Change the style of the current window

Hi all,

I would like to have the possibility to turn off the decorations of the current window, i.e. something like

Style (ThisWindow) NoTitle, BorderWidth 0, NoHandles

in pseudocode, which I can put into a function or use directly as a command for a menu entry.

I cannot figure out how to do this and I could not find a solution anywhere (sorry if it’s been asked before).


WindowStyle !Title, !Handles, BorderWidth 0, HandleWidth 0

It’s been asked many times before, yes.

– Thomas Adam

Wow, quick answer, thank you.

It doesn’t work, however. Doesn’t have any effect at all. Is there anything else I might be doing wrong?

I suppose that

FvwmCommand "WindowStyle NoTitle, NoHandles, BorderWidth 0, HandleWidth 0"

entered in a (focused) terminal should have the desired effect on that window, right? (The !-syntax doesn’t work here with v2.4.20.)


What you’re doing wrong is you’re not using FVWM 2.5.26. Use that. Oh, and quite why you’re using FvwmCommand is beyond me. See FvwmConsole.

– Thomas Adam

Well ok, I see. Up to now I was quite content with the stable version, so I stayed with that.

Thanks again.

That’s fine, but my telling you to use 2.5.26 is a good thing. Despite its name, it’s not unstable as in “crashes a lot”. Almost all of the configs you’ll see assume 2.5.X is in use and as you have already seen, 2.4.X doesn’t have a lot of features 2.5.X does.

– Thomas Adam