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Desktop Icons Menu (DIM), v. 0.2
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musher0

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PostPosted: Sat 03 Feb 2018, 20:36    Post subject:  Desktop Icons Menu (DIM), v. 0.2
Subject description: A snappy replacement for current desktop icons options
 

Hello all.

Please find attached a bash script that:

-- puts all your desktop icons in a menu

-- wipes away all your desktop icons, save one

-- restores the original desktop icons as needed

-- is called with the Win-P hot key or by click on the icon

-- presents you with a choice of six themes (before-last line of the script;
---- themes are included)

-- discriminates between default apps, utilities, and directories and partitions.

-- does this in +/- 0,7 seconds (creation); +/- 0,017 seconds (regular display).

The difference with current Puppy options for desktop icons should be obvious:
-- current options for this setting are NOT "on-the-fly", this one is.

In current Puppy use, you select
---- few icons, all icons or no icons on your desktop, AND then
---- you have to live with it until... you dig down a number of levels into your menu
again, AND then the utility shows up AND then you have to choose AND then you click
on your option.

In other words, a chore. Whereas this script is snappy: 0.017 sec. for regular display.

Please see attached screen captures.

This is the 2nd edition. The 1st one was released only on the French side.
Sincere thanks to the lab rats there! Smile

You like, you use and you do not tell me. (Well, maybe post ONE word of thanks...)

You do not like? You give me a mouthful below about what's wrong with it on your box. Wink
And I try to fix it. Agreed?

This being a bash script, it does not matter if your Pup is 32- or 64-bits. However, the
support executables included in this pet archive are 32-bits. Please see below for the
64-bit version.

Enjoy!
Desktop_Icons-Menu-0.2.pet
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PostPosted: Sat 03 Feb 2018, 21:17    Post subject:  

Same as above, for 64-bit Pups.
Desktop_Icons-Menu-0.2_64.pet
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PostPosted: Sun 04 Feb 2018, 03:04    Post subject:  

Hello all.

I spotted an oversight. My apologies. I will correct it in the next version. In the meantime.
please open a terminal and type the following:
Code:
cd /usr/local/Desktop_Icons-Menu
replaceit --input=icones-bureau.sh "default Apps" "$Default" "{menu"
chmod +x icones-bureau.sh
for both 32- and 64-bit versions.

Thanks.

If you installed the DIM archive, the replaceit utility is already in place to do this job.

BFN.

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PostPosted: Sun 04 Feb 2018, 05:17    Post subject:  

Hello again.

For the user's convenience, here is a little theme choosing utility for the DIM script.

How-to:
-- Download in /usr/local/Desktop_Icons-Menu

-- unzip /usr/local/Desktop_Icons-Menu/DIM_theme-choice.zip with command:
Code:
unzip /usr/local/Desktop_Icons-Menu/DIM_theme-choice.zip
-- make file < DIM_theme-choice.sh > executable with:
Code:
chmod +x /usr/local/Desktop_Icons-Menu/DIM_theme-choice.sh
-- move the link < DIM_theme-choice > to /usr bin, this way:
Code:
mv /usr/local/Desktop_Icons-Menu/DIM_theme-choice /usr/bin

Sorry for the bother. This companion script will be included in the next release -- if there
is enough of a demand for said "next release". Confused

Some error checking is included.

To get out of this script at the prompt, type Ctrl-Z and NOT the usual Ctrl-C.
(Not my doing: bash's < read > internal utility wants it this way.)

Upon a successful change, the Desktop Icons Menu script is executed displaying the
new theme.

A screen capture is attached.

Any question, please ask.

BFN.
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