Revision [29214]

Last edited on 2013-10-15 07:42:11 by darkcity
Additions:
~[[https://github.com/warlockcc/wbar Wbar (github - warlockcc)]] - newer version
~[[http://lxlinux.com/wbar.html Tutorial (lxlinux.com)]]


Revision [25564]

Edited on 2013-01-21 09:37:26 by darkcity [no wbar page, as this double as info and install p]
Additions:
{{image url="http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?mode=attach&id=47602" title="wbar" alt="wbar" width="200"}}
Deletions:
{{image url="http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?mode=attach&id=47602" title="wbar" alt="wbar" width="100"}}


Revision [25563]

Edited on 2013-01-21 09:37:05 by darkcity [no wbar page, as this double as info and install p]
Additions:
{{image url="http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?mode=attach&id=47602" title="wbar" alt="wbar" width="100"}}
Deletions:
{{image url="http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?mode=attach&id=47602" title="wbar" alt="wbar" widht="100"}}


Revision [25560]

Edited on 2013-01-21 09:34:02 by darkcity [no wbar page, as this double as info and install p]
Additions:
{{image url="http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?mode=attach&id=47602" title="wbar" alt="wbar" widht="100"}}
====""Wbar""====
~**""Wbar""** is simple and highly customizable quick-launch [[Panel]].
==How To install Wbar==
~This is a collection of guides & tips from various threads/posts in an effort to bring them all together in one place.
==Related Forum threads==
~[[http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=624949#624949 Wbar modification]]
~[[http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=52381 Wbar Configuration Centre - v 07]]
~[[http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=580372 Wbar installation]]
~[[http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=19742 Wbar: a fancy launchbar (using Imlib2)]]
==Related Webpages==
~[[http://code.google.com/p/wbar/ Wbar google code page]]
----
==Categories==
CategoryTutorial
CategoryGUI
CategorySoftware
Deletions:
{{image url="http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?mode=attach&id=47602" title="wbar" alt="wbar"}}
====How To install Wbar====
This is a collection of guides & tips from various threads/posts
in an effort to bring them all together in one place.
**Links:**
[[http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=624949#624949 wbar modification]]
[[http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=52381 Wbar Configuration Centre - v 07]]
You can find more information in this thread: **[[http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?search_id=619856519&t=19742 Wbar: a fancy launchbar (using Imlib2)]]**


Revision [21461]

Edited on 2012-05-05 04:13:06 by CrustyLobster [wbar modification]
Additions:
[[http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=624949#624949 wbar modification]]


Revision [19625]

Edited on 2011-11-21 13:02:38 by darkcity [wbar modification]
Additions:
{{image url="http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?mode=attach&id=47602" title="wbar" alt="wbar"}}
====How To install Wbar====
This is a collection of guides & tips from various threads/posts
Deletions:
What follows is a collection of guides & tips from various threads/posts
====To install Wbar====


Revision [18648]

Edited on 2011-10-08 11:09:50 by darkcity [bread tidy]
Additions:
[[HomePage]] > [[ComponentHowTo Components and HowTos]] > [[GuiIndex GUI]]
====To install Wbar====
Download BOTH of these [[pets]]:
Deletions:
====**{{color text="To install wbar." c="black"}}**====
Download BOTH of these .pets:


Revision [13438]

Edited on 2011-03-13 07:45:39 by CatDude [bread tidy]
Additions:
@@For more information on positioning the wbar, see **EDIT 4:** below.@@
**EDIT 4:**
====**{{color text="Positioning of the wbar." c="black"}}**====
Here are a couple of images to help you choose the right switches.
{{image url="http://puppy.b0x.me/catdude/screengrabs/wbar/horizontal-positioning.png" title="Horizontal-Positioning" alt="Horizontal-Positioning"}}
{{image url="http://puppy.b0x.me/catdude/screengrabs/wbar/vertical-positioning.png" title="Vertical-Positioning" alt="Vertical-Positioning"}}
In all of the above scenarios, if you are using a wbar that supports the **-offset** switch,
then you can use that to fine tune the final position of the wbar.


Revision [12696]

Edited on 2011-02-12 07:29:15 by r1tz [bread tidy]
Additions:
**Links:**
[[http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=52381 Wbar Configuration Centre - v 07]]
Deletions:
**Links:
*[[http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=52381 Wbar Configuration Centre - v 07]]*


Revision [12695]

Edited on 2011-02-12 07:28:12 by r1tz [bread tidy]
Additions:
**Links:
*[[http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=52381 Wbar Configuration Centre - v 07]]*
Deletions:
**Links:**


Revision [9211]

Edited on 2010-09-06 05:46:47 by CatDude [Pointed out the different imlib2 .pet]
Additions:
**Please Note:**
If you are using a newer Puppy version (for example: Lupu),
use this pet instead of the one above.
**[[http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?mode=attach&id=29889 imlib2-1.4.2.pet]]**
install **imlib2-1.4.0.pet** first (or **imlib2-1.4.2.pet** if using a newer Puppy),
then **patched-wbar-1.3.3.pet**
Deletions:
install **imlib2-1.4.0.pet** first, then **patched-wbar-1.3.3.pet**


Revision [2387]

Edited on 2009-10-21 15:11:59 by Puppyite [Pointed out the different imlib2 .pet]
Additions:
====**{{color text="Launching an application via Wine." c="black"}}**====
====**{{color text="Tip for JWM users" c="black"}}**====
====**{{color text="How to open a directory from wbar." c="black"}}**====
Deletions:
====**Launching an application via Wine.**====
====**Tip for JWM users**====
====**How to open a directory from wbar.**====


Revision [2386]

Edited on 2009-10-21 15:10:04 by Puppyite [Pointed out the different imlib2 .pet]
Additions:
====**{{color text="To install wbar." c="black"}}**====
Deletions:
====**To install wbar.**====


Revision [2342]

Edited on 2009-10-18 09:58:32 by CatDude [Trying to bring various bits & pieces together.]
Additions:
What follows is a collection of guides & tips from various threads/posts
in an effort to bring them all together in one place.
====**To install wbar.**====
**[[http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?mode=attach&id=21737 imlib2-1.4.0.pet]]**
**[[http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?mode=attach&id=21741 patched-wbar-1.3.3.pet]]**
install **imlib2-1.4.0.pet** first, then **patched-wbar-1.3.3.pet**
When installing the second .pet, a browser window will open **Wbar Instructions & Tips**,
You can open that window again at any time by navigating to: **/usr/doc/wbar/Wbar_Install_Readme.html**,
When the install of both .pets is complete, you will need to edit this file: **/root/.xinitrc**
Right click on** /root/.xinitrc** and select: **//Open As Text//**,
%%#exec $CURRENTWM
#END# %%
You now need to add your wbar "Launch Command" Immediately above where it say's: **#exec $CURRENTWM**
i will give you an example for you to start with, just change things to suit your own needs. (refer to the files in **/usr/doc/wbar**)
%%# Start wbar application launcher
sleep 3 && wbar -above-desk -jumpf 1 -pos bottom -offset 30 -nanim 3 -zoomf 1.8 -idist 10 -isize 38 -bpress -balfa 0 -falfa 100 & %%
change **-pos bottom** to **-pos top**
The **-offset 30** is the distance (in pixels)
You may also need to increase the **sleep** period from 3 seconds,
So now the bottom of your **/root/.xinitrc** file
%%# Start wbar application launcher
#END# %%
The actual wbar configuration file is at:** /root/.wbar** (another hidden file),
again right click and select: **//Open As Text//**
%%#i: /usr/share/wbar/wbar.icons/osxbarback.png
#t: /usr/share/wbar/wbar.icons/Starcraft Normal.ttf/12 %%
%%i: /usr/share/wbar/wbar.icons/osxbarback.png
t: /usr/share/wbar/wbar.icons/Creampuff.ttf/16 %%
I included 3 fonts in this directory: **/usr/share/wbar/wbar.icons**
- **Starcraft Normal.ttf
- Creampuff.ttf
- ""VeraBd"".ttf**
%%i: /usr/share/wbar/wbar.icons/kennel.png
c: /usr/local/bin/rox
t: Home %%
**i:** = the path to the icon to be used.
**c:** = the command to run, or path to executable file.
**t:** = the text that is displayed beneath the icon
**//Please Note://**
Any changes that you make to the configuration file (** /root/.wbar**),
will require you to restart the X server in order to see those changes.
**EDIT 1:**
====**Launching an application via Wine.**====
If you happen to be running wine,
you can launch windows apps with something like the following:
%%i: /usr/share/wbar/wbar.icons/good/photogenetics.png
c: wine "/root/Wine/drive_c/Program Files/PhotoGenetics/PhotoGenetics.exe"
t: PhotGen %%
The important part is to surround the path to the .exe file with double quotes.
**EDIT 2:**
====**Tip for JWM users**====
If you are using JWM (default in Puppy) then the wbar may open in a window (see attached image)
you will notice this window in the taskbar.
{{image url="http://i33.tinypic.com/2eamk9k.jpg" title="wbar-on-430" alt="wbar-on-430"}}
That is not the behaviour that you want, so to stop it doing this you need to edit the **/etc/xdg/templates/_root_.jwmrc** file. (Thanks to **Kal** for the reminder)
Right click on that file and select: Open As Text
Scroll down a bit, and you will see this lot (or something very similar)
%%<Group>
<Class>Gaim</Class>
<Option>sticky</Option>
</Group>
<Group>
<Class>xmms</Class>
<Option>icon:xmms.xpm</Option>
</Group>
<Group>
<Class>absvolume</Class>
<Name>absvolume</Name>
<Option>nolist</Option>
</Group>
<Group>
<Name>xmessage</Name>
<!-- <Option>icon:info16.xpm</Option> -->
<Option>notitle</Option>
<Option>nolist</Option>
</Group> %%
Copy and Paste this:
%%<Group>
<Class>wbar</Class>
<Name>wbar</Name>
<Option>nolist</Option>
</Group> %%
after the last one in the block shown above.
Save your changes then open a Console/Terminal
and enter the following command:
%%fixmenus %%
**Note:**
Some of the newer Puppies have a Menu entry for fixmenus
if yours does, just use that instead of the above command.
Now Restart X server, from the Menu: Shutdown > Restart X server
wbar should now start without being in a window.
**EDIT 3:**
====**How to open a directory from wbar.**====
Wbar does not by default open directories, but there is a workaround,
just create a little script.
I will use an example.
I have a directory: **/root/dudesdata** i would like to open from the wbar,
this is what i did:
**1.**
Created a new text file (Using a Text Editor: Geany, Leafpad, whatever)
and added the following to it:
%%rox /root/dudesdata %%
I then saved it as: **/usr/local/bin/dudefiles**
i then navigated to: **/usr/local/bin** and right clicked on the file: **dudefiles**
from the popout menu i selected **Permissions** then clicked on **Yes**.
This has just made the file dudefiles executable.
**2.**
Make an appropriate entry in the **/root/.wbar** file.
Something like this:
%%i: /usr/share/wbar/wbar.icons/good/kennel.png
c: /usr/local/bin/dudefiles
t: Dudesdata %%
Save your changes, then restart the X server.
You should now be able to click on an icon on the wbar
and go straight into your chosen directory.
**Links:**
You can find more information in this thread: **[[http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?search_id=619856519&t=19742 Wbar: a fancy launchbar (using Imlib2)]]**
Deletions:
[[http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=348280#348280 this page based on this forum post]]
imlib2-1.4.0.pet
patched-wbar-1.3.3.pet
install imlib2-1.4.0.pet first, then patched-wbar-1.3.3.pet
When installing the second .pet, a browser window will open Wbar Instructions & Tips,
You can open that window again at any time by navigating to: /usr/doc/wbar/Wbar_Install_Readme.html,
When the install of both .pets is complete, you will need to edit this file: /root/.xinitrc
Right click on /root/.xinitrc and select: Open As Text,
Code:
###END###
You now need to add your wbar "Launch Command" Immediately above where it say's: #exec $CURRENTWM
i will give you an example for you to start with, just change things to suit your own needs. (refer to the files in /usr/doc/wbar)
Code:
# Start wbar application launcher
change -pos bottom to -pos top
The -offset 30 is the distance (in pixels)
You may also need to increase the sleep period from 3 seconds,
So now the bottom of your /root/.xinitrc file
Code:
# Start wbar application launcher
###END###
The actual wbar configuration file is at: /root/.wbar (another hidden file),
again right click and select: Open As Text
Code:
#i: /usr/share/wbar/wbar.icons/osxbarback.png
#t: /usr/share/wbar/wbar.icons/Starcraft Normal.ttf/12
Code:
i: /usr/share/wbar/wbar.icons/osxbarback.png
t: /usr/share/wbar/wbar.icons/Creampuff.ttf/16
I included 3 fonts in this directory: /usr/share/wbar/wbar.icons
Starcraft Normal.ttf
Creampuff.ttf
VeraBd.ttf
Code:
i:/usr/share/wbar/wbar.icons/kennel.png
c:/usr/local/bin/rox
t:Home
i: = the path to the icon to be used.
c: = the command to run, or path to executable file.
t: = the text that is displayed beneath the icon
Please note:
Any changes that you make to the configuration file,
will require you to restart the X server in order to see those changes.


Revision [1898]

Edited on 2009-10-06 22:00:33 by CrustyLobster [Trying to bring various bits & pieces together.]
Additions:
[[http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=348280#348280 this page based on this forum post]]
Deletions:
It isn't that difficult really.


Revision [1886]

The oldest known version of this page was created on 2009-10-06 14:03:34 by CrustyLobster [Trying to bring various bits & pieces together.]
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