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FvwmPager(1)				   Fvwm Modules 			     FvwmPager(1)

NAME
       FvwmPager - the Fvwm Pager module

SYNOPSIS
       FvwmPager  [  -transient  ]  [ name ] [ first desk [ last desk ] ] FvwmPager is spawned by
       fvwm, so no command line invocation will work.

       All desks with desk numbers between first desk and last desk are displayed. If  last  desk
       is  omitted  only  the  first desk is shown. If both desk numbers are omitted, the current
       desk is used instead. If you use an asterisk '*' in place of first  desk  the  pager  will
       always show the current desktop, even when you switch desks.

       Example lines to put in your .fvwm2rc:

       Module FvwmPager 0 3

       or

       Module FvwmPager *

       or from within an fvwm pop-up menu:

       AddToMenu Module-Popup Modules Title
       + Audio	      Module FvwmAudio
       + Auto	      Module FvwmAuto 200
       + Buttons      Module FvwmButtons
       + Console      Module FvwmConsole
       + Ident	      Module FvwmIdent
       + Banner       Module FvwmBanner
       + Pager	      Module FvwmPager 0 3

       or

       + Pager	      Module FvwmPager *

       If the pager is started with the -transient option, the next time a button is released the
       pager is closed. Note that this option does only work if the window  style  of  the  pager
       window is 'sticky' (see the fvwm man page). You should use the 'StaysOnTop' style too.

       Example:

       Style FvwmPager Sticky, StaysOnTop
       *FvwmPager: Rows       1
       *FvwmPager: Columns    1
       Mouse 3 R C Module FvwmPager -transient

       With this in your .fvwm2rc, if you press control and button 3 in the root window the pager
       pops up under the mouse and while the viewport moves with the mouse.

DESCRIPTION
       The FvwmPager module shows a miniature view of the Fvwm desktops which  are  specified  in
       the  command  line. This is a useful reminder of where your active windows are. Windows in
       the pager are shown in the same color as their fvwm decorations.

       The pager can be used to change your viewport into the current desktop,	to  change  desk-
       tops, or to move windows around.

       Pressing  mouse	button	1  in the pager will cause you viewport to change to the selected
       page of the selected desk. If you click with button 1 in the  desk-label  area,	you  will
       switch desks but not pages within the desk.

       Dragging  mouse button 2 on a miniature view of a window will cause that window to be move
       to the location where you release the mouse button, but your viewport will not change.  If
       you  drag the window out of the pager and onto your desktop, a full size image of the win-
       dow will appear for you to place. There is no way to pick up a full size image of the win-
       dow and move it into the pager, however. Since some mice do not have button 2, I have made
       provisions to drag windows in the pager by using pressing  modifier-1  (usually	Alt)  and
       dragging with button 3.

       Clicking  mouse	button	3  on  a location will cause the viewport to move to the selected
       location and switch desks if necessary, but will not align the viewport to a  page  bound-
       ary.  Dragging  button  3 will cause the viewport to move as you drag but not switch desk-
       tops, even if the pointer moves to another desktop.

       With the *FvwmPager: SloppyFocus option the focus is transfered to the window  pointed  at
       with the mouse when the pointer is inside the pager.

       When iconified, the pager will work as a fully functional current desk only pager. Windows
       and viewports can be moved within the icon of the pager. Users will want to make sure that
       they have no lines similar to

       Icon "Fvwm Pager" whatever

       in their .fvwm2rc files.

COPYRIGHTS
       The  FvwmPager program, and the concept for interfacing this module to the Window Manager,
       are all original work by Robert Nation.

       Copyright 1994, Robert Nation. No guarantees or warranties or  anything	are  provided  or
       implied	in  any way whatsoever. Use this program at your own risk. Permission to use this
       program for any purpose is given, as long as the copyright is kept intact.

INITIALIZATION
       During initialization, FvwmPager gets config info from fvwm's module  configuration  data-
       base (see fvwm(1), section MODULE COMMANDS).

       To  use	FvwmPager with several different configurations, you can invoke FvwmPager with an
       optional parameter, which it will use as its name instead (e.g  "Module	FvwmPager  Other-
       Pager").  OtherPager will then read only the lines in the configuration file starting with
       "*OtherPager", and not the lines belonging to FvwmPager. This way multiple pager instances
       may be used.

       Note:  the  old	way to use the FvwmPager with several different configurations is to link
       the executable to another name, i.e.

       ln -s FvwmPager OtherPager

       This may work, but this method is not supported.

KEYBOARD FOCUS CONTROL
       You can direct the keyboard focus to any window on the current desktop  by  clicking  with
       button  2  on  its image in the pager. The window does not need to be visible, but it does
       need to be on the current page.

INVOCATION
       The invocation method was shown in the synopsis section

CONFIGURATION OPTIONS
       *FvwmPager: Geometry geometry
	      Completely or partially specifies the pager windows location and geometry, in stan-
	      dard X11 notation. In order to maintain an undistorted aspect ratio, you might want
	      to leave out either the width or height dimension of the geometry specification .

       *FvwmPager: Rows rows
	      Tells fvwm how many rows of desks to use when laying out the pager window.

       *FvwmPager: Columns columns
	      Tells fvwm how many columns of desks to use when laying out the pager window.

       *FvwmPager: IconGeometry geometry
	      Specifies a size (optional) and location (optional) for the  pager's  icon  window.
	      Since  there  is	no  easy  way for FvwmPager to determine the height of the icon's
	      label, you will have to make an allowance for the icon   label  height  when  using
	      negative	y-coordinates in the icon location specification (used to specify a loca-
	      tion relative to the bottom instead of the top of the screen).

       *FvwmPager: StartIconic
	      Causes the pager to start iconified.

       *FvwmPager: NoStartIconic
	      Causes the pager to start normally.  Useful for canceling the effect of the StartI-
	      conic option.

       *FvwmPager: LabelsBelow
	      Causes the pager to draw desk labels below the corresponding desk.

       *FvwmPager: LabelsAbove
	      Causes  the pager to draw desk labels above the corresponding desk. Useful for can-
	      celing the effect of the LabelsBelow option.

       *FvwmPager: ShapeLabels
	      Causes the pager to hide the labels of all but the current  desk.  This  turns  off
	      label hilighting.

       *FvwmPager: NoShapeLabels
	      Causes  the pager to show the labels of all visible desks. Useful for canceling the
	      effect of the ShapeLabels option.

       *FvwmPager: Font font-name
	      Specified a font to use to label the desktops.  If  font_name  is  "none"  then  no
	      desktop labels will be displayed.

       *FvwmPager: SmallFont font-name
	      Specified  a  font to use to label the window names in the pager. If not specified,
	      the window labels will be omitted. Window labels seem  to  be  fairly  useless  for
	      desktop  scales of 32 or greater.  If font_name is "none" then no window names will
	      be displayed.

       *FvwmPager: Fore color
	      Specifies the color to use to write the desktop labels, and to draw  the	page-grid
	      lines.

       *FvwmPager: Back color
	      Specifies the background color for the window.

       *FvwmPager: Hilight color
	      The active page and desk label will be highlighted by using this background pattern
	      instead of the normal background.

       *FvwmPager: HilightPixmap pixmap
	      The active page will be highlighted by using this background pattern instead of the
	      normal background.

       *FvwmPager: DeskHilight
	      Hilight the active page with the current hilight color/pixmap. Useful for canceling
	      the effect of the NoDeskHilight option.

       *FvwmPager: NoDeskHilight
	      Don't hilight the active page.

       *FvwmPager: WindowColors fore back hiFore hiBack
	      Change the normal/highlight colors of the windows. fore and hiFore specify the col-
	      ors  as  used for the font inside the windows. back and hiBack are used to fill the
	      windows with.

       *FvwmPager: WindowLabelFormat format
	      This specifies a printf() like format for the labels in the mini	window.  Possible
	      flags  are:  %t,	%i,  %c,  and %r for the window's title, icon, class, or resource
	      name, respectively.  The default is "%i".

       *FvwmPager: Label desk label
	      Assigns the text label to desk desk (or the current desk if desk	is  "*")  in  the
	      pager window. Useful for assigning symbolic names to desktops, i.e.

	      *FvwmPager: Label 1 Mail
	      *FvwmPager: Label 2 Maker
	      *FvwmPager: Label * Matlab

	      Note:  There is currently a much better way to specify desk names globally (and not
	      just in FvwmPager) using DesktopName command, so you should  not	use  this  option
	      anymore.

       *FvwmPager: DeskColor desk color
	      Assigns  the  color  color to desk desk (or the current desk if desk is "*") in the
	      pager window. This replaces the background color for  the  particular  desk.   This
	      only  works  when the pager is full sized. When Iconified, the pager uses the color
	      specified by *FvwmPager: Back.

	      TIP: Try using *FvwmPager: DeskColor in conjunction with FvwmCpp	(or  FvwmM4)  and
	      FvwmBacker to assign identical colors to your various desktops and the pager repre-
	      sentations.

       *FvwmPager: Pixmap pixmap
	      Use pixmap as background for the pager.

       *FvwmPager: DeskPixmap desk pixmap
	      Assigns the pixmap color to desk desk (or the current desk if desk is "*")  in  the
	      pager window. This replaces the background pixmap for the particular desk.

	      TIP:  Try  using *FvwmPager: DeskPixmap in conjunction with FvwmCpp (or FvwmM4) and
	      FvwmBacker to assign identical pixmaps to your various desktops and the pager  rep-
	      resentations.

       *FvwmPager: DeskTopScale number
	      If the geometry is not specified, then a desktop reduction factor is used to calcu-
	      late the pager's size. Things in the pager window are  shown  at	1/number  of  the
	      actual size.

       *FvwmPager: MiniIcons
	      Allow  the  pager  to  display  a  window's  mini icon in the pager, if it has one,
	      instead of showing the window's name.

       *FvwmPager: MoveThreshold pixels
	      Defines the distance the pointer has to be moved before a window being dragged with
	      button 2 is actually moved. The default value is three pixels. If the pointer moved
	      less that this amount the window snaps back to its original position when the  but-
	      ton  is  released. If pixels is less than zero the default value is used. The value
	      set with the MoveThreshold command in fvwm is inherited by  FvwmPager  but  can  be
	      overridden with this option.

       *FvwmPager: SloppyFocus
	      If the SloppyFocus option is used, you do not need to click into the mini window in
	      the pager to give the real window the focus. Simply putting the  pointer	over  the
	      window inside the pager is enough.

	      Note: This option interferes slightly with the MouseFocus and SloppyFocus styles of
	      fvwm.  Sometimes, if you click into the pager window to change pages or  desks  and
	      then  move the pointer to a place on the screen where a window of the new page will
	      appear, this new window does not get the input focus.  This may happen if you  drag
	      the  pointer  over one of the mini windows in the pager.	There is nothing that can
	      be done about this - except not using SloppyFocus in the pager.

       *FvwmPager: SolidSeparators
	      By default the pages of the virtual desktop are separated by dashed  lines  in  the
	      pager window.  This option causes FvwmPager to use solid lines instead.

       *FvwmPager: NoSeparators
	      Turns off the lines separating the pages of the virtual desktop.

       *FvwmPager: Balloons [type]
	      Show a balloon describing the window when the pointer is moved into a window in the
	      pager. The default format (the window's icon name) can be  changed  using  Balloon-
	      StringFormat.  If  type is Pager balloons are just shown for an un-iconified pager;
	      if type is Icon balloons are just shown for an iconified pager. If type is anything
	      else (or null) balloons are always shown.

       *FvwmPager: BalloonFore color
	      Specifies  the  color for text in the balloon window. If omitted it defaults to the
	      foreground color for the window being described.

       *FvwmPager: BalloonBack color
	      Specifies the background color for the balloon window. If omitted  it  defaults  to
	      the background color for the window being described.

       *FvwmPager: BalloonFont font-name
	      Specifies a font to use for the balloon text. Defaults to fixed.

       *FvwmPager: BalloonBorderWidth number
	      Sets the width of the balloon window's border. Defaults to 1.

       *FvwmPager: BalloonBorderColor color
	      Sets the color of the balloon window's border. Defaults to black.

       *FvwmPager: BalloonYOffset number
	      The balloon window is positioned to be horizontally centered against the pager win-
	      dow it is describing. The vertical position may be set as an offset. Negative  off-
	      sets  of	-n are placed n pixels above the pager window, positive offsets of +n are
	      placed n pixels below. Offsets of -1 and 1 represent the balloon	window	close  to
	      the  original  window  without a gap. Offsets of 0 are not permitted, as this would
	      permit direct transit from pager window to balloon window, causing an  event  loop.
	      Defaults	to  +3. The offset will change sign automatically, as needed, to keep the
	      balloon on the screen.

       *FvwmPager: BalloonStringFormat format
	      The same as *FvwmPager: WindowLabelFormat, it just specifies the string to  display
	      in the balloons. The default is "%i".

       *FvwmPager: Colorset desk colorset
	      Tells  the  module to use colorset colorset for desk. If you use an asterisk '*' in
	      place of desk, the colorset is used on all desks. Please refer to the man  page  of
	      the FvwmTheme module for details about colorsets.

       *FvwmPager: BalloonColorset desk colorset
	      Tells  the  module  to  use  colorset  colorset for balloons on desk. If you use an
	      asterisk '*' in place of desk, the colorset is used on all desks. Please	refer  to
	      the man page of the FvwmTheme module for details about colorsets.

       *FvwmPager: HilightColorset desk colorset
	      Tells  the  module  to  use colorset colorset for hilighting on desk. If you use an
	      asterisk '*' in place of desk, the colorset is used on all desks. Please	refer  to
	      the man page of the FvwmTheme module for details about colorsets.

       *FvwmPager: WindowColorsets colorset activecolorset
	      Uses colorsets in the same way as *FvwmPager: WindowColors. Please refer to the man
	      page of the FvwmTheme module for details about colorsets.  The shadow  and  hilight
	      colors of the colorset are only used for the window borders if the *FvwmPager: Win-
	      dow3DBorders is specified too.

       *FvwmPager: WindowBorderWidth n
	      Specifies the width of the border drawn around the mini windows. This also sets the
	      minimum size of the mini windows to (2 * n + 1). The default is 1.

       *FvwmPager: Window3DBorders
	      Specifies  that  the mini windows should have a 3d borders based on the mini window
	      background. This option only works if *FvwmPager: WindowColorsets is specified.

       *FvwmPager: UseSkipList
	      Tells FvwmPager to not show the windows that are using the WindowListSkip style.

AUTHOR
       Robert Nation
       DeskColor patch contributed by Alan Wild
       MiniIcons & WindowColors patch contributed by Rob Whapham
       Balloons patch by Ric Lister <ric@giccs.georgetown.edu>
       fvwm-workers: Dominik, Olivier, Hippo and others.

3rd Berkeley Distribution		7 May 208 (2.5.26)			     FvwmPager(1)
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