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FVWM is an ICCCM-compliant multiple virtual desktop window .. it is also possible to manually set a size using the Geometry command. This chapter contains the manual pages for the FVWM Virtual Window With fvwm’s virtual desktop, windows which do not appear on the screen do not actually. Fvwm provides both a large virtual desktop and multiple disjoint desktops which can be used separately or together. The virtual desktop allows you to pretend.

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FVWM has the ability to shade windows in all directions: Fvwm has three special functions for initialization: If the pointer is not on the screen, the window is iconified or no window is selected, these variables are not expanded. The shadow effect only works with colorsets.

The SendToModule command accepts some parameters — the first one is the module alias of the module we’re wishing to send the command to. To remove the builtin mouse button 2 binding, use: All virtual desk- tops must be are the same size.

Scripts can be read from a file with Readfrom the output of a command with PipeRead or written as a com- plex function with the AddToFunc command. When the menu has been destroyed unless you used the recreate option when gvwm the menudo not forget to add the dynamic action again.

Tear Off Menus A tear off menu is any menu that has been “torn off” the window it was attached to and pinned to the root window. FunctionName must be enclosed in quotes.

This is just a wrapper around the above definition. Mouse a 1×1 rectangle at the mouse position. SaveUnders Causes the fvwm decoration frames to request save-unders.


For example, if you have a pop-up menu called “Window-Ops”, then you do not need quotes: Button 2 is the outermost on the right side, and 0 short for 10 is the innermost on the right. The parameter is expanded unquoted. If Xinerama support has been compiled into fvwm, it is used whenever fvwm runs on an X server that supports and uses multiple screens via Xinerama.

MenuLeaveSubmenu returns to the prior menu.

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DoubleClickTime requires one numeric argument. Fvwm menus are extremely configurable in look and feel. The menu context uses its own set of actions that can be bound to keys and mouse buttons.

Mouse Navigation Moving the pointer over a menu selects the item below it. Certain auxiliary information is also transmitted, as in the sample module GoodStuff. There are several ways to cause a window to map onto a desktop or page other than the currently active one. This is used to insert a title line in a popup or menu. One thing that again has been borrowed from MS-Windows is the idea of “Show Desktop” — that is, making the root window visible. The optional argument bool is a boolean argument and controls if the bug workaround is enabled or not.

Maanual allows for writing portable configuration files. Users can write their own modules to do any weird or bizarre manipulations without bloating or affecting the integrity of fvwm itself.

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TitleWarp affect if the pointer warps to the menu title when a sub menu is opened or not. They have their own man pages. FvwmButtons is an extremely useful module in that it has the ability to swallow applications and house them as containers.

The position arguments are the same as for Menu. The default is SubmenusRight.

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Note that the Schedule command and its arguments undergo the usual command line expansion, and, when command is finally executed, it is expanded again. Used to bind a previously defined pop-up menu to another menu, for use as a sub-menu. The options nodesklimitx and nodesklimity allow moving windows beyond the desk boundaries in x and y direction disabling the wrapx and wrapy options.


Instead of having windows fvm de-Iconify themselves on the mamual page, the de-iconify into their original position. If windowname is an empty string, then the specified file is the default icon, and will be used if no other icon bitmap or pixmap can be found: Tear off menus behave somewhat differently than normal menus and windows. The tab character must really be a tab. You can use any command after the keyword, but if the name of an item that is a submenu defined with AddToFunc follows it, fvwm executes this command: Once you get the hang of it, keyboard navigation can be much faster.

If the pointer leaves the current menu in the general direction of the sub menu the menu stays up. This color is used to color the column containing the side picture see above. If the horizontal and vertical percentages amnual multiplied bythen scrolling will wrap janual at the edge of the desktop.

You could incorporate it into Q. FakeClick depth 2 press 1 wait release 1 This simulates a click with button 1 in the parent window depth 2 with a delay of milliseconds between the press and the release. PopupDelay requires one numeric argument. First, fvwm will search for a file named.