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    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
    /etc/icewm with
    preferences
    menu
    toolbar
    keys
    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 ?

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    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.
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    Hi jayd512 - did you start with templates from /usr/share/icewm, create them from scratch or copy them from somewhere on the net like here ?

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    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.
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    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:

    keys
    menu
    preferences
    theme
    toolbar
    winoptions
    prefoverride
    startup

    I've grown especially fond of using the prefoverride file.
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    Hi Jonathan183. Here's how I do mine...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathan183 View Post
    Where do you store config files for IceWM ?
    ~/.icewm

    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathan183 View Post
    What tools do you use to configure IceWM ?
    vi

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dapper Dan View Post
    Hi Jonathan183. Here's how I do mine...

    Link

    After I signed out last night, I thought about that thread. Ya beat me on linking to it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jayd512 View Post
    After I signed out last night, I thought about that thread. Ya beat me on linking to it.
    It took me a few "Googles" to find it! Jonathan183, there are "GUI" configuration tools for IceWM but in my experience, most fall short. The only one I ever used for a while was IceCC.
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    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.
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