FvwmSave - the FVWM desktop-layout saving module
FvwmSave is spawned by fvwm, so no command line invocation will work.
When called, this module will attempt to save your current desktop
layout into a file called new.xinitrc. Ideally, this file will look
just like .xinitrc, but in reality, you will have to edit it to get a
usable configuration, so be sure to keep a backup of your old .xinitrc.
Your applications must supply certain hints to the X window system.
Emacs, for example, does not, so FvwmSave can’t get any information
Also, FvwmSave assumes that certain command line options are globally
accepted by applications, which may not be the case.
The NoClutter 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, NoClutter 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 NoClutter executable is linked to another name, ie ln -s
NoClutter OtherClutter, then another module called OtherClutter can be
started, with a completely different configuration than NoClutter,
simply by changing the keyword NoClutter to OtherClutter. This way
multiple clutter-reduction programs can be used.
NoClutter can be invoked by inserting the line ’Module NoClutter’ in
the .fvwmrc file. This can be placed on a line by itself, if NoClutter
is to be spawned during fvwm’s initialization, or can be bound to a
menu or mouse button or keystroke to invoke it later. Fvwm will search
directory specified in the ModulePath configuration option to attempt
to locate NoClutter.
NoClutter reads the same .fvwmrc file as fvwm reads when it starts up,
and looks for lines similar to "*NoClutter 3600 Iconify". The format of
these lines is "*NoClutter [time] [command]", where command is any fvwm
built-in command, and time is the time in seconds between when a window
looses focus and when the command is executed. At most 3 actions can be
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