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FvwmPager - the Fvwm Pager module
FvwmPager [ -transient ]
[ name ] [ first desk [ last desk ] ] FvwmPager is spawned by fvwm, so
no command line invocation will work.
All desks with desk numbers between
first desk and last desk are displayed. If last desk is omitted only the
first desk is shown. If both desk numbers are omitted, the current desk
is used instead. If you use an asterisk ’*’ in place of first desk the pager
will always show the current desktop, even when you switch desks.
lines to put in your .fvwm2rc:
Module FvwmPager 0 3
Module FvwmPager *
or from within an fvwm pop-up menu:
AddToMenu Module-Popup Modules Title
+ Audio Module FvwmAudio
+ Auto Module FvwmAuto 200
+ Buttons Module FvwmButtons
+ Console Module FvwmConsole
+ Ident Module FvwmIdent
+ Banner Module FvwmBanner
+ Pager Module FvwmPager 0 3
+ Pager Module FvwmPager *
If the pager is started with the -transient option, the next time a button
is released the pager is closed. Note that this option does only work if
the window style of the pager window is ’sticky’ (see the fvwm man page).
You should use the ’StaysOnTop’ style too.
Style FvwmPager Sticky, StaysOnTop
*FvwmPager: Rows 1
*FvwmPager: Columns 1
Mouse 3 R C Module FvwmPager -transient
With this in your .fvwm2rc, if you press control and button 3 in the root
window the pager pops up under the mouse and while the viewport moves with
The FvwmPager module shows a miniature view of the
Fvwm desktops which are specified in the command line. This is a useful
reminder of where your active windows are. Windows in the pager are shown
in the same color as their fvwm decorations.
The pager can be used to change
your viewport into the current desktop, to change desktops, or to move
Pressing mouse button 1 in the pager will cause you viewport
to change to the selected page of the selected desk. If you click with button
1 in the desk-label area, you will switch desks but not pages within the
Dragging mouse button 2 on a miniature view of a window will cause
that window to be move to the location where you release the mouse button,
but your viewport will not change. If you drag the window out of the pager
and onto your desktop, a full size image of the window will appear for
you to place. There is no way to pick up a full size image of the window
and move it into the pager, however. Since some mice do not have button
2, I have made provisions to drag windows in the pager by using pressing
modifier-1 (usually Alt) and dragging with button 3.
Clicking mouse button
3 on a location will cause the viewport to move to the selected location
and switch desks if necessary, but will not align the viewport to a page
boundary. Dragging button 3 will cause the viewport to move as you drag
but not switch desktops, even if the pointer moves to another desktop.
With the *FvwmPager: SloppyFocus option the focus is transfered to the
window pointed at with the mouse when the pointer is inside the pager.
When iconified, the pager will work as a fully functional current desk
only pager. Windows and viewports can be moved within the icon of the pager.
Users will want to make sure that they have no lines similar to
Icon "Fvwm Pager" whatever
in their .fvwm2rc files.
The FvwmPager program, and the concept
for interfacing this module to the Window Manager, are all original work
by Robert Nation.
Copyright 1994, Robert Nation. No guarantees or warranties
or anything are provided or implied in any way whatsoever. Use this program
at your own risk. Permission to use this program for any purpose is given,
as long as the copyright is kept intact.
FvwmPager gets config info from fvwm’s module configuration database (see
fvwm(1), section MODULE COMMANDS).
To use FvwmPager with several different
configurations, you can invoke FvwmPager with an optional parameter, which
it will use as its name instead (e.g "Module FvwmPager OtherPager"). OtherPager
will then read only the lines in the configuration file starting with "*OtherPager",
and not the lines belonging to FvwmPager. This way multiple pager instances
may be used.
Note: the old way to use the FvwmPager with several different
configurations is to link the executable to another name, i.e.
ln -s FvwmPager OtherPager
This may work, but this method is not supported.
can direct the keyboard focus to any window on the current desktop by clicking
with button 2 on its image in the pager. The window does not need to be
visible, but it does need to be on the current page.
method was shown in the synopsis section
- Completely or partially specifies the pager windows location
and geometry, in standard X11 notation. In order to maintain an undistorted
aspect ratio, you might want to leave out either the width or height dimension
of the geometry specification .
- *FvwmPager: Rows rows
- Tells fvwm how many
rows of desks to use when laying out the pager window.
- *FvwmPager: Columns
- Tells fvwm how many columns of desks to use when laying out the
- *FvwmPager: IconGeometry geometry
- Specifies a size (optional)
and location (optional) for the pager’s icon window. Since there is no easy
way for FvwmPager to determine the height of the icon’s label, you will
have to make an allowance for the icon label height when using negative
y-coordinates in the icon location specification (used to specify a location
relative to the bottom instead of the top of the screen).
- *FvwmPager: StartIconic
the pager to start iconified.
- *FvwmPager: NoStartIconic
- Causes the pager
to start normally. Useful for canceling the effect of the StartIconic option.
- *FvwmPager: LabelsBelow
- Causes the pager to draw desk labels below the
- *FvwmPager: LabelsAbove
- Causes the pager to draw desk
labels above the corresponding desk. Useful for canceling the effect of
the LabelsBelow option.
- *FvwmPager: ShapeLabels
- Causes the pager to hide
the labels of all but the current desk. This turns off label hilighting.
- *FvwmPager: NoShapeLabels
- Causes the pager to show the labels of all visible
desks. Useful for canceling the effect of the ShapeLabels option.
- Specified a font to use to label the desktops. If font_name
is "none" then no desktop labels will be displayed.
- *FvwmPager: SmallFont
- Specified a font to use to label the window names in the pager.
If not specified, the window labels will be omitted. Window labels seem
to be fairly useless for desktop scales of 32 or greater. If font_name
is "none" then no window names will be displayed.
- *FvwmPager: Fore color
the color to use to write the desktop labels, and to draw the page-grid
- *FvwmPager: Back color
- Specifies the background color for the window.
- *FvwmPager: Hilight color
- The active page and desk label will be highlighted
by using this background pattern instead of the normal background.
- The active page will be highlighted by using this background
pattern instead of the normal background.
- *FvwmPager: DeskHilight
the active page with the current hilight color/pixmap. Useful for canceling
the effect of the NoDeskHilight option.
- *FvwmPager: NoDeskHilight
- Don’t hilight
the active page.
- *FvwmPager: WindowColors fore back hiFore hiBack
the normal/highlight colors of the windows. fore and hiFore specify the
colors as used for the font inside the windows. back and hiBack are used
to fill the windows with.
- *FvwmPager: WindowLabelFormat format
- This specifies
a printf() like format for the labels in the mini window. Possible flags
are: %t, %i, %c, and %r for the window’s title, icon title, class, or resource
name, respectively. The default is "%i".
- *FvwmPager: Label desk label
the text label to desk desk (or the current desk if desk is "*") in the
pager window. Useful for assigning symbolic names to desktops, i.e.
*FvwmPager: Label 1 Mail
*FvwmPager: Label 2 Maker
*FvwmPager: Label * Matlab
Note: There is currently a much better way to specify desk names globally
(and not just in FvwmPager) using DesktopName command, so you should not
use this option anymore.
- *FvwmPager: DeskColor desk color
- Assigns the color
color to desk desk (or the current desk if desk is "*") in the pager window.
This replaces the background color for the particular desk. This only works
when the pager is full sized. When Iconified, the pager uses the color specified
by *FvwmPager: Back.
TIP: Try using *FvwmPager: DeskColor in conjunction
with FvwmCpp (or FvwmM4) and FvwmBacker to assign identical colors to your
various desktops and the pager representations.
- *FvwmPager: Pixmap pixmap
pixmap as background for the pager.
- *FvwmPager: DeskPixmap desk pixmap
the pixmap color to desk desk (or the current desk if desk is "*") in the
pager window. This replaces the background pixmap for the particular desk.
TIP: Try using *FvwmPager: DeskPixmap in conjunction with FvwmCpp (or FvwmM4)
and FvwmBacker to assign identical pixmaps to your various desktops and
the pager representations.
- *FvwmPager: DeskTopScale number
- If the geometry
is not specified, then a desktop reduction factor is used to calculate
the pager’s size. Things in the pager window are shown at 1/number of the
- *FvwmPager: MiniIcons
- Allow the pager to display a window’s
mini icon in the pager, if it has one, instead of showing the window’s name.
- *FvwmPager: MoveThreshold pixels
- Defines the distance the pointer has to
be moved before a window being dragged with button 2 is actually moved.
The default value is three pixels. If the pointer moved less that this amount
the window snaps back to its original position when the button is released.
If pixels is less than zero the default value is used. The value set with
the MoveThreshold command in fvwm is inherited by FvwmPager but can be
overridden with this option.
- *FvwmPager: SloppyFocus
- If the SloppyFocus
option is used, you do not need to click into the mini window in the pager
to give the real window the focus. Simply putting the pointer over the window
inside the pager is enough.
Note: This option interferes slightly with
the MouseFocus and SloppyFocus styles of fvwm. Sometimes, if you click
into the pager window to change pages or desks and then move the pointer to
a place on the screen where a window of the new page will appear, this
new window does not get the input focus. This may happen if you drag the
pointer over one of the mini windows in the pager. There is nothing that
can be done about this - except not using SloppyFocus in the pager.
- By default the pages of the virtual desktop are separated
by dashed lines in the pager window. This option causes FvwmPager to use
solid lines instead.
- *FvwmPager: NoSeparators
- Turns off the lines separating
the pages of the virtual desktop.
- *FvwmPager: Balloons [type]
- Show a balloon
describing the window when the pointer is moved into a window in the pager.
The default format (the window’s icon name) can be changed using BalloonStringFormat.
If type is Pager balloons are just shown for an un-iconified pager; if type
is Icon balloons are just shown for an iconified pager. If type is anything
else (or null) balloons are always shown.
- *FvwmPager: BalloonFore color
the color for text in the balloon window. If omitted it defaults to the
foreground color for the window being described.
- *FvwmPager: BalloonBack
- Specifies the background color for the balloon window. If omitted it
defaults to the background color for the window being described.
- Specifies a font to use for the balloon text. Defaults
- *FvwmPager: BalloonBorderWidth number
- Sets the width of the balloon
window’s border. Defaults to 1.
- *FvwmPager: BalloonBorderColor color
the color of the balloon window’s border. Defaults to black.
- The balloon window is positioned to be horizontally
centered against the pager window it is describing. The vertical position
may be set as an offset. Negative offsets of -n are placed n pixels above
the pager window, positive offsets of +n are placed n pixels below. Offsets
of -1 and 1 represent the balloon window close to the original window without
a gap. Offsets of 0 are not permitted, as this would permit direct transit
from pager window to balloon window, causing an event loop. Defaults to
+3. The offset will change sign automatically, as needed, to keep the balloon
on the screen.
- *FvwmPager: BalloonStringFormat format
- The same as *FvwmPager:
WindowLabelFormat, it just specifies the string to display in the balloons.
The default is "%i".
- *FvwmPager: Colorset desk colorset
- Tells the module
to use colorset colorset for desk. If you use an asterisk ’*’ in place of
desk, the colorset is used on all desks. Please refer to the man page of
the FvwmTheme module for details about colorsets.
- *FvwmPager: BalloonColorset
- Tells the module to use colorset colorset for balloons on
desk. If you use an asterisk ’*’ in place of desk, the colorset is used on
all desks. Please refer to the man page of the FvwmTheme module for details
- *FvwmPager: HilightColorset desk colorset
- Tells the module
to use colorset colorset for hilighting on desk. If you use an asterisk
’*’ in place of desk, the colorset is used on all desks. Please refer to the
man page of the FvwmTheme module for details about colorsets.
WindowColorsets colorset activecolorset
- Uses colorsets in the same way as
*FvwmPager: WindowColors. Please refer to the man page of the FvwmTheme
module for details about colorsets. The shadow and hilight colors of the
colorset are only used for the window borders if the *FvwmPager: Window3DBorders
is specified too.
- *FvwmPager: WindowBorderWidth n
- Specifies the width of
the border drawn around the mini windows. This also sets the minimum size
of the mini windows to (2 * n + 1). The default is 1.
- *FvwmPager: Window3DBorders
that the mini windows should have a 3d borders based on the mini window
background. This option only works if *FvwmPager: WindowColorsets is specified.
- *FvwmPager: UseSkipList
- Tells FvwmPager to not show the windows that are
using the WindowListSkip style.
DeskColor patch contributed by Alan Wild
MiniIcons & WindowColors patch contributed by Rob Whapham
Balloons patch by Ric Lister <firstname.lastname@example.org>
fvwm-workers: Dominik, Olivier, Hippo and others.
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