Pager

Pager(1.0)                                                            Pager(1.0)



NAME
       Pager - the AfterStep Pager module

SYNOPSIS
       Pager is spawned by afterstep, so no command line invocation will work.
       From within the .steprc file, Pager is spawned as follows:

       Module Pager 0 3

       or from within an afterstep pop-up menu:

       Popup "Module-Popup"
            Title   "Modules"
            Module  "Wharf"         Wharf
            Module  "NoClutter"     Clean
            Module  "Identify"      Ident
            Module  "Banner"        Banner
            Module  "Debug"         Debug
            Module  "SaveDesktop"   Save
            Module  "Pager"         Pager 0 3
       EndPopup

       where "0" is the first desktop to show, and "3" is the last.


DESCRIPTION
       The Pager module shows a miniature view of the AfterStep desktops which
       are specified in the command line. This is a useful reminder of where
       your active windows are. Windows in the pager are shown in the same color
       as their afterstep decorations.

       The pager can be used to change your viewport into the current desktop,
       to change desktops, or to move windows around.

       Pressing mouse button 1 in the pager will cause you viewport to change to
       the selected page of the selected desk. If you click with button 1 in the
       desk-label area, you will switch desks but not pages within the desk.

       Dragging mouse button 2 on a miniature view of a window will cause that
       window to be move to the location where you release the mouse button, but
       your viewport will not change. If you drag the window out of the pager
       and onto your desktop, a full size image of the window will appear for
       you to place. There is no way to pick up a full size image of the window
       and move it into the pager, however. Since some mice do not have button
       2, I have made provisions to drag windows in the pager by using pressing
       modifier-1 (usually Alt) and dragging with button 3.

       Clicking mouse button 3 on a location within the current desktop will
       cause the viewport to move to the selected location, but will not align
       the viewport to a page boundary. Dragging button 3 will cause the
       viewport to move as you drag. Button 3 operations are limited to the
       current desktop only.

       When iconified, the pager will work as a fully functional current page
       only pager. Windows and viewports can be moved within the icon of the
       pager. Users will want to make sure that they have no lines similar to

       Icon " Pager" whatever

       in their .steprc files.



COPYRIGHTS
       The Clean program, and the concept for interfacing this module to the
       Window Manager, are all original work by Robert Nation.

       Copyright 1994, Robert Nation. No guarantees or warranties or anything
       are provided or implied in any way whatsoever. Use this program at your
       own risk. Permission to use this program for any purpose is given, as
       long as the copyright is kept intact.



INITIALIZATION
       During initialization, Pager will eventually search a configuration file
       which describes the time-outs and actions to take.  The configuration
       file is the same file that afterstep used during initialization.

       If the Pager executable is linked to another name, i.e. ln -s Pager
       OtherPager, then another module called OtherPager can be started, with a
       completely different configuration than Pager, simply by changing the
       keyword  Pager to OtherPager. This way multiple pager programs can be
       used.


KEYBOARD FOCUS CONTROL
       You can direct the keyboard focus to any window on the current desktop by
       clicking with button 2 on its image in the pager. The window does not
       need to be visible, but it does need to be on the current page.


INVOCATION
       The invocation method was shown in the synopsis section


CONFIGURATION OPTIONS
       Pager reads the same .steprc file as fvwm reads when it starts up, and
       looks for certain configuration options:


       *PagerGeometry geometry
              Completely or partially specifies the pager windows location and
              geometry, in standard X11 notation.  In order to maintain an
              undistorted aspect ratio, you might want to leave out either the
              width or height dimension of the geometry specification


       *PagerRows rows
              Tells afterstep how many rows of desks to use when laying out the
              pager window.


       *PagerColumns columns
              Tells afterstep how many columnss of desks to use when laying out
              the pager window.


       *PagerIconGeometry geometry
              Specifies a size (optional) and location (optional) for the
              pager's icon window. Since there is no easy way for Pager to
              determine the height of the icon's label, you will have to make an
              allowance for the icon  label height when using negative y-
              coordinates in the icon location specification (used to specify a
              location relative to the bottom instead of the top of the screen).


       *PagerStartIconic
              Causes the pager to start iconified.


       *PagerFont font-name
              Specified a font to use to label the desktops. If font_name is
              "none" then no desktop labels will be displayed.


       *PagerSmallFont font-name
              Specified a font to use to label the window names in the pager. If
              not specified, the window labels will be omitted. Window labels
              seem to be fairly useless for desktop scales of 32 or greater.


       *PagerFore color
              Specifies the color to use to write the desktop labels, and to
              draw the page-grid lines.


       *PagerBack color
              Specifies the background color for the window.


       *PagerHilight color
              The active page and desk label will be highlighted by using this
              background pattern instead of the normal background.


       *PagerLabel desk label
              Assigns the text label to desk desk in the pager window.  Useful
              for assigning symbolic names to desktops, ie

              *PagerLabel 1 Mail
              *PagerLabel 2 Maker
              *PagerLabel 2 Matlab



       DeskTopScale number
              If the geometry is not specified, then a desktop reduction factor
              is used to calculate the pager's size. Things in the pager window
              are shown at 1/number of the actual size.



AUTHOR
       Robert Nation




3rd Berkeley Distribution         October 1996                        Pager(1.0)