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Old 12-21-2004, 03:38 PM   #1
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fluxbox xterm workspace question


hi there:

i have just found something interesting in my fluxbox when using xterm from the menu(right mouse click).

whenever i call a xterm, it will always be put in the workspace 1, even though i am in other workspace. while calling other apps from the fluxbox menu is ok.

is there a setting or option in xterm that i need to enable so that it will work with the workspaces?

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Old 12-21-2004, 04:01 PM   #2
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Maybe you accidentally ticked the workspace in
xterm's remember-menu (fluxbox feature).


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Old 12-21-2004, 04:26 PM   #3
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ummm, when i looked into the remember sub menu, i got

workspace
jump to workspace
dimensions
position
sticky
.
.
.

but no "menu" option.

something incorrect in my fluxbox setting?

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Old 12-21-2004, 04:42 PM   #4
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Nope ... the things you just listed constitute
the menu ...


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Old 12-21-2004, 05:03 PM   #5
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ok, i got what you mean, i will play with it a bit later. i just got fluxbox a few days ago and am working my way through it.

by the way, i am thinking of setting it up so that when fluxbox starts, 4 terminal windows will start at workspace1 and they will have no title, button bar, scroll, window frame and so on as if they are mounted on the root window. i have got aterm but am thinking of trying out eterm as lots of docs on the net seems to suggest eterm as the one to use. any advice?

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Old 12-21-2004, 06:25 PM   #6
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From my experience aterm is a good choice, uses less resources than eterm. And with the xterm problem, just open up ~/.fluxbox/apps in nano or something and remove the workspace number for xterm. Can't remember the exact syntax now but it shouldn't be too hard to find
 
Old 12-21-2004, 06:56 PM   #7
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i had

[workspace] {0}

in ~/.fluxbox/apps and i removed the entire line and its still the same, do i need to restart fluxbox for it to take effect? if yes, i can't do that just now as i am compiling something in xterm

as to aterm, i found what i need but need to tweak it a bit so that it starts automatically and can't be moved and so on

aterm -tr -trsb -bw 0 -g 132X52 -bl -rv


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Old 12-21-2004, 07:00 PM   #8
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Just out of curiosity: what do you need for
static aterm's for? :)


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Old 12-21-2004, 07:12 PM   #9
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i thought it will be nice to position/size them in one workspace so that i can see all of them at once. and of course i would like the arrangement to be saved so that it can be done automatically when fluxbox loads up.

this is because that i found myself using 3 or 4 terminals at once a lot of time and i am tired of moving them around, so i like to arrange them like

aterm1 aterm3
aterm2 aterm4

or

aterm1aterm3
aterm2aterm3

aterm3 is twice the height of aterm1 and 2, in case i am reading long files.

and if i need to use other apps, i will swtich to different workspace.

am i making sense?

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Might need to restart fluxbox I'm not sure..
 
  


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