Re: Backgrounds

Mark Ogden (
Sat, 17 Apr 1999 11:34:32 +0000 (GMT)

What's wrong with the wharf apps? I've got everything I need all on one
desk. I've got my syslog in an aterm in the corner and asmem, ascpu and
wminet docked in my wharf telling me anything I care to know. At a glance
I know how many processes I've got running and how many users are logged
on. If I want a look at top all I've got to do is click on wminet. I used
to have wmint showing me all my interrupts but an upgrade to kernel 2.2.5
stopped this from working. Anyone know if there's a new version out that


On Fri, 16 Apr 1999, Greg Anderson wrote:
> I can't figure out why others have not realized how useful
> the pager is! Seems people "sort of" use the pager and then
> spend most of the time playing with Wharf.  I have the pager 
> setup with 12 labeled desktops which I can get to by pressing 
> Shift-F1 through Shift-F12.
> Have a look at it:
> My autoexec calls a bash script that fires up all the programs
> I usually use on each desktop and page I normally use it in
> and then I leave them all running.  I made my font for the
> pager balloons huge so I can quickly pass the mouse over the
> desktop to find a running app.  
> I can and do have xterms open very large on pages giving me 
> information on TOP, ps, the network, etc... Instead of some 
> tiny little graph in a Wharf button, I have full screen 
> information about my system by just pressing a Shift-Function 
> key or clicking the mouse on the pager.  I don't understand
> docking that kind of information into tiny Wharf graphs that 
> really don't give you very much information at all.
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