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The GALLERY link above takes you to a page giving an
overview of images of ALL the FE subsystems, on one page.

The paragraphs below provide links to various pages
for each subsystem --- pages which contain screenshots
as well as a lot of text describing each subsystem in detail.

! Note ! The subsystem descriptions on this page may be touched up or
revised as FE subsystems are released for the first time or as
new versions of FE subsystems are released.

Also, the screenshots at the top of this page may be updated occasionally.

FE system SCREENSHOTS :     FE = Freedom Environment

The FE system is basically sets of shell and Tcl-Tk scripts which are being released in stages --- by utility or by groups of utilities.

The FE (Freedom Environment) includes the following subsystems (utilities):

  • 'feNautilusScripts' - a set of more than 450 handy Gnome2-Nautilus (or MATE-Caja) shell scripts,

  • 'xpg' - a text browsing utility, with a unique 'Show-All-Match-Lines' capability, written using Tcl-Tk for the GUI,

  • 'feAppMenus' - a unique application menus system, written using Tcl-Tk to make all the 'toolchest' GUIs, with a single '' Tk script

  • 'tkGooies' - a menu system of handy utilities, written in Tcl-Tk and shell scripts --- presented via 'toolchests' like those of the 'feAppMenus' subsystem. The 'tkGooie' 'apps' augment the capabilities of the 'feNautilusScripts' system.

    In fact, there is a 'tkGooies' 'app' that emulates the 'select-file(s)-and-choose-a-script-to-run-on-the-file(s)' capability of the Nautilus file manager. Thus, those who do not use the Gnome2-Nautilus file manager (nor the MATE-Caja file manager) can run 'feNautilusScripts' via the 'tkScriptApplicator' app of the 'tkGooies' subsystem.

This web page provides links to web pages with screenshots of the GUI's of these FE subsystems.

FE Nautilus Scripts :

Here is an 'FE Nautilus Scripts' Description and Code Samples web page that provides some screenshots of the 'FE Nautilus Scripts' menus --- the cascading menus that the user sees after the FE Nautilus Scripts set of directories have been installed in a user's $HOME/.gnome2/nautilus-scripts directory.

There is a screenshot of an 'feNautilusScripts' menu cascade in the heading of this web page --- above, upper-left. Hold your cursor over that screenshot to see a sub-menu displayed.

The 'FE Nautilus Scripts Description web page' (link above) gives an overview of the organization (the grouping or categories) of the 'FE Nautilus scripts'. That 'description page' provides links to category web pages (about 10-plus categories), each showing a screenshot of the Nautilus sub-menu that corresponds to that category, along with actual code representative of many of the scripts in that category.

FE 'xpg' utility :

Here is an 'xpg' description web page that provides a guide to the 'xpg' text file page/scroll/search/extract-lines/print utility.

That web page includes some screenshots of the 'xpg' utility's GUI --- as well as screenshots of a couple of auxiliary utilities that come with 'xpg' --- a GUI font viewer-selector utility and a GUI color viewer-selector utility --- 'feFontSel' and 'feColorSel'.

There are a couple of screenshots of these latter two GUIs in the heading of this web page --- above, on the upper right. Hold your cursor over the color-viewer GUI, to see the font-viewer GUI appear in its place.

A screenshot of the 'xpg' GUI is at the top-right of the FE Downloads page.

FE 'AppMenus' system :

Here is an 'feAppMenus' description web page that provides a detailed guide to the 'FE App Menus' subsystem.

That web page includes some screenshots of the 'feAppMenus' 'toolchest' GUIs. After installing the 'FE AppMenus' system, you click on the 'drawers' of the feAppMenus 'toolchests' (menus) to startup your favorite programs --- or to go to other app-category toolchests (menus).

Simply scroll down the web page that is the detailed guide to 'feAppMenus'. You will see about ten screenshots --- examples of the app-category 'toolchests'.

FE 'tkGooies' Menus system :

Here is an 'FE tkGooies' Description and Code Samples web page that provides a detailed guide to the 'FE tkGooies' subsystem.

That web page includes some screenshots of the 'tkGooies' GUI's, including

  • toolchest GUI's - all generated by a single '' Tk script

  • Tk prompting (dialog) GUI's - including listbox GUI's (for files, directories, line-items in lists) and entry GUI's (with entry fields, radio-buttons, check-buttons, option-list-selectors)

  • Tk Demo GUI's --- of Games, 2D 'canvas' renderings, 3D renderings, animations, fractal (and iterated function) renderings, 2D-geometry (polygons, splines) interactive canvas renderings, programmer aids (such as a Tk bit map editor). These 'live' GUI's are accessible via a 'tkGooies' 'Wiki Demos' toolchest.

JPEG-PNG-GIF Image Size-Versus-Quality Experiments

Starting in 2015, the screenshot images that I post in these pages will be compressed according to image-compression experiments and guidelines that I present via this JPEG-vs-PNG-vs-GIF page.

A main intent is to help assure that these web pages load very quickly --- and that I consume relatively little file space on the storage drives of this web site.

Also, any of the 'tkGooies' code pages that I contribute to the '' site will consume relatively little file space on the storage drives of that site --- and the images on the pages there will load relatively quickly.

FE Software . . . . Good to the Bone.

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