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From the Desktop: AfterStep Into My Parlour

Sep 26, 2000, 10:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brian Proffitt)

"Because AfterStep went through a couple of years of feature adding, it has undergone a separate evolution from the NeXTstep environment it emulates. Some things, however remain the same. For instance, the AfterStep Wharf, which is derived from the NeXTstep Dock. The Wharf is a toolbar interface that holds applications and utilities for a user to click on to activate."

"The Wharf, like all of the other parts of this window manager, is a module. AfterStep's toolset is completely comprised of modules. All of the modules are like bricks comprising a really solid wall. Besides the Wharf module, two other modules are started by default in AfterStep: the WinList and the Pager...."

"Menus in AfterStep are handled in a different manner than in other window managers. In keeping with the NeXTstep interface standards, all menus pop-up as completely separate objects on the desktop. In fact, a parent menu will simply disappear when the child menu appears, unless you double-click the parent menu first to 'tack' it into place."

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