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mikeslr


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PostPosted: Thu 18 Feb 2016, 10:42    Post subject: Thanks 8Geee
Subject description: Keeping a solid work-horse fit is a good thing
 

Hi 8Geee,

Thanks for revitalizing Slacko 5.7.

Not to detract in anyway from 01micko's efforts to continue Pups compatibility with Slackware as it evolves, and to push the boundaries of jwm & rox; a good thing.

But Slacko 5.7 was a solid work-horse under which many applications ran well; capable of handling the most current web-browsers and document processors. Not everyone has the skill and time to keep it up to date.

I appreciate your undertaking. There's something nice about just being able to operate an system that you already know.

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nubc


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PostPosted: Thu 18 Feb 2016, 15:56    Post subject:  

Some observations and self-appointed tasks:
1 Wow, can you believe how many commands are on the right-click context menu! Wutsup with that?
2 The clock is 24 hour, would prefer 12 hour. Any way to change it?
3 I like the Home icon. I'll need to get that file that contains the desktop icons [PuppyPin?] from my full install. I don't make use of icons that much, however, only a select few icons are present on Desktop. Almost all standard Puppy icons are missing. Is this intentional?
4 Sure we got wallpapers, but since there is no gui for installing wallpaper, I need to know how to do that
5 Show Desktop toggle button I can do, but the command is not commented out in .jwmrc-tray. The exact location of the command (after Menu icon) is important to get the correct placement for the button.
Code:
<Tray  autohide="false" insert="right" x="0" y="-1" border="1" height="28" >
      <!-- Additional TrayButton attribute: label -->
      <TrayButton label="Menu" icon="puppy.svg" border="true">root:3</TrayButton>
      <TrayButton popup="Show desktop" icon="showdesk16.xpm">showdesktop</TrayButton>
      <Pager/>
      <!-- Additional TaskList attribute: maxwidth -->
      <TaskList maxwidth="200"/>

alternatively
Code:
<TrayButton popup="Show Desktop" icon="/usr/local/lib/X11/pixmaps/x48.png" border="true">showdesktop</TrayButton>

6 During first time set up, I set the resolution from initial 1280x1024 to 1024x768 @ 70.1, but it came out 800x600. I'm using a 21-inch monitor, maybe I'm mistaken.
7 There's a down arrow in FF's address field for easy navigation. Although I set FF preferences to remember history, nothing is showing in history by clicking this down arrow. Please explain security settings that prevent this. Why would you need security this tight?
8 I made the mistake of installing the first calculator I encountered in PPM, namely KCalc (KDE calculator) and waited for 10 minutes while the QT library was installed. probably half the size of Puppy. Should have installed mate-calc 1.4.0 from slackware-14.0-slacky repo

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8Geee


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PostPosted: Thu 18 Feb 2016, 23:26    Post subject:  

1.) I've noticed that on certain webpages, not all. Its a FF thing. I believe its because the webpage is an image, and not scripted text. I'm usually cautious around image as webpage, malformed images are a nice hack into one's 'puter.

2.) Menu --> Desktop -->JWM Window Mgr --> Clock

3.) It should be Blank, by mistake a long time ago, I inadvertantly left a /mnt/home file as "Home".

4.)You don't need one. Navigate to your favorite wallpaper, then RIGHT-click any drive at bottom and select 'backdrop...'. Drag your wallpaper to the the GUIbox and release the mouse button.

6.) XORGWIZARD does what? You may need to let it find its own rez given the installed driver... what video are you using?

7.) Large data leak. Your history tells advertisers where you have been and what your marketing preferences are. But advertisers are not the only ones that can read this, the bad guys read it too. This is part of the FF preconfiguration. One can still use ALT <-- and ALT --> to navigate a few pages... Its just that the info is not stored. I would disable history at the drop of my security hat. Not tin-foil stuff either.

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5.) I have no idea what show desktop is supposed to do. Didn't realize there is a problem.

8.) I thought puppy calculators 'were everywhere'. I know there was a thread about them, because a while ago I asked if there were any 16-digit scientific types. Basically all there are is 4-bangers with variable 8-16 digit accuracy.

Regards
8Geee

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darry1966


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PostPosted: Thu 18 Feb 2016, 23:28    Post subject:  

Again number 4 type in the terminal this will bring up the puppy wallpaper selector gui you desire.
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darry1966


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PostPosted: Thu 18 Feb 2016, 23:30    Post subject:  

@8GEE and NUBC if you type xcalc in terminal it comes up so it is there.Smile
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PostPosted: Thu 18 Feb 2016, 23:45    Post subject:  

thanks darry... I see both are there. I had trouble with Nathan's, and chose my method as default. Do'nt know if 'wallpaper' = Nathan's or not.

In my own personal versions, xcalc gets a font warning, tho remaining fonts are located in the exact same file-location. Evidently it requires DejaVu sans.... I'm using Liberation family.

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darry1966


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PostPosted: Thu 18 Feb 2016, 23:55    Post subject:  

True, but xcalc works in terminal even with the error message but this doesn't stop xcalc working correctly and I presonally prefer not having a desktop cluttered with icons. This pup is a good effort.
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Billtoo


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PostPosted: Fri 19 Feb 2016, 00:42    Post subject: Slacko5.7-2016 Full Distro
Subject description: grun
 

I made a pet of grun application launcher, I use it quite often.
The pet creates an entry in the utilities section of the puppy menu.
Here it is if anyone else would find it useful.
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darry1966


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PostPosted: Fri 19 Feb 2016, 03:13    Post subject:  

Nicework Billtoo.
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Semme


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PostPosted: Fri 19 Feb 2016, 07:19    Post subject:  

Mr. Green Calculator(s)? May or may not sail aboard this ship..
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PostPosted: Fri 19 Feb 2016, 07:24    Post subject:  

1 I tried to customize the navigation icons to the left of the address field in Firefox browser. I removed the FTP icon. Then I tried to add Forward & Back buttons (one icon). Dragging the buttons to this toolbar caused the entire Menu Bar to be grayed out. Why? EDIT: I restored defaults and edited from there, to my satisfaction.

2 I uninstalled the two privacy add-ons, disabled FTP and ABE, then set Firefox to remember everything, but I still cannot get any URLs to drop out of the down arrow in the address field. Why is this feature still disabled?

3 I exchanged PuppyPin with the same on my Slacko630 full install. Most of the standard icons did not work, particularly the Browser. Not much point in that, then. But I would like to put the file/Home/Rox icon on Desktop. Where can I get this icon? Is there a location in Puppy file system that contains such icons? When I copy the Home/file icon to this Slacko, the icon is not transferred. I might want to change this icon to one showing a stack of files. BTW, that's an odd icon for edit, a teapot?

4 In light of this failure of the Browser icon to call FF27, would you mind describing how you installed FF27.

5 I think I will be placing an icon for Terminal on the task bar, next to the Show Desktop toggle. I can't find the code on this computer. Anyone know the line of code for Terminal on the task bar?
Code:
<TrayButton popup="Terminal" icon="/usr/local/lib/X11/pixmaps/console48.png" border="true">exec:urxvt</TrayButton>


6 I installed grun launcher provided above. Unfortunately, when I attempt to type anything to launch, the field is auto-completed, and I can't edit with backspace. As soon as I type a 'w', the field is auto-completed with 'waitmax' and I can't change it. As a workaround, let me see if I can copy&paste wallpaper. Yep, that worked, but it isn't satisfactory.[/code]

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PostPosted: Fri 19 Feb 2016, 08:17    Post subject:  

History settings have most likely been modified via about:config.
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PostPosted: Fri 19 Feb 2016, 08:29    Post subject:  

Home icon? >> /usr/local/lib/X11/pixmaps/home48.png

Should the fancy strike, you can rt-clk and set your own.

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FF should be installed @ /usr/lib. On this spin? Possibly /opt.

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Number 5? JWM configuration manager >> App launch buttons.

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Number 6? Pass on gRun and instead use gExec.. "which gexec" will reveal its location.

And yes, "wallpaper" does in fact launch Nathans.
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PostPosted: Fri 19 Feb 2016, 09:11    Post subject:  

I'm trying to get import bookmarks from my full install of Slacko630, but bookmarks are backed up as .json files whereas FF27 seeks only html files.
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PostPosted: Fri 19 Feb 2016, 09:17    Post subject:  

Then on your lower right, spec the import type as "all files."

*Restore* looks to import json extension files. Import grabs files other than json.
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