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Window Placement typesAfterStep supports several different window placement policies. Some of them designed to fill free space, and some allowing for windows to be placed on top of others.


 Overview

  • CONFIGURATION OPTIONS :

    Cascade

    Windows will be placed in cascading order.

    Manual

    Windows must be placed manually.

    RandomPlacement

    Windows will be placed randomply, in space unobstructed by windows that have AvoidCover attribute  set .

    SmartPlacement

    Most suitable free space area will be chosen to place  window in. If no such area is found of sufficient size -  window will be placed using secondary placement strategy, or manually,  if no secondary strategy is specified.

    Tile

    Windows will be tiled in free space. If no space of suitable size is found, then secondary placement strategy is engaged, or  window will have to be placed manually. This is similar to  SmartPlacement , except that suitable space is chosen following direction left-to-right, top-to-bottom, instead of looking for space, most fitting the  window size (the way  SmartPlacement works).



  • AfterStep Documentation   -   October 2005     ( 80% complete )

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