Swallow and Desk in Wharf

Ashley Ward (ashley@dcs.warwick.ac.uk)
Fri, 7 May 1999 17:32:56 +0100


Apologies for jumping straight in and asking a question before reading the
list, but I can't find an answer to this in the FAQ or man pages.

I've got 'xmailbox' to appear, swallowed in Wharf. I want to be able to
click on this icon and have AfterStep change to the Mail Desk, which I can
do with the command 'Desk 0 2'.

Unfortunately Wharf only accepts built in commands or Wharf commands, and I
can see no way to do two things at once. I've tried using a function, eg

Function "Swallow-and-Move"
	Swallow "xmailbox" xmailbox &
	Desk 0 2
*Wharf xmailbox - Swallow-and-Move

but Wharf cannot cope with function definitions, it seems.

I cannot get xmailbox to execute something to perform this task, as
switching desks requires communication with AfterStep, I guess.

Any ideas?


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