Re: 1.7.90 oddities

Sven Dolderer (
Thu, 06 May 1999 10:04:00 +0100

Maybe i can help with your first problem:

I had the same effects that windows (even modal windows like
print- or save-dialogs came behind the original window).

I found out the following:
there are several "window-layers" in Afterstep. If your raise a
window, it'll only be risen within its layer.
In my feel-file there were some actions with "Raise" and
"Lower"  and also with "PutOnTop" (this may switch the
window to the next "window-layer") and "StaysOnBack".
(I don't remember exactly, but I think a doubleclick on the
window's titlebar executes a "PutOnTop" in the feel.default)

Anyway: I solved the problem as i only use "Raise" and
"Lower" in my feel-file. Now it works all fine.

As this is my first posting to the mailing list, i'd like to say
"thank you" to the afterstep developers for their great and
excellent work and the clear documentation. I started with
AfterStep 3 weeks ago and had until now no problems exept
the above.


>>> "Rex A. Roof" <> Mi, 5.Mai 99, 16:02

I'm having a couple of problems with 1.7.90:

1) new windows aren't opening on top, and some windows
won't pop-up when I focus them... I do believe I'm using
autoraise, but I'm not entirely sure.   But, either way, 
it seems like new windows should open on top.  this really 
causes problems for Netscape, when I'm saving something or
pops up a new window.

2) when I update my startmenu, or update all, it makes
of anything in Desktop/feels or /looks or /pictures.  is this
thats been fixed?  or needs to be fixed?

It seems like I've also been having problems with the
maybe Animate, when I ran it, I couldn't run the Pager or the 
Winlist.  and, the Wharf seg faults and core dumps.

this is a FreeBSD 3.1 box.  and I'm using Xfree 3.3.3, 
and everything seemed to compile fine.