AfterStep Questions ...

Mehul N. Sanghvi (
Mon, 15 Feb 1999 12:31:00 -0500 (EST)


    I have AfterStep-1.7.37 built on my Sparc5-solaris2.6 system.  But
there are some questions I have.  It has been a while since I have
worked with AfterStep (last I worked with AfterStep was I believe
1.4.55n or something).  

1.  When I fire up an xterm from my menu, I want to be able to do the
    placement of the window myself.  I dont want it done for me.
    Where and how do I change it ?

2.  The number of colours used up by AS-1.7.37 seems a bit high to
    me.  Is there a way to control this ?  If I fire up AS-1.7.37,
    have it open up a couple of xterms, have a pager, a wharf with
    four buttons and a couple of icons at the bottom,  then the
    traffic lights in the wharf do not look right at all.  Also I
    can't get enough colour for netscape (yes I could force netscape
    to use the -install option or something like that to get its own
    private colourmap) or any other application I use (emacs, asload,
    xcalc, xcalendar, xpostit, etc).  I have a machine at home on
    which I have AfterStep built and everything is working fine colourwise.

3.  When I deiconfiy something, I would like it to open up in the
    desktop page I am currently in, not in the original one that the window
    was iconified.  I use a single Desktop that is 3x2.  If I iconify
    something in page 1 and move it to page 4 and then deiconify it, i
    want the window to open up in page 4,  not in page 1 as it currently

I think thats about it for the time being.



Mehul N. Sanghvi	email: <>