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Old 08-25-2005, 11:45 AM   #1
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GUI - IceWM - Keys -> minimize window


Hi,
this may seem like a trivial question, but I really want the answer

In fluxbox, you can use :Minimize to minimize a window.

I very much like this.

I believe in iceWM this is possible too, but I havent found the command to
make this happen.

Someone else said that Alt+F9 allows this behaviour,
but i want to remap it to "my_windoze_key + m"

What I am missing, is the specific action for icewm (the fluxbox example goes like this:
Mod4 m :Minimize
)
 
Old 08-25-2005, 11:58 AM   #2
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edit the "keys" file in /etc/icewm or ~/.icewm.
 
Old 08-25-2005, 12:22 PM   #3
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Actually the minimize/maximize key setup is in the preferences file not keys.

On my Debian system the files are in /etc/X11/icewm copy them to /home/username/.icewm

and edit them all you want. After you edit and save you have to restart icewm(not reboot or logout) for the changes to take affect.
 
Old 08-27-2005, 06:58 PM   #4
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It indeed seems to be in preferences. A bit unusual, but nevermind. The
entry i was looking for seems to have been:

KeyWinMinimize="Alt+F9"

There are also other entries like:

# Alt+Tab to minimized windows
# QuickSwitchToMinimized=1 # 0/1



Guess I have to play a bit around with them to get used to it
 
Old 08-27-2005, 07:58 PM   #5
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Try using IceWM's Control Center to edit the files, much easier than having to open them manually.
 
Old 08-31-2005, 08:06 PM   #6
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Hi, thank you for the tip. My current approach however seems to be better, because
I can rely straight on the files and edit them. When i save them, the change is immediately
recognized (or first i have to do "reconfigure", at least in fluxbox. I am not yet very good with
icewm, but getting there)


The great thing about the small we's is, that since they are smaller than KDE/Gnome, you
as user have to learn less things to become "good" with them.
(And of course they are really much faster)


I hope the future for WM's will be of similar issues - simplicity and usability before
beauty and eye candy (a bit eye candy doesnt hurt, but it would be much cooler
if that coding effort would be put into making wm's de's more work-efficient .)
 
  


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