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How to control icon placement on JWM desktop?
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PostPosted: Sun 07 Aug 2011, 17:12    Post_subject:  How to control icon placement on JWM desktop?
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HI Gang,

Recently I set up a frugal install of Wary 5.1.2 and am struggling a bit to find out how or what is controlling icon placement on the desktop. I posted here figuring as a JWM related question the answer might be universal. Prior to posting I caught wind of "Desksetup Icon Templates" by 01micko and would like to know if this is something I could implement on Wary without too much ado. If there's another way to achieve my goal, I'm all ears. Thanks.


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PostPosted: Sun 07 Aug 2011, 19:44    Post_subject:  

Very Happy Hello,
The file that sets the icons on the pinboard is here:
/root/Choices/ROX-Filer/PuppyPin
But changes to it are not persistent, as it is loaded from a template at boot.
What I do is copy it as PuppyPin2, make my edits, and place a script in /root/Startup like this:

#!/bin/sh
#Reload the PuppyPin I want
rm /root/Choices/ROX-Filer/PuppyPin
cp /root/Choices/ROX-Filer/PuppyPin2 /root/Choices/ROX-Filer/PuppyPin
exit

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PostPosted: Sun 07 Aug 2011, 20:03    Post_subject:  

Semme wrote:
Prior to posting I caught wind of "Desksetup Icon Templates" by 01micko and would like to know if this is something I could implement on Wary without too much ado.


IIRC, I did test that little proggy in Wary with success. Try it out and report results. Smile http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=488133#488133

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PostPosted: Sun 07 Aug 2011, 21:39    Post_subject:  

What do you want to do with the icons?
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PostPosted: Mon 08 Aug 2011, 07:26    Post_subject: SOLVED: JWM Desktop Icon Placement  

Why, to gain some order bigpup!

Thanks for the insight puppyluvr. The spacing inconsistency was defacto confirmed in PuppyPin. Few adjustments here and there followed by an X restart quickly had things back to my liking. One reboot later the desktop confirmed Wary was as before, able to get by without the added startup script. Great idea though and one I'll keep tucked aside for the future.

As for DeskSetup 01micko - she performed wonderfully! Early on I had removed several icons in order to attain a less cluttered appearance, somewhat to my approval att. Deciding to play it safe I chose custom from the menu and saved my currently adjusted layout. Minimal offered a nice selection as well, certainly a spartan approach. I was pleased to find that when I went with traditional, ALL the default Wary icons, most of which I removed, retuned. Very nice.

Am I correct in thinking your program rewrites PuppyPin (among other files) on the fly?


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