Make it translucent. I have the translucency patch installed.
Make it moveable by clicking on the the titles of the desktops.
Give it rounded edges.
Auto-Hide it. Meaning that it hides off screen until I mouse over the edge of the screen and it appears. I don’t move accross the virtual desktop by putting my mouse on the edge so it woudl work.
I am a noob to Fvwm, so if you could help me with this (or just tell me if these are possible or not) AND/OR link me to a guide/howto that would teach me how to do this, it would be greatly appreciated.
You can do it at least with three ways (I think). Either with EdgeCommand, or with fakeclicks and fvwmevent (of this I’m not sure), or autohider. Check out the FAQ. Iirc, there is example of FvwmAuto -hider.
Also, I got Fvwm Buttons to swallow fvwm pager, but now I have 2 pagers, and there’s a clock on the top left corner of my the FvwmButtons with FvwmPager. What I want is to hide the actually FvwmPager and just show the buttons with the Pager swallowed.
Means that FvwmButtons is going to execute the FvwmPager if it can’t find one running. That’s where you end up with having 2 pagers.
With Gimp, you’d just make an appropriate sized picture (transparent), and choose from the menu -> “Select -> Rounded rectangle | Select -> Invert | Edit -> Fill with FG colour” where ForeGround colour would be black, and save that as xpm.
Somewhere in your ImagePath -variable.
Check the configuration you’re using for a line like:
Or, then you could just point the image definition in the right place inside the Shape option, ie. Shape /path/to/the/image.xpm
The line *DockButtons: Colorset 15 is all I needed,
though. Llooking at the zensights guide, I thought that the colorset would also make the FvwmButtons transparent to some degree. Was I wrong, because my FvwmButtons is not transparent.
EDIT: Watching the FvwmButtons load up after restarting Fvwm, it appears that the FvwmButtons is transparent as it loads, but when it swallows the FvwmPager, it is actually the pager that is not transparent.