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Old 04-22-2008, 09:36 AM   #1
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Panel Applets for iLiad's Toolbar

The iLiad uses the window manager matchbox.
The iLiad toolbar [all clickable icons] is a panel applet "mb-applet-icon-container", which get's loaded by matchbox panel.
Code:
/usr/bin/matchbox-panel --size 39 --no-menu --bgcolor White --no-session --default-apps mb-applet-icon-container &
When you load another panel applet via editing --default-apps option you will have a problem. The icons in the left of iLiads toolbar are kicked out of screen, because mb-applet-icon-container was designed to take full width of screen.
Code:
/usr/bin/matchbox-panel --size 39 --bgcolor White -ns -da mb-applet-clock,mb-applet-system-monitor,mb-applet-icon-container &
To matchbox belongs the program "panel manager", which can be used to change the order of applets in panel.
in iLiad world it does mean: you have loaded several applets, so needed icons in the left are gone, with "panel mananger" you can set the order of "Icon Container applet" to lowest to get all native icons visible again.
Have a look at screenshot.
[I have to tweak panel manager -> not full screen, screen refreshes]

In theory matchbox panel could load GNOME applets like these when you get them to compile.

older mb-applet-clock thread started by scotty1024:
On screen clock for your iLiad

some other things: panel can have a menu, a menu launcher panel. matchbox has a desktop program.

Right now: If I double click on the clock/system monitor, a pop window will open with more information in detail.

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Old 04-23-2008, 07:35 AM   #2
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I think you mentioned it, but I didn't quite understand... Did you find a way to prevent the icons on the left toolbar from running off the screen when adding new tools to the panel?
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Old 04-23-2008, 01:23 PM   #3
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I think you mentioned it, but I didn't quite understand... Did you find a way to prevent the icons on the left toolbar from running off the screen when adding new tools to the panel?
Sorry, I tried to explain it. No, there is known way [for me] to "prevent" it.
But you can get all missing icons back, when you move "icon container applet" with the arrow keys in panel mananger program [the app as full-screen-window in screenshot above] to the bottom position.
If "icon container applet" is in bottom position only iLiad's native icons are visible.
If "icon container applet" is not in bottom position iLiad's native icons are kicked out in the left, other loaded applet are in thre right of screen.

Another way is to load & unload applets with the menu of the matchbox panel. I did this. ;-) The menu shows applets which desktop files it finds.
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Old 05-06-2008, 01:56 PM   #4
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Another option is to load a 2nd panel in north position [= top of screen]. Then there would be enough space for all the applets. I have to tweak the src to get a screen refresh when clicking on panel, so we get the menu with "Hide panel" option. Clicking with stylus at top screen makes the panel visible again.
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