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This is an old revision of JoesWindowManager made by Puppyite on 2009-09-15 09:02:22.

 

Joe's Window Manager (JWM)

Window managers control the placement, appearance & manipulation of windows. The default window manager in Puppy since 1.05 is JWM. It is light and basic, but effective.

Themes
The appearance of JWM can be changed by use of themes, which in essence are simple text files. You can get themes to change the look of JWM in your Puppy in several ways: text to copy & paste in a configuration file, or a dotpup file to download & install.
In the Puppy forum, there is now a thread called JWM Themes Exchange, where people are posting text configurations, dotpups and screenshots of how they've modified JWM and which you can use to modify your own.
Alternatives
If you want, you can use other window managers with Puppy.
You can also use a Desktop Environment. These usually include a Window Manager and a combination of utilities.
You can download files to install different window managers, desktop environments and themes in Puppy from Dotpups.de
Or use a Puppy derivative that already includes a different WM or DE.
See also



Below is an example of how Puppy user CrustyLobster modifed his JWM.
http://i6.tinypic.com/14igyh0.jpg

I started creating this in Puppy 2

Click on Home
Right click Display / Show Hidden
A directory called .jwm will appear

Open one of the themes in the themes directory in Geany text editor
(right click and open as text)
resave it with a new name for example I opened jwm-puppy-xp and saved as jwm-puppy-vista
You can use the screen colour picker in Puppy (under graphics) to get hex values to modify in this file
or use something like this
http://wellstyled.com/tools/colorscheme2/index-en.html

to make the theme appear in JWM themes
alter the file themeslist

<JWM>
	<!-- 
	TITLE:		Vista Experiment
	AUTHOR:		Lobster
	Created:	
	Version:	0.1.0
	Updates:	none: first release.
	JWM ver:	JWM 1.7
	-->

	<!-- WINDOW BORDER PROPERTIES -->

	<BorderStyle>
			   <Font>-adobe-helvetica-bold-r-*-*-14-*-*-*-*-*-*-*</Font>
			   <Width>5</Width>
			   <Height>20</Height>
			   <Foreground>#D5BFFF</Foreground>
			   <Background>#EEE6FF</Background>
			   <ActiveForeground>#8060BF

</ActiveForeground>
			   <ActiveBackground>#EEE6FF</ActiveBackground
		</BorderStyle>


	<!-- TRAY PROPERTIES -->

	<TrayStyle>
			   <Font>-adobe-helvetica-bold-r-*-*-*-120-*-*-*-*-*-*</Font>
			   <Height>26</Height>
			   <Foreground>#8060BF</Foreground>
			   <Background>#EEE6FF</Background>
		</TrayStyle>

	<!-- PAGER PROPERTIES -->

		<PagerStyle>
			   <Outline>#8060BF</Outline>
			   <Foreground>#EEE6FF</Foreground>
			   <Background>#2961de</Background>
			   <ActiveForeground>#2961de</ActiveForeground>
			   <ActiveBackground>#94cbff</ActiveBackground>
		</PagerStyle>

	<!-- SYSTEM LOAD MODULE PROPERTIES -->


	<!-- POPUP PROPERTIES -->

	<PopupStyle>
			   <Font>-adobe-helvetica-medium-r-*-*-*-140-*-*-*-*-*-*</Font>
			   <Outline>black</Outline>
			   <Foreground>black</Foreground>
			   <Background>lightyellow</Background>
		</PopupStyle>

	<!-- MENU PROPERTIES -->
   
		<MenuStyle>
			   <Font>-adobe-helvetica-bold-r-*-*-*-160-*-*-*-*-*-*</Font>
			   <Foreground>#EEE6FF</Foreground>
			   <Background>#8060BF</Background>
			   <ActiveForeground>#8060BF</ActiveForeground>
			   <ActiveBackground>#EEE6FF</ActiveBackground>
		</MenuStyle>

	<!-- BACKGROUND KEY BINDING -->

</JWM>




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