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icewm for slacko-5.3.1
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Billtoo


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PostPosted: Mon 02 Jan 2012, 16:06    Post_subject:  icewm for slacko-5.3.1  

This is icewm compiled and tested in slacko-5.3.1

Just install the pet(s) and then exit to the prompt and enter
"xwin icewm" no quotes.
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saintless


Joined: 11 Jun 2011
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PostPosted: Mon 02 Jan 2012, 16:15    Post_subject:  

Thank you, Billtoo, and Happy New Year Smile
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blopa6

Joined: 15 Apr 2008
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PostPosted: Mon 16 Jan 2012, 18:22    Post_subject:  

Muchas gracias lo estoy usando y no tengo ningun problema

google translate:Thank you very much I am using and I have no problems

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Chili Dog


Joined: 20 Dec 2011
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PostPosted: Tue 17 Jan 2012, 07:42    Post_subject:  

Thanks for this.

How do I change the configuration so it's like Icewm on Lucid Puppy? I just want to make it so when I'm looking at the menu, I don't have to click on the categories or subcategories to see the contents.

Is there a setting for that?

Also, how do I change the theme?
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Billtoo


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PostPosted: Tue 17 Jan 2012, 09:28    Post_subject:  

Chili Dog wrote:
Thanks for this.

How do I change the configuration so it's like Icewm on Lucid Puppy? I just want to make it so when I'm looking at the menu, I don't have to click on the categories or subcategories to see the contents.

Is there a setting for that?

Also, how do I change the theme?



To make the menu items act like they do in Lucid you need to edit the
preferences file in /usr/share/icewm by uncommenting line 125 and
change the 0 to a 1 and then save the file.
Then copy the preferences file to the hidden .icewm directory in root.
(unhid the hidden directories in root by clicking on the eye at the
top of the window)

Change themes with the second from the bottom (just above logout) menu
entry.

Here is a link to a pet which has lots of themes for icewm, just
install it and you'll see many new themes available:

http://www.datafilehost.com/download-486d566a.html
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Chili Dog


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PostPosted: Tue 17 Jan 2012, 19:23    Post_subject:  

Thanks Billtoo! That did it.

Now what about the icons in the menu? There's only a few for some reason...
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Billtoo


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PostPosted: Tue 17 Jan 2012, 19:39    Post_subject:  

Chili Dog wrote:
Thanks Billtoo! That did it.

Now what about the icons in the menu? There's only a few for some reason...


I'm not sure why that is but if you (while online) open the terminal and enter:

man icewm

It will open the web browser and take you to the icewm home page where there is a lot of help and other information about icewm, faq etc.
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Chili Dog


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PostPosted: Tue 17 Jan 2012, 21:48    Post_subject:  

I don't know how, but I got it sorted!

Thanks again.
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blopa6

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PostPosted: Fri 20 Jan 2012, 14:08    Post_subject:  

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blopa6

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PostPosted: Fri 20 Jan 2012, 14:09    Post_subject:  

http://box-look.org/index.php?xcontentmode=7311&PHPSESSID=1c7ad64361b57dab04d1e5d5e926cd0a

more 100 themes for icewm
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Vee727

Joined: 30 Apr 2013
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PostPosted: Tue 30 Apr 2013, 09:30    Post_subject:  

Sorry I'm a newbie, How do you select a theme from IceWM in Slacko Puppy?

I downloaded IceWM from here: http://puppylinux.org/wikka/icewm
and theme pack from here: http://puppylin.freehostia.com/icewm.htm

I don't see how i can switch from jwm to icewm. Please help...
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Galbi


Joined: 21 Sep 2011
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Location: Bs.As. - Argentina.

PostPosted: Tue 30 Apr 2013, 10:21    Post_subject: Re: icewm for slacko-5.3.1  

Billtoo wrote:
Just install the pet(s) and then exit to the prompt and enter
"xwin icewm" no quotes.


With Ctrl+Alt+Backspace you kill the graphic server, it gives you a prompt in text mode (like the old DOS) there with:
# xwin icewm
launches icewm, if kill it again, with xwin jwm, comes back to jwm
You can have multiple windows managers, change them over the time and feel you have a new computer every day. Smile

Enjoy.
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Vee727

Joined: 30 Apr 2013
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PostPosted: Wed 01 May 2013, 00:48    Post_subject:  

Alright I killed the jwm and launched icewm (i think so) and I get a Windoes 95 style look. Can you explain what to do next? Like if you were doing it for the first time?

Thanks
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Galbi


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Location: Bs.As. - Argentina.

PostPosted: Wed 01 May 2013, 19:54    Post_subject:  

Ok, right click on the desktop, Settings --> Themes
Change them to see one you like most.

My favorite it's Inyerman http://box-look.org/content/show.php/inyerman?content=153905

In my Puppy, themes folders are in: /root/icewm/themes

Unzip one you like in that folder, restart icewm (again right click, Shutdown --> Restart IceWM) and your new theme will be there.

Good luck.

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Galbi


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PostPosted: Wed 01 May 2013, 20:07    Post_subject:  

If you edit the file:
/root/icewm/preferences

you will be able to control most aspects for icewm.

Remenber, it's a linux rule that in all configuration files, a line starting with this symbol # it's ignored, so you must delete the # to make that line active.
In preferences, each option it's activated setting it to 1
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