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       FvwmPager - the FVWM Pager module


       FvwmPager  is spawned by fvwm, so no command line invocation will work.
       From within the .fvwmrc file, FvwmPager is spawned as follows:

       Module FvwmPager 0 3

       or from within an fvwm pop-up menu:

       Popup "Module-Popup"
            Title     "Modules"
            Module    "GoodStuff"    GoodStuff
            Module    "NoClutter"    FvwmClean
            Module    "FvwmIdentify" FvwmIdent
            Module  "Banner"        FvwmBanner
            Module    "Debug"        FvwmDebug
            Module  "SaveDesktop"   FvwmSave
            Module  "Pager"         FvwmPager 0 3

       where "0" is the first desktop to show, and "3" is the last.


       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 desktops, 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

       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  window  will
       appear  for  you to place. There is no way to pick up a full size image
       of the window 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 within the current desktop will
       cause the viewport to move to the selected location, but will not align
       the  viewport  to  a  page  boundary.  Dragging button 3 will cause the
       viewport to move as you drag. Button 3 operations are  limited  to  the
       current desktop only.

       When  iconified, the pager will work as a fully functional current page
       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 .fvwmrc files.


       The  FvwmClean  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.


       During initialization, FvwmPager will eventually search a configuration
       file  which  describes  the  time-outs  and  actions  to   take.    The
       configuration   file   is   the   same   file  that  fvwm  used  during

       If the FvwmPager executable  is  linked  to  another  name,  ie  ln  -s
       FvwmPager  OtherPager,  then  another  module  called OtherPager can be
       started, with a  completely  different  configuration  than  FvwmPager,
       simply  by  changing  the  keyword   FvwmPager  to OtherPager. This way
       multiple pager programs can be used.


       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.


       The invocation method was shown in the synopsis section


       FvwmPager reads the same .fvwmrc file as fvwm reads when it starts  up,
       and looks for certain configuration options:

       *FvwmPagerGeometry geometry
              Completely or partially specifies the pager windows location and
              geometry, in standard 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

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

       *FvwmPagerColumns columns
              Tells fvwm how many columnss of desks to use when laying out the
              pager window.

       *FvwmPagerIconGeometry 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  location  relative  to  the  bottom instead of the top of the

              Causes the pager to start iconified.

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

       *FvwmPagerSmallFont 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

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

       *FvwmPagerBack color
              Specifies the background color for the window.

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

       *FvwmPagerLabel desk label
              Assigns the text label to desk desk in the pager window.  Useful
              for assigning symbolic names to desktops, ie

              *FvwmPagerLabel 1 Mail
              *FvwmPagerLabel 2 Maker
              *FvwmPagerLabel 2 Matlab

       DeskTopScale number
              If  the  geometry  is  not  specified,  then a desktop reduction
              factor is used to calculate the  pager’s  size.  Things  in  the
              pager window are shown at 1/number of the actual size.


       Robert Nation