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       FvwmAuto - the fvwm auto-raise module


       Module FvwmAuto Timeout [-passid] [-menter|-menterleave|-mfocus] [EnterCommand [LeaveCommand]]
       FvwmAuto  can  only be invoked by fvwm.  Command line invocation of the
       FvwmAuto will not work.


       The FvwmAuto module is most often used to automatically  raise  focused


       The correct syntax is:

            Module FvwmAuto Timeout [-passid] [-menter|-menterleave|-mfocus] [EnterCommand [LeaveCommand]]

            AddToMenu Modules
            + "Auto Raise (300 ms)"  Module FvwmAuto 300
            + "Auto Raise/Lower"     Module FvwmAuto 300 "Silent Raise" "Silent Lower"

       The  Timeout  argument is required. It specifies how long a window must
       retain the keyboard input focus before the  command  is  executed.  The
       delay is measured in milliseconds, and any integer greater than zero is

       If the literal option -passid is given, the window  id  of  the  window
       just  entered  or left is appended to the command that is sent to fvwm.
       This can be used with the WindowId command of fvwm.

       The options -menter, -menterleave and  -mfocus  influence  the  actions
       FvwmAuto reacts to.  No more than one of the options can be chosen.  In
       -mfocus mode, FvwmAuto raises  the  window  that  has  the  focus.   In
       -menter  mode,  FvwmAuto  raises  the window under the pointer when the
       pointer enters a window.  The LeaveCommand is executed  on  the  window
       that  was below the pointer before it entered the new window.  When the
       pointer leaves a window and enters the root window, the EnterCommand is
       executed  too,  but  without  a  window to operate on.  In -menterleave
       mode, FvwmAuto works just like in -menter mode, but the LeaveCommand is
       also executed if the pointer moves out of a window but does not enter a
       new window.  The latter two modes of operation are useful with  windows
       that do not accept the focus.

       Note:  -menterleave  mode  can  interfere  with  popup  windows of some
       applications.  One example is the zoom menu of  Ghostview.   Please  do
       not complain about this to us - it is a bug in Ghostview.

       EnterCommand  and  LeaveCommand are optional.  EnterCommand is executed
       Timeout milliseconds after a window gets the input focus,  LeaveCommand
       is executed Timeout milliseconds after the window has lost focus.  Note
       that you always should use the  ’Silent’  keyword  before  the  command
       itself.   FvwmAuto  prepends "Silent " to the command string on its own
       if yor forget this.  Without this prefix  fvwm  would  ask  you  for  a
       window  to  act  on  if  the window has died before the command sent by
       FvwmAuto has been processed by fvwm.  This can for example happen  with
       popup menus.

       "Silent  Raise"  is the default for EnterCommand, but any fvwm function
       is allowed. I would not use "Close" or "Destroy" with  a  low  timeout,
       though.   The LeaveCommand can be handy for a tidy desktop.  Experiment

            Module FvwmAuto 0 Nop "Silent Lower"
            Module FvwmAuto 0 Nop "Silent Iconify"

       An example for auto raising windows with ClickToFocus:

            Style * ClickToFocus
            FvwmAuto 0 -menter "Silent Raise"

       An example for auto raising and lowering only some windows:
       To start FvwmAuto:

            FvwmAuto 0 -passid -menter \
            "Silent selective_raiselower raise" \
            "Silent selective_raiselower lower"

       And put this in your .fvwm2rc:

            AddToFunc selective_raiselower
            + I WindowId $1 (FvwmIconMan) $0
            + I WindowId $1 (FvwmButtons) $0
            + I WindowId $1 (xclock) $0

       More complex example (three FvwmAuto’s are running):

            DestroyFunc RestoreIconified
            AddToFunc   RestoreIconified
            + I Current (Iconic) Iconify false

            DestroyFunc RegisterFocus
            AddToFunc   RegisterFocus
            + I Exec date +"%T $n focused" >>/tmp/focus-stats.txt

            DestroyFunc RegisterUnfocus
            AddToFunc   RegisterUnfocus
            + I Exec date +"%T $n unfocused" >>/tmp/focus-stats.txt

            KillModule FvwmAuto
            Module FvwmAuto 250 Raise Nop
            Module FvwmAuto 800 RestoreIconified Nop
            Module FvwmAuto   0 RegisterFocus RegisterUnfocus


       There is a special Raise/Lower support in FvwmAuto.  It  was  added  to
       improve  Raise/Lower  callbacks, since most of FvwmAuto usages is auto-
       raising  or  auto-lowering.  This  improvement  includes   locking   on
       M_RAISE_WINDOW  and  M_LOWER_WINDOW  packets  and  not raising/lowering
       explicitly raised windows.  The special Raise/Lower support is  enabled
       only when either EnterCommand or LeaveCommand contain substring "Raise"
       or "Lower". You can use this fact to enable/disable any special support
       by  renaming these commands, if FvwmAuto does not automatically do want
       you expect it to do.

       Using FvwmAuto  in  conjunction  with  EdgeCommand  can  be  even  more
       powerful. There is a short example in the fvwm man page.


       FvwmAuto just appeared one day, nobody knows how.
       FvwmAuto was simply rewritten 09/96, nobody knows by whom.