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murre

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PostPosted: Tue 14 Oct 2008, 09:26    Post subject: how to change theme  

Hello all!

Im a total newbie with puppy. I have installed puppy 4.1 and installed Ezpup 4, but how do i change theme? Where can i find icewm settings?

Can someone tell in easy steps how to do? I have searched the forum but cannot find a simple "idiots guide" how do do it. Smile

Thanks in advance!
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_MegadetH_

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PostPosted: Wed 22 Oct 2008, 08:29    Post subject:  

Hi! I need a icewm theme very similar to mac os tiger or leopard. can you help me?
Is there a theme ready to be installed?
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DC


Joined: 30 Apr 2006
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Location: Maidenhead, England

PostPosted: Mon 27 Oct 2008, 18:25    Post subject:  

Q for WhoDo,

Whist trying to increase the text size of my taskbar clock (QuanX-Who theme) I came across this forum post
http://wiki.linuxquestions.org/wiki/IceWM
where it was noted that only when copying Xft fonts into the default theme allowed font changes to be made. Which proved to be true in my case.(nice big clock now)
The change seems to date from 2003. I've looked at other themes and they don't have the font section.
So I'm a bit confused with whats correct. I know it worked in my case. but whats the correct way of setting theme fonts for IceWM in Puppy 4.1

thanks

DC
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WhoDo


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PostPosted: Tue 28 Oct 2008, 04:05    Post subject: Re: how to change theme  

murre wrote:
Im a total newbie with puppy. I have installed puppy 4.1 and installed Ezpup 4, but how do i change theme? Where can i find icewm settings?

In order to change themes after installing EZpup, you need to use Ctrl+Alt+Backspace to exit to a command line and then type:
Code:
xwin icewm-session
That will start the IceWM window manager. Go menu>settings>themes to click on your new theme. Then choose menu>Window Manager>Restart IceWM to see the change.

IceWM settings are controlled by the preferences and prefoverride files in /root/.icewm directory (hidden. click on the eye icon in your toolbar to view hidden files).

In EZpup I have included tronkel's basic IceWM Configuration utility - menu>Xdesktop>IceWM Configuration - for some of the simpler settings. The rest involve manual edits to the preferences files as mentioned.

You might also consider a visit to the EZpup Help page of the wiki for more detailed advice.

Hope that helps.

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PostPosted: Tue 28 Oct 2008, 04:06    Post subject:  

_MegadetH_ wrote:
Hi! I need a icewm theme very similar to mac os tiger or leopard. can you help me?
Is there a theme ready to be installed?

Check back through this thread for Abby-Mac, Abby-Leopard and MacRetro.

Hope that helps.

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WhoDo


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PostPosted: Tue 28 Oct 2008, 04:10    Post subject:  

DC wrote:
I know it worked in my case. but whats the correct way of setting theme fonts for IceWM in Puppy 4.1

Theme fonts get overridden by the size assignments in /root/.icewm/prefoverride file, so that may explain why changing the default.theme file may have no effect in some cases. I'll look up the Xft issue and see what that's about. Thanks for the link.

Hope that helps.

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PostPosted: Wed 29 Oct 2008, 12:06    Post subject:  

WhoDo wrote:
Theme fonts get overridden by the size assignments in /root/.icewm/prefoverride file


Had a look at my prefoverride file and all thats in there is Icon paths


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PostPosted: Wed 29 Oct 2008, 15:36    Post subject:  

DC wrote:
WhoDo wrote:
Theme fonts get overridden by the size assignments in /root/.icewm/prefoverride file


Had a look at my prefoverride file and all thats in there is Icon paths

Here is my prefoverride for comparison:
Code:
# Font Specification
TitleFontNameXft      =   sans-serif:size=13:bold
MenuFontNameXft         =   sans-serif:size=13
MinimizedWindowFontNameXft   =   sans-serif:size=13
ActiveButtonFontNameXft      =   sans-serif:size=13
NormalButtonFontNameXft      =   sans-serif:size=13
ToolButtonFontNameXft      =   sans-serif:size=13
NormalWorkspaceFontNameXft   =   sans-serif:size=13
ActiveWorkspaceFontNameXft   =   sans-serif:size=13
QuickSwitchFontNameXft      =   sans-serif:size=13
ListBoxFontNameXft      =   sans-serif:size=13
StatusFontNameXft      =   sans-serif:size=13
ToolTipFontNameXft      =   sans-serif:size=13
ActiveTaskBarFontNameXft   =   sans-serif:size=13
NormalTaskBarFontNameXft   =   sans-serif:size=13
ClockFontNameXft      =   sans-serif:size=13
InputFontNameXft      =   sans-serif:size=13

MenuIconSize=22
SmallIconSize=22 #sets toolbar height, too.
LargeIconSize=24
HugeIconSize=32

#  Command to run on clock
ClockCommand="minixcal"

#Network status monitor
#NetIdleColor=""
The font assignments shown could live in your default.theme file instead, if you want to set them individually. I guess that answers your original question, too.

Hope that helps, DC.

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afecelis


Joined: 21 Nov 2008
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PostPosted: Sat 22 Nov 2008, 11:38    Post subject:  

Whodo, I want to thank you and everyone in the community for such a commitment to making the puppy so powerful and beautiful! Smile

I'm totally overwhelmed by it! It's my 3rd day working with puppy and as I understand how things work I keep making it better and better!

Thanks for your support and for the love printed in all the things you do.

regards,

Alvaro
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Bambi

Joined: 01 Dec 2008
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PostPosted: Fri 05 Dec 2008, 09:29    Post subject:  

Hi, i have installed EZpup4 but i have lost some things on my taskbar.
I had a look through the preferences file but cant find it.

I am using a laptop and used to have the remaining battery as a percentage in the bottom right hand corner but now i dont.

I also had the amount of remaining hdd space and a better looking cpu chart, are these recoverable?

Please can someone help me?

Thanks
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PostPosted: Fri 05 Dec 2008, 18:31    Post subject:  

Bambi wrote:
Hi, i have installed EZpup4 but i have lost some things on my taskbar.
I had a look through the preferences file but cant find it.

I am using a laptop and used to have the remaining battery as a percentage in the bottom right hand corner but now i dont.

I also had the amount of remaining hdd space and a better looking cpu chart, are these recoverable?

The battery meter is in JWM, the original window manager. I'm pretty sure that ttuuxxx or someone has made an IceWM version that you can add. Use Puppy Google Search to find it.

As for your CPU chart, the settings for that are controlled by /root/.icewm/preferences. You can check the settings in /root/.jwmrc_tray for the colour combination you liked and then transfer those to IceWM's preferences or prefoverride. You will find the correct syntax in the IceWM Manual.

Hope that helps

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Bambi

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PostPosted: Fri 05 Dec 2008, 21:29    Post subject:  

Thanks WhoDo, one last Q
I got the batter meter back, that's all good, but the CPU part confuses me.

This is what i want the CPU to be
Code:

xload -nolabel -fg red -hl white =bg gray45
^from JVM

But i see no where in the ice pref to change the colors.
How can i do this?

Thanks

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PostPosted: Sat 06 Dec 2008, 01:23    Post subject:  

Bambi wrote:
This is what i want the CPU to be
Code:

xload -nolabel -fg red -hl white =bg gray45

But i see no where in the ice pref to change the colors.
How can i do this?

Oops! My bad. The colours are actually set in the IceWM theme default.theme file @ /root/.icewm/themes/{themename}/default.theme - here is the relevant code section:
Code:
ColorCPUStatusUser="rgb:ff/00/00"
ColorCPUStatusSystem="rgb:ff/ff/ff"
ColorCPUStatusNice="rgb:be/be/be"
The numbers are the hex equivalent so you can specify almost any colour combination you like. Those entered above should give you the colour combination you want BUT you may not want it in your new theme. It may be better to go with a transparent background for example. Use Menu>Graphic>ColorExplorer to find a combination that suits.

Hope that helps

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pa_mcclamrock


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Location: Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA

PostPosted: Sat 06 Dec 2008, 05:51    Post subject: Pa Penguin's Favorite IceWM Themes  

Here's a download link to a .PET package I just created (about 2 MB or so), for JaniceM in the Beginners' Help sub-forum who is just getting started with IceWM, containing the themes I use: [EDITED: New link here, old free file hosting site pooped out, now use this link: http://www.adrive.com/public/fa3101d4c6d33e663194a86987fe9550a60db16bf26dd60060557536f0692998.html].

Thanks to WhoDo for the Golden_Mood and Xtreme-Animated themes; willhunt for numerous themes selected from the massive "icepak" package (including QuanX, Velvet themes, Elberg themes, Smooth themes, IceQua, icemucha, IceBergX, liQuid, Silver, Shiney-single); and even me, for my very simple but colorful themes (Autumnalia, Winterblue, Greenery, RoyalPurple). This package will put the themes in /usr/share/icewm/themes.

David McClamrock

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dejan555


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Location: Montenegro

PostPosted: Wed 10 Dec 2008, 14:03    Post subject:  

Here's my first icewm theme with dark red gradients:
http://www.fileden.com/files/2008/12/26/2239160/xSunset-1.0.pet

And here's my puppy wallpaper, if it has to go to some other topic, please move it and tell me where:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2280/2439228874_c090df7c0d.jpg

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