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       FvwmSaveDesk - another fvwm desktop-layout saving module


       FvwmSaveDesk  is  spawned  by  fvwm, so no command line invocation will


       When called, this module will attempt  to  save  your  current  desktop
       layout  as  a  definition  of extra lines for the function InitFunction
       into the file .fvwm2desk in your home  directory.  As  explain  in  the
       other  documentation,  this function is called at startup of fvwm.  You
       have to include this file in  .fvwm2rc  after  the  definition  of  the
       Function  Initfunction.   You can do this by using the module FvwmM4 or

       Your applications must supply certain hints to  the  X  window  system.
       Emacs  and  Netscape,  for example, does not, so FvwmSaveDesk can’t get
       any information from it.

       Also, FvwmSaveDesk  assumes  that  certain  command  line  options  are
       globally accepted by applications, which may not be the case.


       The  M4  Macro processor substitutes its macros even in the middle of a
       word. Because of that you may have problems with predefined macros such
       as  include  or define. To avoid this the GNU M4 has an extra option to
       prefix all builtins with  ’m4_’.  FvwmM4  can  be  called  with  option
       -m4-prefix and then will provide the option -P to M4.  I personally use
       the FvwmM4 module this way.

       fvwm -cmd "FvwmM4 -m4-prefix -m4opt -I$HOME $HOME/.fvwm2rc"

       Simply add the following line to the end of .fvwm2rc:

       m4_include(‘.fvwm2desk’) .


       With the FvwmCpp  you  may  have  the  problem  that  the  preprocessor
       directives  starts  with  the  comment  character ’#’ and will complain
       about unknown directives, if you have comments in your .fvwm2rc.

       fvwm -cmd "FvwmCpp -C-I$HOME $HOME/.fvwm2rc"

       Simply add the following line to the end of .fvwm2rc:

       #include ".fvwm2desk"


       FvwmSaveDesk can be invoked by adding it to a menu or binding it  to  a
       mouse  button  or  key  stroke  in the .fvwm2rc file.  Fvwm will search
       directory specified in the ModulePath configuration  option  to  locate

       To insert it to a menu, add the line

       +    "Save Desktop" Module FvwmSaveDesk

       to  the  menu  definition.  I thing binding it to a mouse button is not
       very useful, but you can do that, by adding for example this line.

       Mouse 3        R    CS   Module FvwmSaveDesk

       Than FvwmSaveDesk will be called if you hit the right mouse  button  on
       the root window while holding the shift and control button down.

       You can bind FvwmSaveDesk to a function key F10 for example you have to
       insert the following line:

       Key  F10  A    Module FvwmSaveDesk

       I personally add it as a Button to the module FvwmButtons:

       *FvwmButtons SaveDesc desk.xpm   Module FvwmSaveDesk


       Carsten Paeth (