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Old 08-08-2003, 07:45 PM   #1
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create a icon shortcut for my app in blackbox


hi,

i want to create a icon shortcut to my application and put it on to my desktop for blackbox. how can i do this??

how can i add more application lists into the dropdown list for blackbox?

how can i change the desktop background for blackbox??
 
Old 08-08-2003, 10:15 PM   #2
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To put Icons on my desktop I use ROX:

http://rox.sourceforge.net/rox_filer.html

Also for my background image. I run:

rox -p=panel

As for the the menu, on my suse I make changes to a menu file located in:

/usr/share/blackbox

Hope this helps.

Dave
 
Old 08-08-2003, 10:26 PM   #3
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Here is how my blackbox looks useing ROX with the pinboard.

http://home.rgv.rr.com/ddpicard/images/blackbox1.jpg

Works great for me. Maybe you will like it. If not there is also idesk.

dave
 
Old 08-15-2003, 02:15 PM   #4
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i need to learn how to work Rox
 
Old 08-15-2003, 02:19 PM   #5
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I'd suggest Idesk for icons, and that you edit your ~/.blackbox/menu file instead of the system one in /usr/share/blackbox. But then I'd suggest you use Fluxbox instead of BB anyway
 
Old 08-15-2003, 06:52 PM   #6
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why not BB??, Fluxbox is so hard to install....tedious and troublesome to be installed...
where as, for BB, all i need to install is just a rpm file..
what is so good on Fluxbox compared to BB? pls convince me!
thanks
 
Old 08-15-2003, 07:02 PM   #7
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You should definitely get bbkeys and bbconf too bbkeys allows you to create cool shortcut with the keyboard in blackbox, while bbconfig is great for menu editing and background/theme editing. BBconf also works together with bbkeys, so you can easily create keyboard shurtcuts graphically and painless .

I see you are on RedHat ...hmmm, if I'm not mistaken, you can get blackbox and bbkeys with apt-get. Nothing is easier then that

apt-get install blackbox
apt-get install bbkeys

To get bbconf to compile is simple too. All links are in blackbox homepage. apt-get you can download from here:

http://freshrpms.net/

For desktops icons I dunno. I think it's a little against blackbox principles. You know, make a fast kicking ass desktop, then fill it with icons and heavy bars.... I think in this case, it's better Gnome or KDE which are heavy and fully featured . But oh well, maybe that's just me

Good luck
 
Old 08-16-2003, 04:30 AM   #8
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yenonn, you can get .rpm packages of Fluxbox too
And as it's a fork from BB, you shouldnt need to install anything else, and your BB themes and dockapps should work fine with it.

Using the funky devel releases isnt hard either, just su, extract, ./configure (--prefix=/usr for Mdk or RH), make, make install, as usual.
 
  


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