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*Pfind* search application on Puppy-Linux Desktop
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Sky Aisling


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PostPosted: Sun 05 Feb 2012, 15:23    Post subject:  *Pfind* search application on Puppy-Linux Desktop
Subject description: Please place a file finder appllcation icon on the Puppy Desktop - thank you
 

Hello, Smile
I am curious as to why *pfind* (or equivalent finder application) symbolic link isn't placed on the desktop in the original .iso.

The first thing I do when I set up a Puppy is to make a desktop symlink to *pfind*.

Newbies to Puppy and Linux in general are usually lost in finding stuff because most newbies are M$OS refugees. A sense of security that they can find something in the new environment is a good thing.

The first time I looked at a Puppy desktop (it was 4.2.1-k2.6.25.16) I was delighted to see so many familiar programs laid out so conveniently. Then I looked for a way to find files and had to dig and fiddle around to locate a *find* application. This was discouraging.

My suggestion is to have a *finder* application listed on the desktop along with all the other links to things like *write*, *paint*, *connect*, *browse* ... and, make the icon big enough to see! That little bity spy glass doesn't cut it.

Thank you for listening.
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Aitch


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PostPosted: Mon 06 Feb 2012, 08:31    Post subject:  

Laughing Laughing

Searching is the bane of computing

good suggestion, methinks - I think I'll even add it to my search suggestions thread

Aitch Smile
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Barkin


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PostPosted: Mon 06 Feb 2012, 14:30    Post subject:  

Sky Aisling wrote:
... make the icon big enough to see! That little bity spy glass doesn't cut it.

I modified one of the other icons to make a pfind icon ...
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Sky Aisling


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PostPosted: Mon 06 Feb 2012, 21:26    Post subject: *Pfind* search application on Puppy-Linux Desktop
Subject description: Barkin's *pfind* icon download
 

Nice, Barkin
Thank you!
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Barkin


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PostPosted: Mon 06 Feb 2012, 22:16    Post subject:  

literal version ...
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Puppyt

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PostPosted: Tue 07 Feb 2012, 00:14    Post subject:  

Looks great, Barkin!
Could you do an icon too for wbar etc, please?

EDIT: whoops - it probably is, already Embarassed

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zigbert


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PostPosted: Tue 07 Feb 2012, 03:31    Post subject:  

I have added Barkins icon to the Pfind forumpage.


Keep it coming... Very Happy
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musher0


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PostPosted: Sat 03 Mar 2012, 06:34    Post subject:  

Many thanks "Sky Aisling".

I had been grumbling about this ever since I started using Puppy.

And thanks to Barkin for the well-thought-out icon.

Hopefully, all puppies will have this handy tool on the desktop now.

BFN.

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Sky Aisling


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PostPosted: Sun 04 Mar 2012, 00:34    Post subject: Pfind* search application on Puppy-Linux Desktop
Subject description: *Hardinfo* is handy
 

Thanks, musher0,

The other icon link I immediately put on my screen is *Hardinfo*.
I use *Hardinfo* a lot as I setup old donated machines to run Puppy or I help bail out my friends with a crashed M$OS.

The icon for *Hardinfo* is cool though, doesn't need re-designing in my opinion.
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Barkin


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PostPosted: Mon 05 Mar 2012, 20:43    Post subject: Re: Pfind* search application on Puppy-Linux Desktop
Subject description: *Hardinfo* is handy
 

Sky Aisling wrote:
The icon for *Hardinfo* is cool though, doesn't need re-designing in my opinion.

What about a black rimmed version ...
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Sky Aisling


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PostPosted: Mon 05 Mar 2012, 21:17    Post subject: *Pfind* search application on Puppy-Linux Desktop
Subject description: Hardinfo Icon
 

Nice, Barkin

The dark outline makes the icon stand out more and match the other *smooth color* icons.
You do nice work.

Edit:
FYI - Just tried to download the zipped file and got a "The selected Attachment does not exist anymore" message.
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Smithy


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PostPosted: Sat 28 Apr 2012, 04:12    Post subject: Pfind
Subject description: Select ALL
 

Adding to this search thread, both pfind and search monkey could really do with a Select All function.

I uninstalled Ardour.pet recently, and it was not a clean uninstall, leaving loads of stuff in user lib, share and other places.
Pfind found where they were all living, but I had to delete the files one by one!
A simple ctrl A function would have saved a lot of time.
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RSH


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PostPosted: Sat 28 Apr 2012, 05:13    Post subject:  

Smithy wrote:
Adding to this search thread, both pfind and search monkey could really do with a Select All function.

I uninstalled Ardour.pet recently, and it was not a clean uninstall, leaving loads of stuff in user lib, share and other places.
Pfind found where they were all living, but I had to delete the files one by one!
A simple ctrl A function would have saved a lot of time.


Please, take a look here

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Smithy


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PostPosted: Sat 28 Apr 2012, 07:04    Post subject:  

Thanks for the tip RSH, it will take me a while to understand it, (such a windows head lol).

I might just use Agent Ransack for the time being until I get up to scratch on the Linux way of doing things.

Cheers.
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