I tried to circulate through windows using Next and Prev. Didn’t seem to work from my config, so I opened up FvwmConsole and tried interactively. The result is that
Prev (CurrentPage, !iconic) focus-and-raise
happily switches to another window (there are plenty of them on the current page), while
Next (CurrentPage, !iconic) focus-and-raise
doesn’t do anything. This suggests that the window ring would be a window list in fact - the FvwmConsole window is the last opened one, so the described behaviour would then be logical.
Is this assumption correct? If so, can I get a true window ring somehow? If not, does anyone have an idea where to look for an error?
So what’s in your config? Do any of your windows have the condition CirculateSkip set as a Style condition? (Unlikely, given the Prev command is working OK.)
What does this “focus-and-raise” function do? Just try:
Next (...) FlipFocus
– Thomas Adam
Some have, but quite a few others don’t.
The “focus-and-raise” does just what the name suggests:
- “I” Focus
- “I” Raise
And no, using FlipFocus instead does not change fvwm’s behaviour. The Prev command does switch focus, while Next does not.
However, from your answer I assume that ring-like behaviour is indeed the expected one.