HOWTO: IceWM Basic Configuration

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Postby Lou » 2008-10-07 00:15

$ locate icewm
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Re: HOWTO: IceWM Basic Configuration

Postby pcalvert » 2008-10-07 01:14

MeanDean wrote:might take a peek in /usr/share/icewm


Yup, that's where they're hiding:

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$ ls -l /usr/share/icewm
total 68
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root  4096 2008-09-27 22:40 contrib
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root  4096 2008-09-27 22:32 icons
-rw-r--r--  1 root root  1803 2006-11-20 04:54 keys
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root  4096 2008-09-27 22:32 ledclock
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root  4096 2008-09-27 22:32 mailbox
-rw-r--r--  1 root root   685 2006-11-20 04:54 menu
-rw-r--r--  1 root root 28632 2006-11-20 04:54 preferences
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root  4096 2008-09-27 22:32 taskbar
drwxr-xr-x 82 root root  4096 2008-09-27 22:32 themes
-rw-r--r--  1 root root   436 2006-11-20 04:54 toolbar
-rw-r--r--  1 root root  1045 2006-11-20 04:54 winoptions


Thanks.

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Postby pcalvert » 2008-10-07 02:04

Lou wrote:$ locate icewm


Thank you, that's also helpful. Actually, I had to modify it a little bit:

$ locate icewm | more

I use that little "trick" a lot.

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Postby gerry » 2008-11-04 16:50

I'm trying Icewm, and read lots about it. One thing is that Lou starts off by installing iceme for configuring menus, but thats dead and gone, though I did find a tar.gz download, which I have not unpacked. Debian includes icemc, which is a gui for configuring menus etc.

My question is: which file do I have to edit to change the menus?? I've read all over, and tried editing various files as told, but the menu stays the same. In fact, the menu seems to not resemble any menu file that I can find.

So tell me: which file do I have to edit to customise the menus? Really.

And I'd rather not prompt you by saying which files I've looked at!

Using Lenny. And I tried Windowmaker, and the menu was EXACTLY the same as I get with Icewm, but again unlike any menu file. Where on earth do they get it from?

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Postby Lou » 2008-11-04 18:00

iceme is gone, i use none of the others configuration apps.

Assuming you installed icewm, icewm-themes, menu:

$ sudo updatedb
$ locate icewm
$ cp /etc/X11/icewm/menu .icewm/menu

OR if you are the only user using icewm work on the original file /etc/X11/icewm/menu. Go to www.icewm.org and read the

IceWM FAQ and Howto pages

A superficial search in google.com/linux will give you all kinds of info on icewm/menus:

http://www.osnews.com/story/7774/IceWM_ ... ger/page3/

By pressing the "windows key" will give you a menu right away; i have my main apps linked to Fn keys (shortcuts, no icons, no menu editing).

Clear as mud?
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Postby gerry » 2008-11-04 22:48

Thanks Lou- I was on the right lines, but I seem to be sinking in a morass of permissions.

My bash denies all knowledge of updatedb and locate, but does that matter? I'm the only user on my computer, so I'll concentrate on the X11 files.

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Postby gerry » 2008-11-04 22:59

That's working- I can modify the /etc/X11 files, and off we go.......

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Postby craigevil » 2008-11-04 23:11

"IceWM's Control Center"
http://icecc.sourceforge.net/
havent used that in a while but it worked great on sarge.
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Postby Lou » 2008-11-05 13:28

gerry wrote:
My bash denies all knowledge of updatedb and locate, but does that matter? I'm the only user on my computer, so I'll concentrate on the X11 files.

Gerry


# apt-get install locate
# updatedb

Now you can try again.

The app 'locate' and updating the app data base IS important for future use, do it.
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Postby MikJP » 2008-11-12 21:24

Some months ago, I wrote a short IceWM Tutorial for my blog. Some of the readers might find it useful, too.
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Postby Mr B » 2008-11-13 10:23

I like your blog :)
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Postby Lou » 2009-03-20 19:06

Here's my latest keybings:

##.icewm/keys

key "Super+d" dillo
key "Super+c" urxvt
key "Super+e" pcmanfm
key "Super+m" sylpheed
key "Super+f" iceweasel
key "Super+u" xchat
key "Super+o" opera
key "Super+x" xlock -mode blank
key "Super+l" urxvt -e links2
key "Super+Pause" sudo halt
key "Print" urxvt -e scrot -cd 10

Super = Windows key (right or left)

Now i can shut my machine with:
win key + Pause key :)
(pretty handy)
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change graphic in icewm theme

Postby impuwat » 2009-03-24 06:00

I'm working on an IceWM theme and I'm wondering how to change the graphic for the small arrow in the menu. I would like to change the arrow to a shape that more closely matches my theme. I'm unaware of any pixmap that controls this graphic but I've seen different arrows in IceWM themes. Can anyone help me?
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Postby Lou » 2009-03-25 00:07

Your best bet is the icewm mailing list.
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Postby impuwat » 2009-03-25 01:08

Thanks for the reply. I've tried the icewm mailing list and haven't had a reply. The list does not look very active right now. Thought I would spread my question around in the IceWM area of some of the forums.
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