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Replace Rox-Filer with a different file-handler?
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hypersonic

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PostPosted: Sat 01 Oct 2011, 19:34    Post subject:  Replace Rox-Filer with a different file-handler?  

I'm not liking the rox-filer. Can I uninstall the rox-filer to use thunar, for example?
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PostPosted: Sun 02 Oct 2011, 01:29    Post subject:  

Very Happy Hello,
Rox does more than just file manager duties in most Puppies, it also controls the desktop, icons etc.. So removing it would disable huge parts of the desktop environment..
I am not sure if there is a stand alone .pet for Thunar, but it is a part of the Xfce window manager package..

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disciple

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PostPosted: Sun 02 Oct 2011, 05:21    Post subject:  

There are definitely standalone packages for Thunar; I don't know if they are the latest version. What version of Puppy do you have? If it is a 5.x version then it is built on another distro, and I think the Thunar package from that distro should be available in the package manager.

If your window manager is JWM, and you don't want to use the full XFCE, note that JWM can set the wallpaper. If you really want desktop icons you could use idesk or something, which will have lower resource requirements than running rox. There is not really any point in "removing" rox unless you are going to remaster Puppy. Just stop it from manager your wallpaper and pinboard.

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PostPosted: Sun 02 Oct 2011, 08:20    Post subject:  

http://bkhome.org/blog/?viewDetailed=02225

Barry has a link to Thunar 1.0.2, which works well with puppy. I have used it, but have become accustomed to ROX so use that instead. The live next to each other no problems.
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Luluc


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PostPosted: Sun 02 Oct 2011, 08:33    Post subject:  

Both Thunar and Xfe are available, I have both running. Thunar is better for certain things, Xfe is better for others.

Neither is really good, they're just better than ROX, which is absolutely awful.
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hypersonic

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PostPosted: Sun 02 Oct 2011, 14:20    Post subject:  

Well, I enjoy a compact system, so is better get used to rox-filer. Thanks Smile
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PostPosted: Sun 02 Oct 2011, 15:34    Post subject:  

hypersonic wrote:
Well, I enjoy a compact system, so is better get used to rox-filer. Thanks Smile

Good choice. Rox is absolutely fantastic once you know about all its great features.
But if you do want to disable the rox pinboard and try something else, the last I knew all you had to do was comment out a line like
Code:
rox -p /root/Choices/ROX-Filer/PuppyPin
in the file /root/.xinitrc
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PostPosted: Sun 02 Oct 2011, 15:36    Post subject:  

Luluc wrote:
Both Thunar and Xfe are available, I have both running. Thunar is better for certain things, Xfe is better for others.

So are a number of other filers. You do know that xfce is not xfe, don't you? (just checking).

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PostPosted: Sun 02 Oct 2011, 17:35    Post subject:  

disciple wrote:
Luluc wrote:
Both Thunar and Xfe are available, I have both running. Thunar is better for certain things, Xfe is better for others.

So are a number of other filers. You do know that xfce is not xfe, don't you? (just checking).


Xfe is a file manager. I am comparing it to Thunar. XFCE is a window manager, a very different thing.
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PostPosted: Sun 02 Oct 2011, 23:23    Post subject:  

That is what wrapper scripts are for, I already posted one example for rox in another thread.
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