then
#  echo ‘<icon x=”768“ y=”128“ label="save">/usr/sbin/save2flash</icon>’ >> /root/Choices/ROX-Filer/PuppyPin
#  cat /root/Choices/ROX-Filer/PuppyPin | grep -v ‘/pinboard’ > /tmp/PuppyPin-CPY
#  sync
#  cp -f /tmp/PuppyPin-CPY /root/Choices/ROX-Filer/PuppyPin
#  echo ‘</pinboard>’ >> /root/Choices/ROX-Filer/PuppyPin
# fi
#fi


I then removed the icon and rebooted into usb and the save on desktop is gone.

duke
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MNJack762

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PostPosted: Tue 09 Aug 2011, 18:55    Post_subject:  

duke93535 wrote:


[code]############MISC DESKTOP STUFF##################

#save button on desktop when booted from flash drive...
#if [ $PUPMODE -eq 3 -o $PUPMODE -eq 7 -o $PUPMODE -eq 13 ];then #pup_rw is tmpfs.
# if [ “‘cat /root/Choices/ROX-Filer/PuppyPin | grep “save2flash"`” = “” ];then
# echo ‘<icon x=”768“ y=”128“ label="save">/usr/sbin/save2flash</icon>’ >> /root/Choices/ROX-Filer/PuppyPin
# cat /root/Choices/ROX-Filer/PuppyPin | grep -v ‘/pinboard’ > /tmp/PuppyPin-CPY
# sync
# cp -f /tmp/PuppyPin-CPY /root/Choices/ROX-Filer/PuppyPin
# echo ‘</pinboard>’ >> /root/Choices/ROX-Filer/PuppyPin
# fi
#fi


duke


Thanks duke.

I completely deleted the portion you see above(saved a copy of it first) and now when i reboot the save icon stays where I put it on the desktop. The only reason it really bugged me is because it kept showing up on top of my wbar. Now that it stays put, it can stay.

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