Re: Backgrounds

Mark Ogden (root@poggy.globalnet.co.uk)
Fri, 16 Apr 1999 16:12:18 +0000 (GMT)


What the hell do you use 12 desks for!?

Markypoos

On Fri, 16 Apr 1999, Greg Anderson wrote:

> James wrote:
> > 
> > On Tue, 13 Apr 1999, ishamael wrote:
> > 
> > # Pager handles the main background stuff (which is why everyone runs
> > # Pager).
> > 
> > i don't like pager, it confuses me when the desks suddenly flip (i have
> > a virtual X desktop which scrolls, and when i hit the sides it'd flip
> > into another desktop. very annoying when trying to hit buttons on my
> > wharf (i use a trackball and tend to spin the ball and catch it when it's
> > near what i want to point at))
> 
> 
> I love the pager.  I have 12 desks with four pages each.  The man page
> for AfterStep has your solution: Make the change to EdgeResistance and
> EdgeScroll in your active feel file and then reload it from the start
> menu.  Here is a bit of the man page...
> 
> 	  EdgeResistance delay pixels
> 		    Specifies  how  hard  it  should be to change views
> 		    within a desktop by moving the mouse over the  edge
> 		    of  the screen, and how hard it should be to move a
> 		    window over the edge of a screen.
> 
> 		    The delay in milliseconds,  defines  how  long  the
> 		    pointer  must  spend at the screen edge before that
> 		    view becomes current.  This is useful  in  conjunc-
> 		    tion  with  EdgeScroll  100 100, so the views don't
> 		    get switched accidently.
> 
> 		    The pixels defines how far over the edge  a  window
> 		    must "appear" to move before it actually moves par-
> 		    tially off the screen.
> 
> 		    Note that with EdgeScroll 0 0, it is still possible
> 		    to  move  or  resize windows across the edge of the
> 		    current screen. By setting the pixels parameter  of
> 		    EdgeResistance  to  10000,  this  type of motion is
> 		    impossible. However, with EdgeResistances less than
> 		    10000,  but  greater  than  0,  moving  over  pages
> 		    becomes difficult but not impossible.
> 
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