Jesse Wagner | 2 May 01:32 2002

Stupid Question

I know this must me the simplest thing in the world but here goes. 
When I run pwm it says it "Could not connect to X display".  When I run
it with Gnome running, it says "pwm: Unable to redirect root window
events for screen 0."  Something I have to do after installing?

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Charl P. Botha | 2 May 10:58 2002
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[PWM] patch for goto_window

Dear PWMers,

I noticed in PWM 20010309 that goto_window would often NOT redraw the frame
in the active colour.  This seems to occur when the mouse is not over the
frame (afaicr).  Seeing that the window DOES get focus when one goto's to
it, the frame should probably be redrawn in the active colour.

After digging in winlist.c, I changed one set_focus call which seemed to
fix the problem.  However, I have no idea if this was the "correct" way to
do it.  Tuomo could you check this?  I've attached a diff.

Regards,

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--- winlist.c.orig	Thu May  2 10:19:58 2002
+++ winlist.c	Thu May  2 10:38:17 2002
 <at>  <at>  -326,7 +326,11  <at>  <at> 
 	if(!WFRAME_IS_NORMAL(frame))
 		set_frame_state(frame, frame->flags&~(WFRAME_HIDDEN|WFRAME_SHADE));	
 	
-	set_focus((WThing*)cwin);
+	/* With only set_focus, the frame that one goes to does not
+         * necessarily get redrawn as an in-focus frame, i.e. with active
+         * colours.
+         */
+	do_set_focus((WThing*)cwin);
 }
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Matthias Teege | 2 May 19:41 2002
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Start on a specific workspace and frame

Moin,

is it possible to start a X application on a specific workspace and
frame at startup?

Vielen Dank
Matthias

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Scott | 5 May 04:38 2002

JBuilder/java dialog problem

First I'd like to say, Ion is cool.  It only took me about 15 minutes to 
feel productive in it.  Thanks to the developers.

I use JBuilder4 (and now JBuilder6) regularly.  It seems that the dialog 
boxes don't get drawn correctly.  I can only see a portion of the 
dialog.  I usually can't see the "OK" and "Cancel" buttons although 
there is plenty of space but it's just blank.

It seems to exhibit this behavior in the newest stable and development 
releases of Ion.

Maybe I can convince someone out there that knows the guts of Ion to 
download Borland JBuilder6 Personal (for free) and try it out?!  If not, 
can someone point me in the right direction to solve this problem.  I'm 
not know C well enough, but I'm willing to look at things.

Thanks,
Scott

Scott | 5 May 04:53 2002

Re: JBuilder/java dialog problem

Oddly enough it seems that it only has a real problem when using JDK 
1.3.1 underneath.  The old IBM JDK 1.3.0 works ok.  Still this keeps me 
from running JBuilder6 and Ion together.  :(

Scott wrote:

> First I'd like to say, Ion is cool.  It only took me about 15 minutes 
> to feel productive in it.  Thanks to the developers.
>
> I use JBuilder4 (and now JBuilder6) regularly.  It seems that the 
> dialog boxes don't get drawn correctly.  I can only see a portion of 
> the dialog.  I usually can't see the "OK" and "Cancel" buttons 
> although there is plenty of space but it's just blank.
>
> It seems to exhibit this behavior in the newest stable and development 
> releases of Ion.
>
> Maybe I can convince someone out there that knows the guts of Ion to 
> download Borland JBuilder6 Personal (for free) and try it out?!  If 
> not, can someone point me in the right direction to solve this 
> problem.  I'm not know C well enough, but I'm willing to look at things.
>
> Thanks,
> Scott

Adam Chodorowski | 5 May 13:04 2002

Re: JBuilder/java dialog problem

On Sat, 04 May 2002 20:53:59 -0600 Scott <scottl1 <at> geeksite.org> wrote:

[...]

> Oddly enough it seems that it only has a real problem when using JDK 
> 1.3.1 underneath.  The old IBM JDK 1.3.0 works ok.  Still this keeps me 
> from running JBuilder6 and Ion together.  :(

Yes, I have experienced this problem too. It's seems to be gone with JDK 1.4
and XFree 4.2 though...

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Viraj Alankar | 5 May 19:47 2002

Using web browsers


I literally hate using the mouse. I think the mouse is a huge bottleneck in
the speed of human->computer interaction, and every time I put my hand on it I
feel like I am communicating with my 1ghz PC with a 300baud modem.

Ok, enough about my mouse hatred.. I was wondering how people here deal with
web browsers like Netscape/Mozilla. I don't really see any way to interact
with these applications efficiently with a keyboard, and these are really the
only applications for me that I need to use a mouse in. Does anyone have some
general ideas on improving web browsing with the keyboard? I use w3m alot but
in many cases a full blown browser is needed.

Thanks,

Viraj.
Jesse W. Hathaway | 5 May 20:45 2002
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Re: Using web browsers

> 
> I literally hate using the mouse. I think the mouse is a huge bottleneck in
> the speed of human->computer interaction, and every time I put my hand on it I
> feel like I am communicating with my 1ghz PC with a 300baud modem.

truer words have never been spoken

> Ok, enough about my mouse hatred.. I was wondering how people here deal with
> web browsers like Netscape/Mozilla. I don't really see any way to interact
> with these applications efficiently with a keyboard, and these are really the
> only applications for me that I need to use a mouse in. Does anyone have some
> general ideas on improving web browsing with the keyboard? I use w3m alot but
> in many cases a full blown browser is needed.

I have hunted around for hours looking for some type of a solution.  W3m
is nice, but having to used a fixed width font all the time makes reading
many webpages difficult.  I have settled at this point with netscape 4.x
and a heavily modified Xdefaults file.  If anyone has come up with a
better solution I would love to hear it.

-Jesse W. Hathaway
Michael Benfield | 5 May 22:01 2002

Re: Using web browsers

I think I may have accidentally sent my reply only to the original
sender rather than to the whole list. But what I suggested to him was
the Opera web browser. It is not free software unfortunately but it is
at least free in the "no cost" sense. www.opera.com. Press Ctrl+B from
within the browser to read about the keyboard shortcuts. They are not
perfect but are much better than anything else I've found.
Ryan Barrett | 5 May 21:01 2002
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Re: Using web browsers

> I think I may have accidentally sent my reply only to the original
> sender rather than to the whole list. But what I suggested to him was
> the Opera web browser. It is not free software unfortunately but it is

hehe...michael, i definitely agree. i was writing to the list about opera
when your email came in.

i've used opera ever since i dropped windows and installed linux. i
started with konqueror, and tried others including netscape/mozilla, but
none of them were keyboardable enough. opera is very *very* keyboardable,
relatively small, and supports ssl/tls, java, and plugins (if you really
want them :P). also, it has great cookie filtering.

granted, this does mean you have to deal with switching browsers,
including the learning curve for a new program, as well as the time needed
to customize it the way you want. but for me at least, it was worth it.

-Ryan

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