Thank you Dominik. This will be a huge help!
Will this patch be in 2.4.8, or only in the 2.5.x tree?
Dominik Vogt wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 17, 2002 at 09:39:45PM -0600, Steve Talley wrote:
> > Hello,
> > I've just started using fvwm, and it is easily the best window manager
> > I've ever used. Great job!! I do have a question:
> > How can I get fvwm to consistently remember the last position of an
> > icon?
> > To start, I have this in my .fvwmrc:
> > Style * IconBox 0 0 -0 -0, IconFill top left, IconGrid 80 80
> > Style * IconPosition
> > Here's an example:
> > Suppose I have three non-overlapping icons in the first three
> > positions in my icon box. If I start an xterm, and then iconify it,
> > it will be placed in the fourth position (so far so good). Now
> > suppose I close the application whose icon was occupying the 2nd
> > position in the icon box. Now, if I deiconify and reiconify the
> > xterm, its icon will be moved to take the place of the closed app in
> > the 2nd position. How can I force it to go back to the 4th position
> > where it was initially?
> > I've found that fvwm will remember an icon's position only if I
> > manually drag it to a specific position. Then every time it is
> > iconified it will return to the same position. Otherwise, it seems
> > that fvwm has no memory of where the icon was placed before.
> > The reason I ask is because I identify a specific xterm by its icon
> > position. When that position isn't constant, I don't know which xterm
> > to go back to later. The last window manager I used (CDE) remembered
> > an icon's last position, and always replaced it in the same position
> > unless a new icon had taken its place. How can I tell fvwm to do this
> > as well?
> That couldn't be done easily until I committed my latest patch.
> With tomorrows snapshot you can use
> Move $[i.x]p $[i.y]p
> on an icon. Fvwm will remember that the icon was moved manually
> and always place it at its current position. This should be done
> automatically when the window is iconified, e.g. with
> AddToFunc my_iconify
> + I iconify on
> + I move $[i.x]p $[i.y]p
> Then use the my_iconify function instead of the Iconify command to
> iconify your windows.
> Dominik ^_^ ^_^
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