Re: Misc issues

Stelios Bounanos (
Sat, 03 Aug 2002 15:42:16 +0100

 >>>>> On 02 Aug 2002 23:12:24 -0400, Frank Gore
 >>>>> <> was runoured to have said:

 > I've saved up all my issues for one email :) Actually, I've had this
 > email open for days and I've been adding issues to it as I come across
 > them. I'm a long-time AS user, but I recently switched over to a new
 > computer and felt this was the perfect opportunity to re-do things from
 > scratch (my old setup was quite the frankenstein).

 > 1) When I drag a window around by the titlebar, if my mouse cursor
 > accidentally touches one of the "boundaries" of the desktop, everything
 > seems to freeze for a few seconds. This seems to be only a visual
 > freeze, because everything jumps a few frames when the image starts
 > moving again. Is there any way to keep this from happening?

I think this is affected by the EdgeResistance setting. Have you
really set it to a few seconds?!

 > 2a) How can I make it so that I can drag my windows onto other screens
 > of the same desktop without experiencing the delay set for
 > EdgeResistance in the feel file? I like to keep this value high because
 > I'm a klutz with the mouse and often switch desktops by accident with
 > the default setting, but I hate having to wait 1.5 seconds for the view
 > to switch when I'm dargging a window. Window Maker allows this, but I
 > hate Window Maker.

I agree this feature would be nice :)

 > 2b) Is there any way to pan to different desktops without using the
 > Pager?

Have a look at the WindowsDesk and Scroll built-in functions in the
manual page, they can probably be persuaded to do what you want...

 > 3) When clicking on the wharf with my #3 mouse button, it collapses to a
 > corner of the screen. How do I determine where it should collapse to?
 > This seems to happen completely randomly, and right now my wharf
 > collapses underneath the Pager (eek!)

The corner that Wharf minimises to depends on orientation (obviously)
and *where* on the window you right-clicked. Try r-clicking on both
ends of the wharf and it'll become apparent.

 > 4) Has ANYONE ever been able to get OffiX DND to compile?!? I've been
 > trying for 2 years, and I STILL can't get it to work. I've noticed the
 > as-devel on CVS has an OffiX directory under includes, but it seems to
 > be mostly useless.

Not sure what you mean here... Afterstep has supported this for a long
time now; I remember using DFM (desktop file manager) 3-4 years ago,
and dropping icons on Wharf buttons worked as expected (and documented).

 > 5) Is there any way to make the tiles of Wharf slide-outs different from
 > the main Wharf tiles? Or would I need to make a slew of super-size
 > different icons to accomplish that?

I don't think there's a way to do this non-manually. However, the
folder button itself can be "declared" with two icons, (I use the
traditional transparent-with-3-dots pixmap for the second icon)
so at least it can be made to stand out from launcher buttons.

As for the expanded folder, that's pretty easy to distinguish as
it's always perpendicular to its parent folder (or the Wharf) :)

 > That's it for now! I'm sure I'll find more things to gripe about though,
 > and then when I'm sick and tired of putting up with it, I'll suddenly
 > become a master AS coder and solve all the world's window manager
 > needs... or not.

 > Frank


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