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Old 12-27-2019, 07:11 AM   #1
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How do I get the icons into FvwmIconMan?


I'm trying to create a fluxbox-style taskbar in fvwm on OpenBSD by using FvwmButtons. So far I've got 4 buttons for paging and a nice swallowed digital oclock. Between them is a swallowed FvwmIconMan but it doesn't contain any icons. Instead they sit around on the desktop. Here is the relevant part of .fvwmrc
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*FvwmIconMan*title "Task bar"
*FvwmIconMan*managergeometry 3x0
*FvwmIconMan*usewinlist true
*FvwmIconMan*drawicons always
*FvwmIconMan*format %i%t
*FvwmIconMan*tips needed
*FvwmIconMan*plainbutton flat black light grey
*FvwmIconMan*buttongeometry 120x04
*FvwmIconMan*maxbuttonwidth 120
*FvwmIconMan*managergeometry 1x1
*FvwmIconMan*drawicons always
*FvwmIconMan*action Mouse raise
*FvwmIconMan*resolution page
I've had to depend entirely on the man pages because most of what google brings up is for a different version of fvwm with quite different configuration syntax. What do I have to do to get the icons into IconMan?
 
Old 12-27-2019, 08:43 AM   #2
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Hazel - this is FreeBSD but FVWM should be the same on either platform: this user "Iluxa" uses FVWM and has posted some info about his/her configs that may be useful. https://forums.freebsd.org/posts/390111
 
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Good try but I went through all four pages of that post and she doesn't give the relevant part of her config file. She does seem to have a working taskbar though.

I wonder if this might a possible opening. Maybe you need to define commands for manipulating windows and bind them to mouse ops before IconMan will do anything for you.

I could just install fluxbox, but I like to work with what I have. That's how you learn stuff.

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Old 12-30-2019, 11:09 AM   #4
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I got it to work after a fashion by putting in some "action" lines for mouse button presses. Visually it's still awful but it's a beginning.
 
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I know little about fvwm, but in OpenBSD it's a fork of one of the early 2.x releases, so current documentation may not be of use as it likely refers to more recent 2.6.x and you will likely have to refer to fvwm(1) for how to configure. Newer versions, are not included in base as at some stage it went fully GPL. But they are in ports.

Code:
$ pkg_info -Q fvwm
 
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Yes, I was aware that most of what I googled was for a different version; I had no idea it was for a later one. I have now got to the point where window names appear on the taskbar and I can get the windows to come up by clicking on them. It was the task manager geometry that needed fixing plus I needed the range to be desk, not page. Page doesn't work, don't ask me why. But it's really good enough now, which is why I marked it as solved. I don't need BSD as a full working system because I have Linux for that. I just need basic functionality so I can explore it.
 
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Here's how I finally did it:
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