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mikeslr


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PostPosted: Thu 15 Nov 2012, 20:24    Post_subject:  Lxde & PCMan HowTos & Tips  

Jejy69 has recently created LxPup, which currently comes in a couple of different versions: Slacko, Precise and Precise-noPAE. While other Windows-managers are available for them --indeed, providing Puppy Fans with new options for Window-managers-- their default Window-Manager is Lxde, and their default File-Manager is PCMan.
LxPup's thread is here: http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=79810 , and the Puplets can be obtained by clicking on the "Download" link here: http://lxpup.weebly.com/.

In some ways, Lxde and PCMan provide an easier, more user friendly combination of managing one's operating system than JWM-Rox, Openbox-Rox, Xfce-Thunar or the other window-and-file managers combinations to which Puppy Fans have become accustomed. And in some ways, not so much. LxPup has been sufficiently well received that it is unlikely to be the last foray into using the Lxde-PCMan combination.

So it seem appropriate to start a thread setting forth those areas where, using Lxde-PCMan, what may be the familiar way of doing things doesn't work, but a solution exists for accomplishing it.

Please feel free to add solutions to this thread.
Please post problems on the LxPup thread, or such other thread of subsequent Puplets using Lxde and/or PCMan.

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PostPosted: Thu 15 Nov 2012, 20:44    Post_subject: Creating Symlinks Using PCMan version 1.0.1  

See my post here, and the posts following it:

http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=664904#664904
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PostPosted: Thu 15 Nov 2012, 21:10    Post_subject: Configuring PCMan's Taskbar Clock  

Configuring PCMan's Taskbar Clock:

The settings for PCMan's Taskbar Clock are reached by Right-Clicking the dispay and selecting "Digital Clock Settings". The default argument is %R, which shows the hours and minutes using the 24 hour format.
Changing that to %r uses the 12 hour format and will show the hours, minutes and seconds and whether it is AM or PM. The following argument:

%m/%d/%Y %l:%M %p

shows the hours and minutes, and prefixes the month, year and day in that order. Moving %Y to the far left, adding a / between it and %m, and deleting the / after %d may make some people happier. Or if you want to display first the hours, minutes, and seconds in 12-hour format and then the date you can use the argument %r %l:%M %p. Note the space between the time and the date arguments. Well, you get the idea about how to create a display to your liking.

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PostPosted: Thu 15 Nov 2012, 23:03    Post_subject:  

LXDE has a separate tiny program called lxshortcut or something that is required to be able to edit symlinks graphically. Is that included in LxPup?
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Jejy69


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PostPosted: Fri 16 Nov 2012, 13:05    Post_subject:  

Hello !

Nice job mikeslr ! You can try Pcmanfm 1.1 available on website, in Utility section. Smile

Hi disciple, lxshortcut in installed in Lxpup and is ready to use.

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PostPosted: Fri 30 Aug 2013, 02:38    Post_subject: LxPup-by-SFS link  

A link to LxPup-by-SFS:

http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=85259
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Add LXDE to various puppies............Slacko, Precise and Upup-Raring

also to record that symbolic links can be made in pcmanfm - use shift + ctrl + drag and drop

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