In my year old Linux history I’ve tried KDE, Gnome, xfce, Fluxbox, OpenBox and WMaker. I’ve used KDE for pretty long, like 7 month, and xfce for 3-5 months. I was always dreaming of my own FVWM desktop, and finally, I’m approaching to it. Well, It’s not quite my own, because it’s based mainly on Taviso’s config, but still it’s gonna be little different. So, I’m here now because I need your help. I have few questions…
I’ve decided to go with 1 virtual desktop with 4 pages. How to switch between pages? I know how to make binding, but don’t know the command for switching to next/previos page…
I’ve messed something up, and now I have windows being focused as mouse moves in top of them… Is this thing called “sloppy focus”? How to turn it of?
And finally, is there a way to remove clock from FvwmTaskBar? Thanx!
… will do. Note you can also use “prev” as a valid command, too.
The other option is to use the “Scroll” command.
There’s lots of focusing options. SloppyFocus is what you’re describing yes. You’ll probably find a line in your .fvwm2rc file which looks like:
Style * SloppyFocus
You will probably want to change that to:
Style * ClickToFocusRaises
… which gives a more MS-Windows-ish feel, if that’s what you wanted?
No, there isn’t. Note that instead of using FvwmTaskBar, you might want to consider using FvwmIconMan swallowed inside FvwmButtons ---- if you look at most configs on this forum, you’ll find examples… It’s much more powerful than FvwmTaskBar.
Regarding moving from page to page, you can also specify relative arguments, so you wouldn’t need a keybinding for each page, but instead you could have bindings to move you back and forth.
For example, I like to do this:
#move a page to the left or right using alt+h or alt+l
Key h A M GoToPage -1p +0p
Key l A M GoToPage +1p +0p
#move a page up or down using alt+k or alt+j
Key k A M GoToPage +0p -1p
Key j A M GoToPage +0p +1p
I’ve commented out everything from my config, and put only “Style * ClickToFocusRaises” and it doesn’t work, so it’s not the config issue. Also,
if I put “Style * ClickToFocus”, then it works, just that I can’t Raise any of the background apps
I’m using Gentoo, version 2.5.14, maybe it has something to do with it?
I’ve solved it, problem was in numlock… if it works it messes up something… Still gotta find what and why
That’s awesome, exactly what I wanted!!!
I have 4x1 pages, and I’ve set it up on mouse, so 4 is previous and 5 next, but the problem is when I’m on the last one, it doesn’t skip back to the first, is there any way to make that too?