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jwm-xdgmenu: 24pt icons in sub-menus for Lucid [Solved]
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TwoPuppies


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PostPosted: Sat 16 Jun 2012, 04:43    Post subject:  jwm-xdgmenu: 24pt icons in sub-menus for Lucid [Solved]
Subject description: jwm-xdgmenu: 24pt icons in sub-menus for Lucid
 

Hi all.

I thoroughly agree with ttuuxxx that 24pt icons and wider spacing in JWM second-level menus matching that of the top-level menu looks much better. I have read numerous posts on this, and have downloaded a number of files and packages that claim to produce the desired effect, but none of them seem to work in Lucid. (Or perhaps I am just going about things the wrong way.)

I gather that what is required is a modified version of xdg_puppy or jwm-xdgmenu that is compatible with Lucid 5.2.8

Does anyone know if such a thing exists and where I might find it?

I am actually surprised that this has not become the default version for the JWM Menu in Lucid.

Thanks.

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PostPosted: Wed 04 Jul 2012, 08:31    Post subject:  

I had exactly the same trouble.

I downloaded a modified version of jwm-xdgmenu-0.7.6-5.tar.gz which had been patched by ttuuxxx to support 24pt icons in the second-level Menus, but when I installed it I still just continued to get the same old 16pt icons.

Further investigation revealed that on installation the all important jwm-xdgmenu file was being installed only to /usr/local/bin/ and not to /usr/bin/. It needs to be installed in both locations.

I think if you do the following it will solve the problem:

Download tuuxxx's package jwm-xdgmenu-0.7.6-5.tar.gz from here and save it somewhere.

Go to where you have saved it and click on it. This will open the compressed archive with XArchive, and will show you a list of all the files contained within the archive.

In the list, find jwm-xdgmenu, then highlight it and extract it.

Now, you should already have your own version of this file in two places:
/usr/local/bin/jwm-xdgmenu
and
/usr/bin/jwm-xdgmenu
(These will both be the old 16pt icon version.)

So, take your newly-extracted jwm-xdgmenu file and use it to replace both of the old versions in the above locations.

Open a Terminal window and run fixmenus:
Code:
fixmenus

Restart JWM.

You should now have 24pt icons in your submenus.

If you still continue to get 16pt icons in the Shutdown menu, just open /etc/xdg/templates/_root_.jwmrc and change the icon size (for the Shutdown menu) manually.

JWM will now automatically re-scale the old 16pt icons to 24pt. This actually tends to result in icons that look like the dog has been chewing them, so what I usually do is to replace them with icons of my own. Just choose any 24pt icons that you like, or 48pt ones and re-scale them to 24pt with Mtpaint or the Gimp, and use them to replace the original icons. Somehow they always just seem to look better in the menu if they are 24pt to start with. /root/.jwmrc will tell you which icons go with which menu entries.

Finally, if you fancy making any other improvements to the JWM Menu and you are not able to do what you want using Menu Entry Maker, have a look at the following thread:

http://208.109.22.214/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=20421&sid=b66d5d6bc2b8002a2e4f61190dd637a7

There are a couple of extra tips there.

Have fun.

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PostPosted: Sun 08 Jul 2012, 09:34    Post subject:  

And this is how it all looks...



The icons will probably look clearest if you view the image at full size. This is Puppy 4.2.1, but the results in Lucid are essentially the same.

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PostPosted: Mon 09 Jul 2012, 01:53    Post subject:  

Works perfectly! Thanks for your help. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed 11 Jul 2012, 01:13    Post subject:  

By the way, I really like your desktop. Especially the icons.
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PostPosted: Sun 15 Jul 2012, 08:59    Post subject:    

That's a gorgeous desktop shot AmiMurozi Shocked And those 24px icons throughout the menus really DO go a very long ways towards giving Puppy an over-all cleaner, far more professional, "Big Boy Linux" look for sure! Now too bad our distro didn't come looking like this by default! Sad I think it just might help change a few people's minds regarding the professionalism of Puppy as I have experienced that looks AND first impressions weigh very heavily on one's over-all opinion and reception of us.

Oh well... what would I know? I'm only a "has been" themer from very, very, many years ago. lol! Rolling Eyes

Take that screenie AmiMurozi and post it in "My Puppy is More Gorgeous Than Yours!" as well, okie? I believe many there need to see your handiwork around the globe too - and not just kept hidden away here! I'm sure you get my drift?

Cheers/Amicalement,

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PostPosted: Sun 15 Jul 2012, 10:02    Post subject:  

Seriously?!!
Big icons in menu = professionalism ???

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PostPosted: Mon 16 Jul 2012, 06:02    Post subject:  

Like I did say disciple:

Eyes-Only wrote:
"Oh well... what would I know? I'm only a "has been" themer from very, very, many years ago. lol!"


So to me it looks "professional" like the other distros I've seen and tested in the past. However, I've been using Puppy exclusively now for the past... hmm... three years perhaps? The other distros could've changed drastically since then. I still like the look myself.

We Abinaki have a saying: "Daki ou daki se daki." Roughly translated = "To each his own." Wink

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