Re: a lot of questions and a few answers

David Mihm (davemann@ionet.net)
Mon, 18 Jan 1999 12:11:28 -0600 (CST)


On Mon, 18 Jan 1999, Thadeu Penna wrote:

! On 18 Jan, David Mihm wrote:
! > On Sun, 17 Jan 1999, Thadeu Penna wrote:
! > 
! > ! 1) The translucent titlebar is cool but the handles do not
! > ! update accordingly.  Pager and Winlist should have this feature too. 
! > ! Is it in the developer's plans? 
! > 
! > 	What does "not update accordingly" mean?  It doesn't update when
! > you change bg images, or move the window, or both?  I have no problem with
! > moving the window and the handles updating.
! 
!   I am using the AS 1.7.25p4. The handles do not update whem I move
the
!   window. The same in the translucent Pager titlebar. 

	I've taken the handles off once I saw they used the area where the
TitleBar is for a "trans(parent/lucent)" "pixmap".  Might this be what you
are seeing?  I am on 1.7.25, so I don't have the Pager trans option to
verify.

! > ! 4) Some applications, icons, etc.. refuse to be installed in a
! > ! Translucent Wharf. I used: 
! > ! MyStyle "*WharfTile"
! > !   BackPixmap 129 Red
! > ! ~MyStyle
! > 
! > 	From what i can tell, the Wharf prefers the colors to be 8bit rgb
! > values.  I to received errors when using color names directly.
! 
!  I tried it too but I got the same error messages. Asmail is, for
!  example, one app that refuses to be swallowed in a translucent Wharf. 

	I've got asmail running in a trans(parent/lucent) wharf - see the
screenshots.html page on wao.  Here's my string:
*Wharf asmail - Swallow "asmail" 	asmail -geometry +0+0 &

! > ! 5) I created another Wharf (OtherWharf). It works but I think that
! > ! imposing OtherWharf to be in /usr/X11R6/bin is too restricted. 
! > ! Not a big deal here, because I am the administrator but in big networks
! > ! it would be a concern. 
! > ! I tried using the full path in autoexec but it does not work. Maybe a
! > ! ~/GNUstep/Library/AfterStep/Modules ????
! > 
! > 	The ModulePath is defined in the base.#bpp file, therefore not
! > requiring the modules binaries to be anywhere.  Simply define the path and
! > the modules will be found.
! 
! Thanks. I had not noticed that. 
! How about to include it in the FAQ/man pages. In both, the first
! impression is we have to build the link in /usr/X11R6/bin (or
! whatever)? 

	I would think that  /usr/X11R6/bin could simply be a placeholder
for any directory in your statement - as the man pages say nothing of this
directory.  In regards to the man page/FAQ, it's there, just not
explicitly stated. :)  

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