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Old 09-10-2004, 12:16 AM   #1
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e17 engage

I was wondering if someone could give me hints about how to do some configuration in Enlightenments new piece of eyecandy called Engage.

I would like to:

Have small arrows appear below the icons that indicate that the application is running...I think this can be done.

I still have not figured out how to point to an applications icon. As a result my engage bar contains several

Thanks for your time.
Old 09-10-2004, 04:30 PM   #2
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Well wanted to give this a bump...

I made a directory called icons in the /home/name/.e directory which I can use to give the icons proper images. When I open something and then minimize it, a new icon pops up on the right which has an image which I have not assigned for that program. Follow? So I set an image for say gnome-terminal which when minimized creates an icon to the right that is different from the assigned icon. Whats up??
Old 11-11-2004, 03:26 PM   #3
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its pretty easy

ok what you need to do is search the pages here at LQ, lots of info.

there should be a script called in your /usr/share/engage/ folder
copy that to ~/.e/apps/engage/ and then go to and download some nice looking icons.

then run the following lines to creat the icon on engage. this one will create an icon for Gaim using the icon i told it to. the way to do it is : make sure you type in everything after the $

jhawk@razorback engage $ sh                                      
Usage: app_name app_exe window_class window_name icon_name
in order to get the window class, which is very important run :

jhawk@razorback engage $ xprop WM_CLASS|cut -d \, -f 2
then just put that where it needs to be hit enter and you have your icons!

below is an example using an excellent iconset from weboso check out his stuff at

jhawk@razorback engage $ sh gaim /usr/bin/gaim Gaim gaim ~/.icons/aim_2004_02.png


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