Re: Wharf, Session Management

irb (irb@viopac.com)
Sat, 30 Jun 2001 17:33:30 -0700


* Johannes Tanzler (jtanzler@yline.com) [010630 15:26]:
> Hi,
> 
> I use Afterstep 1.8.8 and I've two questions:
> 
> 1. Wharf:  In my look-file, I use "BackPixmap 129" in the "*WharfTile"
>    section to get a transparent background. Well, it works, but the
>    result is not 'real' transparency, i.e., when there's a window close
>    to Wharf and I open a folder, the part of Wharf, which overlaps the 
>    window, doesn't have the window and its contents as its background,
>    but the parts of the background pixmap which would be there, if there
>    were no window... (hope you understand). Is there a way to get 'real'
>    transparency?
 
Well, you could create a transparent XPM; whatever's underneath it
should show through. This is more resource-intensive, however.

> 2. When I logout Afterstep while I have some applications running, the
>    apps are restarted automatically when I start X the next time. This
>    kind of session management is actually a nice feature, but how can I
>    turn it off?.

You have a few options. You can comment out the Exec line in your
autoexec file:

#       Exec    "I"     sh ~/GNUstep/Library/AfterStep/.workspace_state &

or you could chmod 400 .workplace_state and zero that out:

-r--------    1 user      group           0 Jun 24  2000 .workspace_state

or you could recompile AS without support to it.

Hope this helps.

/i.
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