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How to set 2 windows vertical and horizontally?
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shoutcrown

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PostPosted: Wed 25 Apr 2012, 11:29    Post subject:  How to set 2 windows vertical and horizontally?
Subject description: For Slacko and Lucid Puppy Linux?
 

Hello everybody!

Sometimes Is necessary to have opened two windows vertical or horizontally (filling the whole screen)

Well I searched some packages, for example X-Tile and Dwm, they can be installed, but they don't work yet

Can anybody tell me how to do it?

Gracias!
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musher0


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PostPosted: Wed 25 Apr 2012, 13:03    Post subject:  

Hello, shoutcrown.

Indeed this is a need, in particular to compare versions of documents.

I do not know X-Tile, and I only heard of dwm, which I know is a window manager.

However, I know the echinus window manager can tile windows quite easily (I've used it), and we have a recent version, curtesy of forum member aragon. Perhaps you can be interested in it? Smile
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=47966&sid=b7b160cad317a7e084220045cf668f8e

BFN.

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shoutcrown

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PostPosted: Wed 25 Apr 2012, 22:08    Post subject: How to use ECHINUS?
Subject description: User Guide
 

Hi musher0!

Well, Is there a user guide?, because I have some questions:

- Can this window manager keep the default Task bar?

- How to set just 2 windows vertical and horizontally? (I don't need 3 or more windows filling the whole screen). I mean 2 windows (same size) filling the whole screen

- If I use Echinus, there are some shortcut keys which don't work (for example to maximize-minimize windows), Why?

Bye!
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Barkin


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PostPosted: Wed 25 Apr 2012, 22:33    Post subject:  

what's wrong with resizing two (or more) windows, e.g. attached ...

[ resizing windows in puppy is same as micro$oft ... http://www2.capilanou.ca/services/community/it-services/faq/faq-windowmove.html ]
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PostPosted: Thu 26 Apr 2012, 00:21    Post subject: Re: How to use ECHINUS?
Subject description: User Guide
 

shoutcrown wrote:
Hi musher0!

Well, Is there a user guide?, because I have some questions:

- Can this window manager keep the default Task bar?

- How to set just 2 windows vertical and horizontally? (I don't need 3 or more windows filling the whole screen). I mean 2 windows (same size) filling the whole screen

- If I use Echinus, there are some shortcut keys which don't work (for example to maximize-minimize windows), Why?

Bye!


Hello shoutcrown.

Here are the commands for the screen layout in echinus. Also an example of two programs side by side. The command for this layout is Alt-R. You type alt-f to return to regular layout.

If you research "echinus" on the Internet, you should find some documentation.

Good luck!
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sfeeley

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PostPosted: Thu 26 Apr 2012, 14:43    Post subject:  

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what's wrong with resizing two (or more) windows, e.g. attached ...


If you do, I'd suggest . Open a window. right click an icon. go to options.
Auto resize windows. Make sure the box is unticked (default is ticked)

This will keep your two carefully sized windows stable as you work within them.

I agree though. I really would like puppy to have something like "snap" in (gasp!) Windows 7.
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Semme

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PostPosted: Thu 26 Apr 2012, 16:52    Post subject:  

Interesting script by "ans5685" here. Maybe one of the devs could mod it as a Cool Pup addition?
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shoutcrown

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PostPosted: Fri 27 Apr 2012, 01:41    Post subject: HOLA!
Subject description: HELLO!
 

Hi guys!

Barkin and sfeeley you are right, by default Puppy Linux and Rox-filer have ways to manually resize the windows, I mean that's not very quick!. So I have been looking for a way to do it faster and automatically

musher0, thank you!, Also I was trying by myself to change the default values and I got it. Now I can enjoy your window manager echinus. (everything OK). thanks a lot!

semme, that script would be perfect (without use of resources and RAM), but i can't get that work. Slacko doesn't have openbox and Lucid can't execute it. Please Could you tell me how to use it with Slacko or Lucid?

Thank you!
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Semme

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PostPosted: Fri 27 Apr 2012, 06:40    Post subject:  

Unless you're not happy with Echinus, you need both wmctrl and x11-utils in order to test..
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shoutcrown

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PostPosted: Fri 27 Apr 2012, 09:52    Post subject: window manager
Subject description: window manager
 

HI semme!

Well Echinus is excellent

But reading your first link it says window managers use RAM, so If there is another way to tile window without use of resources and RAM that would be better, right?

Thank you
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Semme

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PostPosted: Fri 27 Apr 2012, 10:42    Post subject:  

Yeah, but if you don't notice- does it matter? Probably only spikes during keystrokes...
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shoutcrown

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PostPosted: Fri 27 Apr 2012, 11:46    Post subject: OK
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Hi semme!

you are right!

Bye
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WillM

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PostPosted: Sun 29 Apr 2012, 13:48    Post subject:  

There is a .deb to tile windows here;
ftp.unixdev.net:/pub/debian-udev/pool/main/t/tile/
I made a pet so it could be used from the main menu.
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shoutcrown

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PostPosted: Tue 01 May 2012, 00:47    Post subject: THANKS A LOT!
Subject description: MUCHAS GRACIAS!
 

Hi WillM!

You really understand me man! Thank you very much!. It's exactly what i was looking for.

Very Easy and automatic

Best wishes! chau!!!
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