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gen81465

Joined: 14 Jul 2011
Posts: 7

PostPosted: Sat 12 Sep 2015, 08:36    Post subject:  Desktop Application Labels
Subject description: Can they be multi-line?
 

I am running PuppyLinux version 5.2.? with the JWM window manager, and have several desktop icons whose label is quite long. Is there a way to split the label into several lines, rather than have it all display on a single line? I'm looking for a form of "word wrap", that will display the label more vertically than horizontally.

What I have is:

LongAppNameLabel

What I would like is:

Vertical
AppLabel

I tried using the old curses based \l (linefeed) and \n (newline), but neither seemed to work. Thanks in advance, for any assistance on this.
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MochiMoppel


Joined: 26 Jan 2011
Posts: 900
Location: Japan

PostPosted: Sat 12 Sep 2015, 09:34    Post subject:  

Create the multiline label in a text editor, copy the whole text and paste it into the "Edit item" dialog. This will also copy the linefeeds.
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some1

Joined: 17 Jan 2013
Posts: 59

PostPosted: Sat 12 Sep 2015, 13:24    Post subject: Using unicode is possible  

Your ROX likely understands unicode -
so to insert a linefeed in a label in the Edit Item-box:
HOLD LEFT CONTROL+SHIFT while you TYPE u0A (f.x U0a may also work)
Below is a pic just before releasing the held keys.
On the desktop that would give a label like:

Line 1
Line2Line3

--
Release the held keys and eventually move the cursor
to another linefeed-insertion position.
--
Your FONT determines which of the many unicodes its possible
to display.
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musher0


Joined: 04 Jan 2009
Posts: 6820
Location: Gatineau (Qc), Canada

PostPosted: Sat 12 Sep 2015, 13:25    Post subject:  

Thanks, MochiMopei. I always wondered how to do that.
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gen81465

Joined: 14 Jul 2011
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PostPosted: Sat 12 Sep 2015, 14:45    Post subject:  Thank you very much
Subject description: Thanks
 

Thanks very much for the quick replies. This is exactly what I wanted to accomplish.
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greengeek

Joined: 20 Jul 2010
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PostPosted: Sun 13 Sep 2015, 03:24    Post subject:  

Thanks all! I have had the same question in my mind for years and figured it must not be possible. The only silly question is one you don't ask...

EDIT: I just gave this a try and the outcome is good - but just be aware that a multiline icon label pushes the icon upwards and may interfere with icons above it.
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