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AfterStep Base configurationessential AfterStep configuration options


 Overview

    base  config file contains most important AfterStep configuration options - Paths to diferent files, virtual screen size, etc. It is loaded prior to any other configuration files.

  • CONFIGURATION OPTIONS :

     AudioPath path[:path]

    Specifies the paths to locate the audio files in.

    FIXME:  add proper description of suported formats.

    BrowserCommandnumber command

    Selects web browser to be used by AfterStep when using the  ExecBrowser command. Out of supplied list - all possibilities are checked to be present on the system, and first available one will be used.

    The default number/command combination is: 0 - $BROWSER, 1 - firefox,2 - x-www-browser, 3 - mozilla-firefox, 4 - mozilla, 5 - opera

     CursorPath path[:path]

    Specifies the paths to locate the cursor files in.

     DeskTopScale number

    If the geometry is not specified, then a desktop reduction factor is used to calculate the pager's size. Things in the pager  window are shown at 1/number of the actual size.

     DeskTopSize  Columns x Rows

    Defines the number of view  Columns by the number of view  Rows of the desk(s) in proportional units, i.e. 2x1 would show 2 views of one desk, one beside another.

    DisableKDEGlobalsTheming

    If  set will prevent AfterStep from updating private kdeglobals file when colorscheme is changed. kdeglobals needs to be updated in order to  set colors for  KDE apps to match that of the selected colorscheme.

    DisableSharedMemory

    Disables shared memory support in afterstep.  Use this  if you run X remotely, or have issues with shared memory in general.

     EditorCommand number command

    Selects editor to be used by AfterStep when using the  ExecEditor command. Out of supplied list - all possibilities are checked to be present on the system, and first available one will be used.

    The default number/command combination is: 0- $EDITOR, 1-nedit, 2-xemacs, 3-gedit, 4-kedit, 5-kate

     FontPath path[:path]

    Specifies the paths to locate the font files in.

    Suported are standard X11 fonts and Truetype fonts through the FreeType library.

     IconPath path[:path]

    Specifies the paths to locate the bitmaps in, typically used only  if XPM, JPEG, or PNG images aren't available. Valid bitmaps are standard X11 XBM's.

     ModulePath path[:path]

    Specifies the paths to locate the Modules in.

    NoModuleNameCollisions

    FIXME:  add proper description here.

     Path path:path:path

    Specifies the search paths for icons (IconPath), fonts (FontPath), pixmaps (PixmapPath), cursors (CursorPath) and scripts (ScriptPath). Multiple entries for a given search path are separated by a colon.

     PixmapPath path[:path]

    Specifies the paths to locate the pixmaps in. Valid pixmaps are currently XCF, XPM, PPM/PNM, ICO, GIF, XML Images, JPEG, PNG and TIFF.

     TermCommand number command

    Selects terminal emulator to be used by AfterStep when using the  ExecInTerm command, where the first matching one will be used.

    The default number/command combination is: 0-aterm, 1-rxvt, 2-xterm

     gtkrc20Path path

     set fullfilename for gtkrc file to be generated by AfterStep from gtkrc-20_template on colorscheme changes. Default is ~/.gtkrc-2.0. Change to prevent mangling of your own gtkrc. More sensible approach is to edit the template.

     gtkrcPath path

     set fullfilename for gtkrc file to be generated by AfterStep from gtkrc_template on colorscheme changes for GTK 1.x apps. Default is ~/.gtkrc. Change to prevent mangling of your own gtkrc. More sensible approach is to edit the template.



  • AfterStep Documentation   -   October 2005     ( 80% complete )

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