FvwmSaveDesk - another FVWM desktop-layout saving module
FvwmSaveDesk is spawned by fvwm, so no command line invocation will work.
When called, this module will attempt to save your current desktop layout as a
fvwm function definition into the file .fvwmdesk
in your home
directory. The function is named StartupFunction.
This Function can be
called in Function InitFunction
to startup all Programs on all
Workspaces. If fvwm is compiled with the M4 option, you can include this file
else you have to insert this file by hand. Your applications
must supply certain hints to the X window system. Emacs, for example, does
not, so FvwmSaveDesk can't get any information from it.
Also, FvwmSaveDesk assumes that certain command line options are globally
accepted by applications, which may not be the case.
Fvwm has to be called with the option
The first line in .fvwmrc should be
to avoid problems. You can the include the file .fvwmdesk
Insert the following line into the Function InitFunction
Function "I" StartupFunction
If you have GNU's m4 another possiblity is to compile fvwm with GNU_M4_OPTION_P
So you don't need to undefine `include'.
FvwmSaveDesk can be invoked by inserting the line 'Module FvwmSaveDesk' in the
file. This should be bound to a menu or mouse button or
keystroke to invoke it later. Fvwm will search directory specified in the
ModulePath configuration option to attempt to locate FvwmSaveDesk.
Carsten Paeth (firstname.lastname@example.org)
based on FvwmSave written by Robert Nation and Mr. Per Persson
<email@example.com> (Omnion on IRC)