[ale] Back in Time: 'mwm' 'pager' question
James.Taylor at eastcobbgroup.com
Sun Aug 17 21:42:03 EDT 2008
Well, compiz-fusion would give something like that. But that seems like a lot of overhead for what you seem to want to do.
>>> John Mills <johnmills at speakeasy.net> 8/17/2008 09:29 PM >>>
A bit of googling suggests I should rephrase my question. Apparently the
Motif 'pager' is deprecated. Perhaps explaining the problem will draw some
suggestions of tools or usage to handle a busy window with a lightweight
I'm using 'mwm' just to have a simple window manager for my remote VNC
sessions. I'm not wedded to 'mwm', but I find it familiar, lightweight,
and know how to make the basic settings. I suppose I could as well have
used 'fvwm' or 'WindowMaker'. For native sessions I use SuSE's KDE.
My problem is in changing focus to an application obscured by a number of
others running on the same window, I often have to minimize a number of
apps to find the one I want. By 'pager' I meant the small crib-like widget
that showed a thumbnail for each managed app that was running. I though
having it would make my navigation a bit easier.
TIA for other suggestions.
On Sun, 17 Aug 2008, John Mills wrote:
> I run tightVNC from a SuSE-10.2 box and use 'mwm' to manage those Xvnc
> windows. I would like to start the Motif 'pager' in my exported window but
> I'm not having much luck. In fact I would like to start it with the
> '-iconify' option. What should I add to my '.vnc/startx' or '~/.mwmrc' to
> get the pager running on the window?
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