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BlackWhizz

Joined: 25 Dec 2007
Posts: 13

PostPosted: Tue 25 Dec 2007, 06:17    Post subject:  3 Questions
Subject description: Remove standard programs/desktop cleaning/theming
 

Hi,

Got 3 questions:
- Is there a way to remove ununed programs, like gxine?
- How do u remove or add icons from/to your desktop?
- Can i get themes for Puppy (standard Window Manager)
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gary101


Joined: 08 Oct 2006
Posts: 556
Location: Boston, Lincs. UK

PostPosted: Tue 25 Dec 2007, 06:56    Post subject:  

To answer question 3 first: http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=2406

To remove icons from the desktop, right click on the icon and choose 'remove item'

To add an shortcut to the desktop find the appliccation in Rox and drag the executable to the desktop.

To change the icon of the icon, right click and find set icon you then just need to drag the graphic of the icon to the dialogue that appears.

As for removing unwanted programs I am looking into that myself, it may depend on which version of puppy you are running.

Merry Christmas

Gary
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BlackWhizz

Joined: 25 Dec 2007
Posts: 13

PostPosted: Tue 25 Dec 2007, 17:50    Post subject:  

Arent there nicer themes? Google Query's?
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klu9

Joined: 27 Jun 2007
Posts: 345

PostPosted: Wed 26 Dec 2007, 12:13    Post subject:  

Remove software: try Pet-be-gone

some more JWM themes: http://members.cox.net/joes_box/themes.html
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setecio

Joined: 01 Nov 2006
Posts: 326
Location: UK

PostPosted: Wed 26 Dec 2007, 16:12    Post subject:  

Try the JWM themes exchange topic Very Happy
http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=23260
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iamclueless


Joined: 26 Dec 2007
Posts: 49

PostPosted: Thu 27 Dec 2007, 06:11    Post subject: adding icons  

im running puppy 2.15 CE

i have applications from the expansion pack... is there anyway i can get desktop icons for these?
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Pizzasgood


Joined: 04 May 2005
Posts: 6266
Location: Knoxville, TN, USA

PostPosted: Thu 27 Dec 2007, 12:05    Post subject:  

Find the executables and drag them to the desktop. Right-click and go to "set icon" to change icons, right-click and go to "edit" to change the text.

For some things (like firefox) you can just change the defaults and keep using the same icons. With Firefox, that means editing /usr/local/bin/defaultbrowser and replacing "seamonky" with "firefox" and hitting "save". You can probably right-click the desktop icon for it and hit "open as text" for any applications using the /usr/local/bin/default* system.


Most executables will be in either /usr/bin/ or /usr/local/bin/. If you know the command to start them, you can open a terminal and type this to locate them:
which firefox
(where "firefox" is the command to start the app you're looking for).

There are several search tools in Puppy too. I'm using a newer Puppy right now so I don't know exactly which ones are in 2.15 CE, but I do know it has the commandline find tool, used like this:
find / -mount -name firefox
In that string, the / means search the entire filesystem. You can replace that with /usr/ to only search in /usr/. The -mount means "don't search any outside filesystems". Sometimes you won't want that option, but in this case it will speed things up, especially if you have big full harddrives. The -name tells it we're searching based on the name (as opposed to date last modified or whatever). The firefox is the string we're searching for. It can use wildcards like * too:
find / -mount -name fire*
^-that will find anything named "firefox", along with anything else starting with "fire" (e.g. firestarter, firefox-bin, firelog, etc.) The * can be at the beginning or middle too.
find / -mount -name *ire*
You can use a ? instead of a * to mean just one char (?irefox will match "firefox" but not "uberfirefox". *irefox will match both).

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