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Window Maker configuration 




Make sure it's your default window manager, 

  vi ~/.xinitrc 



set -e 

xrdb $HOME/.Xresources 

exec wmaker 

Note. the background image gets loaded from wmaker configuration file (see below). 




If you need to launch the application multiple times with the same dock button, 

  Launch the application > Right click on title bar > Attributes 

  Scroll > Application specific > No application icon 


Create new workspaces, 

  Right click on desktop > New workspace 


Change the style, 

  Right clik on desktop > Appearance > Styles > Purple 


Change the background image (writes to the configuration file), 

  cp background_image.jpg ~/GNUstep/Library/WindowMaker/Backgrounds/ 

wmsetbg --center --update-wmaker background_image.jpg 



Window Maker Preferences 

Change the default position of application icons, 

  Edit settings > Icon Preferences > Icon Positioning > Top left 


Add keyboard shortcuts, 

  Close active window : Alt-F4 

  Maximize active window : Alt-twosuperior 

Note. "Switch to workspace" defaults are fine already (Alt-1, Alt-2, etc...) 




To create icons, make sure you have ImageMagick installed. Convert the wanted image to XPM, 

  convert -resize 48x48 logo.png icon.xpm 


To arrange terminals, launch some terminals (e.g. rxvt) and arrange them the way you want. Then find out their geometry, 


copy those settings to a script. For example, this is nice for a 1024x768 screen, 


  set -e 

  rxvt -geometry 80x58+0+0 & 

  rxvt -geometry 80x33-51+0 & 

  rxvt -geometry 80x24-51-10 &