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Wbar: a fancy launchbar (using Imlib2)
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dasch

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PostPosted: Sat 14 Jul 2007, 03:58    Post subject:  

@ dougal
guessed as much. makes the find you made all the more important and relevant now. with the rising popularity of dreamlinux and it's engage bar it does lead to people asking whether puppy does or have something suitable like that? and of course the answer is yes !

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you know i like your art and taste in visuals quite a fair bit. Hope you don't mind. Have linked your desktop pic in the puppy logo thread over here...
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=19591&start=75
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willhunt


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PostPosted: Sat 14 Jul 2007, 05:10    Post subject:
Subject description: swallow still leaves on taskbar for me too
 

when I run it with swallow evertime I restart jwm a new copy of wbar start
too not a good thing I think I noticed blinky and volume app never change d colors does anyone know how?

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HairyWill


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PostPosted: Sat 14 Jul 2007, 06:32    Post subject:  

willhunt try changing the swallow entry to
killall wbar ; wbar ........

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Rhino


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PostPosted: Sat 14 Jul 2007, 09:56    Post subject:  

I am using a version of Puppy 2.16 unleashed, so there may be an improvement in JWM somewhere in there that allows swallow to work better, I'm not really sure though.

Getting Blinky to change color is a little tougher since it is an application embedded in the tray. The best I can give you is to edit the .jwmrc-tray file to change the colors of the xload indicator from red to some other color. You can also change its backgroundcolor. I think you may be able to edit the volume background as well in the same file.

I tried the -above desk switch but I kept having trouble with it rendering the faux transparency. After taking it off, it seems to work correctly. However this way, it does tend to get buried under open windows.

@Dasch
I take no credit for artistic flare Wink The wallpaper is from Pizzasgood but I did design the JWM theme. It is called jwm-vu and is buried deep somewhere here on the forum. Thanks for the link to the other thread!

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willhunt


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PostPosted: Sat 14 Jul 2007, 15:16    Post subject:  

I found it the way to change the color of the swallow apps
background you must edit the file /root/.jwm/jwmrc-personal

<TrayStyle>
<Font>DejaVu Sans 12</Font>
<Background>#0a99f9</Background>
<Foreground>yellow</Foreground>
</TrayStyle>
<!-- Additional Swallow attribute: height -->
<Swallow name="blinky">
blinkydelayed -bg blue
</Swallow>
<Swallow name="wbar" >
killall wbar;wbar -above-desk -pos top
</Swallow>
<Swallow name="mini-volume.tcl">
mini-volume.tcl -bg #0a99f9 -mixer pvolume-mixer.tcl
</Swallow>

<Swallow name="freememapplet" width="48">
<!-- freememappletdelayed -->
freememapplet
</Swallow>
<Swallow name="xload" width="32">
xload -nolabel -bg "#0a99f9" -fg red -hl white
</Swallow>
it seems blinky does not like the numbers it wants the color name I think the numbers did not work but the color name did Smile
and the bar seems not to stay on top of other windows

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panda_watch

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PostPosted: Fri 20 Jul 2007, 00:10    Post subject:  

Hi,

I'm running Icewm and I'm very keen to use wbar. I've installed it but when it launches it is inside a window and sits in the taskbar. how can you stop this?

Thanks
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panda_watch

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PostPosted: Fri 20 Jul 2007, 02:41    Post subject:  

Sorry,

Just checked the readme and realised my mistake. However I've come across another problem. The system will not allow me to shutdown until I terminate the wbar program. When I click shutdown it does nothing so I have to cancel it and then close wbar then it works. Any ideas?

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MU


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PostPosted: Fri 20 Jul 2007, 02:45    Post subject:  

try to add a line "killall wbar" to /root/my-applications/bin/icewmpoweroff.

Myself I use xkill, that I have put on my desktop.
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=5931#5931

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Eyes-Only


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PostPosted: Sun 22 Jul 2007, 17:11    Post subject:  

@Rhino:

Just a quick comment mate. Wanted to say that I love that desktop screenie of yours. Absolutely stunning! Pizza may have made the wallpaper, but you've done an excellent job of making JWM look breath-takingly beautiful. Who'd ever think that little window manager could look that great? Shocked

And yes---I've been a longtime admirer of your JWM themes as I have several of them myself back from when you'd made them.

Seems like we have you for an eye on JWM, and WhoDo for IceWM, Doughal on Xfce, and MU on KDE. We're so fortunate to have such artists in our midst! Smile

Amicalement,

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panda_watch

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PostPosted: Mon 23 Jul 2007, 03:26    Post subject:  

Thanks Mark,

Its working now i've added the line. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon 23 Jul 2007, 16:49    Post subject:  

Thanks, Eyes-only, I appreciate it. JWM has some potential in it. It's not going to match up with Beryl, but it can be quite serviceable. I think wbar helps it out a great deal.
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Oberon85

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PostPosted: Sat 06 Oct 2007, 17:33    Post subject: bash tells me  

wbar: command not found within the folder where wbar resides...?
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HairyWill


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PostPosted: Sat 06 Oct 2007, 23:17    Post subject:  

if the directory is not in the PATH you need
./wbar

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PuppyLinuxGuy


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PostPosted: Sat 17 Nov 2007, 15:17    Post subject:  

That's perfect for use in PLP. I'm running XFCE, so i'll disable the panel using a script i made and run Wbar instead, along with the Pinboard parser.
PLP on this forum: http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=153565

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Vettephil

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PostPosted: Tue 20 Nov 2007, 04:26    Post subject:  

This one is for the "experts": how about reducing the usable size of the pinboard(?) so that wbar can always be seen, instead of disappearing behind full-sized windows? This would give it a nice XFCE Panel behavior, allowing buttons to always be accessible without minimizing or closing open apps/windows.

Thanks!
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