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- 01-02-2012 #1
What tools do you use to configure IceWM & where do you store configs
OK I have two questions ...
Where do you store config files for IceWM ?
What tools do you use to configure IceWM ?
I know there are quite a few options ... for me I currently have
I set these up for all users (only 5)
I create ~/.icewm and symlink to the files in /etc/icewm
For each user in ~/.icewm I create a prefsoverride with wallpaper information
I use menumaker to create the menu.
I copy /usr/share/icewm preferences and toolbar files to /etc/icewm and manually modify them just uncommenting things I change from defaults - like increasing icon and font size and mouse focus.
When I first started using IceWM I used a GUI tool in icewm-utils and had separate config files in each user ~/.icewm folder, but I kept spotting things to change and copying toolbar and menu information to each user soon became a pain
How do you setup your icewm configuration ?
- 01-03-2012 #2
Personally, I have the ~/.icewm directory, with preferences, keys, menu, startup and toolbar entries.
I edit them by hand. In fact, I've never used the GUI tools that are available for it.
- 01-03-2012 #3
- 01-03-2012 #4
When IceWM gets installed, you already have a preferences entry. It's the default one in your home folder.
I made a few minor edits to that. The other files (menu, keys, etc.) I just typed out long-hand from scratch.
- 01-03-2012 #5
- Join Date
- May 2004
- arch linux
My config files for IceWM go into ~/.icewm, and I use an .xinitrc file to start X rather than any display manager. My backgrounds/wallpapers are started using feh rather than icewmbg. Not being a fan of any of the helper tools for IceWM, all of my configs are done manually, and I've always been happier with that outcome. I generally use the following config files in my IceWM setups:
I've grown especially fond of using the prefoverride file.oz
- 01-03-2012 #6
- 01-03-2012 #7
- Join Date
- Dec 2011
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- 01-03-2012 #10
While I never actually used any of the config tools, I did do some reading about them.
It just seemed simpler to me to edit the files manually.
No need to learn about an application to make a menu entry when a few keystrokes does the job nicely.