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       FvwmAuto - the fvwm auto-raise module


       Module FvwmAuto Timeout [-passid] [-menter|-menterleave|-mfocus] [EnterCommand [LeaveCommand]]
       FvwmAuto  can  only  be invoked by fvwm.  Command line invocation of the FvwmAuto will not


       The FvwmAuto module is most often used to automatically raise focused windows.


       The correct syntax is:
       Module FvwmAuto Timeout [-passid] [-menter|-menterleave|-mfocus] [EnterCommand [LeaveCommand]]

       AddToMenu Modules
       + "Auto Raise (300 ms)"  Module FvwmAuto 300
       + "Auto Raise/Lower"     Module FvwmAuto 300 "Silent Raise" "Silent Lower"
       The Timeout argument is required. It specifies how long a window must retain the  keyboard
       input focus before the command is executed. The delay is measured in milliseconds, and any
       integer greater than zero is valid.

       If the literal option -passid is given, the window id of the window just entered  or  left
       is  appended  to  the  command  that  is sent to fvwm.  This can be used with the WindowId
       command of fvwm.

       The options -menter, -menterleave and -mfocus influence the actions  FvwmAuto  reacts  to.
       No  more  than  one  of  the  options can be chosen.  In -mfocus mode, FvwmAuto raises the
       window that has the focus.  In -menter mode, FvwmAuto raises the window under the  pointer
       when  the  pointer  enters  a window.  The LeaveCommand is executed on the window that was
       below the pointer before it entered the new window.  When the pointer leaves a window  and
       enters  the root window, the EnterCommand is executed too, but without a window to operate
       on.  In -menterleave mode, FvwmAuto works just like in -menter mode, but the  LeaveCommand
       is  also  executed  if  the pointer moves out of a window but does not enter a new window.
       The latter two modes of operation are useful with windows that do not accept the focus.

       Note: -menterleave mode can interfere  with  popup  windows  of  some  applications.   One
       example  is the zoom menu of Ghostview.  Please do not complain about this to us - it is a
       bug in Ghostview.

       EnterCommand and LeaveCommand are optional.  EnterCommand is executed Timeout milliseconds
       after  a  window gets the input focus, LeaveCommand is executed Timeout milliseconds after
       the window has lost focus.  Note that you always should use the  'Silent'  keyword  before
       the  command  itself.  FvwmAuto prepends "Silent " to the command string on its own if yor
       forget this.  Without this prefix fvwm would ask you for a window to act on if the  window
       has  died  before  the  command sent by FvwmAuto has been processed by fvwm.  This can for
       example happen with popup menus.

       "Silent Raise" is the default for EnterCommand, but any fvwm function is allowed. I  would
       not  use  "Close"  or "Destroy" with a low timeout, though.  The LeaveCommand can be handy
       for a tidy desktop.  Experiment with:
       Module FvwmAuto 0 Nop "Silent Lower"
       Module FvwmAuto 0 Nop "Silent Iconify"

       An example for auto raising windows with ClickToFocus:
       Style * ClickToFocus
       FvwmAuto 0 -menter "Silent Raise"

       An example for auto raising and lowering only some windows:
       To start FvwmAuto:
       FvwmAuto 0 -passid -menter \
       "Silent selective_raiselower raise" \
       "Silent selective_raiselower lower"
       And put this in your .fvwm2rc:
       AddToFunc selective_raiselower
       + I WindowId $1 (FvwmIconMan) $0
       + I WindowId $1 (FvwmButtons) $0
       + I WindowId $1 (xclock) $0

       More complex example (three FvwmAuto's are running):
       DestroyFunc RestoreIconified
       AddToFunc   RestoreIconified
       + I Current (Iconic) Iconify false

       DestroyFunc RegisterFocus
       AddToFunc   RegisterFocus
       + I Exec date +"%T $n focused" >>/tmp/focus-stats.txt

       DestroyFunc RegisterUnfocus
       AddToFunc   RegisterUnfocus
       + I Exec date +"%T $n unfocused" >>/tmp/focus-stats.txt

       KillModule FvwmAuto
       Module FvwmAuto 250 Raise Nop
       Module FvwmAuto 800 RestoreIconified Nop
       Module FvwmAuto   0 RegisterFocus RegisterUnfocus


       There is a special Raise/Lower support in FvwmAuto. It was added  to  improve  Raise/Lower
       callbacks,   since  most  of  FvwmAuto  usages  is  auto-raising  or  auto-lowering.  This
       improvement  includes  locking  on  M_RAISE_WINDOW  and  M_LOWER_WINDOW  packets  and  not
       raising/lowering  explicitly  raised  windows.  The special Raise/Lower support is enabled
       only when either EnterCommand or LeaveCommand contain substring "Raise"  or  "Lower".  You
       can  use  this  fact  to enable/disable any special support by renaming these commands, if
       FvwmAuto does not automatically do want you expect it to do.

       Using FvwmAuto in conjunction with EdgeCommand can be even more powerful. There is a short
       example in the fvwm man page.


       FvwmAuto just appeared one day, nobody knows how.
       FvwmAuto was simply rewritten 09/96, nobody knows by whom.