[K12OSN] IceWM Start Menu Configuration

Sudev Barar sbarar at gmail.com
Thu Nov 24 02:41:12 UTC 2005

On 11/23/05, Petre Scheie <petre at maltzen.net> wrote:
> There's documentation on the http://www.icewm.org website.  Also, have a look at IceWM
> Control Panel at http://www.phrozensmoke.com/projects/icewmcp/ .  Or you can do it by
> hand by editing the files in /usr/share/icewm.  The files are pretty simple.
> Mark Goodridge wrote:
> > Another really basic question for the day before Thanksgiving.
> >
> > Where can I find a how-to to configure the start menu on my clients
> > K12LTSP work stations when we are using IceWM as the desktop manager. I
> > want to control what applications they have access to. I am using 4.1 or
> > there about.
> >

Bottom posting as norm:

Better still before you edit any of the files in /usr/share/icewm
first make a sub-directory in your home by "mkdir .icewm" Yes starting
with a "."
Then "cp -R /usr/share/icewm/* $user/.icewm/."
Now edit files in this subdirectory. Whatever changes you do are
instantly reflected by using Restart Icewm command from start menu. In
fact you can keep modifying the files (especially the menu file) till
you are satisfied with the results.
Once done you can cp the files back to /usr/share/icewm
Also this allows you to give special menus to any users if needed as
.icewm location is searched first.
Sudev Barar
Learning Linux

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