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    fluxbox questions

    1 how do i set the time for a 12 hr basis instead of 24 cuz 24 drives me crazy.
    2 how do i set it so i can have a quick key to run, or set a run command at all, because how it is now i have to open up konsole everytime i want to run something that i have not put into the menu, i like just what i want to run, thats what i did i kde, and i have gotten used to it that way.

    thanks in advance.
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    Aaron_Adams
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    Re:fluxbox questions

    #1:
    I'm not sure offhand, and I'm not on my Slackbox right now. I'll have to take a look. I'd think right clicking on the slit and going to options would have something.

    #2:
    For 'quick keys':
    There should be a file in your fluxbox directory called keys.
    ~/.fluxbox/keys

    The file contains commands allowing 'alt+Fn' keys to switch between desktops. You can add keyboard shortcuts into this file.

    For instance, in my keys file I have the following entry:
    Mod1 S :ExecCommand xterm -bg black -fg white -ls
    Which allows me to spawn a shell by pressing 'alt+s'.

    For 'running commands'
    You can edit the ~/.fluxbox/menu file to add and remove programs to run.

    For instance:

    [submenu] (Editors)
    [exec] (vim) {vim -g}
    [exec] (emacs) {emacs}
    [exec] (openoffice){soffice}
    [end]

    [submenu] (Chat)
    [exec] (licq) {licq}
    [exec] (xchat) {xchat}
    [exec] (sylpheed) {sylpheed}
    [end]

    As far as having a 'run command' command, I think the fluxbox team was planning on adding that in, they could have already in the latest release. I'll have to look into that as well.

    A little recommendation, although right now I'm not practicing what I preach. If you are going to run something like fluxbox, don't run something like konsole, as it slow and bloaty, and requires the use of kde libraries.

    Choose a fast alternative that complements fluxbox such as rxvt or aterm.

    Also, if you dislike opening a 'konsole' everytime you run a program, perhaps open one 'konsole' to be used for spawning programs. When you do run the programs append a & to the command, to send the process to the background. This will allow you to use the same 'konsole' for multiple commands.


    I hope some of this helps

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    Re:fluxbox questions

    thanks for the info
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    Re:fluxbox questions

    Yep, good answers Aaron ;D
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