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


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 &

(obsolete, see the new doc)