I use fvwm2 and fvwm-themes on Debian Squeeze. Now I’ve managed to tinker a fancy cross between the Redmond98 and CDE themes… SCREENSHOT:http://i.imgur.com/TRU73.png
Well, people might say it looks as strange as french fries with marmelade :mrgreen: but actually I like the nostalgic old-fashioned look.
I’ve three small problems (+1 hint) and hope you can give me a hint:
The taskbar doesn’t span the entire width of the screen. On the right side it is a few pixels too small. (I guess 6 pixels are missing.) Maybe this is an effect of the borders (CDE look). I disabled the borders for the taskbar. Can I make the taskbar consume the complete horizontal size? In the screenshot you can see the down-right corner of the Firefox window to the right of the taskbar clock. ps ax shows
1851 ? S 0:00 /usr/lib/fvwm/2.5.30/FvwmTaskBar 9 4 none 0 8
Do these command line parameters cause the mentioned problem? I don’t really know where fvwm gets these from when invoking FvwmTaskBar. :confused]Problem 2[/b]
I made the taskbar stay in front (sticky). This works fine. But if I maximize a window, its bottom part is behind the taskbar. Maximizing makes a window enlarge to the entire screen size. Therefore, status bars etc. are hidden behind the taskbar. How to fix that?
The extremely modular structure of the theme configuration files makes manual changes a horrible undertaking. Has the fvwm-themes team considered providing BSD-style all-in-one theme files as an additional alternative? So users could choose between a preconfigured .fvwm2rc template (easy to edit) and the widely ramified sets of config files being in use now?
I’d appreciate a .tar.gz file for each theme, containing a .fvwm2rc config file plus additional resources (images etc.).
Having registered my fresh new user account, I noticed these php error messages:
I have the latest version available at Debian’s stable package repository. It says: “fvwm (1:2.5.30.ds-1)”. Okay, Debian packages being not up-to-date is not unusual… I’ll compile the latest version by myself.
I didn’t mean to offend anybody. For me (fvwm beginner), it’s often not easy to find out where a specific setting can be found. The configuration of the themes is split up into so many small files which branch again to other files. It’s not easy to catch on. I often have to use grep to search the config files in order to find a specific setting.
I think one file per theme (.fvwm2rc template) would be easier to edit, especially if the template file is commented.