Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Editing or adding custom dialogs

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Hopelessly Lost in Florida, USA
    Posts
    55

    Default Editing or adding custom dialogs

    System dialogs, where are they stored? Is there a library? A unique extension?
    can they be edited and custom dialogs added?

    Just imagine, an OS with the attitude and vocabulary of my old Navy boss
    "Master Chief Hoffman" My old shipmates would stand in line to get it.
    Lap, Gateway NV5214-u, Athlon 64x2 Qt-64, 2.1Ghz/4GB/RadeonHD3200/WD500GB/SuSE 12.3 / LXDE
    Linux User#485948
    "In everybody’s life there comes a time to grab the bull by the tail and face the situation" ( W.C. Fields )

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Rockyford Alberta Canada
    Posts
    1,296

    Default Re: Editing or adding custom dialogs

    Quote Originally Posted by CFN7 View Post
    System dialogs, where are they stored? Is there a library? A unique extension?
    can they be edited and custom dialogs added?

    Just imagine, an OS with the attitude and vocabulary of my old Navy boss
    "Master Chief Hoffman" My old shipmates would stand in line to get it.
    Don't understand the relevance ... or do you mean something like:
    aih me buckle dost thou means to have file.xxx walk de plank now? yeh/nay

    most system messages are engrained into specific apps as defined by the programmer that wrote the app. In some cases the programmer has added localization to support display/response the alternate languages.


    When your up to your a** in Alligators it's pretty hard to remember you intended to drain the swamp (author unknown)

  3. #3

    Default Re: Editing or adding custom dialogs

    what system dialogs ? the boot ? t he desktop? KDE or Gnome or xfce or e17 ,... ? Or some of the responses that some of the terminal programs reply with ? You need to be specific .



  4. #4
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Hopelessly Lost in Florida, USA
    Posts
    55

    Default Re: Editing or adding custom dialogs

    Thanks for the replies, this is a pipe dream project, I wanted to give my technically challenged former CO a system that communicated with him in his terms, for example " Now I know what the $#@& this *%$#&*
    machine wants." Kinda looses it's impact in this context, not like being on the flight deck, but the old Chief
    would let out a belly laugh and love it.

    Looks like a project with a learning curve, best way to learn the nuts & bolts of the beast I suppose
    I appreciate your input and thank you.
    Lap, Gateway NV5214-u, Athlon 64x2 Qt-64, 2.1Ghz/4GB/RadeonHD3200/WD500GB/SuSE 12.3 / LXDE
    Linux User#485948
    "In everybody’s life there comes a time to grab the bull by the tail and face the situation" ( W.C. Fields )

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •