What is the best way to start either an application or a particular window of an application off the screen?
I know FvwmButtons has the -g switch so you can start an any particular geometry. Would I need to swallow the window into a button, or does Fvwm provide another method.
Depends by where you mean “off-screen”. Although:
Pick Move -2000 -2000
if you wanted that automatically, you could use:
*FE-Move: add_window "ThisWindow (some_name) Move -2000 -2000"
Module FvwmEvent FE-Move
If you were using the CVS version of FVWM, there is now the PositionPlacement style command (see a post on this in the News section).
– Thomas Adam
I added such a line to my FvwmEvent function and all seems to be working well.
The PositionPlacement style sounds great. Will this be in the next release? I’m not a huge fan of running CVS code.