Fvwm is an icccmcompliant multiple virtual desktop window. Addtomenu menufvwmroot xdg menu popup xdgmenu piperead fvwmmenudesktop. Some of them, specifically fvwmmenudirectory and fvwmmenudesktop, may be used with dynamicpopupaction to create a directory listing or gnomekde application listing. Fvwm crystal aims to create an easy to use and powerful desktop. There are at least 2 ways to do the same thing with fvwm. As with pretty much everything in fvwm, the menu can be edited to include whatever you want, but fvwmcrystal favors the application menu bar. The menu in the fvwmcrystal distribution contains quick access to common. For a very specific software application, we maintain a base of machines running fvwm 2. Since menu hot keys dont include modifiers, you can only use plain keys for the second key in the sequence. The windows can be made transparent if xcompmgr and transsetdf are installed real transparency. The menu in the fvwmcrystal distribution contains quick access to common preferences, such as screen resolution, wallpaper settings, window decorations, and so on. This is a xdg application menu with full support for the additional categories for fvwm and other xdg compliant desktops. For fvwm crystal, select fvwmcrystal from the session menu or add exec fvwmcrystal to your users.
Select fvwm from the session menu in a display manager of choice. Ill mention a few and this will alert them if they know of it i am sure they will be along. Fvwm as a window manager and main core, different ways to provide icons on the desktop including support for many file. Creating a copy of the file in your home directory is a good idea for a couple reasons. Windows policy is to keep windows locked on the single desktop, but free to send between them via window menu. Fully configurable desktop menus, which appear when you press the mouse buttons. Fvwm provides multiple virtual desktops for users who wish to use them. Fvwm crystal aims to create an easy to use, eyecandy but also powerful desktop environment for linux or other unixlike operating systems. Window decorations, panel menu colorsets and desktop wallpaper changeable from the main menu.
To do this you only need to add the following to the fvwm config file. This is i think most comfortable setup for me because i operate mostly from keyboard. You now want to organize the popup menu by program category and want to. Its goals include seeking for better ways of using window manager and providing it with eyecandy interface. If software is installed or removed you will have to select the. This article is part of a special series of 24 days of linux desktops.
The simplest technique is to use the prefix key to invoke a menu and then use the menu hot keys as the second key in the binding. Configure, systemsoftwareupdate, module fvwmperl l. One method is to just generate the menu when fvwm loads and then use the gui config tool to change any options. Fvwm crystal provides a separate session for a desktop environment like experience. Youve learned the basics of creating a start up desktop and youve. Modules are separate programs, spawned by fvwm that can add extra functionality.586 74 664 950 384 1547 1407 440 908 1040 92 995 1579 219 48 846 1504 226 117 378 623 447 1341 1137 1158 972 70 266 112 498 487 519 236