Re: FVWM: grid in root window

2015-02-07 Thread bruce m beach
On Fri, Feb 06, 2015 at 09:19:26AM -0800, bruce m beach wrote:
 Hello Everybody

  I would like to put a configurable grid on the root window to
 help in the manual placement and sizing of windows. The simplest
 arrangement might be something like a horizontal line and a
 vertical line bisecting the screeen in each direction. fvwm-root
 would work, I think, but could involve drawing large pictures and
 in addition if the screen resolution changed then the various
 ratios would change. Do you have any suggestions?

Stroke support in fvwm is as good as you'll get to doing this.

-- Thomas Adam

Thanks for the reply. I can see using stroke support to control
the grid but how can I draw the vector orientated grid (as
opposed to bit-mapped) on the root window in the first place? I
suppose I'll have write something but then the question is Where
do I put it?, What subsystem does it come under? I thought maybe
the window manager would be a natural place, specifically in
fvwm-root.

Bruce



FVWM: grid in root window

2015-02-06 Thread bruce m beach
Hello Everybody

 I would like to put a configurable grid on the root window to
help in the manual placement and sizing of windows. The simplest
arrangement might be something like a horizontal line and a
vertical line bisecting the screeen in each direction. fvwm-root
would work, I think, but could involve drawing large pictures and
in addition if the screen resolution changed then the various
ratios would change. Do you have any suggestions?

Regards Bruce



Re: FVWM: grid in root window

2015-02-06 Thread Thomas Adam
On Fri, Feb 06, 2015 at 09:19:26AM -0800, bruce m beach wrote:
 Hello Everybody
 
  I would like to put a configurable grid on the root window to
 help in the manual placement and sizing of windows. The simplest
 arrangement might be something like a horizontal line and a
 vertical line bisecting the screeen in each direction. fvwm-root
 would work, I think, but could involve drawing large pictures and
 in addition if the screen resolution changed then the various
 ratios would change. Do you have any suggestions?

Stroke support in fvwm is as good as you'll get to doing this.

-- Thomas Adam

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