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sc0ttman


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PostPosted: Tue 09 Mar 2010, 07:47    Post subject: CHANGE SAVE FILE BEHAVIOUR  

This will change the behaviour of your save file management (a bit):

The following post shows how to:

1. Disable the automatic saving of the save file in frugal installs
2. Create a dialog message at shutdown, offering the choice of saving the session or not

Details here (don;t wanna double post):

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=383738#383738

This is useful if you are running a puppy that should not be disturbed during busy periods, or have very old hardware or very little RAM....

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PostPosted: Tue 09 Mar 2010, 09:18    Post subject:
Subject description: freememapplet-tray (attached)
 

This is a useful gui-applet for .. if freememappletshell doesn't display (for whatever reason) - extract this freememapplet-tray binary to wherever's best for you (like /usr/bin perhaps) and it'll sit there until called by startup or menu item or however you like (I generally stick it in a 'base' menu of on-demand xtras for each wm) if the wm has a systray or equivalent. It's a simpler 'retro' look and there's a short r-click menu as well as a popup/tooltip (handy in case the main display gets scrunched - that happens in fluxbox's native systray for me with this item; but it's just fine in jwm's systray-dock, stalonetray, or the notifier-systray plugin in lxpanel or fbpanel).

hovertip . . and rightclick menu

Not sure where it was from originally, but I pulled it from one of Gray's fine pupplets.
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PostPosted: Tue 09 Mar 2010, 21:37    Post subject:  

If you press the tilde key (~) while the focus is on a ROX window a terminal will be opened in that location.
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PostPosted: Wed 10 Mar 2010, 01:48    Post subject:  

In my puppy it is this key `
The rox keybindings are configurable though - just hover the mouse over an entry in the right-click menu, and press the key combination that you want to use.

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PostPosted: Wed 10 Mar 2010, 17:51    Post subject:  

Whoops, it is the backquote key. Embarassed
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MinHundHettePerro


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PostPosted: Wed 10 Mar 2010, 19:03    Post subject:  

disciple wrote:
In my puppy it is this key `
The rox keybindings are configurable though - just hover the mouse over an entry in the right-click menu, and press the key combination that you want to use.
Thanks a lot for this tip, my keyboard layout (se) types the ` (back-tick) through "dead-grave, grave", which doesn't work as a shortcut in ROX.
So, my "derived" tip for people not having single-sequence key-stroke access to ` is to, per disciple's tip, hover the mouse pointer over "Right-click - Window - Terminal Here", and press e.g. the comma-key (which is not already in use as a shortcut-key).

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PostPosted: Thu 25 Mar 2010, 22:45    Post subject: linux partitions
Subject description: how may can you have
 

I ran across this today and thought it might be worth passing on

http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/installation/42716-maximum-partitions-linux-2.html

Not that anyone would use this many, however, I found it helpful as I have 12 full installs going now

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PostPosted: Wed 14 Apr 2010, 08:38    Post subject: elementary, but useful, my dear Watson  

From a discussion about reading error messages in a console.
Pizzasgood wrote:
You can scroll (even on the raw commandline w/o X) by pressing Shift and the Page Up or Page Down buttons. Useful sometimes.
If you want the error and standard output to be combined for debugging, you can append this to the command.
Code:
2>&1
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PostPosted: Sat 24 Apr 2010, 14:09    Post subject: Handy Rox locations in Puppy  

I have MacPup Foxy 3 which is based on Puppy Linux 4.3.1, so take this into account although these locations make work on Puppy period.

root/.usr/share/applications
(This location has desktop icons to every program in Puppy - just plop onto desktop - if you've installed anything new, the icon(s) are HERE as well)
[NOTE: you'll need to hit the button at the top to "show hidden files" or you won't see the .usr folder!]


mnt/
(drives are located here, including if you've plugged in a flash drive or whatever)


usr/local/apps
(a few apps are in here like one to change wallpaper (I use that one a lot) )
[NOTE : can't recall right now, but you may have to hit "show hidden files" again to see this location]


That's it. It's nice to know WHERE the desktop icons are (finally) since I'd spent many moons trying to place icons on the desktop which I prefer sometimes to just having the program listed in the menu.
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PostPosted: Wed 19 May 2010, 21:01    Post subject: simple tricks
Subject description: dmesg
 

go to a console and type dmesg and it will give you all the hardware info you need on the computer. Handy for finding drivers for devices and such.
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PostPosted: Thu 20 May 2010, 03:45    Post subject:  

TEXT SELECTION TIPS:

If you only highlight text with mouse you can then paste it with middle click.
On laptops you can press both buttons together instead middleclick.
This should work for copying/pasting from and to terminal too.
For pasting into terminal you can also use shift+insert shortcut.
In some terminal emulators you can do "rectangular text select" if you hold ctrl+alt then drag.
What's more interesting is you can use rectangular select in geany too!

Glipper/Parcellite and other clipper utilities are usefull too get used to them - you can usually set them to use primary selection too (text highlight only) when remembering items and specify how much items they can remember.

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PostPosted: Thu 20 May 2010, 05:31    Post subject:  

Thanks dejan555 for those tips Smile
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PostPosted: Sun 23 May 2010, 10:06    Post subject: unlimited pupsave  

this is just simple trick for unlimited pupsave Very Happy

just move a folder then linked to original , i recomended /mnt/home. if you plan to save a system folder, make sure /mnt/home is a linux partition. if not, symlink will deleted when install.

i use it to install windows program file, /mnt/home/.wine link to /root/.wine

tested on wine not tested on linux system Very Happy
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sorry look like there is an other similar Very Happy
ah deleted there is my empty post, just let it be Very Happy

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PostPosted: Mon 14 Jun 2010, 05:28    Post subject: learning GRUB  

I learned today that when editing the menu.lst in GRUB, the # symbol at the front of a line means that GRUB doesn't read it.

menu.lst makes more sense now.

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PostPosted: Mon 28 Jun 2010, 19:22    Post subject:
Subject description: navigating winetricks
 

Winetricks brings up an impossibly sized screen. To scroll along, hold alt-click and move along. Resize the screen as normal if needed.

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