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Author Topic: How do I use/tweak/close warbar  (Read 1064 times)
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« on: March 23, 2008, 04:59:35 pm »

I clicked on wbar in the menu and discovered a wonderful quick launch bar. My question is how do I close/move/tweak it?
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« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2008, 05:09:05 pm »

I clicked on wbar in the menu and discovered a wonderful quick launch bar. My question is how do I close/move/tweak it?

you add and subtract program lauchers in wbar by editing the /usr/share/wbar/dot.wbar  file.

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« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2008, 07:26:30 pm »

You can close the bar by opening a terminal and type:killall wbar

you can place additional icons in the icon folder/wbar/iconpack/wbar.osx

the position of the bar I think is controled by /usr/bin/vlbar the script can be opened in mousepad...just right click and choose open with mousepad

in a terminal type:wbar -help

These changes are system wide. I customized the wbar for the user in JWM..not sure if its usefull but here was the thread...near the bottom

http://www.vectorlinux.com/forum2/index.php?topic=5734.0
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« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2008, 10:46:59 pm »

I clicked on wbar in the menu and discovered a wonderful quick launch bar. My question is how do I close/move/tweak it?

To customise, copy /usr/share/wbar/wbar.dot to ~/.wbar and edit it with your favourite text editor. The content is fairly self-explanatory. To change its position, size, etc, have a look at the inbuild help:

Code:
   -config conf-file (eg: $HOME/.wbar)
   -above-desk       run over a desktop app (ie: xfdesktop)
   -isize  i         icon size (eg: 32)
   -idist  d         icon dist (eg: 1)
   -zoomf  z         zoom factor (eg: 1.8 or 2.5)
   -jumpf  j         jump factor (eg: 1.0 or 0.0)
   -pos    p         position:
                        top | bottom | left | right |
                        center | <bot|top>-<right|left>
   -dblclk ms        ms for double click (0: single click)
   -bpress           icon gets pressed
   -vbar             vertical bar
   -balfa  i         bar alfa (0-100)
   -falfa  i         unfocused bar alfa (0-100)
   -filter i         color filter (0: none 1: hovered 2: others, 3: all)
   -fc  0xAARRGGBB   filter color (default green 0xff00c800)
   -nanim  i         number of animated icons: 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, ...
   -nofont           if set disables font rendering

I found that running it with the normal Xfce autostart meant that if I logged out and logged back in again, it would often start too quickly to allow the desktop to stabilize. As a result, I ended up creating an entry in Settings > Autostarted Applications that calls a script, which allows me to use 'sleep 2' to slow down Wbar's load speed a little.

There is also a new GUI interface to allow adding applications and arranging them. I don't have too many details, but some can be found here:

http://www.gnomefiles.org/app.php/Wbarconf

The command line I'm using to start it is as below, only uses a few of the available options:

Code:
wbar -above-desk -pos bottom -isize 28 -bpress

paul.

 
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