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Old 01-25-2006, 04:06 PM   #1
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Im sure it used to be different...

OK, this is my second go at being a linux newbie. First time round didnt go so well. Problems getting gcc to work and such, but I gave it a second go (after having to reformat windows twice in three weeks).

Anyway, last time I was using linux (SuSE 9.something personal), I had a few things going that I just cant seem to get working this time around (OpenSuSE 10.0)

For instance, the start bar thing at the bottom. Whatever its called in linux, Im sure it used to resize the icons when the mouse hovered over them, but I cant seem to get it to work this time round.

Also, I downloaded giFT, but it doesnt do anything. I need a frontend.

a) What is a frontend?
b) Where do I get one?

Old 01-25-2006, 04:41 PM   #2
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i assume you are using kde. You should be able to right click on the "taskbar" and go to properties. If not there, somewhere in the suse control panel, there should be something about taskbar and zoom icons on hover or something like that.

a frontend is a gui like YAGGUI, Apollon, giFToxic, giFTui. these are all frontends for giFT but do a google search for gift frontend, there are lots and depending on the eyecandy, you may want to look around.
Old 01-25-2006, 04:41 PM   #3
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Well I don't know what giFT is but Google does.

A front end is normally a GUI for a console program.


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