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fixit


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PostPosted: Sat 22 Feb 2014, 21:41    Post subject:  Assorted questions  

Is there a way to change the size of my desktop icons ?

I saw a post for a Rox Filer version which I could not find that was supposed to do it.

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Code:
/root/.pup_event/drive_sda1

drive ext3


I made some customs icons for my two drives.
But this will not let you change the icon.

Any workaround ?

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When using Pkg Mgr, is there a way to have it default to ENTER for the answer when downloading packages ?

That way it could run unassisted.

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What kind of user percentage are you seeing for Puppy compared to other distros ?

Thanks,
Andy
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Flash
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PostPosted: Sat 22 Feb 2014, 22:46    Post subject:  

It is not good for the forum if you ask a bunch of questions in one post. The forum works better for everyone when you start each thread with only one question. Smile
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Sky Aisling


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PostPosted: Sat 22 Feb 2014, 23:39    Post subject: Assorted questions
Subject description: A Single Question, Thank you
 

So, let's take just one question for this thread...

Quote:
Is there a way to change the size of my desktop icons ?
I made some customs icons for my two drives.
But this will not let you change the icon.


First, which Puppy do you have?
Do you want to change the size of all the icons in the theme?
Or do you want to change only the drive icons within the theme?

If you are in Puppy 528, you could go to /usr/local/lib/X11/themes
Pick out the desktop theme you currently have showing and then
*set an icon* and place your custom made icon in the original theme package.

This might work. Sometimes it holds on reboot.

Also, in order to clarify what this thread is about you could edit the title to a single question specific title.
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fixit


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PostPosted: Sat 22 Feb 2014, 23:49    Post subject:  

Flash,

I weighed doing three separate posts or one single post.

I think I hold the record for mosts posts here. Smile

I can now see that if someone does a search, they will more easily find what they are looking for in the Subject area rather than seeing "assorted."

Andy
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fixit


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PostPosted: Sat 22 Feb 2014, 23:52    Post subject:  

Sky,

Using Puppy 5.6.0.

I want to change the icon size of all the desktop icons.

It's trivial to do in Windows and executables have the icons built in and easily changed.

Andy
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PostPosted: Sun 23 Feb 2014, 05:51    Post subject:  

The Windows trick of <CTRL><scroll> doesn't work.
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Semme

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PostPosted: Sun 23 Feb 2014, 08:05    Post subject:    

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=558648#558648
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PostPosted: Sun 23 Feb 2014, 08:20    Post subject:  

Quote:
I made some customs icons for my two drives.
But this will not let you change the icon.

change at source... they are in some silly location like
/usr/local/lib/X11 ish I think just to confuse you.

Or use the binary drive icons widget ...it much better.

mike
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Semme

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PostPosted: Sun 23 Feb 2014, 09:51    Post subject:  

Correct >> /usr/local/lib/X11/pixmaps.

Find the name of the ones in use >> rename to "whatever.old" >> give yours the previous name. Restart X.
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Semme

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PostPosted: Sun 23 Feb 2014, 10:48    Post subject:  

Perhaps a less confusing alternative?

As you can see, the app not only accommodates larger icons, but allows for numerous customizations..
Code:
#########
# Row 1 #
#########

LABEL1="Browser"
ICON1="/root/.icons/Crystal/network.png"
EXEC1="/usr/local/bin/defaultbrowser"

LABEL2="Mail"
ICON2="/root/.icons/Crystal/xfmail.png"
EXEC2="/usr/local/bin/defaultemail"

LABEL3="Words"
ICON3="/root/.icons/Crystal/kate.png"
EXEC3="/usr/local/bin/defaultwordprocessor"

LABEL4="Spreadsheet"
ICON4="/root/.icons/Crystal/kchart.png"
EXEC4="/usr/local/bin/defaultspreadsheet"

LABEL5="Files"
ICON5="/root/.icons/Crystal/file-manager.png"
EXEC5="rox /root"

#########
# Row 2 #
#########

LABEL6="Mediaplayer"
ICON6="/root/.icons/Crystal/video.png"
EXEC6="/usr/local/bin/defaultmediaplayer"

ETC.,

*Yet another possibility >> http://puppylinux.org/wikka/WbarInstall
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Sky Aisling


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PostPosted: Sun 23 Feb 2014, 17:54    Post subject: Assorted questions
Subject description: bigpup's 'If You Need Help'
 

@Semme

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Terrific desktop, Semme.
Did you create it?

@fixit

You might want to take a peek at bigpup's thread 'If You Need Help'.
http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=739618#739618
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Semme

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PostPosted: Sun 23 Feb 2014, 20:38    Post subject:  

No, not lil'ol me. Since I fail to recall where I found it, check your inbox.
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Sky Aisling


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PostPosted: Mon 24 Feb 2014, 18:20    Post subject: Assorted questions
Subject description: Theme Management
 

Fixit

Quote:
Is there a way to change the size of my desktop icons ?


Here are some comments by Barry on 'Theme Management'.

http://puppylinux.com/technical/themes.htm
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fixit


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PostPosted: Mon 24 Feb 2014, 19:25    Post subject:    

I used a custom drive icon and replaced drive48.png with it.

It works but is used for every drive except usb drives which use a different icon.

It's is progress though. Smile

Andy
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