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Module:ArrangeAfterStep module for arranging windows in a tiling or cascading order


 Overview  Configuration
  • DESCRIPTION

    Arrange was developed to replace  Tile and  Cascade which were present in AfterStep 1.8 and stopped working with the introduction of AfterStep 2.0. Like  Tile and  Cascade Arrange can be used to  tile or cascade windows subject to certain constraints.

    By default Arrange will cascade windows located on the current screen.

  • OPTIONS

    -a

    Causes all  window styles to be affected, even ones with the WindowListSkip style.

    -alldesks

    Causes windows on all desks to be effected.

    -desk

    Causes all windows on the desk to be cascaded instead of the current screen only.

    -H

    Causes windows to be tiled horizontaly. This will only have an effect  iftile is passed.

    -incx arg

    Specifies a horizontal increment which is successively added to arranged windows. arg is a percentage of screen width, or pixel value  if a p is suffixed. Default is 20p.

    -incy arg

    Specifies a vertical increment which is successively added to arranged windows. arg is a percentage of screen height, or pixel value  if a p is suffixed. Default is 20p.

    -m

    Causes maximized windows to also be affected (implied by -all).

    -mn arg

    Tiles up to arg windows in  tile direction. If more windows exist, a  new direction row or column is created (in effect, a matrix is created).

    -noraise

    Inhibits  window raising, leaving the depth ordering intact.

    -nostretch

    Inhibits  window expansion when using the -resize option. Win- dows will only shrink to fit the maximal width and height (if given).

    -pattern arg

    Only arrange windows matching the supplied pattern.

    -r

    Reverses the  window sequence.

    -resize

    Forces all windows to resize to the constrained width and height (if given).

    -s

    Causes sticky windows to also be affected (implied by -all).

    -t

    Causes transient windows to also be affected (implied by -all).

    -tile

    Causes windows to be tiled not cascaded.

    -u

    Causes untitled windows to also be affected (implied by -all).

  • INVOCATION

    Arrange can be invoked from the autoexec file or by binding the action " Module Arrange [args]" to a key-stroke in a feel file.

  • CONFIGURATION OPTIONS

    Command-line arguments passed to Arrange are described in the OPTIONS section.

    Up to four numbers can be placed on the command line that are not switches. The first pair specify an x and y offset to start the first  window (default is 0, 0). The second pair specify an absolute coordi- nate reference denoting the lower right bounding box for tiling. If any number is suffixed with the letter p, then it is taken to be a pixel value, otherwise it is interpreted as a screen percentage. Specifying zero for any parameter is equivalent to not specifying it.

    This invocation will horizontally  tile windows with a bounding box which starts at 10 by 10 percent into and down the screen and ends at 90 by 90 percent into and down the screen.

    Arrange 10 10 90 90 - tile -H

    It is probably not a good idea to delete windows while windows are being arranged.



AfterStep Documentation   -   October 2005     ( 80% complete )

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