- another FVWM desktop-layout saving module


       FvwmSaveDesk  is spawned by fvwm, so no command line invo-
       cation will work.


       The Fvwm2 can be compiled so that you can run both version
       concurently.   Therefor the filenames must be different. I
       compiled Fvwm with this option.  Two file will be used  in
       this  documentation:  .fvwm2rc  (.fvwmrc)  and  .fvwm2desk

       When called, this module will attempt to save your current
       desktop  layout  as  a  definition  of extra lines for the
       function InitFunction into the  file  .fvwm2desk  in  your
       home  directory.  As explain in the other documation, this
       function is called at  startup  of  fvwm2.   You  have  to
       include  this file in .fvwm2rc after the definition of the
       Function Initfunction.  You can do this by using the  mod-
       ule FvwmM4 or FvwmCpp.

       Your  applications must supply certain hints to the X win-
       dow system.  Emacs and Netscape , for example,  does  not,
       so FvwmSaveDesk can't get any information from it.

       Also,  FvwmSaveDesk  assumes  that  certain  command  line
       options are globally accepted by applications,  which  may
       not be the case.


       The  M4 Macro processor substitutes its macros even in the
       middle of a word. Because of that you  may  have  problems
       with predefined macros such as include or define. To avoid
       this the GNU M4 has an extra option to prefix all builtins
       with  'm4_'.  FvwmM4  can be called with option -m4-prefix
       and then will provide the option -P to M4.   I  personally
       use the FvwmM4 module this way.

       fvwm2 -f "FvwmM4 -m4-prefix -m4opt -I$HOME $HOME/.fvwm2rc"

       Simply add the following line to the end of .fvwm2rc:

       m4_include(`.fvwm2desk') .


       With the FVWMCPP you may have the problem that the prepro-
       cessor  directives  starts  with the comment charakter '#'
       and will complain about unknown directives,  if  you  have

       Simply add the following line to the end of .fvwm2rc:

       #include ".fvwm2desk"


       FvwmSaveDesk  can  be  invoked  by  adding it to a menu or
       binding it to a mouse button or keystoke in  the  .fvwm2rc
       file.   Fvwm2  will search directory specified in the Mod-
       ulePath configuration option to locate FvwmSaveDesk.

       To insert it to a menu, add the line

       +    "Save Desktop" Module FvwmSaveDesk

       to the menu defintion.  I thing binding it to a mouse but-
       ton is not very useful, but you can do that, by adding for
       example this line.

       Mouse 3        R    CS   Module FvwmSaveDesk

       Than FvwmSaveDesk will be called  if  you  hit  the  right
       mouse  button  on  the root window while holding the shift
       and control button down.

       You can bind FvwmSaveDesk to a function key F10 for  exam-
       ple you have to insert the following line:

       Key  F10  A    Module FvwmSaveDesk

       I personally add it as a Button to the module FvwmButtons:

       *FvwmButtons SaveDesc desk.xpm   Module FvwmSaveDesk


       Carsten Paeth (calle@calle.in-berlin.de)

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