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Small Windowmanager Enlightenment DR 16-7
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PostPosted: Sun 26 Feb 2006, 05:12    Post_subject:  Small Windowmanager Enlightenment DR 16-7  



Big screenshot: http://dotpups.de/dotpups/WindowManagers/e16.jpg

Epplets:



This is a small, fast and beautifull Windowmanager.

It wants you to "think different", as some things don't work as in JWM, Puppys default-Desktop.

You can set several options in E16 with a RIGHT or MIDDLE-click to the Desktop or windows.
For example, that minimized windows are displayed as small screenshots (iconbox).
Or that the bottom of the screen moves like a sea (fx-waves).
Take some time, to explore all options.

Download
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=41023#41023

Tip:
to move borderless Windows like the Iconbox, click it, and hold the left ALT-Key.

Tip2:
As the iconbox just shows minimized windows, and there is no Taskbar, click with the middle mousebutton on the Topbar, to see a Window-list.
Or install fbpanel:
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=3765
I also included an Mac-Expose-like window-overview.

Tip3:
If you use a Mousecurser-Dotpup, the less beautifull Enlightenment-cursors might disturb. http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=2714
When you choose a new theme the first time, it is extracted to /root/.enlightenment/themes.
Simply delete all "cursors.cfg"-files there, and E16 does not use own cursors.

Tip4:
If you need Trayicons, try this Dotpup:
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=4208
I don't know, if E16 itself supports trayicons.

Tip5:
If you want "Mac-like" icons (mouseover-effect), use tablaunch http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=3892


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PostPosted: Sun 26 Feb 2006, 06:01    Post_subject:  

Thanks Mark Smile
This is probably as close to enlightenment as I will ever get.

You might say I am enlightened now . . .
What a strange place.

We have to use the full wxbasic (PuppyBasic is not enough?)
I used the full version because that is what is suggested
I downloaded and installed ALL the .pup including the themes
(I nearly got stuck in one just now - using the middle mouse button allowed me out)

I thought fluxbox was weird but this is something completely different . . .

I am assuming that
ctrl + alt + backspace
and
xstart jwm
will get me back to Kansas (or the default window manager)?

Something very different . . .
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PostPosted: Sun 26 Feb 2006, 06:06    Post_subject:  

Code:
xstart JWM


xwin jwm
will do it.
Yes, the menu needs wxBasic, not Puppybasic.

Enlightenment is a typical UNIX-Desktop, for example the focus-handling is irritating for Windows-users.
One of the first things I have set up, is that a window raises, when I click into it.
I also enlarged the Iconbox, and the size of the mini-screenshots (thumbnails).

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PostPosted: Sun 26 Feb 2006, 06:17    Post_subject:  

Smile
My mistake (JWM = jwm) corrected

I also could not work out how to turn on the PuppywxB_menu so it runs in Enlightenment? Will have to read your first post again . . .

I am not used to UNIX so this is very new - but very interesting. It also seems solid (so far anyways)

Be interested in how others get on . . . Cool

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PostPosted: Sun 26 Feb 2006, 06:48    Post_subject:  

You can run the menu in /root/.xinitrc

Add before "exec $CURRENTWM" this line:
/usr/local/Puppy-wxB-menue-0.8/Puppy-wxB-menue &
Then it will start with Enlightenment.

Or click it in a ROX-window.
To start a ROX-window:
Click on the Desktop, -> User Application list -> XTerm
In xterm, type "rox".

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PostPosted: Sun 26 Feb 2006, 10:01    Post_subject:  

thanks Mark - who else is "enlightened"?
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PostPosted: Sun 26 Feb 2006, 15:09    Post_subject:  

i am very interested..
what about making a wiki entry "howto install enlightenment?"
i will try tonite or tomorrow Very Happy

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PostPosted: Sun 26 Feb 2006, 17:10    Post_subject:  

WOW!!!

That is really teaching Puppy a new trick!

Small, fancy, different and sure to turn some heads about Linux.

That is remarkable...thanks for the dotpup. It will take some getting used to, but well worth it.

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PostPosted: Sun 26 Feb 2006, 17:43    Post_subject:  

is great!
but is there any way to import puppy menues into it?
also i was not able to install the dragndrops icons..
Very Happy

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PostPosted: Sun 26 Feb 2006, 17:55    Post_subject:  

Try running the icons after installing the Dotpup, by typing in a XTerm:

/usr/local/DragnDrop-Icons/run-dnd &

If it works, add that command to /root/.xinitrc before the line "exec $CURRENTWM".

If you get an errormessage, please post it here.
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PostPosted: Sun 26 Feb 2006, 18:24    Post_subject:  

My regular desktop icons seemto work just fine. I don't have sound set up to work properly yet, and I can get around the puppy menu by dragging the icons from Rox onto the desktop.

Any idea how to get it to use my sound?

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PostPosted: Sun 26 Feb 2006, 18:57    Post_subject:  

Oh fine Rhino.
I just see, enlightenment had modified my /root/.xinitrc

If ROX-icons are not visible, open a Xterm, and type
leafpad /root/.xinitrc

Delete the line
exec /usr/bin/enlightenment

Then it should work with ROX-icons.
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PostPosted: Sun 26 Feb 2006, 19:20    Post_subject:  

yes MU even at me, i see rox icon on my desktop..
most of the application i use are on the desktop already..but i really wish i could use the puppy menu from jwm also..

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PostPosted: Sun 26 Feb 2006, 19:39    Post_subject:  

Nevermore, did you try the wxb-menu mentioned?
http://www.murga.org/~puppy/viewtopic.php?t=1985
It displays the entries from the JWM-menu.
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PostPosted: Sun 26 Feb 2006, 20:14    Post_subject:  

yup MU i installed the dotpup..
but still the menu is empty...
i followed the instruction..first installed wxbasic then the menu..
but the only thing i see is the default menu..

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