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LATEST NEWS [8/18/2004]: IceWMCP version 3.2 is now available. This release patches bugs that many users of Python 2.3 experienced. Support has been added for the latest features of IceWM 1.2.14 / 1.2.15. A French translation has been added, and the Russian translation has been updated. The IceMe menu editor now saves non-English characters in the menu file correctly. A big THANK YOU to the following people: French Translation Added By - Yves Perraudin (yploglib ['at'] free.fr), Régis Décamps (decamps ['at'] users.sf.net), and Simon Gauthier (joy3k ['at'] hotmail.com). Russian Translation Updates By - Vasya a.k.a Vasiliy Leushin (basileus ['at'] newmail.ru). Thank you all for your hard work and patience with me. :-) DOWNLOAD List of New Features
LATEST NEWS [8/18/2004]: The following applications have just been released: IcePref2 3.4, IcePref2 Theme Designer 3.2, PhrozenClock 3.2, IceSoundManager 3.2, GtkPCCard 1.6, and IceWMCP Tray Icon Plug-in 0.2 Download
IceWM Control Panel: IceMe
IceMe is a GREAT Gtk-based menu editor for IceWM. It is THE most lightweight, stable, and user-friendly IceWM menu editor currently available. It is NOT written by me. It was originally written by Dirk Moebius (firstname.lastname@example.org), now maintained by Mike Hostetler (email@example.com). Copyright 2000-2002 by Dirk Moebius and Mike Hostetler. IceMe is integrated into the IceWM Control Panel under the terms of the General Public License. You should visit the official IceMe project page for more detailed information on this tool (you will also find the latest source code there): http://iceme.sourceforge.net
Currently, IceWM Control Panel includes a Special Edition version of IceMe 1.0.0. Many may be wondering while IceWM Control Panel uses IceMe 1.0.0 (IceWMCP Special Edition), when version 1.1.1 of IceMe is available. Well, I personally tested IceMe 1.1.1 and found several bugs in the software, namely several start-up problems, violent crashes when images failed to load, problems reading menu files with menu entries outside of the 'Programs' area, and writing of corrupted menu files due to misreading of the menu. I did not feel that the latest release of IceMe (1.1.1) was stable enough for inclusion in the latest IceWM Control Panel. Instead, I included the IceMe 'Special Edition', which has many of the new features of the latest IceMe, with the stability of IceMe 1.0.0. IceMe 'IceWMCP Special Edition' is a modified version, not created or endorsed by the current maintainer of the official IceMe software. See the 'CHANGES' file for a list of the features, changes, and improvements in the 'Special Edition' of IceMe included in IceWM Control Panel.
IceMe's main menu editing window, IceWMCP Special Edition, with larger fonts and icons, and drag-n-drop support for icons. In addition, the IceWMCP Special Edition of IceMe contains a completely redesigned, more modern-looking toolbar, with more colorful, more distinctive icons. [CLICK IMAGE TO ENLARGE]
IceMe Special Edition's new smoother icon selection dialog, with larger icons for higher visibility, larger window, and a cleaner 'flat' look. [CLICK IMAGE TO ENLARGE]
IceMe Special Edition allows you to also configure the style and behavior of your IceWM menus using an embedded version of the IcePref2 Menu module. (IceWMCP versions 3.1 and later) [CLICK IMAGE TO ENLARGE]
IceMe Special Edition uses a more user-friendly shortcut key editor (IceWMCPKeyEdit), instead of the built-in key editor that comes with with orignal IceMe. IceWMCPKeyEdit is part of the IceWM Control Panel project and is now part of the IceWMCPKeyboard module. [CLICK IMAGE TO ENLARGE]
HELP: IceWM Control Panel (IceWMCP) IceMe
The IceWM Control Panel (IceWMCP) IceMe tool allows you to easily edit your IceWM menu and toolbar and configure the look and behavior of your IceWM menus . This help text includes only the most basic information . All buttons in the IceMe program have popup 'hints' , which you can see by placing your mouse cursor over any button . These 'hints' provide the majority of the information you need for more advanced usage . You should pay close attention to the collection of buttons at the top of the IceMe window .
HELP: IceMe : Menu
Click the Menu tab . The main window of IceMe : Menu module is divided into two sections . On the left, is the menu 'tree' containing IceWM menu . On the right, is the 'Menu entry' area for editing items on the menu 'tree' .
Adding A Menu Item
A 'menu item' is a single program on the menu 'tree' . To add a new menu item, open the folder on the menu 'tree' where you wish to add the new item . You can open the folder by either expanding the menu 'tree' or by double-clicking on the folder . Click the button 'Create a new normal entry' at the top of the IceMe window . (The button contains a picture of a 'blank' sheet of paper.) In the 'Menu entry' area, on the right side of the IceMe window, complete the requested information about your new 'menu item' . Provide a name for the program in the Name: area . Specify the executable to be launched in the Command: area, or click the 'folder' button . Finally, select an icon for the 'menu item' in the Icon: area, or click the 'folder' button .
Adding A Menu Folder
A 'menu folder' contains one or more menu items . To add a new menu folder, click the button 'Create a new submenu' at the top of the IceMe window . (The button contains a picture of a 'menu'.) In the 'Menu entry' area, on the right side of the IceMe window, provide a name for the new folder in the Name: area .
Adding A Menu Separator
A menu 'separator' is a straight, horizontal line within the menu, generally used to create space or to aid with menu organization . To add a new menu separator, open the folder on the menu 'tree' where you wish to add the new separator . You can open the folder by either expanding the menu 'tree' or by double-clicking on the folder . Click the button 'Create a new separator' at the top of the IceMe window . (The button contains a picture of one thin, straight line.)
Deleting A Menu Item Or Folder
To delete a menu item or folder, select the item or folder you wish to delete . Click the button 'Delete selected entry' at the top of the IceMe window . (The button contains a picture of an 'X'.) You may also delete a menu item or folder by selecting Edit -> Delete on the IceMe top menu .
Copying A Menu Item Or Folder
To copy a menu item or folder, select the item or folder you wish to copy . Press Ctrl+C on your keyboard, or select Edit -> Copy on the IceMe top menu .
Cutting A Menu Item Or Folder
To cut a menu item or folder, select the item or folder you wish to cut . Press Ctrl+X on your keyboard, or select Edit -> Cut on the IceMe top menu .
Pasting A Menu Item Or Folder
To paste a menu item or folder, select the item or folder where you wish to paste . Press Ctrl+V on your keyboard, or select Edit -> Paste on the IceMe top menu .
At the bottom of the IceMe menu 'tree', you will see a folder named 'Toolbar' . This folder holds the configuration for your IceWM toolbar (on the IceWM taskbar) and can be edited in the same way as all other portions of the IceMe menu 'tree' .
Previewing The Menu
To preview your IceWM menu, press Ctrl+P on your keyboard, or select File -> Preview on the IceMe top menu .
Saving The Menu
Before exiting the program, you should be sure to save your menu . To save your IceWM menu, press Ctrl+S on your keyboard, or select File -> Save on the IceMe top menu .
Run As Root
If you are the 'root' user and wish to edit the system-wide IceWM menus, select File -> Run As Root on the IceMe top menu .
Open IceWM Menu File
To open an IceWM menu in ANY directory on the system, select File -> Open IceWM Menu File on the IceMe top menu, or press Ctrl+O on your keyboard . Please be aware that you may need to be 'root' to open and edit some menu files .
HELP: IceMe : Behavior
Click the Behavior tab . The IceMe : Behavior module allows you to easily configure the look and behavior of your IceWM menus using an embedded version of the IcePref2 menu configuration tool . This module also allows you to control what special menu items are displayed on your IceWM menus . Change the properties as you see fit . When you are done, click the 'Apply Changes Now' button at the bottom of your screen .
Exiting the Program
To exit the program, click File -> Exit on the menu, or press Ctrl+Q on your keyboard .
Checking for New Versions of the Software
To check for a newer version of the program click File -> Check for newer versions of this program.. . on the menu, or press Ctrl+U on your keyboard . This feature requires a working connection to the internet .
Launching Random Programs
You may launch a random program on your system by clicking File -> Run.. . on the menu, or press Ctrl+R on your keyboard .
You may report problems using this software by clicking Help -> Send A Bug Report.. . on the menu, or press F5 on your keyboard . You will be shown detailed instructions to guide you through the short process .