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FeelAfterStep feel configuration


 Overview

  • CONFIGURATION OPTIONS :

    AnimateDeskChange

    That setting requests nice animation to be drawn over the desktop, during desktop switching. Comment it out to speed up desktop switching.

    AppsBackingStore

    Specifies that app windows should request backing store. X-terminals and low memory systems should avoid this as redrawing will be quicker than pulling the saved image from swap space. Backing store will always be faster than redraw on machines that have enough memory. This causes non- ICCCM compliance.

    AutoFocus

    Do not use. Obsolete.

     AutoRaise delay

    Specifies the delay in milliseconds of  focus a  window must attain before being raised.

     AutoReverse 0|1|2

    Specifies the  window Warping (also called alt-tabbing) style. 0 (the default) causes switching among windows in one direction. 1 causes a closed loop switching - #1->#2->#3->#4 then #4->#3->#2->#1. 2 causes an  open loop switching - #1->#2->#3->#4 then #4->#1->#2->#3 etc.

    AutoTabThroughDesks

    In conjunction with  AutoReverse , this will Warp (alt-tab) through windows on all desks.

    BackingStore

    Specifies that decorations should request backing store. Refer to  AppsBackingStore for further details.

    CenterOnCirculate

    Specifies that when Warping (alt-tabbing), the desktop page containing the  window to which the pointer is moving will be automatically selected and afterstep will attempt to center the target  window in the desktop viewport, rather than just flipping to the desktop the  window resides in.

    CirculateSkipIcons

    Specifies that all icons should be skipped when Warping (alt- tabbing) between windows.

    ClickTime

    Specifies that afterstep should consider two mouse clicks made within delay milliseconds to be a double mouse click, and not two single mouse clicks. The default delay is 150 milliseconds.

    ClickToFocus

    Specifies that the keyboard input (aka focus) stays with one  window until a  new  window 's TitleBar is clicked on, or gains  focus through Warping or de-iconification.

    AfterStep will not switch  focus following mouse pointer, but instead will switch it when  window is explicitely clicked. This is the same as before. The only difference is that AfterStep will not  Raise  window automagically, unless some other settings are  set . Possible way to  Raise  window on focusing include:

    -  set  AutoRaise 0 in feel file ( delay of 0 )

    - bind mouse clicks to  Raise or  RaiseLower function in feel file.

    -  set  ClickToRaise flag in feel file.

    ClickToRaise

    Specifies that windows should be raised when a button is clicked in the titlebar, handle (low bar), or application area. buttons specifies the list of buttons which triggers this function. In  AutoRaise mode this will simply  raise the  window  if the click is before the delay specified in  AutoRaise . In  ClickToFocus mode, this will  raise the  window and give it  focus .

     CoverAnimationSteps steps count

     CoverAnimationSteps is the number of animation steps to take while removing  blue -tinted cover  window .

     CoverAnimationType type

     CoverAnimationType determines what type of animation to use while removing  blue -tinted desktop cover - use values from 0 to 13.

     Cursor cursor_number cursor_type

    Specifies the cursor_type for the given cursor_number. Valid cursor_numbers are 0 though 10 and listed in all the shipped feel.name files. The cursor_types are listed in the /usr/include/X11/cursorfont.h file.

     CustomCursor path

    Adds a custom cursor from the search paths. AfterStep searches the following paths in addition to the system Xorg/Xfree paths: ~/.afterstep/desktop/cursors/ and $SHAREDIR/afterstep/desktop/cursors/.

    Note: under Xorg, this is probably depreciated. Current Xorg uses the Xcursor library to load cursor data from a single file.

    DecorateTransients

    Specifies that transient windows (pop-up dialog boxes), which are normally not decorated, should be given the usual title and low bars. Note: some pop-up windows and menus are not managed by the  window manager, so do not get these decorations.

     DefaultWindowBox "windowbox_name"

     Window boxes are processed in order they were listed in  config . If suitable windowbox could not be found for the  window in the database file - then windowbox named in  DefaultWindowBox will be forced.

     DeskAnimationSteps steps

    Specifies how many animation steps should be rendered while switching desktops/removing  blue cover. Reduce that number to speedup animation.

     DeskAnimationType value

    This requests particular type of animation to be rendered while switching desktops. Available values are in range of 0 to 12.

    DontMoveOff

    Specifies that windows should not be moved off or initially placed off of the desktop. A few programs will not work cor- rectly  if you use this option. This only keeps windows from being completely lost off the edge of the desktop. It insists on keeping 16 pixels on the desktop, but does not attempt to keep the entire  window on the desk.

    DontRestoreFocus

    Will not  restore  focus to the recently focused application wile switching desktops.

     EdgeResistance delay pixels

    Specifies how hard it should be to change views within a desktop by moving the mouse over the edge of the screen, and how hard it hould be to move a  window over the edge of a screen.

    The delay in milliseconds, defines how long the pointer must spend at the screen edge before that view becomes current. This is useful in conjunction with  EdgeScroll 100 100, so the views don't get switched accidently.

    The pixels defines how far over the edge a  window must "appear" to move before it actually moves partially off the screen.

    Note that with  EdgeScroll 0 0, it is still possible to move or resize windows across the edge of the current screen. By setting the pixels parameter of  EdgeResistance to 10000, this type of motion is impossible. However, with EdgeResistances less than 10000, but greater than 0, moving over pages becomes difficult but not impossible.

     EdgeScroll horizontal vertical

    Specifies the percentage of a page to scroll when the cursor hits the edge of a page. Setting  EdgeScroll to 0 0 will disable scrolling. Setting this option to 100 100 will scroll whole pages.  Set to 1000 1000, scrolling will wrap around at the edge of the desktop. Both horizontal and vertical should be positive numbers.

    FollowTitleChanges

    That will force AfterStep to reread and merge all the hints and settings from the database files, whenever  window changes either its name or icon name.

    Function

    Specifies a complex function definition and is covered in the built-in command/function.

    See Also: AS Function for further details.

    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.

    KeepIconWindows

    Specifies that applications should be allowed to specify their own icon windows.

     Key keyname context modifier Command

    Specifies a key-stroke binding definition, similar to Mouse. keyname is the keyboard key name. Valid keyname's are found in the /usr/X11/include/X11/keysymdef.h file and are specified here without the leading "XK_". The context describes where the mouse is resting when the keyname is pressed and can be any combination of the following:

    R = Root  window (main background) F =  Window  Frame (the BottomBar handle corners) S =  Window TitleBar or BottomBar I = Iconified  Button (minimized  window icon) T =  Window TitleBar W = Application  Window A = Any of the above except for TitleButtons 1-10 =  TitleButton number of the TitleBar [ not very useful here ]

    modifier is the key-stroke combination associated with the context entry, to issue the Command. Valid modifier's are:

       N = No modifiers
       C = Control
       S = Shift
       M = Meta
       A = Any modifier
    

    Command can be any afterstep Built-in command/ function, Popup or user defined Function.

    See Also: AS Function for further details.

    MenusHigh

    Specifies that any pop-up menu's submenu should appear at the top of the parent menu instead of starting at the point in the parent  window where the submenu item lies.

     Mouse button context modifier Command

    Specifies a mouse binding definition. button is the mouse button number [0, 1, 2, or 3]. If button is zero, then any mouse button invoked issues the Command. context describes where the mouse click occurred and can be any combination of the following:

       R = Root  window  (main background)
       F =  Window   Frame  (the BottomBar handle corners)
       S =  Window  TitleBar or BottomBar
       I = Iconified  Button  (minimized  window  icon)
       T =  Window  TitleBar
       W = Application  Window 
       A = Any of the above except for TitleButtons
    1-10 =  TitleButton  number of the TitleBar, corresponds to the
           entry in the look.name file
    

    The action to be taken by the defined  TitleButton is defined in the feel.name file. Defining a  TitleButton without having a corresponding entry in the feel.name file will cause the  TitleButton icon to be displayed, but not react when pressed.

    modifier is the key-stroke combination associated with the context entry, to issue the Command. Valid modifier's are:

       N = No modifiers
       C = Control
       S = Shift
       M = Meta
       A = Any modifier
    

    Command can be any afterstep Built-in command/ function, Popup or user defined Function.

    See Also: AS Function for further details.

    NoPPosition

    Species that afterstep should ignore the PPosition field when placing  new windows, in other words, windows can't choose where to place themselves. Adherence to the PPosition field is required for some applications.

     NoSnapKey key

    AfterStep now has a feature that "snaps" windows to different desktop features, such as edges of other windows and edge of the screen. To disable it temorarily you can press and hold Shift key.  Use this setting to request different modifier key instead of Shift.

     OpaqueMove %

    Specifies the maximum size  window where opaque  window movement should be used. % is percent of the total screen area.  Set to 0, all windows will be moved using the traditional rubber-band outline.  Set to 100, all windows will be move as  solid windows. The default is 5 which allows small windows to be moved in an opaque manner, but large windows to be moved as rubber-bands. Using this option with large values can slow down video response on slower systems.

     OpaqueResize %

    Specifies the maximum size  window where opaque resizing should be used. % is percent of the total screen area.  Set to 0, all windows will be resized using the traditional rubber-band out- line.  Set to 100, all windows will be resized as  solid windows. The default is 5 which allows small windows to be resized in an opaque manner, but large windows to be resized as rubber-bands. Using this option with large values can slow down video response on slower systems.

     PagingDefault 0|1

    Specifies  if Paging should be enabled (1) or disabled (0). Paging is  set to enabled by default.

    PersistentMenus

     Right now  if you try to  open a menu when its already opened - that will cause menu to  close . To disable this behaviour and instead pop-up a menu again - use this setting.

    Popup

    Specifies a menu popup definition and is covered in the built-in command/function.

    See Also: AS Function for further details.

    RandomPlacement

    Specifies that windows which would normally require user inter- vention for placement be automagically placed in ever-so- slightly random locations.

     RecentSubmenuItems number_of_items

    Defines maximum number of recently used submenu items to be listed under menu item.  Set to 0 to disable feature. Default is 4.

    SaveUnders

    Specifies that afterstep frames should request saveunders. This will cause afterstep to  save those portions of windows that are not visible to system memory. This can significantly improve the performance during opaque moves, but it causes a significant increase in memory usage. This can also cause garbled display with some applications.

     ScreenEdgeAttraction distance

    Defines distance from which  window will be attracted to the screen edge, while being interactively moved/resized.

     ShadeAnimationSteps steps

    Defines how many steps to use to render animation when  window gets shaded/unshaded.

     ShadeAnimationSteps steps

    Defines how many steps to use to render animation when  window gets shaded/unshaded.

    SloppyFocus

    Specifies that windows retain  focus until the mouse moves to another  window , or Warping causes another  window to gain  focus .

     SloppyFocus has no effect  if  ClickToFocus is also specified.

    SmartPlacement

    Specifies that windows be placed in areas that no other windows occupy, otherwise user intervention becomes required for placement. Have fun, try specifying both. :-)

    StickyIcons

    Specifies that icons should  stick to the screen's glass and fol- low it from desk/view to desk/view.

    StubbornIconPlacement

    Specifies that icons should avoid being hidden behind windows placed over the  IconBox by moving themselves around (dancing icons).

    StubbornIcons

    Specifies that icons should uniconify to their original desk. By default, icons uniconify to the current desk.

    StubbornPlacement

    Specifies that  new windows should avoid being placed over icons.

    SuppressIcons

    Specifies that no icon should be shown for any  window being iconified, similar to NoIcon.

    WinListHideIcons

    When  set , Icons in internal  WindowList ( the  window that pops up  if you right click on root window) will not be shown.

     WinListSortOrder 0/1/2/3

    Arranges WinList entries based-on the following qualifiers: 0 - circulations order (default), 1 - Alpha order, 2 - Stacking order (unimplemented), 3 - creation order (unimplemented).

     WindowBox "windowbox_name"

     WindowBox defines an area on the screen/virtual desktop into which a  window will be placed on  startup .

    See Also: Feel WindowBox definition for further details.

     WindowEdgeAttraction distance

    Defines distance from which  window will be attracted to the other  window 's edge, while being interactively moved/resized.

    XorValue value

    Specifies the value with which bits are XOR'ed when doing rubber-band  window moving or resizing. Setting this value is a trial-and-error process.

    Xzap number

    Specifies the horizontal offset of the cursor when warping. This offset is relative to the upper-left corner of the  window being warped to.

    Yzap number

    Specifies the vertical offset of the cursor when warping. This offset is relative to the upper-left corner of the  window being warped to.



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