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JWM Desktop Updates to V755 (Release) and V910 (Test)
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scsijon

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PostPosted: Tue 08 Apr 2014, 18:14    Post_subject:  

SFR wrote:
Hi Scsijon
As for the main problem (maximized/fullscreen windows on external screen) it doesn't seem to be related to SDL at all (eg. YT [Flash/HTML5] doesn't make use of it, I believe?).
Like I said in the other thread I don't use/own an external monitor, however I just recalled that 1.5-2 years ago when I set up Slacko-5.3.3 (JWM s578) on my mate's laptop and we were trying to get the display on his TV, the resolution was ok, but we wasn't able to force Gnome-Mplayer's window to fill the entire screen.
I think the occupied area was equal or close to the laptop's native resolution...

Greetings!


AH! that problem!

It will always default to the video devices internal native resolution unless it's set by the kernel or you tell puppy that you want another.

The setting is in the Puppy startup command by adding something like

puppy video=800x600 (or 1024x768, etc....)

alternately you can use the hex codes for linexcolumn.

puppy video=0xnnn

But it's only what ever you have available in the video chips set (not the full drivers set) which is usually smaller.

However if the kernel has been configured internally with a fixed size your stuck with what has been decided in the kernel.

sorry
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SFR


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PostPosted: Wed 09 Apr 2014, 11:51    Post_subject:  

Thanks Scsijon, I'll keep that in mind for the future. Cool

Greetings!

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Argolance


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PostPosted: Fri 18 Apr 2014, 14:03    Post_subject:  

Hello,
Thank you guys for replying! Very Happy
Sorry not to have answered earlier but I was not at home for more than a month. Though I was not in my "environment", I had all the time to think about... Wink
joewing wrote:
When you mention extra configuration, are you changing the JWM configuration file and restarting JWM?

So it is what I did...
But I made my decision to stand up for adapting my scripts to the new JWM behaviors, finally found something which gives the same result and much more simple: so, all's well that ends well!
Quote:
JWM now makes maximized windows take up the full screen. It used to leave the borders, which would allow you to click behind the window despite it being fullscreen.

[EDIT1] I noticed maximized windows corners are now squared. In previous versions of JWM, rounded corners of maximized windows let user activate any Rox panel behind easily while dragging mouse cursor right or left, up or down maximized windows corners using free space, shown as red on the picture below.

Now, unable to "touch" anything!

Thank you for your attention and your so nice job!

[EDIT2]
SFR (Posted: Fri Mar 07, 2014 10:30 am about background) wrote:
No probs here, either - see screenie.

Greetings!

I guess it works perfectly running Slacko!
I found time to test it running Puppy Precise 5.7.1: it doesn't work. So this is not specific to ToOpPy, based on Puppy Precise 5.4.3... Problem is somewhere else!

Cordialement.
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David Andrew

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PostPosted: Mon 28 Apr 2014, 03:42    Post_subject:  

Hello, can anyone advice me on how to get this working on Puppy Precise 7.1? I've tried to install all versions posted here without success:

http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=93438
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Jasper


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PostPosted: Mon 28 Apr 2014, 05:33    Post_subject:  

Hi David,

There is Precise v 5.7.1 (if that is what you meant to type) and I have just updated my Precise 5.7.1 from jwm v 896 to jwm v 910 using the pet from page 1 of this thread and all is well.

Perhaps, if you have doubts, make a back up, then
after installing jwm2-910-w5c. pet restart X and type in your terminal:
Code:
jwm -v

to check your version No is updated to 910.

My regards

You could also try the latest jwm pet (currently test v 913) using the appropriate devx (from BarryK if Precise) and src2pkg (from amigo) to make your own pet.
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David Andrew

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PostPosted: Mon 28 Apr 2014, 08:22    Post_subject:  

Jasper wrote:
Hi David,

There is Precise v 5.7.1 (if that is what you meant to type) and I have just updated my Precise 5.7.1 from jwm v 896 to jwm v 910 using the pet from page 1 of this thread and all is well.

Perhaps, if you have doubts, make a back up, then
after installing jwm2-910-w5c. pet restart X and type in your terminal:
Code:
jwm -v

to check your version No is updated to 910.

My regards

You could also try the latest jwm pet (currently test v 913) using the appropriate devx (from BarryK if Precise) and src2pkg (from amigo) to make your own pet.


Yeah, Precise 5.7.1.

Terminal registers it as vgit-819, despite having the 910 pet from here installed (and restarting X)

I'll give the other suggestion a try anyway. Thanks.
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Argolance


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PostPosted: Mon 28 Apr 2014, 08:35    Post_subject:  

Hello David Andrew,
Don't you have 2 jwm files: one inside /usr/bin/ and another inside /usr/local/bin?
Puppy has usually its jwm file inside /usr/bin...

Cordialement.

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OscarTalks

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PostPosted: Mon 28 Apr 2014, 09:58    Post_subject:  

I have uploaded a build of JWM-913
Compiled in Wary so should be fine in most recent 32 bit Puppies including Precise 5.7.1

There is also version 871 which I have found to be OK. With some shortly after this I started seeing a problem with the tray icons, but I think that got fixed again later.

Regarding JWMconfig
JWMconfig 3 will only work in recent Woof-CE Puppies so will not work in Precise 5.7.1

I believe the latest BarryK variant of JWMconfig 2 is already in Precise 5.7.1
There are some other slightly later versions of JWMconfig 2 available, but they are designed for Slacko so would change the appearance of a few things.

Download from:-
http://smokey01.com/OscarTalks
Always take the usual precautions when installing anything.
You must restart X server after installing JWM for the change to take effect.

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David Andrew

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PostPosted: Mon 28 Apr 2014, 11:11    Post_subject:  

OscarTalks wrote:
I have uploaded a build of JWM-913
Compiled in Wary so should be fine in most recent 32 bit Puppies including Precise 5.7.1

There is also version 871 which I have found to be OK. With some shortly after this I started seeing a problem with the tray icons, but I think that got fixed again later.

Regarding JWMconfig
JWMconfig 3 will only work in recent Woof-CE Puppies so will not work in Precise 5.7.1

I believe the latest BarryK variant of JWMconfig 2 is already in Precise 5.7.1
There are some other slightly later versions of JWMconfig 2 available, but they are designed for Slacko so would change the appearance of a few things.

Download from:-
http://smokey01.com/OscarTalks
Always take the usual precautions when installing anything.
You must restart X server after installing JWM for the change to take effect.


Thanks, this one registered as the latest version in the terminal, but I'm still not getting the options for the new XP / Mac / UNIX-ish buttons. I'm assuming they are only available in JWMconfig 3.
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OscarTalks

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PostPosted: Mon 28 Apr 2014, 23:09    Post_subject:  

Upgrading the JWM package alone will not give you those extra window buttons. What you could do though I reckon is to take the button icon sets from Slacko 5.7 along with the switcher script, add in a couple of other bits and pieces to create a separate menu entry in the Desktop category which will launch the switcher GUI. I made a .pet which will do that.

Did a bit of testing and it seems to work, but as always:-

Take precautions (backups or whatever) before installing stuff or making changes to your system.
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David Andrew

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PostPosted: Tue 29 Apr 2014, 05:20    Post_subject:  

OscarTalks wrote:
Upgrading the JWM package alone will not give you those extra window buttons. What you could do though I reckon is to take the button icon sets from Slacko 5.7 along with the switcher script, add in a couple of other bits and pieces to create a separate menu entry in the Desktop category which will launch the switcher GUI. I made a .pet which will do that.

Did a bit of testing and it seems to work, but as always:-

Take precautions (backups or whatever) before installing stuff or making changes to your system.


That .pet seems to work fine, many thanks. I'll be creating some themes that match the new buttons that I'll share in the JWM thread. Here's an XP theme I've had in mind (poor quality .jpeg):



Is it possible to manually create additional buttons?
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redandwhitestripes

Joined: 02 Jan 2009
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PostPosted: Sat 14 Jun 2014, 12:11    Post_subject:  

Please,please, please

What's the simplest way to permanently disable the shading option?

Did a search, could only find a workaround relating to an older version and installation of two config pets that did not work for me at the time Sad

Many thanks
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oldyeller


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PostPosted: Tue 17 Jun 2014, 10:57    Post_subject:  

How can I get a window to stay on all desktops? I know about groups but not on setting them up for anything like this.

Is there a way in jwm to have the window not be able to close. even though in gtkdailog it is set to have decorated="true"?
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