Re: [As-users] Questions on WinTabs, alt-tab, and edges

Jeff Krebs (
Fri, 23 Feb 2007 07:59:52 -0600

With WinTabs, I wonder if this is chicken vs egg thing...

WinTabs shouldn't be "visible" until you actually open something
that can utilize it (i.e., aterm).

When you start AS and open aterm, do you see the WinTabs activate?


* anonymous linguist ( wrote:
> Hi
> First of all, great software! I really like the configurability. That said,
> I'm having a few problems.
> 1. WinTabs isn't opening on startup, even though it's in Workspace Modules
> with the following code:
> Module "I:WinTabs:TermTabs" WinTabs --myname TermTabs --pattern "*term*"
> --exclude-pattern "mc*" --geometry +5+100 --title "term tabs"
> Wait "I:WinTabs:TermTabs" TermTabs
> Have I accidentally messed it up somehow? As far as I'm aware I haven't
> changed this code except to temporarily comment it out then uncomment it. It
> works fine if I open WinTabs from the menu, so it's definitely a problem
> with opening
> from autoexec. I've also tried loading it with just "I" instead of
> "I:WinTabs" but that doesn't help either.
> I do note that .afterstep/WinTabs is an empty file though, is it to do with
> that?
> 2. As soon as windows get to within about a cm of the screen edge they snap
> to it. I've tried setting ScreenEdgeAttraction and WindowEdgeAttraction to 0
> but that hasn't fixed it. Is there some other option I should be setting?
> 3. Alt-tab isn't working even though I've set AutoReverse to 0 and turned on
> AutoTabThroughDesks. Is there some interacting option I've missed?
> Thanks for any help you can offer,
> L.M.

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