Re: [As-users] Window positions after restarting AfterStep

Renegade Muskrat (
Tue, 30 Nov 2004 19:29:45 -0600

I've thought of upgrading. So far i haven't seen a Debian package for 
AfterStep 2 (neither aptitude nor the AfterStep web site lists one), 
and i don't want to subvert the package management system by installing 
software from source. I've done that before on Red Hat systems and they 
end up being a pain to maintain over time. In theory i suppose i could 
create my own Debian package of AfterStep 2, but i haven't gotten that 
far with Debian to know how to create packages yet.

AfterStep 1.8.11 is basically working for me. There are a couple minor 
things that i'd like to change (such as the problem i described in the 
original posting), but they aren't significant enough to justify the 
time it would take to learn how to create my own Debian package.

I've been using various versions of AfterStep for about 7 years. I've 
always liked it. The Pager is the "killer app" for me; i've not seen 
another window manager that has as simple and powerful a pager as 
AfterStep. That and the fact that i can fairly easily configure the 
window manager interface to be very minimalist (when X starts, all i 
see is the desktop wallpaper and the Pager) are why i like using 
AfterStep. But only recently have i started digging deeper into the 
configuration of the window manager, which is why i joined this list 
and have been asking (possibly annoying) questions.

At 09:10 AM 11/30/2004 -0600, Sasha Vasko wrote:
 >Why don't you try upgrading to AfterSTep 2.0 and see if it does 
 >for you ?
 >Renegade Muskrat wrote:
 >> Is there a setting to make AfterStep remember what desktop various
 >> windows are on when the window manager is restarted? I don't mean
 >> completely shutting down X, just restarting AfterStep.
 >> I'm using AfterStep 1.8.11 on Debian Sarge. If i restart the window 

 >> manager, all open programs get moved to the first screen of the 
 >> desktop. If i have many programs open, it takes awhile to manually
 >> them out and put them back where they were. I used to have an older 

 >> version of AfterStep (probably 1.6.x) on Red Hat 6.2 and it did not 

 >> this problem; if i told AfterStep to restart, window borders and 
 >> window manager-related decorations would go away momentarily while 
 >> restarted, but open programs would all stay exactly where they were 

 >> before the restart.
 >> Is this a feature that was removed with later versions, or is there 

 >> some setting that i haven't found yet? Thanks in advance for any
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