FVWM TaskBar doesn't hide windows in WindowListSkip! :(

I have a problem with my FVWM.

The problem is that the taskbar doesn’t hide the window title’s specified. I suspect, it might be a version issue, since my configuration works at work!, but not at home. Could you please help me out?


  • Linux redbullet 2.6.9-gentoo-r9 #3 Fri Dec 17 19:29:40 EST 2004 x86_64 AMD Athlon™ 64 Processor 3200+ AuthenticAMD GNU/Linux
  • emerged x11-wm/fvwm Version 2.5.10-r3


  • 2.6.5-7.111.5-smp
  • fvwm2-2.5.9-38

Please find an example .fvwmrc below that I think should work. It is modified from the Tavis Ormandy fvwm rc file. The long lines are on one line in the actual file. (i.e. aterm lines…) The terminals shows up fine, but their names, and also if I add FvwmButtons’ name will also show on the taskbar.

Thank you in advance for your help.


DeskTopSize 3x3

Style FvwmTaskBar NoTitle, WindowListSkip, CirculateSkip, Sticky, BorderWidth 0, NoHandles, StaysOnBottom
Style FvwmTaskBar NeverFocus, Layer 0

AddToFunc StartFunction

  • I Module FvwmCommandS
  • I Module FvwmTaskBar
  • I Test (Init) Exec exec aterm -bw 0 -tr -sh 100 +sb -title ‘messages_root’ -g 120x8+20+15 -fg grey -e mtail --remove-blanks -f /var/log/messages
  • I Test (Init) Exec exec aterm -bw 0 -tr -sh 100 +sb -title ‘messages_X’ -g 120x8+20+130 -fg grey -e mtail --remove-blanks -f /var/log/Xorg.0.log

Style messages_root Sticky, NoTitle, WindowListSkip
Style messages_root BorderWidth 0, StaysOnBottom, NoHandles, NeverFocus
Style messages_X Sticky, NoTitle, WindowListSkip
Style messages_X BorderWidth 0, StaysOnBottom, NoHandles, NeverFocus

DestroyModuleConfig FvwmTaskBar: *
*FvwmTaskBar: Geometry +0-0
*FvwmTaskBar: Rows 1
*FvwmTaskBar: Font “xft:Bitstream Vera Sans Mono:style=Roman:size=10”
*FvwmTaskBar: StatusFont “xft:Bitstream Vera Sans Mono:style=Roman:size=10”
*FvwmTaskBar: SelFont “xft:Bitstream Vera Sans Mono:style=Roman:size=10”
*FvwmTaskBar: Colorset 11
*FvwmTaskBar: UseSkipList
*FvwmTaskBar: PageOnly
*FvwmTaskBar: ShowTips
*FvwmTaskBar: NoDefaultStartButton
*FvwmTaskBar: NoBrightFocus
*FvwmTaskBar: 3DFvwm
*FvwmTaskBar: MailCheck 0
*FvwmTaskBar: IconColorset 11
*FvwmTaskBar: FocusColorset 11
*FvwmTaskBar: ClockFormat
*FvwmTaskBar: WindowButtonsRightMargin 124

As I thought it was a version issue. I just compiled 2.5.12, and everything works fine…