The following is a copy of the manual page that is inlcuded
wmpager - Window Maker workspace pager docklet
wmpager is a Window Maker pager docklet that offers:
· workspace switching for up to nine workspaces
· automatic configuration according to the number of
· automagic adjustment to the currently active workspace
· configurable look and feel
· workspace tooltips
Display usage and version information.
Enable verbose message output.
-d --display <name>
The display to use (defaults to the 'DISPLAY' envi
-s --size <w>x<h>
The number of buttons to display. The default
depends on the number of workspaces you have, i.e.
2x2 for 4 workspaces, 2x3 for 6, maximum is 3x3.
-w --workspaces <count>
The number of workspace buttons to display. The
default is the number of workspaces you have up to
a maximum is 9.
-t --theme <theme.xpm>
The button theme to use. <theme.xpm> is either an
absolute pathname pointing to an 'xpm' theme file
or a filename relative to the installation direc
tory (see option --installdir). The extension
'.xpm' in the file or pathname is optional.
For more information on theme files see the entry
BUTTON THEMES below.
-i --installdir <dir>
Specifies the location of the installation direc
tory. wmpager looks for 'xpm' theme files at this
location. The default are
'/usr/local/share/wmpager/' and the user specific
Disables display of any tooltip windows. By default
tooltips are enabled.
Specifies the font to as tooltip font. The default
is helvetica, bold, roman, 12 point:
Sets the delay before the tooltip window is popped
up (default is 750 milliseconds).
Set the tooltip reshow delay (triggered when moving
from button to button). The default is 1500 mil
Specifies that tooltips should be displayed outside
of the docklet window. By default they are
displayed next to the workspace button.
Depending on your WindowMaker theme you might want to use
another theme for wmpager as well. Use option '-t' or
'--theme' to specify the location of an XPM file (the
extension '.xpm' is optional, it has to be an XPM file
though). If you use option '-i', '--installdir' or have
set the environment variable WMPAGER to the installation
location of the wmpager themes, then you may also skip the
path to the theme.
Predefined themes: Well, I'm not much of an artist there
fore I've only included some themes to give you an idea of
how a real nice theme might be done. Naturally, I use the
built-in theme and theme support is only there because I
have been asked to include it...
If you create a theme yourself please send it to me and
I'll include it in the next build.
The list of predefined themes in this release includes:
· blue (the built-in theme)
Creating your own themes: If you want to create your own
theme simply take one of the included XPM theme files and
modify it to your needs. If you really want to know, the
format of the file is described below.
XPM file format: The XPM file has to be at least 102 by 71
pixels in size. The area 0,0 to 50,50 describes the back
ground for the selected workspace, the area 51,0 to 101,50
for unselected work spaces. The area has to include a
one-pixel border that is used for all workspace buttons.
From 0,51 to 89,60 are the digits used for the selected
workspace (each 10x10 pixels, 1-9 from left to right) and
from 0,61 to 89,70 are the digits for unselected
workspaces. The digits may have a transparent background.
In order for wmpager to work properly you need to have
your Window Maker compiled with Gnome support. (I don't
know if this is the case for the precompiled Window Makers
usually found in Linux distributions since I usually build
my Window Maker myself.)
wmpager uses the Gnome support messages sent out by Window
Maker to display the currently active workspace. Without
Gnome support the pager will not automatically adjust the
currently active desktop.
To file a bugreport please use the bug tracking system at:
Bruno Essmann <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Thanks to all at Ergon Informatik AG who are using wmpager
and helped improve it!
wmpager-1.2 2002 Aug 16 wmpager(1x)