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Drive Icons All Bunched Up In The Corner
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Smithy


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PostPosted: Thu 09 May 2013, 13:47    Post subject:  

+1 on a fix for this, It really lets Puppy down when you stick a stick in another computer and the icons are all bunched up!
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Jasper


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PostPosted: Thu 09 May 2013, 15:05    Post subject:  

Hi,

I use desksetup-.0.4.pet from 01micko so that when I have
my icons as I want I cam easily save them and restore them
if necessary (which I have personally only needed after a
Puppy version number upgrade).

However, I haven't experienced the bunching problem, but
perhaps someone with the problem might try it.

My regards
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Ghost Dog


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PostPosted: Fri 10 May 2013, 18:06    Post subject:  

Hi npierce,

It doesn't seem to just be on remasters, but also on standard Puppies, maybe just certain resolutions?

Karl Godt replied to the PM I sent him, saying:

Quote:
"of course there is no free_coord_normal" ..

there are two or three free_coord functions and ash seems to pick the latest one south if something calls free_coord .

I would suggest to rename the free_coord 's to uniqe names like
free_coord_orig ,
free_coord_2 and
free_coord_normal

and put in my free_coord function with whatever uniqe name underneath the closing bracket of the latest free_coord function and call it with the name given .


I haven't gotten around to exploring this. But it really sounded like he had fixed the problem for a minute there...

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Ghost Dog


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PostPosted: Wed 15 May 2013, 05:01    Post subject: Come on, you guys!  

Come on, you guys! This has the potential to benefit all Puppies!

If Karl is right (Karl, where did you go?), then the problem of drive icons all bunching together on top of each other (and making Puppy look bad) might be fixed.

Don't let this die, just because I'm not smart enough to understand the implementation. I never said I was smart, so you can't expect much from me. I just pointed out a problem that I would like to see fixed, and will help if I can.

Others have joined this thread adding their support for such a solution.

Karl, can you make a working version of /sbin/pup_event_frontend_d for us to play with? I would very much appreciate it, and I know some of the others here would, too.

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Karl Godt


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PostPosted: Wed 15 May 2013, 06:07    Post subject:  

This is from wary-5.5 .

free command output is different from older Lupu Puppies.
path to /tmp/pup_event_icon_change_flag has changed.

EDIT > Fixed missing PIN_GRID_STEP, PIN_GRID_STEP2, MAX_X, MAX_Y
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Ghost Dog


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PostPosted: Thu 16 May 2013, 02:06    Post subject:  

Ok, so I'm trying this on Slacko 5.3. I opened up the sfs, and dropped Karl's new file in to replace the old pup_event_frontend_d.

It definitely spaces out the drive icons nicely on the screen. Only thing is, I have the drive icons on the "right" in eventmanager, but the new script ignores that and places the icons on the left. It also seems to ignore the ICON_PLACE_EDGE_GAP variable, so that the tray at the top covers over part of the first drive icon.

Is there any way to fix these last two issues?

And thanks! Very Happy

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Karl Godt


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PostPosted: Thu 16 May 2013, 11:20    Post subject:  

Nice to hear Very Happy ! Had not tested the file myself Embarassed
Just took it out of the wary .sfs and edited it .

The pup_event* files I have running are messed up in terms of script cleanlyness and code but are working more or less .

Hmmm .. About that the icons are overlapped by the jwm tray, we need to know the output for
Code:
xwininfo -root | tail

(last 10 lines)
Last or 2nd last line should look like
-geometry 1600x1200+0+0

and
Code:
grep -r pinboard_grid_step $HOME/.config/*

which should look like
/root/.config/rox.sourceforge.net/ROX-Filer/Options: <Option name="pinboard_grid_step">16</Option>
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Ghost Dog


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PostPosted: Fri 17 May 2013, 06:35    Post subject:  

I've got my tray at the top of the screen. Have to make ICON_PLACE_EDGE_GAP variable work again, or change it to 48 or something.

Also, the icons are on the left vertically when they are supposed to be on the right. I don't think the new script is reading the info from eventmanager.

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PostPosted: Sun 19 May 2013, 18:17    Post subject:  

Know what I mean, Karl?
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Smithy


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PostPosted: Mon 20 May 2013, 09:11    Post subject:  

A bit radical, but after trying edge gap stuff and not having much luck with it, I decided to stick the regular Icons in a taskbar.
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npierce

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PostPosted: Wed 22 May 2013, 12:56    Post subject:  

Hi Ghost Dog,

I am trying to get my head around this problem, and hoping to reproduce the problem on my PC. It would be helpful if you could post your /etc/eventmanager file, so that I will know what the settings are when you see the bunched-up drive icons.

At what screen resolution(s) do you see the problem?

And, not absolutely necessary, but since a picture can be worth a thousand words, a screenshot would help me to know if I understand just what the problem is. Just the corner where the drive icons congregate is enough.
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Karl Godt


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PostPosted: Thu 23 May 2013, 09:58    Post subject:  

Quote:
Know what I mean, Karl?

First was BIG QUESTION MARK .

Now have fired up Slacko-5.3.0

and this was missing Embarassed :

Code:
PIN_GRID_STEP=`grep "pinboard_grid_step" $HOME/.config/rox.sourceforge.net/ROX-Filer/Options | sed -e "s/ *<[^>]*>//g"`
[ ! $PIN_GRID_STEP ] && PIN_GRID_STEP=16 #16=medium.
[ $PIN_GRID_STEP -eq 0 ] && PIN_GRID_STEP=16 #precaution.
PIN_GRID_STEP2=`expr $PIN_GRID_STEP \/ 2`
MAX_X=`expr $SCRN_X - 96`
MAX_Y=`expr $SCRN_Y - 96`

from shinobar's nifty pin grid step code .
He put it inside the function, so these 6 lines would have been executed for every singe partition , but these values need to be read only once .
Just place the above code over the free_coord_simple(){ line .
Otherwise COORD_Y would be always empty and rox would assign the icons slightly unexpected Very Happy

Will replace the attachment later ..

EDIT > done .
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Chili Dog


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PostPosted: Thu 23 May 2013, 20:53    Post subject:  

Cool. Very Happy
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Ghost Dog


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PostPosted: Thu 23 May 2013, 20:54    Post subject:  

Hi npierce, sorry I don't know at the moment what the resolution is, I'm working out of town and don't have access to my laptop. In a couple of weeks I should be able to provide more information.

That also means I can't try Karl's new changes yet. Looking forward to trying it, though. Hopefully it sees the stuff in eventmanager about the spacing from the edge and putting the icons on the right!

Thanks guys. Very Happy

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PostPosted: Fri 24 May 2013, 02:46    Post subject:  

npierce wrote:

And, not absolutely necessary, but since a picture can be worth a thousand words, a screenshot would help me to know if I understand just what the problem is. Just the corner where the drive icons congregate is enough.

Really messed up drive icons Very Happy
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