FvwmBacker - the FVWM background changer module
FvwmBacker is spawned by fvwm, so no command line invoca-
tion will work.
The FvwmBacker module provides functionality to change the
background when changing desktops. Any command can be
executed to change the backgrounds. Actually, any arbi-
trary command can be sent to fvwm to execute, so you could
also do things such as changing window border colors, etc.
The FvwmBacker module is the original work of Mike Finger.
Copyright 1994, Mike Finger. The author makes no guaran-
tees or warranties of any kind about the use of this mod-
ule. Use this modules at your own risk. You may freely
use this module or any portion of it for any purpose as
long as the copyright is kept intact.
During initialization, FvwmBacker will scan the same con-
figuration file that FVWM used during startup to find the
options that pertain to it. These options are discussed
in a later section.
FvwmBacker can be invoked by fvwm during initialization by
inserting the line 'Module FvwmBacker' in the .fvwm2rc
FvwmBacker must reside in a directory that is listed in
the ModulePath option of FVWM for it to be executed by
The following is the only supported option at present:
*FvwmBackerDesk DeskNumber command
Specifies the command to execute when the specified
DeskNumber becomes active.
If the command begins with -solid FvwmBacker uses
the next argument as a color in the X database and
word color names may be used). Otherwise the com-
mand is sent to fvwm to execute.
The following are excepts from an .fvwm2rc file which
describe FvwmBacker initialization commands:
# Set Up Backgrounds for different desktops.
*FvwmBackerDesk 0 -solid steelblue
*FvwmBackerDesk 1 -solid midnightblue
*FvwmBackerDesk 2 -solid yellow
*FvwmBackerDesk 3 Exec xpmroot /usr/include/X11/pixmaps/background2.xpm
Mike Finger (email@example.com)
(doodman on IRC, check the #linux channel)
Andrew Davison (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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