Re: Another Newbie

Steve Williams (
Tue, 04 Aug 1998 09:34:38 EST

I've got a configuration helper at:

 Let me know if you need more help than that.

 -Steve W.

>From: "Michael Micelli" <>
>Subject: Another Newbie
>Date: Tue, 04 Aug 1998 10:03:06 EDT
>     I just recently installed AS.  It seems to be a great WM, other 
>than the fact that it is completely confusing to configure.  I also 
>these problems with sound that others were having in earlier threads.
>     I have to agree with doug, that there are no good AS newbie help 
>files.  They assume I understand terms like swallowing(which I 
>don't(unless it's the way Icons slide out from the sides)), Sticky 
>icons(huh?), and other things.
>     I have managed to change backgrounds, icons, add icons to the 
>wharf, and many other things, but I still have questions.
>     For instance, now when I try to change the background, everything 
>disappears, and I have to exit via [ctrl]+[alt]+[backspace].  What's up 
>with that?
>     Also, I moved my pager to the wharf, but they are stacked one on 
>top the other.  Is there any way to make them slide out like the 
>     I do not agree completely with Mr. Dunbar.  I think the program is 
>very nice, but could use some work.  I have used FVWM, and if all 
>looking for is functionality, then that's the one for you :P  I, 
>however, Think that there is a reason it's called a GRAPHICAL user 
>interface.  I like nice looking customizable WM's.
>     As for the distribution issue (or non-issue), I personally prefer 
>Slakware.  But the best distribution is the one you're most happy with.
>     I'm sorry for my long windedness, but it's my first post :)  I 
>would also like to apologize for the stuff that Hotmail is going to add 
>to the end of this, but it's the only way I can get this post at home 
>and work.
>Michael V. Micelli
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