Trying to create and Application Launch bar/dock [HALP!]

I have decided that its time for me to officially create my own individual config :smiley: :smiley: . I have been using a personally modified version of Stonecrest’s config.

I am trying to create an application launch bar, but im running into some “newbie” trouble.

I have this so far:

[code]DestroyModuleConfig FvwmAppLaunch: *
*FvwmAppLaunch: Rows 1
*FvwmAppLaunch: Frame 0
*FvwmAppLaunch: Columns 6
*FvwmAppLaunch: Colorset 7
*FvwmAppLaunch: BoxSize fixed
*FvwmAppLaunch: (???)

Style FvwmAppLaunch Sticky, NoTitle, WindowListSkip, StaysOnBottom, \
		BorderWidth 1, FixedSize, !Handles, WindowListSkip, \
		CirculateSkipIcon, CirculateSkip, HandleWidth 0, \

I can’t figure out how to put small icons in/on the dock that are clickable that launch my apps. I will be creating custom images but they will be relatively small. Can someone give me a dumbed down version on how I would go about this?

I would really appreciate it. I have been looking at the man pages for a while but im going crazy and everything i try doesn’t seem to work.

How would I get 6 smaller images in/on the dock that exec applications?

*FvwmAppLaunch: (1x1, Icon foo, Action (Mouse 1) Exec exec program1)
*FvwmAppLaunch: (1x1. .......)

– Thomas Adam

what exactly does the 1x1 mean/do?

it defines in how many rows/colums the object will use
if you have

*FvwmButtons: Rows 1
*FvwmButtons: Columns 5
*FvwmButtons: (1x1, Icon foo, Action (Mouse 1) Exec exec program1)
*FvwmButtons: (1x1, Icon foo2, Action (Mouse 1) Exec exec program2)
*FvwmButtons: (1x1, Icon foo3, Action (Mouse 1) Exec exec program3)
*FvwmButtons: (1x1, Icon foo4, Action (Mouse 1) Exec exec program4)
*FvwmButtons: (1x1, Icon foo5, Action (Mouse 1) Exec exec program5)

all 5 buttons will show up in one line from left to right.
see this thread for more information.

You might find the following useful:

– Thomas Adam

Is there a certain limit to the size of images I can use in my setup? I have some 12x12 images and they work, but if I try any of my larger images (22x22) they dont show up BUT I can still click the area and it execs my application.

Actually…it only works with random images? Even if I scale an image to 12x12 (the same size as some of the images that work) it wont display it? All of the images are .png’s :question:


/me pulls out hair

edit: :blush: im retarded…dont mind me. [It was looking for my files in the wrong place]

/me attempts to put hair back in

I figured out FvwmButtons by studying the Fvwm Beginners Guide. Relevant sections: … ttons.html