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Database Style definitionto be used in entry of AfterStep database


 Overview

  • CONFIGURATION OPTIONS :

    AllowCover

    Specifies that other windows should be allowed to cover the app  window . Turns off AvoidCover. This is the default setting.

    AvoidCover

    Specifies that other windows should not be allowed to cover the app  window . Prevents other windows from moving in front of (or behind) the app  window . If SmartPlacement is specified in the feel file, windows will not be allowed to automatically place themselves over the app  window ,  if possible. AllowCover turns off AvoidCover. The default is AllowCover.

     BorderWidth width

    Specifying this in conjunction with NoHandles, sets the border width of a  window to be width. A width of 0 causes no border. This option has no affect  if not used with NoHandles. The default is 1 implicitly for all windows.

     Button number

    Specifing a number to each use of Button will cause that buttons number to be displayed in the title bar. Number should be the same as used in TitleButtons setting. The default is to display all buttons defined in the look.name file  if the following conditions are met: there is a valid bitmap or pixmap specified for the button in the look.name file; nd the button has not been forced not to display by the use of  Motif WM hints specified by application.

    CirculateHit

    Enables  window to be switched to using  ChangeWindowUp ,  ChangeWindowDown or Warp (also called alt-tabbing) functions. This is the default implicitly for all windows.

    CirculateSkip

    Causes windows to be skipped over when the  ChangeWindowUp ,  ChangeWindowDown or Warp (also called alt-tabbing) functions are invoked. This is disabled by default implicitly for all windows.

     DefaultGeometry WIDTHxHEIGHT+X+Y

    This will force AfterStep to replace parts of  window initial placement with predefined values. For example :

     Style "*mozilla*"  DefaultGeometry 1024x500

    will force mozilla windows (or any windows that have "mozilla" in its name ) to have initial size 1024x500.

    Note that in case of mozilla its usefull to define several Styles so that you will get different geometries for different dialog boxes, such as search/download/ etc

    Focus

    This will  set the  window to accept input  focus . The is the default for all windows.

    FocusOnMap

    Client  window will be focused when it is mapped even  if it is not directly under mouse pointer.

     FocusStyle [style]

    Specifies a  MyStyle to be used for this  window when it has the keyboard  focus . If style is unspecified, the default  focus style will be used instead (see FWindowStyle, below).

     Frame "frame_name"

    Enables "frame_name" to be used for decoration of this  window .

    Fullscreen

    Makes  window  Fullscreen on  startup .

     HandleWidth width

    Specifies the width of the resize handles on the The default width is 8 pixels.

    Handles

    Specifies that the app  window will display the "low bar" decoration. This is the default for all windows.

    HonorConfig

    Forces AfterStep to honor a client's request to reposition itself after its  window has been mapped. This is a dangerous behavior as clients do not have a reliable way of determining the best position for themselves.  Window positioning should be left to AfterStep as it knows better. Opposite of  IgnoreConfig .

    See Also:  IgnoreConfig .

    HonorExtWMHints

    Forces AfterStep to use extended  window management hints that the client sets on its windows. These generally include  window type (dialog, desktop, menu, etc),  window state (minimized, maximized, shaded, etc.), desktop, icon and additional data. Note that these  window -type hints cause AfterStep to apply one of its policies, which may result in missing decorations, a non-default layer, and other potential irregularities. The opposite is  NoExtWMHints .

    See Also:  NoExtWMHints .

    HonorGnomeHints

    Forces AfterStep to use the desktop, layer, and other hints data that a client sets on its  window using the old, outdated GNOME  window management hints. The opposite is  NoGnomeHints .

    See Also:  NoGnomeHints .

    HonorGroupHints

    AfterStep will utilize a group hint  set on the client's  window . This will make AfterStep apply group management policies to all windows of the client. For example: when one  window in the group is moved to a different desktop, all other windows will follow. Group members will usually be stacked together and utilize the layer of the member with the highest layer within the given group.  Transient windows belonging to one of the members will overlay all of the members. The opposite is  NoGroupHints .

    See Also:  NoGroupHints .

    HonorKDEHints

    AfterStep will honor  KDE specific hints  set on the client's  window . This is mainly used for status bar-type applications. The opposite is  NoKDEHints .

    See Also:  NoKDEHints .

    HonorMotifHints

    AfterStep will honor  Motif specific hints  set on the client's  window . This includes any decorations that need to be drawn around it and any functions (minimize/ maximize /re-size/move) that it supports. The opposite is  NoMotifHints .

    See Also:  NoMotifHints .

    HonorPPosition

    Forces AfterStep to use PPosition hint for this  window . PPosition hint normally means that application has determined its position due to some of its own configuration settings, and position has not been explicitely requested on the command line. This setting overrides  NoPPosition setting in feel file.

    HonorRestack

    FIXME:  add proper description here.

    HonorTransientHints

    Will force AfterStep to use transient hint, effectively attaching  window to its parent( placing it on the same layer , etc. )

    HonorXResources

    Forces AfterStep to respect XResources database when it comes to  window placement.

    HorizontalTitle

    Causes the  window titlebar to be placed horizontally on top of the  window . This is the implicit default for all windows.

     Icon filename

    Specifies the [filename] to use when iconified, overriding any icon the app itself might provide. NoIcon turns this off. The default is to use the app's supplied icon or the icon specified with the WM_NAME of "Unknown" or "*".

    IconTitle

    Specifies that a title should be displayed under an iconified app. The colors used are the ForeColor and BackColor of the ButtonTitleFocus in the look.name file. Note: less space is left for the app's icon, so it will be resized acordingly. Only a portion of the icon title will be displayed until the icon gains  focus , and then the title "box" will expand to reveal the  window 's entire name.

    IgnoreConfig

    AfterStep will ignore a client's attempts to reposition its  window after it has been mapped on the screen. Opposite of  HonorConfig .

    See Also:  HonorConfig .

    IgnoreRestack

    FIXME:  add proper description here.

     Layer layer

    Specifies what layer this  window should be in. layer may be any integer (positive, negative, or zero). Windows are grouped according to their layer, and may not be moved out of their layer. Windows in higher layers will be above windows in lower layers. By default, windows are placed in layer 0. StaysOnBack corresponds to  Layer -1, and StaysOnTop corresponds to  Layer 1.

    LongLiving

    A  window will stay on the screen long enough to allow application of different placement policies, such as AvoidCover. Opposite of  ShortLiving .

    See Also:  ShortLiving .

     NoButton number

    Specifing a number to each use of NoButton will cause that buttons be hidden from the title bar. Number should be the same as used in TitleButtons setting. The default is to display all buttons defined in the look.name file  if the following conditions are met: there is a valid bitmap or pixmap specified for the button in the look.name file; and the button has not been forced not to display by the use of  Motif WM hints specified by application.

    NoExtWMHints

    AfterStep will not use extended  window management hints that the client sets on its windows. Opposite of  HonorExtWMHints .

    See Also:  HonorExtWMHints .

    NoFocus

    This will  set the  window to refuse any input  focus . Focus will turn this setting off. This is off by default.

    NoFocusOnMap

    AfterStep will not yield a  focus to the  new  window being mapped. This prevents things like passwords typed into popped-up IM windows. Opposite of  FocusOnMap .

    See Also:  FocusOnMap .

    NoFrame

    Disables frame decorations for this  window .

    NoFullscreen

    Prevents windows from starting up as  Fullscreen .

    NoGnomeHints

    Causes AfterStep to disregard layer properties and several obsolete properties for a  window . Opposite of  HonorGnomeHints .

    See Also:  HonorGnomeHints .

    NoGroupHints

    AfterStep will not utilize a group hint  set on the client's  window . Opposite of  HonorGroupHints .

    See Also:  HonorGroupHints .

    NoHandles

    Specifies that the app  window will not display the "low bar" decoration. This also removes the ability to resize windows with the resize handles on the "low bar" ends. The default is Handles implicitly for all windows.

    NoIcon

    Disables icon from being visible when  window is iconifyed. That causes  window to simply disappear when the app is iconified. Refer to the EXAMPLES below for a method to make all icons disappear.

    NoIconTitle

    Specifies that no title should be displayed under an iconified app.

    NoKDEHints

    AfterStep will not honor  KDE specific hints  set on the client's  window . Opposite of  HonorKDEHints .

    See Also:  HonorKDEHints .

    NoMotifHints

    Forces AfterStep to disregard  Motif decoration and functionality hints.

    NoPPosition

    Species that afterstep should ignore the PPosition field for the specified  window , in other words, the  window can't choose where to place itself. Adherence to the PPosition field is required for some applications.

    NoTitle

    Specifies that afterstep should not put a title bar decoration on the app. The is off by default.

    NoTransientHints

    Ignore transient hint -  window will be treated as an independent  window .

    NoXResources

    Forces AfterStep to disregard XResources database when it comes to  window placement.

     OverrideGravity  NorthWest |  North |  NorthEast |  West |  Center |  East |  SouthWest |  South |  SouthEast | Static

    Some applications (notably xv) have been designed without reading widely accepted and used standards such as  ICCCM . Gravity value is one of the hints that often get misplaced by applications. As the result may exhibit wierd placement behaviour - such as windows moving to the top-left with each resize or file opened. Try specifying StaticGravity for such apps. Also some applications do not  set gravity correctly. For example you start an application with geometry +10-10 which means SouthWestGravity and that should fix position of left and bottom sides of the  window . But  window  set its gravity to NorthWestGravity instead and as the result  window gets placed further down to the bottom by the size of the framne decorations. In this cases you can specify whatever gravity you want and thus override those stupid apps.

    See Also: Gravity type specification for further details.

    ShortLiving

     ShortLiving windows are always placed automatically and do not affect AvoidCover stuff.

    Slippery

    This is the default setting - windows stay on the desktop they were placed on, and do not "follow" viewport, when desk/view changes.

    StartIconic

    Causes the app to start and immediately  iconify itself to the IconBox. The default is StartNormal implicitly for all windows.

    StartNormal

    Disables the effects of StartIconic setting -  window will not be iconifyed upon  startup . This is the default

    StartsAnyWhere

    Upon  startup  window will be placed onto the current desktop. This is the implicit default setting for all windows.

     StartsOnDesk number

    Causes the app  window to start on the specified desk number. If SmartPlacement is used in the feel.name file, the  window will appear on the specified desk number, but will require interaction to place it; unless it was called with geometry settings. Specific Viewports are also allowed, refer to them below. The default is StartsAnyWhere implicitly for all windows.

    StaysOnBack

    Places  window in  Layer -1, essentially forcing it to go under most other windows. Default  Layer is 0.

    NOTE: deprecated, use  Layer instead.

    StaysOnTop | StaysPut | StaysOnBack

    Places  window in  Layer 1, making it go on TOP of most other windows. Default  Layer is 0.

    NOTE: deprecated, use  Layer instead.

    StaysPut

    Places  window in default  Layer 0, disabling effects of StaysOnTop, StaysOnBack and Layer.

    NOTE: deprecated, use  Layer instead.

    Sticky

    Causes the app  window to  stick to it's location for each desktop that becomes current, allowing the  window to "follow" while changings desks/ views. The default is Slippery implicitly for all windows.

     StickyStyle style

    Specifies a  MyStyle to be used for this  window when it does not have the keyboard  focus , and is sticky. If style is unspecified, the default sticky style will be used instead (see SWindowStyle, below).

    Title

    Specifies that afterstep should put a title bar decoration on the app. This the default.

     UnfocusStyle style

    Specifies a  MyStyle to be used for this  window when it does not have the keyboard  focus , and is not sticky. If style is unspecified, the default unfocus style will be used instead (see UWindowStyle, below).

    UseAnyViewport

    AfterStep will treat an application as  if it is relative to the desktop origin, when that application specifies its geometry at the time of mapping.

    See Also:  UseCurrentViewport .

    UseCurrentViewport

    AfterStep will treat an application as  if it is relative to the current viewport's origin, when that application specifies its geometry at the time of mapping.

    See Also:  UseAnyViewport .

    VerticalTitle

    Causes the  window titlebar to be placed vertically along the left side of the  window , instead of horizontally across the top.

     ViewportX number

    Specifies the coordinate along the x-axis that afterstep should place a  window . This allows opening a  window on a particular desk and view. number is measured in pixels and the screen resolution is the outline of a desk's particular boundaries; where it will then place it upon another desk or view. Combined with ViewportY, a  window can be given geometry by afterstep and be placed in the desired desktop and view.

     ViewportY number

    Specifies the coordinate along the y-axis that afterstep should place a  window . This allows opening a  window on a particular desk and view. number is measured in pixels and the screen resolution is the outline of a desk's particular boundaries; where it will then place it upon another desk or view. Combined with ViewportX, a  window can be given geometry by afterstep and be placed in the desired desktop and view.

     WindowBox "window_box_name"

    Requires AfterStep to use the specified  WindowBox for placement of this  window .

    WindowListHit

    Specifies that the app name will be shown on both the internal  Window List (default click of mouse buttons 2 & 3 on the root window), and the WinList(1)  module bar. This is the default implicitly for all windows.

    WindowListSkip

    Specifies that the app name will be omitted from both the internal  Window List (default click of mouse buttons 2 & 3 on the root window), and the WinList(1)  module bar. The default is WindowListHit implicitly for all windows.

    WindowOpacity

    FIXME:  add proper description here.



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