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1. Font size in the menus
2. In Window Maker, I had all the same menu items that I had in gnome, where did they go in blackbox?
3. How do I edit what menu items appear in the blackbox menu?
4. Why is it that when I use the terminal and give a command (i.e. opera &) and then I type exit, the application exits as well. What gives?
5. Finally, how do I change the wallpaper in Blackbox.
For 1 through 3 and 5 take a look at ~/.blackbox/menu
as for 4 - it shouldn't be happening on a normal setup, you are starting an application within a shell, so its parent process is the shell, and whenver the shell exits the child process is orphan (has no parent), in such a situation init process (PID 1) should become the parent of the orphan, open up anotehr term and type
start the opera in the original term and send it to background by appending &
type ps -ef again, exit the shell where you started application (opera) and type ps -ef again in the other term you'll see that the parent PID will change to 1, and whatever is happening on your system might be a misconfiguration, if you start another app besides opera does the same happen?
thanks neo but I decided to go back to window maker. i like the feel that window maker has a lot better. the only thing is miss is a good file manager. i knoe nautilus works under WM but it starts the gnome environment. i have tried to configure kruiser but it keeps telling me that i don't have the right Qt installed, i have the highest version available installed. any ideas or any other file managers out there that are like nautilus without having to run the gnome environment?