Mount and Options menu dissapears
Forum: X and Fluxbox
Topic: Mount and Options menu dissapears
started by: wavetel
Posted by wavetel on Oct. 25 2007,13:52I posted this issue in the DSL4 RC5 forum a couple of weeks ago.. Looks like an attempt was tried to fix this but it still has problems. Using the new DSL 4.0 here. If I switch to Fluxbox and then back to JWM then I seem to get a different menu when I right (or left for that matter) click on the desktop. I get the DSL menu as per bottom left DSL button. Before I changed to Fluxbox it would give me a nice options menu that had a Mount option as well as a few other things like a place I could create a Desktop Icon. Pity now I cant seem to find the mount tool any more either.
I should learn how to use mount from Aterm at this rate but that hurts. I have become very dependant on the mount option in that desktop menu. Just thought I would report this one again. I guess this is the right place to Lodge it.
Posted by roberts on Oct. 25 2007,15:35When fluxbox is selected you have its application menu as the root menu. To access DFM menu, just right click on any icon.
JWM and SWM both have DFM menu as the root (right click) menu.
Posted by wavetel on Oct. 26 2007,12:42
Thanks . I found this after messing about with it for an hour or so. I eventually managed to make all the desktop icons dissapear as well which really hung me.
Anyway Once I right clicked on an desktop icon I found that I could get into the X11 menu and reenable the right click menu which was disabled after running Fluxbox.
Posted by dougz on Oct. 26 2007,13:58roberts --
Hate to be a nuisance, but I prefer fluxbox with no icons. Is there any alternative way to invoke the dfm menu? Could anything be added to the fluxbox menu to invoke a dfm menu? (As a workaround, I run rox.)
Much as I like fluxbox, I think you did the right thing by making jwm/dfm the default. Much more newbie-friendly.
Posted by ^thehatsrule^ on Oct. 26 2007,14:52If you prefer the dfm menu, you could set it to that and have the WM menu invoked on screen edges.
Posted by dougz on Oct. 26 2007,16:56
Thank you, ^thehatsrule^
Procedure -- right-click file icon, menu choice "DFM for X11 >", menu choice "Desktop Options", bottom-left section "windowmanager context" radio buttons --> right & bottom buttons selected & whole desktop deselected. Apply & close.
Now the whole desktop right-clicks to dfm, except when the mouse cursor is on the extreme right or bottom. Right or bottom right-clicks give the fluxbox menu.
Works. Not what I'd prefer, but a workable alternative. (Or I could learn to like a few small icons...)
Nit picking aside, 4.0 is a big improvement over 3.x.
Posted by mikshaw on Oct. 26 2007,18:41
Posted by dougz on Oct. 26 2007,19:26
Works for me. Clicking the left & right buttons to simulate a middle button works fine. The scroll wheel doesn't work as a middle button (does with some distros/apps).
I googled and googled... and didn't find any docs for good old dfm. Thanks for the tips.
Glad I don't have an Apple one-button mouse!
Posted by jpeters on Oct. 28 2007,20:32
I couldn't find much either; fortunately, it's very intuitive (..using the defaults for examples of how to create your own setup).