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Magoo Pup v5 & v6 The Pups with a 10-foot user interface
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PostPosted: Thu 29 Nov 2012, 17:27    Post subject:  Magoo Pup v5 & v6 The Pups with a 10-foot user interface
Subject description: (An out of the kennel solution for the elderly new to computing)
 

This Pup is intended to provide a non-intimidating, easily accessible interface of basic functions suitable for the elderly new to computing. As such it includes Skype to stay in touch with relatives and a customised version of the Magoo dotpet described here:

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=82120

Fontwizard and a range of tweaks are also incorporated for best clarity. Many functions such as Internet & Skype access are available by just pressing a single key.

It is based on a re-master of the recently released Precise Puppy 5.4.1.1. All of the original applications and utilities are still present. A Quick Start Guide is attached.

Items Removed and tweaked:

All desktop icons leaving only the drive icons & the save icon when created. The default GTK theme (Stark Blueish) was adjusted for better highlighting. Fonts & themes have already been pre-set for maximum clarity once the setup procedure has been implemented.


Items added:

A wallpaper suitable for a wide range of monitor resolutions.
Skype-4.pet (Thanks to bolded forum members) - 666philb
Fontwizard 0.0.1 (01micko)
A customised Magoo.pet
Pupclockset-1.9.2 (radky)
High visibility JWM theme & icons (Blue-ash / Faenza)
Blue-Tripack.pet (Dewbie)
Faenza_lrx_new.pet (522256741 & big_bass)
PupApps-1.9.pet (radky)
PupSnap-1.8_Scrot-0.8_32Bit.pet (radky)
PupControl-2.2.2.pet (radky)
xdotool-2.20110530.1-3 (Stu90)

Menus:

1. W.W.W., N E W S: and F-C A S T make use of the default browser to provide the Google home page, Google news and Yahoo weather forecast relevant to your location. (Tested with Chromium, Firefox & SeaMonkey)

2. E-M A I L - Launches your default email client.

3. SKYPE - Launches Skype4 which is included.

4. D A T E - Launches the OSMO calendar.

5. C A L C - Launches Galculator (A calculator) pre-configured with a suitable window size.

6. P I C S - Launches Viewnior - an image viewer.

7. The PEN & PAPER icon launches Abiword a word processor.

8. The two large BLUE BUTTONS shutdown the PC. (It is present on both screens should a new user close one of the two menus)

Icons:


1. A single left click on the PupControl icon on the taskbar will launch more apps and utilities which are handy for initial setup.

2. A single click on the PupApps icon gives easy access to more frequently used apps & utilities. (The full JWM menus are still available via the menu button or by right clicking on the desktop)

3. A single click on the small camera icon on the taskbar will launch PupSnap. Pressing the “Print Screen” key will also launch PupSnap.

4. A single click on the “Folder” icon provides quick access to your Pictures and desktop wallpaper. Wallpaper can be changed via the PupControl desktop tab. If you plug in a USB stick containing say family photographs, you can copy them across to this folder. Screenshots taken with PupSnap will also go automatically into this folder.

5. A single click on the “Tux” icon will re-launch the first Magoo menu screen should it be inadvertently closed.

Hotkeys:

6. Pressing [F12] will bring the JWM menu up on screen. Esc will exit. Note that you can navigate the menu structure using your 4 arrow keys.

7. Pressing the left hand [WINDOWS LOGO KEY] will launch Skype.

8. Pressing the “WINDOWS MENU KEY” (key showing menu image with mouse pointer) if present, will home the cursor to the centre of the screen.

9. Navigation of the Magoo menus is possible without using the mouse. Simply use your 4 arrow keys to move to the desired icon then press enter. By default when the first menu appears on screen the W.W.W. icon will be selected. Simply press enter to go straight to Google!

Voice Search:

10. W.W.W. access has been pre-configured to make use of Google Voice Search.
To use this:
A) You require a working microphone.
B) The service must be available in your location.
C) You must first install the Chromium 25 browser PET detailed below.

To use it, boot up Magoo and press enter to access Google. Click on the microphone at the end of the search box and when invited to speak utter the magic words “Puppy Linux”.
To make another search, click on the mike again and say “Pictures of Puppies”.
Be careful what you say next !!!!!

Setup Procedure:

1. Complete the normal "first-run" dialogues and create a savefile.

2. Upon re-booting navigate to the desktop menu and set the global font size to 96.[84 if using netbook] (Access this setting via the PupControl icon and its desktop tab.) Then restart X.

3. If you are using an LCD display, launch Fontwizard from the JWM/desktop menu, tick all boxes & then click on apply. Restart X.

Where to obtain the ISO: (203 MB)

The ISO and MD5 are to be found here:

www.mydrive.ch

Guest login name = maddog@puppy4
Password= maddog

NOTES & TIPS:

1. On a small netbook pressing ALT+F10 will maximise the Magoo menu on screen. (or just click on maximise)

2. Also available for download on the above server are a range of optional pets that have been tested with and are highly suitable for Magoo. In particular Thunderbird and Chromium provide improved clarity and speed over SeaMonkey.

3. If you opt to install Chromium launch it first from the JWM menu. It will then offer the option to make itself the default browser which you should accept.

4. If you install Thunderbird make sure that before using the Magoo menu to launch it, you edit the file “/usr/local/bin/defaultemail” to use thunderbird.

Final Thoughts:

My thanks go to Greengeek for nudging me in the direction of a Magoo based ISO, his many useful suggestions and help with testing. I have enjoyed this project and hope that it is of benefit. A Quick Start Guide is attached and a pdf version is also available on “mydrive”.
Magoo_Pup_Quick_Start_Guide_v5.zip
Description  Word format.------------------- ******A pdf version is available on the server.*******
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PostPosted: Thu 29 Nov 2012, 17:30    Post subject: Magoo Pup v5 - The Puppy with a 10-foot user interface  

Reserved for Tips and any FAQs

TIPS:

1. Use [ALT] + [F10] to maximise Abiword.

2. Use [ALT] + [F4] to quickly close any window.

3. Launching P.I.C.S. and then pressing F5 will start a slideshow of your pictures and wallpapers. (Some extra wallpapers [1024x600] have been included)

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Ray MK


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PostPosted: Fri 30 Nov 2012, 11:38    Post subject:  

Hi ETP

What a luvly Puppy - even I can see those Magoo icons.
Beautifully done - and my 3yr old grandaughter liked them too.

Runs fine on my 10yr old Acer laptop - many thanks.

Very best regards - Ray

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PostPosted: Sat 15 Dec 2012, 06:13    Post subject: Magoo (Netbook) Pup v6 ISO  

Further testing has shown that whilst the v5 pup is fine on 13 inch screens and above, netbook users may prefer something a little less imposing.

Now available on the server therefore is the v6 pup specifically for netbooks. It is smaller and simpler in that there is only one menu. A menu item off desktop has been added to re-launch the Magoo interface if it is closed. (It includes the MK129 pet)
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PostPosted: Sat 19 Jan 2013, 14:21    Post subject:  

Hi ETP - just a quick compliment on Magoo V6 - I'm enjoying it's clean fresh look and I've found it quite useful for Facebook and also for working with the Mediafire website which seems to cause me problems on other puppies. (I'm using Seamonkey as the default - I know lots of others like Chrome but I really haven't got into that yet...).
I'll keep you posted how I go with my dad - he's had so much on his plate that he's only just now getting back into learning about what the computer can do for him. Hopefully he'll be a PC pro by the end of the year!
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PostPosted: Sun 20 Jan 2013, 03:41    Post subject: Magoo - Netbook - Pup v6  

Hi greengeek,
It is good to hear from you and to learn that you are finding a use for V6. I find it very user friendly and prefer it to V5 even on a large screen. For my own use I have only installed a few pets as follows, all of which are available on the "Mydrive" server.

Code:
=== /root/.packages/user-installed-packages ===

tempiconsvg-0.14-i486|tray temperature monitor
chromium-25.0.1323.1-i686-1sl|Browse the Web
pupsaveconfig-2.2.5|PupSave personal storage setup
flashplayer11-11.2.202.261|Adobe Flash Player 11 browser plugin and Preferences. Note, this may not work on older PCs, use instead an earlier 11.x or even 10.x
thunderbird-16.0.1|Thunderbird mail reader


You will recall the display issue with Abiword where upon launching only a very small window appears. This is an Abiword issue and applies to all pups. The fix is as follows - substituting your own resolution for 1920x1080.

Code:
#!/bin/sh
#exec abiword "$@"   # original line in /usr/local/bin/defaultwordprocessor
exec abiword -g 1920x1080 "$@"   # modified line using desired resolution.

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PostPosted: Fri 25 Jan 2013, 07:21    Post subject:  

Nice, my wife thinks she MAY be able to use it.
She wanted to know what the big round blue button was for though.
I think it may be one I will "Accidently" leave in the CD drive of the computers Ido that are given away for charity.
JB
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PostPosted: Tue 12 Feb 2013, 01:22    Post subject:  

thanl lot
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PostPosted: Sat 22 Jun 2013, 03:33    Post subject:  

Hi ETP; A Q about vers. 5 and 6 ( 203 MB download, don`t want to get the wrong one...).

My friend has a newer full size HP laptop, would version 6 be the best one?

I noticed ver. 6 labeled for netbooks, so it may not be correct.
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PostPosted: Sat 22 Jun 2013, 03:54    Post subject:  

sunburnt wrote:
Hi ETP; A Q about vers. 5 and 6 ( 203 MB download, don`t want to get the wrong one...).

My friend has a newer full size HP laptop, would version 6 be the best one?

I noticed ver. 6 labeled for netbooks, so it may not be correct.

Hi sunburnt,

Yes, go for version 6. It is fine even on a 1920x1080 panel and more user friendly. Version 5 is really for people with poor eyesight.

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PostPosted: Sun 23 Jun 2013, 00:03    Post subject:  

Excellent ! My friend does have poor eyes, so I`ll get her ver. 5.

There`s a lot to like about Magoo.
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PostPosted: Thu 27 Jun 2013, 12:25    Post subject: magoo v6
Subject description: distro hopping
 

I am currently running magoo v6 on my asus 1005hag netbook,I have run just about every distro that has been available(distro hopping) and i find I like magoo the best,even though my eyesight is just fine.The only way I can descibe it is all the various apps fly when clicked on,I think this will be my keeper and end the hopping.Congrats and thanks.
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PostPosted: Thu 27 Jun 2013, 13:35    Post subject:  

Congrats and thanks.

(can we hoppe the same on Android tablets?)

Kind regards
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PostPosted: Sun 07 Jul 2013, 03:46    Post subject: handicaped people can laugh on themselve
Subject description: and search easy ways to help!
 

the young bio mechanic student, herself handicaped, can laugh and try and have relative success in a difficult experiment! she would have more real success using Puppy if she would use Puppy!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8fdXNN0irI
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