Help with my first config

Hello everyone!

I got tired of trying to figure out how things worked with taviso’s config, so I decieded to make one myself - and I like what I have this far… :slight_smile:

A screenshot of my desktop and it’s config.

But there are a few things I’m not sure how I can fix :frowning:
[] Unicode support? - I’m using a few characters, like Å, Ä and Ö and unicode, a combination fvwm doesn’t seem to like :frowning:[/:m]
[] Where are my window decorations buttons? I can’t find them :frowning:[/:m]
[] I want to move my window when I press alt and the primary mouse button - but how? [/:m]
[] When I come too close to the edge of the screen, fvwm changes desktop - is there any way to make it stop?[/:m][/list:u]

I’m sure these questions aren’t very advanced nor hard to fix at all - I just don’t know where to begin :frowning:

Just using a utf-8 font should fix the first issue, though I have no experience with it myself.

You titlebar buttons will only show up if you bind an action to them, this is also in the Fvwm FAQ over at somewhere.

For your third question you might want to do some searching, this has been a very popular feature some time ago and quite some implementations exist and I’m pretty sure I’ve seen some of them in this forum quite some time ago.

Have a look at EdgeResistance in the manpage, give it some high value, like 1000 or so.

You’ll most likely need to set your locales properly, first.

They’re usually part of your decor. If you have them defined, you must
bind a mouse action to them, so that they’re then displayed:

Mouse 1 <buttonnumonwindow> A Nop

… for instance.

What’s the primary mouse button in your case?

Mouse 1 WTFS M Move

is an example.

EdgeScroll 0 0

… will do that. I also set EdgeResistance at the same time:

EdgeResistance 500 1

… so that moving windows between pages isn’t too much effort.

– Thomas Adam

I thought Bitstream Vera Sans would be able to handle unicode, but it didn’t :frowning:
I’m using helvetica instead, works without any problems… :slight_smile:

I’m not sure I understood how to do that :frowning:

Well, it depends what you have assigned in your decor. You can have upto ten
window buttons – five on the lefthand side, and five on the righthand side.
I’d need to see your config to say, but usually button 1 is a menu button.
If I wanted to make that appear on my window, I’d use:

Mouse 1 1 A Menu menuname

Where the first number is the mouse button it will respond to, and the second
number is the button it is bound to.

– Thomas Adam

Thank’s, now it all became quite simple… :slight_smile:

Now, the only thing left to fix is a thumbnailing function, but I’ve seen plenty of threads on the subject on the forums, so that shouldn’t be any major problem… :slight_smile:

Thanks for your help, everyone! :slight_smile: