FvwmBacker

FvwmBacker(0.1)                                                FvwmBacker(0.1)



NAME
       FvwmBacker - the FVWM background changer module

SYNOPSIS
       FvwmBacker is spawned by fvwm, so no command line invocation will work.


DESCRIPTION
       The FvwmBacker module provides functionality to change the background
       when changing desktops.  Any command can be executed to change the
       backgrounds.  Actually, any arbitrary command can be sent to fvwm to
       execute, so you could also do things such as changing window border
       colors, etc.


COPYRIGHTS
       The FvwmBacker module is the original work of Mike Finger.

       Copyright 1994, Mike Finger. The author makes no guarantees or
       warranties of any kind about the use of this module.  Use this modules
       at your own risk.  You may freely use this module or any portion of it
       for any purpose as long as the copyright is kept intact.


INITIALIZATION
       During initialization, FvwmBacker will scan the same configuration file
       that FVWM used during startup to find the options that pertain to it.
       These options are discussed in a later section.


INVOCATION
       FvwmBacker can be invoked by fvwm during initialization by inserting
       the line 'Module FvwmBacker' in the .fvwm2rc file.

       FvwmBacker must reside in a directory that is listed in the ModulePath
       option of FVWM for it to be executed by FVWM.


CONFIGURATION OPTIONS
       The following is the only supported option at present:


       *FvwmBackerDesk DeskNumber command
              Specifies the command to execute when the specified DeskNumber
              becomes active.

              If the command begins with -solid FvwmBacker uses the next
              argument as a color in the X database and sets the background to
              that color without generating a system call to xsetroot (only
              single word color names may be used).  Otherwise the command is
              sent to fvwm to execute.


SAMPLE CONFIGURATION
       The following are excepts from an .fvwm2rc file which describe
       FvwmBacker initialization commands:


       ####
       # Set Up Backgrounds for different desktops.
       ####
       *FvwmBackerDesk 0 -solid steelblue
       *FvwmBackerDesk 1 -solid midnightblue
       *FvwmBackerDesk 2 -solid yellow
       *FvwmBackerDesk 3 Exec xpmroot /usr/include/X11/pixmaps/background2.xpm



AUTHOR
       Mike Finger (mfinger@mermaid.micro.umn.edu)
                   (Mike_Finger@atk.com)
                   (doodman on IRC, check the #linux channel)

Modified by
       Andrew Davison (davison@cs.monash.edu.au)



3rd Berkeley Distribution     September 8th, 1994              FvwmBacker(0.1)