Peter Geer | 1 May 01:16 2003

Changing right-click behavior

Lately I've noticed that the default behavior of the right-click menu in
ROX-Filer is bothering me.

When I right-click on a file or directory in the filer window, I get the
root popup menu with the 'File' entry highlighted.  There's
nothing wrong with this in and of itself, but it seems a bit
inefficient.  The cursor starts just to the left of where the File submenu
pops up, plus takes a fraction of a second for the
submenu to pop up at all.  Quite often, I find that I'm moving the mouse
down the screen before the submenu has a chance to appear.  The thing
that makes this really frustrating is that when I right-click on a file or
directory, I almost never want any entry in the root menu other than
'File' entry.

What I'd really like is a way to make the swap the unmodified right-click
behavior with the ctrl+right-click behavior when right-clicking on a file
or directory.  The root menu is good when clicking empty space, but when
right-clicking on a file, the File submenu is the only thing I want 99% of
the time.

Is there a way to do this?  Perhaps some obscure, undocumented setting?
If not, then I'd like to request that this be added as a feature.  To me,
it seems like a more natural way to do it.

Thank you!

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Peter Geer
geerp <at> sunyit.edu

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Terry Blunt | 7 May 20:34 2003
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Can't get started

Subject says it all.

I'm using Mandrake 9.0 and just can't seem to work out how to get all the
dependencies sorted out to instal ROX. The various websites all seem to
assume I actually know what they're talking about when I haven't a clue.

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Christopher Shaffer | 8 May 02:50 2003
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Re: Can't get started

Well, lets start from the beginning.  Are you compiling the source, or did you download the rpms? 
You're using Mandrake, right?  Do you know about urpmi?  Its a wonder Mandrake tool (should be
installed as part of the base system) that takes care of most dependency issues for you.

Specificaly, what dependencies are you lacking?

Chris Shaffer

--- Terry Blunt <terry <at> langri.demon.co.uk> wrote:
> Subject says it all.
> 
> I'm using Mandrake 9.0 and just can't seem to work out how to get all the
> dependencies sorted out to instal ROX. The various websites all seem to
> assume I actually know what they're talking about when I haven't a clue.
> 
> -- 
> Terry Blunt <terry <at> langri.demon.co.uk>
> 
> I claim copyright on funny typos and spelling mistakes.
> The rest you can have!
> 
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Götz Waschk | 8 May 09:09 2003
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Re: Can't get started

Am Mittwoch,  7. Mai 2003, 19:34:23 Uhr MET, schrieb Terry Blunt:
> I'm using Mandrake 9.0 and just can't seem to work out how to get all the
> dependencies sorted out to instal ROX. The various websites all seem to
> assume I actually know what they're talking about when I haven't a clue.
Hi,

this is the fast way to install rox on 9.0. Type this as root:

urpmi.addmedia contrib
ftp://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/distributions/mandrake/Mandrake-old/9.0/contrib/i586
with ../../i586/Mandrake/base/hdlist2.cz
urpmi rox

This will add the contrib rpm package source to the installer's list
of known packages and install rox version 1.3.3 (the latest package
for Mandrake 9.0). If you want the new stuff, you have to build it
from the source package, as I only maintain the official Mandrake
packages for the Cooker development tree of the distribution.
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homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of
totalitarianism or the holy name of liberty or democracy?
    Mahatma Gandhi (1869 - 1948), "Non-Violence in Peace and War"

Terry Blunt | 8 May 23:03 2003
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Re: Can't get started

In message <20030508070931.GG26750 <at> sake.informatik.uni-rostock.de>
          Götz Waschk <waschk <at> informatik.uni-rostock.de> wrote:

> Am Mittwoch,  7. Mai 2003, 19:34:23 Uhr MET, schrieb Terry Blunt:
> > I'm using Mandrake 9.0 and just can't seem to work out how to get all the
> > dependencies sorted out to instal ROX. The various websites all seem to
> > assume I actually know what they're talking about when I haven't a clue.
> Hi,
> 
> this is the fast way to install rox on 9.0. Type this as root:
>  
> urpmi.addmedia contrib
ftp://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/distributions/mandrake/Mandrake-old/9.0/contrib/i586
with ../../i586/Mandrake/base/hdlist2.cz
> urpmi rox
> 
> This will add the contrib rpm package source to the installer's list
> of known packages and install rox version 1.3.3 (the latest package
> for Mandrake 9.0). If you want the new stuff, you have to build it
> from the source package, as I only maintain the official Mandrake
> packages for the Cooker development tree of the distribution.

Tried that. The result was:

[root <at> localhost root]# urpmi.addmedia contrib ftp://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux
/distributions/mandrake/mandrake-old/9.0/contrib/i586 with ../../i586/mandrake/b
ase/hdlist2/.cz urpmi rox
using different removable device [/dev/scd0] for "Installation CD 1 (x86) (cdrom
1)"
using different removable device [/dev/scd0] for "Installation CD 2 (x86) (cdrom
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John Mellor | 9 May 02:30 2003
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Re: Can't get started

If it is any help I have installed the following rpm on Mandrake 9.0.  Cannot remember dependency problems or
where I got it but probably the ROX site.  Ask Mr Google otherwise.  Try it and tell me if you have error
messages.  Hopefully I will already have had them so might be able to help you.

rox-1.3.6-1.i586.rpm

--
John Mellor

Linux - Free in every way
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On Thu, 08 May 2003 22:03:33 +0100, Terry Blunt <terry <at> langri.demon.co.uk> wrote:
>
> In message <20030508070931.GG26750 <at> sake.informatik.uni-rostock.de>
>           Götz Waschk <waschk <at> informatik.uni-rostock.de> wrote:
>
>> Am Mittwoch,  7. Mai 2003, 19:34:23 Uhr MET, schrieb Terry Blunt:
>> > I'm using Mandrake 9.0 and just can't seem to work out how to get all the
>> > dependencies sorted out to instal ROX. The various websites all seem to
>> > assume I actually know what they're talking about when I haven't a clue.
>> Hi,
>> 
>> this is the fast way to install rox on 9.0. Type this as root:
>>  
>> urpmi.addmedia contrib
ftp://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/distributions/mandrake/Mandrake-old/9.0/contrib/i586
with ../../i586/Mandrake/base/hdlist2.cz
>> urpmi rox
>> 
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Terry Blunt | 8 May 23:00 2003
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In message <20030508005033.21271.qmail <at> web40304.mail.yahoo.com>
          Christopher Shaffer <cherokeestargazer <at> yahoo.com> wrote:

> Well, lets start from the beginning.  Are you compiling the source, or did you download the rpms? 
> You're using Mandrake, right?  Do you know about urpmi?  Its a wonder Mandrake tool (should be
> installed as part of the base system) that takes care of most dependency issues for you.

I'm trying to download the RPMs

never heard of urpmi :-(

> Specificaly, what dependencies are you lacking?
> 
> Chris Shaffer

GLIBC_2.3 seems to be the stumbling block at the moment.

When I went to the website I was directed to... eventually, there seemed to
be a whole lot of bits to this I needed to put together myeself. This is
quite beyond me.

I don't know if it's just me but I seem to have great difficulty making
sense of Linux websites :-(

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Age gives you the experience to screw up properly.

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John Mellor | 9 May 03:47 2003
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Re: Can't get started

GLIBC_2.3 is a major stumbling block which will be resolved in 9.1.  I am waiting for this too.  I upgraded from
8.2 to 9.0 assuming it would be in there as almost everything I want seems to need it.  Not there, and the
difficulties of upgrading to it are too great for me.  However, see my other mail about the rpm.

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Linux - Free in every way
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On Thu, 08 May 2003 22:00:06 +0100, Terry Blunt <terry <at> langri.demon.co.uk> wrote:
>
> In message <20030508005033.21271.qmail <at> web40304.mail.yahoo.com>
>           Christopher Shaffer <cherokeestargazer <at> yahoo.com> wrote:
>
>> Well, lets start from the beginning.  Are you compiling the source, or did you download the rpms? 
>> You're using Mandrake, right?  Do you know about urpmi?  Its a wonder Mandrake tool (should be
>> installed as part of the base system) that takes care of most dependency issues for you.
>
>
> I'm trying to download the RPMs
>
> never heard of urpmi :-(
>  
>> Specificaly, what dependencies are you lacking?
>> 
>> Chris Shaffer
>
> GLIBC_2.3 seems to be the stumbling block at the moment.
>
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Götz Waschk | 9 May 09:35 2003
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Re: Can't get started

Am Donnerstag,  8. Mai 2003, 22:03:33 Uhr MET, schrieb Terry Blunt:
> > urpmi.addmedia contrib
ftp://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/distributions/mandrake/Mandrake-old/9.0/contrib/i586
with ../../i586/Mandrake/base/hdlist2.cz
> > urpmi rox

> Tried that. The result was:
> [root <at> localhost root]# urpmi.addmedia contrib ftp://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux
> /distributions/mandrake/mandrake-old/9.0/contrib/i586 with ../../i586/mandrake/b
> ase/hdlist2/.cz urpmi rox

Hi, 

that's a copy and paste error: you need to type the command exactly as
seen above.

CU 
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homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of
totalitarianism or the holy name of liberty or democracy?
    Mahatma Gandhi (1869 - 1948), "Non-Violence in Peace and War"

Götz Waschk | 9 May 11:14 2003
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Am Donnerstag,  8. Mai 2003, 22:00:06 Uhr MET, schrieb Terry Blunt:
> I'm trying to download the RPMs
> never heard of urpmi :-(

It needs more PR, why don't you visit http://www.urpmi.org/ and
http://plf.zarb.org ?

> GLIBC_2.3 seems to be the stumbling block at the moment.

It's almost impossible to install a binary based on glibc 2.3 on a
system with glibc 2.2, such as Mandrake 9.0. This would require an
update of almost everything, so you'd end up with Mandrake 9.1 anyway,
which wouldn't be a bad thing :-)
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-- 
What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans and the
homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of
totalitarianism or the holy name of liberty or democracy?
    Mahatma Gandhi (1869 - 1948), "Non-Violence in Peace and War"


Gmane