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       xteddy - cuddly teddy bear for your X Windows desktop.


       xteddy [ -wm -float -noquit -nocursor -F<file> ]
       [ -geometry WIDTHxHEIGHT+X+Y -display SERVER ]
       [ -h --help -v ]


       Xteddy is a cuddly teddy bear for your X Windows desktop.

       Normally, xteddy just sits around doing nothing. After all, that’s what
       teddy bears are for. Look at him, talk to him, place heavy  windows  on
       top of him, zap him around until he becomes dizzy, do what you like; he
       will always be your true (albeit virtual) friend.

       You can move xteddy with the mouse by pointing at him and dragging  him
       around.  When clicked upon, he will pop up on top of all other windows.
       If you type "q" or "Esc" on him, he will exit (or, as I like  to  think
       of it, be tucked away in the file system until you need him next time).

       That’s it. But he’s cute.


       -wm    Use   the   window   manager.   Normally,   xteddy   sets    the
              override_redirect  flag  for  his  window, which will cause most
              window managers to ignore him.  However,  some  window  managers
              might have problems coping with a window that is nailed directly
              to the root.  In  that  case,  use  this  option.  If  possible,
              instruct  your window manager not to put any title bar or window
              frame on the window, or xteddy will lose some of his charm.

       -float Float up on top of overlapping windows. This  will  make  xteddy
              stay in sight at all times, so you won’t lose him. However, this
              is a bit intrusive and quite unlike a real teddy bear, so it  is
              not the default action.

              Disable  the  "quit" command (do not quit when typing "q" in the
              window, but of course still on explicit window kills or  process
              kills).   This  might seem an unnecessary option, but if you use
              the -wm option Xteddy might keep receiving keyboard events  even
              after the mouse has left his window. I you use the -wm option in
              conjunction with  a  click-to-type  window  manager,  you  would
              probably want to include this option.

              Disable the X11 cursor over the xteddy window.

       -F,-f  <  file  > Display another image instead of xteddy.  file can be
              the full name of an image file which reasonably should contain a
              transparent background.  If there is no such file in the current
              working        directory        xteddy        searches        in
              $(installation_prefix)/share/xteddy,                       where
              $(installation_prefix)  is  determined  at  compile  time   (for
              instance    /usr/X11R6).     If    this    fails    by   default
              /usr/share/xteddy     is      searched.       Failing      this,
              /usr/local/share/xteddy  is  searched.  If there is no such file
              in these directories the following appendixes where appended  to
              the  given  name:  xpm, png, tif, jpg, jpeg, gif and pnm.  These
              files will be searched in the three directories.  If  all  files
              the  last  try  is to append the extensions in upper cases. ’-F’
              and ’-f’ are  equivalent,  and  the  space  in  ’-f  <file>’  is

       If  no  ‘-F‘ parameter is given file equals to xteddy or more precisely
       to the name of the calling program.  For instance if there is a symlink

              ln -s xteddy xpenguin

       then  file equals to xpenguin and the appropriate pixmaps with the name
       xpenguin are searched for.

              The standard X geometry specification. Only  X  and  Y  position
              requests  are  honored. Any height and width specifications will
              be ignored.

              Specify an X server other than the local display.

       -h, --help
              Print a help message and exit.

       -v     Print the version number and exit.


       The cast of  characters  is  currently:  teddy  xalex  xbobo    xbrummi
       xcherubino  xduck  xhedgehog   xklitze  xnamu   xorca  xpenguin  xpuppy
       xruessel xteddy xtrouble.png xtrouble_large xtuxxy.


       Stefan Gustavson, ISY-LiTH (  Xteddy  is  distributed
       under the GNU General Public License.


       The  Desktop  Manager  in Sun CDE (Common Desktop Environment) does not
       like xteddy. Xteddy by default does not use the window manager, and  so
       he shows up as a sticky window on all desktops. If you don’t like this,
       and try to circumvent it by running him with the -wm option,  move  him
       by grabbing him by the tummy instead of by the title bar, and then move
       him partly off the screen, the image is lost and never  redrawn  again,
       so  all  you  see  is a silhouette of a teddy bear.  I have no idea why
       this happens. If you know, please tell me,  and  if  you  can  fix  it,
       please  do.  If you run CDE on other platforms than Sun, please tell me
       if it works for you. CDE does something which xteddy  does  not  handle
       properly,  and  since I have a Sun with CDE myself I would like to know
       what the problem is.

       For most X servers, the -float option does not work properly if  xteddy
       is  moved  partially  off the screen. This is the X server’s fault, not

       If two copies of xteddy are placed so they overlap, and both  were  run
       with the -float option, the X server will try to put each on top of the
       other in an endless loop, which looks very bad and takes a lot  of  CPU

       Xteddy  does not make use of the X resource database. I just didn’t get
       around to that.

       Please send bug reports, fixes, suggestions, fan mail or or  hacks  to: