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icewm-toolbar - icewm toolbar configuration file




The toolbar file is responsible for configuring quick launch application icons that are placed on the icewm(1) panel. It contains names of quick to launch applications with icons for the task bar. Each non-empty non-comment line starts with the keyword prog. After one or more spaces follows a name, which is displayed in a tool tip whenever the mouse cursor hovers over the toolbar icon. This name may be a double quoted string. Then follows the bare name of the icon to use without extensions. This icon will be shown in the toolbar. The last component is a shell command line which will be executed whenever the user presses the icon in the toolbar. For example, the following line in toolbar will create a button with tool tip Mozilla Firefox with the firefox icon which launches firefox(1) when clicked:

prog  "Mozilla Firefox"  firefox  /usr/bin/firefox --private-window


The format of the file contains one of the following line syntax:

prog title icon program options


Lines beginning with a hash (#) are comment lines. Comment lines and blank lines are ignored.


Following is an example that places a number of toolbar buttons on the icewm(1) panel:

prog "File Manager" file-manager.png pcmanfm
prog "Web Browser" web-browser.png /usr/lib/firefox/firefox
prog "Terminal" terminal.png roxterm
prog "Graphical Editor" text-editor.png gvim -f
prog "Calculator" accessories-calculator.png calculator
prog "Run Command" gtk-execute.png xde-run
prog "Network" gtk-network.png pcmanfm ~/Network
prog "Logout" system-log-out.png xde-logout


Locations for the toolbar file are as follows:


The locations are searched in the order listed; the first file found is read and the remainder ignored.


icewm(1), icewm-programs(5), icewm-menu(5), icewm-menu-fdo(1).


Brian Bidulock.


IceWM is licensed under the GNU Library General Public License. See the COPYING file in the distribution.

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