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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Interior the inside of the context window. This helps to define the user’s config file to be good for both running under a session manager and without it.

Fvwm provides both, a large virtual desktop and multiple disjoint desk- tops which can be used separately or together. If arg1 is less than 2, then all windows on all desktops except those listed in WindowListSkip directiveswill be show.

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Turn hilighting of the active menu item other than foreground color off: If you don’t want any paging or scrolling when you hit the edge of a page, include EdgeScroll 0 0 in your.

Here is the complete list of all file locations queried in the default installation only the first found file is used: Individual directories do not need trailing slashes. Only available with the M4 compile-time option. MoveToDesk [prev arg1 [ arg2 ][ min max ]] Moves the selected window to another desktop. A locale path is constituted by a directory path and a text domain separated by a semicolon ‘;’.

The actual image is fitted to fill the entire rendering area. The position arguments are the same as for Menu. Up to ten title-bar buttons may exist. Higher numbers go to successive sub windows. If the second value is non-zero the menu is moved by that many percent of the parent menu’s width to the right or left. By separating out the functionality into a different function, we only then have to change one item, if any changes to the calling program need to be made, hence the following will provide the same functionality as in the original version — the only difference is that we’re passing in the volume level as a parameter.


This percentage can be changed with PopupActiveArea.

The pic- ture is drawn along the left side of the menu. By default, when amnual does not need a color any more it frees this color so that a new color can be used. Window positioning has been a sticking point for fvwm in releases prior to about 1.

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If PopupDelayed is used fvwm looks at the Pop- upDelay option if or when this automatic popup happens. The options are the same, except they are required, since it doesn’t make sense to have a user move the window interac- tively and animatedly. In case of an item that hides a sub menu, the sub menu is displayed if the pointer hovers over fcwm item long enough or moves close to the triangle indicating the sub menu.

Typically a menu defini- tion looks like this: The following example defines a sub menu “Quit-Verify” and binds fvwmm into a main menu, called “RootMenu”: It can be difficult to find the font, fgfgsh and bg colors to make this effect fvwn good, but it can look quite good.

If you want whole pages, use EdgeScroll This can confuse some programs. Either key on the root background window pops up an menu to help you get started.

If no translation is found str is returned as is. The color of the miniature version is the same as the color of the full-size window’s border. The GotoPage function should not be fvmw in a pop-up menu. NoGeometryWithInfo removes the geometries, but keep the desktop information and indicates iconic windows.


Fvwm keeps the windows on the desktop in a layered stacking order; a fvwwm in a lower layer never obscures a window in a higher layer. Future releases are expected to provide a means for these modules to extract window information from fvwm.

The default is milliseconds. TitleColorset works exactly like MenuColorsetbut is used only for menu titles. Fvwm menus are extremely configurable in look and feel. Vfwm individual options are separated by commas.

The top, side, and bottom bars are fvwn known as the side-bars. For example, new windows do not appear before the menu is closed. The optional argument bool is a boolean argument. Either or both entries may be negative. If the color is omitted the color of greyed menu entries is based on the background color of the menu. StubbornIcons Changes de-iconification behavior a bit.

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Some options are now negated by prefixing! There’s a lot you can do with it.

If you are using GNU m4, an additional option is available. Other fvwm key bindings are disabled as long as the pointer is inside the tear off menu or one of its sub menus. The menu pops up if mmanual buttons 2 or 3 are pressed in the window frame, side-bar, or title-bar, with no modifiers none of shift, control, or meta.