Do you mean to use them in place of the mini-windows in the pager, or to have a a sort of taskbar that uses the thumbnails as miniicons?
The pager is certainly possible. I don’t use 'em myself because most of my windows are transparent terms on a dark background, and on a small pager I just get a murky mess. (A big pager is a different matter ) Look here for nore info on that.
For the second option, it’s nothing I’ve tried myself, but you should be able to swallow a FvwmIconMan, set it to use miniicons only, and that should solve the problem.
Ok, I don’t want to say that you are wrong but the two things seem to be pretty different.
The IconBox that I define is a place on the desktop where the minimized applications go. On the other hand, FvwmIconBox is like FvwmIconMan and it displays all the applications open, not only the minimized one. In addtion, it has to be started using +I Module FvwmIconBox. And finally, it displays the name of the app and the mini icon but I could not make it displays the mini screenshot of the Thumbnail fonction.
So, is there a way to:
Either swallow the IconBox desktop region
or display the mini screenshots in FvwmIconBox (I know how to swallow this one)
Oh, I see what you mean. Yeah, they are different.
How about you create a blank section in your panel. Maybe put an border tound it or something. Basically create one big button that does nothing. Then define your IconBox area onto that section of the panel. The only problem might be if you’ve got the panel StaysOnTop. I don’t know if you can do that to icons. Worth a shot though
probably won’t work unless you’re using the composite stuff from x.org, possibly not even then. FVWM transparency cheats - you can’t stuff underneath other stuff - it just cuts a hole down to wallpaper.
The Composite extension does allow you to alpha blend windows, but I’m not sure how well FVWM has integrated support for this. And that’s about all I know about it, except that the last time I played with it, it crashed open office which was a Bad Thing.