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LinuxPlanet: From the Desktop: F Stands for FVWM2 and Free Market

Nov 07, 2000, 13:47 (2 Talkback[s])
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"The central focus of this window manager is basically what you choose it to be. If you like the Pager/Taskbar combination, such as the one that was the default in my SuSE setup, then you're good to go. On the other hand, if you want to simply use menus to get your work done, then that's cool, too. FVWM is flexible enough to do what you need it to."

"A feature that I liked, for instance, was the ability to right-click the Pager screen and drag the point-of-view across the various virtual desktops, instead of having to click from one desktop to the next."

"This is not the only nifty feature. Configuration is done with the .fvwm2rc file, which could reside in your $HOME directory. I say could because it tends to vary depending on the distribution. My SuSE platform had it in /var/X11R6/sax/config, so SaX could use it. The syntax of this file is easy enough to figure out, and the window manager has an excellent man page to help you through the trickier settings."

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