I don't know if it's called an XProp Window in all themes, but it is in the Lapiz Lazuli theme that I currently use.
What is this XProp Window good for?
I havn't figured out when to use it, it just zooms the mouse position.
a color picker is actually very useful when doing graphics (web design, LS themeing, etc.)
if you don´t like it just comment the line that loads the module.
Yeah, I find I can't live without it. But if you don't like it, I would just comment it out of the step.rc file. Sorry about that.
Hey moshi, how does one persist settings to a file? Lets say I add a hotkey for !hidexpropwindow. How can I have my theme remember to hide the window when it is next recycled?
you can do this with mzscript.
make xprop hidden by default.
define a variable like:
now everytime you hide/show xprop also change this variable (either with an mzscript constructed bang or !Execute).
with mzscript you can set events that happen at startup/recycle. use a conditional statement with the variable to show xprop (!showpropwindow) when var_xprop_show is 1
i am doing this in my Glacier theme (available here). also have a close look at the mzscript documentation. it´s written in a far better English than i would be able to explain here.
Dont take it out, get to know it.
I couldent live without it myself.
you can do it with textedit2 as well
But moshi, does mzscript write to a file to persist these settings? Or do I have to use textedit2, as mojomonkee says?
no need for textedit2. create a var.rc file. it´s all in the docs.
Thanx for the replies.
I already commented it out of the step file, but at least I know when it is useful now!
I find that xprop.dll is indeed very useful, but as I don't use it all the time, I prefer not having it loaded by default and rather bind it to a hotkey (or popup-entry) with !reLoadmodule $modules$xprop.dll (and one for unloading it... duh). That way it doesn't stay loaded behind the scenes, which isn't necessary (at least not for me)
yeah, the re/unloadmodule bangs are pretty cool. the only way to toggle LSNotes btw.