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Startup folder -- how to have items start minimized?
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bleepingbeep


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PostPosted: Mon 25 Apr 2011, 13:35    Post subject:  Startup folder -- how to have items start minimized?  

I've added my file manager and console (terminal) to my root/Startup folder. They work as expected, popping up after the boot process is complete. But is there some way to have them begin minimized (iconified)?

Not a big deal. But if anyone has a tip, I'd appreciate it.

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alexandrion


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PostPosted: Mon 25 Apr 2011, 13:47    Post subject:  

* i'm assuming you run openbox *
put the programs you're interested in at the end of .xinitrc

now in your /root/.config/openbox/rc.xml at the end in the applications section add
Code:
  <application name="geany">
   <iconic>true</iconic>
  </application>

replace geany with whatever application you're interested in minimizing

the downside of this, of course, is that whenever you will start that application it will start minimized
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PostPosted: Mon 25 Apr 2011, 14:39    Post subject:  

Thanks -- this is the kind of thing I find helpful as I get to know Puppy. But I'm running the JWM window manager. I'll look around for a config file comparable to what you've suggested.
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PostPosted: Mon 25 Apr 2011, 16:17    Post subject:  

bleepingbeep,
When you ask for help, always specify what version you use, how installed or operated.
You see that you get advice, but it isn't for your situation.
That's a loss of time for the person wanting to help and frustration for you as you didn't get good advice.

Now for your question, I don't know.

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PostPosted: Mon 25 Apr 2011, 16:49    Post subject:  

Good point, Béèm. Sorry to have wasted others' time; I'm usually careful not to do this. I've amended my signature to show some of the particulars.

Regards.

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PostPosted: Mon 25 Apr 2011, 20:15    Post subject:  

bleepingbeep wrote:
Good point, Béèm. Sorry to have wasted others' time; I'm usually careful not to do this. I've amended my signature to show some of the particulars.

Regards.
Good initiative for your signature. I did it under my avatar.
And thanks for taking the effort to spell my userid correct.

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PostPosted: Mon 25 Apr 2011, 20:56    Post subject:  

You can edit the group options in "/root/.jwmrc".
See the following for more info: http://joewing.net/programs/jwm/config.shtml#groups

e.g.
<Group>
<Class>Rxvt</Class>
<Option>minimized</Option>
</Group>

The above would start urxvt minimzed. As with openbox, the drawback is that it will always start minimized. However, you can also include a "Name" so that only windows with a certain title will start minimized.

e.g.
<Group>
<Name>Test</Name>
<Class>Rxvt</Class>
<Option>minimized</Option>
</Group>

The above would only minimize urxvt windows with the title "Test", and you can use the -T option to set the title for your urxvt console window.

e.g.
urxvt -T "Test"

Maybe you can find some similar option for your file manager (so that only the instance opened during startup is minimized).

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PostPosted: Mon 25 Apr 2011, 22:29    Post subject:  

Béèm: No problem. Names should be treated with care. I was struck by the adjacent e-acute and e-grave characters -- it seems an unusual combination. (I read French well, though I'm not fluent.)

NE1: Thank you very much for that advice. I'm using Thunar as my file manager and rox-term as my terminal program, so will have to be careful how I do those tags when editing the .jwmrc file. I appreciate the link too. I'm confident I can get this figured out now.

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PostPosted: Tue 26 Apr 2011, 08:34    Post subject:  

bleepingbeep, my alias is the French phonetic for my initials (BM)
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PostPosted: Tue 26 Apr 2011, 12:34    Post subject:  

Thanks, Béèm -- makes perfect sense now. Love the St. Bernard! Smile
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CoronelN

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PostPosted: Tue 07 Jun 2011, 09:01    Post subject:  

Hello guys,

I am looking for a way to have sylpheed starting upon puppy startup and minimized.

i am using snow puppy 018, with IceWV i dragged a copy of defaultmail to /root/startup and sylpheed starts but always maximized any advice ?
thanks in advance
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PostPosted: Sun 25 Aug 2013, 01:24    Post subject:  

...yeah,, it's an old thread...

alexandrion -- i did what you said but it just ain't working. I put your text in the end of the rc.xml file, just before OR just after
</applications>

and in .xinitrc i tried
Code:
geany

Code:
geany &

and
Code:
exec geany


just before ###END###

no geany in the tray....any idea why?

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