AppletManager Help

Version 1.0 - 08 Sep 2002

Table of Contents

  1. What is AppletManager?
  2. Setting the Directory
  3. Enable/Disable Applets
  4. The Authors
  5. The License

What is AppletManager?

AppletManager is an application that allows you to temporarily disable (and then re-enable) applets from appearing in Qtopia's taskbar.

This is desired when an applet's function either isn't needed, or you want to free up the taskbar space for application icons.

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Setting the Directory

The default directory for applets is /opt/QtPalmtop/plugins/applets/. If your configuration uses a different directory, you may enter the full path into the text field, and tap the 'Set' button.

Your directory preference is stored in $HOME/Settings/appletmanager.conf.

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Enable/Disable Applets

Files in the directory that end in '.so' will be displayed in the list box with an icon indicating whether the applet is currently enabled or disabled:

To enable or disable one or more applets, select it in the list and tap the appropriate button. Disabled applets are hidden from qtopia by prepending a '.' to the filename. Applets are re-enabled by removing the '.' from the filename. When you quit the application, you will be prompted to restart your window manager (typically Qtopia or OPIE) for the changes to take effect.

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The Authors

Concept and Design: Darien Kruss

Programming: Erik Davidson

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The License

Allows for enabling/disabling taskbar applets in the Qtopia environment.

This program is Copyright (C) 2002 by Team Geek, a collaboration between Darien Kruss <> and Erik Davidson <>.

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place - Suite 330, Boston, MA 02111-1307, USA.

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