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How to drag & drop menu items to JWM desktop?
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eztuxer


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PostPosted: Mon 31 Oct 2011, 07:40    Post subject:  How to drag & drop menu items to JWM desktop?
Subject description: Teachin the puppy a new trick
 

What would it take to add in JWM to enable user to click on an app icon in the menu panel, & drag & drop it on the desk ?
E17 in Mac Pup does it, but I'd love to have this feature in JWM and Openbox.

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PostPosted: Mon 31 Oct 2011, 08:10    Post subject:  

have you tried asking at jwm?

http://joewing.net/programs/jwm/

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PostPosted: Mon 31 Oct 2011, 09:12    Post subject:  

There is a way to put an icon on the desktop for the menu item you want there. It's fairly simple but not as simple as dragging the item from the menu.
I'm no expert so there may be better ways, but I'd find where the executable file is located (usually /bin or /usr/bin), then drag the executable onto the desktop and replace its gear icon with whatever I wanted. You can tell which is the executable you want by clicking on it where you find it to see if the menu item starts. The executable file remains where you found it; dragging it onto the desktop only creates a link to it from the desktop icon. Deleting the icon from the desktop does not remove the executable file from where it was to start with.
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PostPosted: Mon 31 Oct 2011, 11:45    Post subject:  

the hard part is to get jwm to do the easy bit.
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PostPosted: Mon 31 Oct 2011, 13:37    Post subject:  

Thanks darkcity, i'll ask them.

Flash, thank you, this is what I usually do.
It works fine, but drag & drop saves time and hassle. Wink

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PostPosted: Mon 31 Oct 2011, 13:49    Post subject:  

Go to /usr/share/applications and drag and drop the app you want to the desktop. If you want, right click on the resultant icon and change whatever you like.
Dont forget Rox supports bookmarks, so bookmark /usr/share/applications for quick access that you wont forget.

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