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Pulse options

Contributed by: Scot Hacker
This tip is valid for: Both BeOS and Haiku

As of R4, Pulse gains a number of configurable options not formerly present. To get a list of all options, type

Pulse --help

into Terminal. Pulse can be run in “mini” mode by specifying the --mini flag and following it by a width in pixels, for example:

Pulse --mini --width=100.

You can also specify a color for the LEDs in both idle and active states, and for the frame border. For example:

Pulse --mini --width=100 --activecolor 0x2e8b57 --idlecolor 0xfa8072

Though I prefer to run Pulse in this manner as a Replicant in the Desktop, you can also now shove Pulse into the Deskbar by specifiying a width of 9:

Pulse --mini --deskbar --width 9 &

See the tip Tweaking WindowShade for more on finding equivalencies between colors and their hex values.

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