Re: [As-users] Various Afterstep questions

Sasha Vasko (sasha@aftercode.net)
Thu, 26 Jan 2006 12:42:09 -0600




niklas@fet.at wrote:

> hey
> 
> 
>>2)  I'm using afterstep from afterstep_2.2.0-1_i386.deb .  I want new
>>windows to automatically position themselves, but tall windows (gaim
>>and firefox) need to be manually positioned.  How do I set that?
> 
> 
> solve by a) setting windowbox accordingly b) most apps rememeber size, so
> placing them manually, resizing to wanted size (usually maximizing is
> enough), closing app, next time you start it, it should not re-apear.

You may set DefaultGeometry for them in database.

> 
>>3)  Though the StartsOnDesk option is commented out in database,
>>firefox will still use that desk.
> 
> 
> consequence : comments only work if on first place in line, for sure a bug..
> remove undesired part completely or move it to next line, adding "#" on
> first position in the mean time...
> 

http://www.afterstep.org/visualdoc.php?show=ASDatabaseEntry#options.StartsOnDesk
TRy explicitely adding StartsAnyWhere

> 
>>4)  Go to the lower right corner of your desktop.  Open up xv.  Right
>>click on it.  The filelist window will appear in the upper left corner
>>of the desktop instead.  How do I avoid that problem?
> 
> 
> discussed in lenght on mailing list, look into archives about apps not
> behaving correctly... not afterstep to blame here ...
Abusing USPosition  - add UseCurrentViewport  in database

> 
>>5)  When I try to move windows around using the pager, the resolution
>>thingy appears right in the middle of the pager, completely obscuring
>>my view.  How do I make it go away (or at least appear out of the way
>>in the middle of the screen, like in previous versions)?
> 
> 
> dunno where this is to find, but i'd look into feel preferences there, if
> not found (config flag names are very telling in 99% of cases) there, try
> marching through look manual sections.

http://www.afterstep.org/visualdoc.php?show=Look_options#options.ResizeMoveGeometry


Thanks
Sasha


> 
> Niklas
> 
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