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       amiwm - Amiga Workbench-like X Window Manager




       amiwm  is  an X Window manager that tries to make your workstation look
       like an Amiga®


       Amiwm is configurable with a $HOME/.amiwmrc-file containing some or all
       of the following options:

FastQuit: {yes|no}

       Specifies whether amiwm should quit directly when the Quit menu item is
       selected, rather than popping up a requester.   (on/off  or  true/false
       can be used instead of yes/no.)

SizeBorder {right|bottom|both|none}

       Specifies which border should be enlarged when a sizegadget is present.

ForceMove {manual|auto|always}

       Enables you to move windows outside the perimeter of  the  root  window
       when  pressing  shift,  when  trying to drag at least 25% of the window
       ofscreen, or always, respectively.

IconDir path

       Specifies a directory in which amiwm will look for icons.

DefaultIcon name

       Gives the filename of the .info file to use as a default icon.   It  is
       relative to the IconDir.

IconPalette {system|magicwb|schwartz|filename"}

       Selects  either  the  Workbench® default palette, or the MagicWorkbench
       standard palette for use with icons.  The third option is  a  16  color
       palette   used   on   the   "Eric  Schwartz  Productions  CD  Archive".
       Alternatively, the filename of a PPM file representing the  palette  to
       use can be used.


       Selects a font to use for windowtitles etc.


       Selects a font for icontitles.


               bartrimpen} “colorname"

       Modifies the colour scheme for the window manager.


       Adds  an item in the Tools menu with the specified name, which executes
       the command when selected.  A  string  containing  a  single  uppercase
       letter  may  be  specified  as the third argument, making this letter a
       hotkey for the item.

ToolItem Separator

       Inserts a separator bar in the Tools menu.

ToolItemname" { <tool item commands>}

       Create ToolItem:s in a submenu with the  specified  name.   It  is  not
       legal to create a submenu inside another submenu.

Screen [<number>]name"

       Create  a  new screen with the specified name.  It will be placed below
       all earlier created screens.  To move a  window  between  two  screens,
       iconify  it  and drag the icon over to the other screen.  If the second
       argument is given, this screen is placed on the corresponding X screen.


       Sets one or more directories where amiwm will look for module binaries.
       The default is AMIWM_HOME.  Note that the  module  binaries  cannot  be
       shared amongst different architectures.

Modulename" ["initstring"]

       Start a module with the specified name.  If initstring is specified, it
       is sent to the module.  There are currently two  modules  shipped  with
       amiwm;  Background  and  Keyboard.   These  are  documented in the file
       README.modules.  If a module is limited to a single  screen,  like  the
       Background module, the screen that was created last is used.

InterScreenGap number

       Sets  the  size  in  number  of pixels of the "video DMA off" area that
       appears between screens when they are dragged.

AutoRaise {yes|no}

       Selects whether windows will automatically be moved to the  front  when
       they are activated.

Focus {followmouse|sloppy|clicktotype}

       Sets  the  policy by which windows are given focus.  Followmouse is the
       default and means that the window that contains the mouse pointer  will
       have focus.  Sloppy means that the window that had focus last will keep
       it when the pointer is not over a window.  ClickToType is the  original
       AmigaOS policy in which you have to explicitly give focus to windows by
       clicking in them.


       The most likely reason for amiwm to crash  is  if  it  can’t  find  its
       default  icon,  or  if  this is not accepted as a *.info file.  If this
       happens, amiwm _will_ dump  core.   So  make  sure  that  either  ’make
       install’  runs  successfully  (in  which case amiwm will know where its
       icon is), or that the file .amiwmrc contains a correct specification of
       the icon’s location.




       This program is distributed as freeware. The copyright remains with the
       author.   See  the  file  LICENSE  for  more  information.   Amiga  and
       Workbench are registered trademarks of AMIGA International Inc.


       Marcus Comstedt,

                                  14 Mar 1998                         amiwm(1)