[As-users] Upgraded to 2.2.2, can no longer move across pages

afterstepuser@ever.mine.nu
Sun, 1 Oct 2006 22:06:50 -0400



I just want you to know I've been using afterstep for over 5 years. 

Now, the downside! I have a minor issue / feature-request. 

In short, EdgeResistance in a 'feel' applies to both window movement and
standard mouse movement. I've finally gotten around to upgrading from
AfterStep-1.8.11 because of longstanding stability issues (occasionally,
after running for days, refuses to adknowledge SloppyFocus). Finally, this
became annoying enough for me to upgrade.. but, now, a much treasured
behavior is missing.. being able to move windows arbitrarily between pages
with the mouse, but without the screen switching annoyingly when I more
normally move the mouse to the edge of the screen.

I tried defining a function for move 

Function "mymove"
        Set EdgeScroll 100 100
        Move    "Motion"
        Set EdgeScroll 0 0
Endfunction


but this was to no avail, as I suspect that the EdgeScroll is only read
globally for a feel (and also that Move "Motion" returns immedietly, but
when I experimentally removed the EdgeScroll 0 0, still nothing happened). 

I've always loved afterstep and considered it one of the most flexible
window managers I've seen. (I have minimal window decoration, don't run the
Wharf, etc, or have any modules accept for a pager, which I keep set at
6x6, and I have all window operations (such as move, resize, raise, etc)
all bound to ALT-FKEY combinations. Very efficient for my workflow).. but
being unable to grab a window and drag it across several pages is very
annoying.

If nothing else, perhaps you could point me to the approriate places in the
source so that I could take a look at window move handling.

PS: With afterstep-2.2.2 trying to right click a window in the pager to
move it within the pager to another position, seems to be buggy for me. The
window ends up far away from the mouse pointer position as you drag. This
isn't much of an issue for me, though, as I rarely did that when I could
drag windows from page to page on screen.



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