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SCO Unix X11 and GUI FAQ

This article is from a FAQ concerning SCO operating systems. While some of the information may be applicable to any OS, or any Unix or Linux OS, it may be specific to SCO Xenix, Open There is lots of Linux, Mac OS X and general Unix info elsewhere on this site: Search this site is the best way to find anything.

I can't tell when Netscape is starting upon SCO Unix !

Isn't that annoying? Most programs change their icon when they have been activated, so that you know your click took effect. Not Netscape, at least not through 5.0.4. Worse, Netscape can take a while to launch, so it would really be nice to know that it is working. You can fix this:

Open up the Controls folder, and then drag the Netscape icon onto the Object Builder icon. Be sure that you load both Pictures and Actions when asked. Note that there is nothing shown for the Activated and Small Activated pictures. That's why nothing changes when you launch Netscape.

Choose Install Picture, and select an icon to use for the Activated state. If you want, choose one of the standards, or you could even make a version of the Netscape icon by dragging it to the Paint program, changing it, and saving it under a new name.

You also need to change the text under the Trigger Action Activate pane. Right now it just says "/usr/bin/X11/netscape". Change it so it reads:

 mark_used $static_arg
 mark_unused $static_arg

Type the above carefully. If it doesn't change back ( after restarting the Desktop), you screwed up the last line.

When it's all done, it looks like this (your picture, of course, will vary)

Example icon

Save it, and finally, choose Restart Desktop from the File menu, and now you'll know when your click really worked.

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