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What is this tiny desktop window?
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beaulanger


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PostPosted: Wed 06 Jan 2010, 08:11    Post subject:  What is this tiny desktop window?  

Can't figure out what this is after boot up. Right clicking give no clue but I am able to hide and exit it.
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PostPosted: Wed 06 Jan 2010, 14:34    Post subject:  

Ah i hate that thing and still wish I could figure out how to get rid of it, but its the blinky, clipboard, free memory applet, etc window that startups from /usr/share/icewm/startup during boot. It should just open the progs to the tray but the first boot it opens a window also. Restarting X will make it right, usually I just right click the window and hit "hide", but this will make the blinky, etc disappear from the tray. But again a refresh of X will fix it. It only happens in IceWM. IF anyone knows how to keep this window from opening please let us know!
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PostPosted: Wed 06 Jan 2010, 17:14    Post subject:  

Hi

joel wrote:
.....IF anyone knows how to keep this window from opening please let us know!


In the file: /root/.icewm/startup (yours may be at a different location)
you will see something similar to this:
Code:

killall blinky
sleep 5 && /root/my-applications/blinky-0.8-icewm/src/blinky -bg "#000000" &

killall freememapplet-tray
sleep 6 && /root/my-applications/freememapplet_tray_puppy215ce/freememapplet-tray &

Try increasing the sleep time (a bit of trial & error is required),
that usually sorts things out for me.

CatDude
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PostPosted: Wed 06 Jan 2010, 17:23    Post subject:  

i so if i bump the time up it will be better. what like 8 for blinky and 10 for frememapp?
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PostPosted: Tue 12 Jan 2010, 09:28    Post subject:  

What should I change if mine looks like this?
............................................................................................

#!/bin/sh
# this script is executed by starticewm when IceWM starts
# TazOC 2009-6-19 based on earlier editions by MU, GuestToo

# reload menus if Logoff/Shutdown entry is missing
[ "`cat ~/.icewm/menu | grep 'Logoff'`" = "" ] && /usr/sbin/fixmenus

killall icesound &>/dev/null; icesound &

# avoid multiple instances of tray and tray apps by killing them first
killall icewmtray &>/dev/null

killall freespace &>/dev/null; killall blinky &>/dev/null

usleep 500000 && icewmtray &
###################################################################
# Ok, icewmtray is started, now we can insert tray applets #
###################################################################

sleep 1 && freespace &

sleep 3 && exec /root/my-applications/blinky-0.8-icewm/src/blinky -bg "#182C51" &

pidof glipper && killall glipper
pidof kmix && killall kmix
[ -e ~/.glipper_on ] && sleep 4 && glipper & #Barburo noticed Glipper wasn't in the tray
sleep 4 && sgmixer --minimized & #alternative to zmixer

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PostPosted: Tue 12 Jan 2010, 10:23    Post subject:  

Hello beaulanger

In the screenshot you provided in your initial post, it is impossible to tell exactly what that window is.
I am guessing that it is either blinky or the freememapplet,
take a look at the tray (the bar across the bottom or top of the screen) and see what is missing. (see example.png)



beaulanger wrote:
What should I change if mine looks like this?
............................................................................................

#!/bin/sh
# this script is executed by starticewm when IceWM starts
# TazOC 2009-6-19 based on earlier editions by MU, GuestToo

# reload menus if Logoff/Shutdown entry is missing
[ "`cat ~/.icewm/menu | grep 'Logoff'`" = "" ] && /usr/sbin/fixmenus

killall icesound &>/dev/null; icesound &

# avoid multiple instances of tray and tray apps by killing them first
killall icewmtray &>/dev/null

killall freespace &>/dev/null; killall blinky &>/dev/null

usleep 500000 && icewmtray &
###################################################################
# Ok, icewmtray is started, now we can insert tray applets #
###################################################################

sleep 1 && freespace &

sleep 3 && exec /root/my-applications/blinky-0.8-icewm/src/blinky -bg "#182C51" &

pidof glipper && killall glipper
pidof kmix && killall kmix
[ -e ~/.glipper_on ] && sleep 4 && glipper & #Barburo noticed Glipper wasn't in the tray
sleep 4 && sgmixer --minimized & #alternative to zmixer


Increase the sleep time (highlighted in red above) for whatever it is that is missing from the tray,
as i said in my original post

CatDude wrote:
....(a bit of trial & error is required),


After making any changes, remember to Save
then Restart IceWM.

Please note:
These changes will only work if you are indeed using IceWM,
you can check what you are using by looking at the contents of: /etc/windowmanager

Hope this helps
CatDude
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PostPosted: Tue 12 Jan 2010, 12:04    Post subject:    

Thanks.
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