Re: 1.5 pre 7 [Correction]

David Mihm (
Sat, 15 Aug 1998 20:05:54 -0500 (CDT)

On Sat, 15 Aug 1998, David Mihm wrote:

! On Sun, 16 Aug 1998, Stephen Davies wrote:
! ! As noted in the TODO2 file, there are problems with the version of asmail 
! ! included with 1.5pre7.
! ! 
! ! When looking for the config file, it looks in $HOME + AFTER_DIR but AFTER_DIR 
! ! has been defined as "~/G/L/A" so the result is "/home/foo~/G/L/A" which fails 
! ! for obvious reasons.
! ! 
! ! What is not so obvious is why it also fails if you remove the $HOME bit 
! ! leaving "~/G/L/A".
! ! 
! ! I finally just redefined AFTER_DIR to just "/G/L/A" and the result works.
! 	This might break other things - did it for you, or have you
! re-compiled the entire tree with this defined as such?  I simply added a
! local definition to the asmail.c (where it was before & without the ~
! <tilde>).
! ! Also, I defined my pager (using a config script response) to have ony three 
! ! desktops. The result is three "normal" desktops plus one with no title and no 
! ! colour. How can I make this "blank" desktop go away?
! 	I pressume you mean during the ./configure.  Did you say 3 or 3+1
! when prompted.  The correct answer for 3 desks would be 3.  I'm not too
! sure what the +1 is all about, but if you didn't enter 3 and accepted the
! 3+1; I guess we found out.
! 	One other thought, is the autoexec file have a (correct)"Pager 0
! 2" or an (incorrect) "Pager 0 3"?  Check your menu Entry for Pager as
! well, and correct it if need be.
! ! What is the little yellow rectangle that I can just see at the very bottom of any 
! ! desktop containing a window? It is so low on the screen that I can only just 
! ! see it and nothing that I can do makes it do anything.
! 	Those would be the iconified apps that you have on your big
! desktop, represented in miniature form. :)

	Okay, so this might not be what you are referring to.  In your
pager file modify/add this: BalloonYOffset  -1 (remove the # if it's
there) And you should see that it is a balloon.

[thanks go to Ethan for making me rethink my first response, see what you
are missing when not in #afterstep] :)

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