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Warning: those guides are mostly obsolete, please have a look at the new documentation.


Feline/Fucking Virtual Window Manager 2 configuration
Launch Fvwm2 as a user and use the setup form to get the defaults, or
cd ~/.fvwm/
ls -l /usr/local/etc/system.fvwm2rc.dist
mv /usr/local/etc/system.fvwm2rc .fvwm2rc
cp .fvwm2rc .fvwm2rc.dist
Configure your window manager,
cd ~/.fvwm/
vi .fvwm2rc
add for example,
# Additional configuration (add below to overwrite previous configs)
# Note. Using 'MouseFocusClickRaises' instead of a direct mouse binding (like
# mouse 1 W A raise) because the latter would catch the click in the window. You
# don't want that.
Style * MouseFocusClickRaises
Style * ResizeOpaque
# (window to move may be as big as the screen area, say 100%)
OpaqueMoveSize 100
# Make it harder to switch screens (new syntax!)
EdgeResistance 500
Style * EdgeMoveDelay 500
Style * EdgeMoveResistance 500
# Click on title bar ==> Raise
# Move on title bar ==> Move
# Double click on title bar ==> Maximize
# what about mouse 0 2 A ? I forgot.
addtofunc titlebar
+ I raise
+ M move
+ D maximize
#mouse 0 2 A maximize
mouse 1 T A titlebar
# Alt+move on the application window ==> Move
# Alt+double click on the app window ==> Maximize
addtofunc appwindow
+ M move
+ D maximize
mouse 1 W M appwindow
mouse 3 W M resize
# Alt+1,2,3,4 to switch pages on a virtual desktop
# Note. The keyboard shortcuts are relative to a French keyboard. Use 'xev' to
# find out the relevant shortcuts you.
key ampersand A M gotopage 0 0
key eacute A M gotopage 0 1
key quotedbl A M gotopage 1 0
key apostrophe A M gotopage 1 1
# Alt+F4 to close. Sorry but I'm also used to MS Windows, which isn't so bad for
# workstation usage.
key F4 A M close
You may also want to tune your virtual terminals,
cd ~/
cat > .Xresources <<EOF9
Note. use ‘xrdb’ to reload those.

(obsolete, see the new doc)