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NAME

       FvwmSaveDesk - another fvwm desktop-layout saving module

SYNOPSIS

       FvwmSaveDesk is spawned by fvwm, so no command line invocation will work.

DESCRIPTION

       When  called, this module will attempt to save your current desktop layout as a definition
       of extra lines for the function  InitFunction  into  the  file  .fvwm2desk  in  your  home
       directory.  As  explain  in the other documentation, this function is called at startup of
       fvwm.  You have to include this file in .fvwm2rc after  the  definition  of  the  Function
       Initfunction.  You can do this by using the module FvwmM4 or FvwmCpp.

       Your  applications  must supply certain hints to the X window system.  Emacs and Netscape,
       for example, does not, so FvwmSaveDesk can't get any information from it.

       Also, FvwmSaveDesk assumes that certain command line  options  are  globally  accepted  by
       applications, which may not be the case.

SETUP USING FVWMM4 MODULE

       The  M4  Macro  processor  substitutes its macros even in the middle of a word. Because of
       that you may have problems with predefined macros such as include or define. To avoid this
       the  GNU  M4  has  an extra option to prefix all builtins with 'm4_'. FvwmM4 can be called
       with option -m4-prefix and then will provide the option -P to M4.  I  personally  use  the
       FvwmM4 module this way.

       fvwm -cmd "FvwmM4 -m4-prefix -m4opt -I$HOME $HOME/.fvwm2rc"

       Simply add the following line to the end of .fvwm2rc:

       m4_include(`.fvwm2desk') .

SETUP USING FVWMCPP MODULE

       With the FvwmCpp you may have the problem that the preprocessor directives starts with the
       comment character '#' and will complain about unknown directives, if you have comments  in
       your .fvwm2rc.

       fvwm -cmd "FvwmCpp -C-I$HOME $HOME/.fvwm2rc"

       Simply add the following line to the end of .fvwm2rc:

       #include ".fvwm2desk"

INVOCATION

       FvwmSaveDesk  can be invoked by adding it to a menu or binding it to a mouse button or key
       stroke in the .fvwm2rc file.  Fvwm will  search  directory  specified  in  the  ModulePath
       configuration option to locate FvwmSaveDesk.

       To insert it to a menu, add the line

       +    "Save Desktop" Module FvwmSaveDesk

       to  the menu definition.  I thing binding it to a mouse button is not very useful, but you
       can do that, by adding for example this line.

       Mouse 3        R    CS   Module FvwmSaveDesk

       Than FvwmSaveDesk will be called if you hit the right mouse  button  on  the  root  window
       while holding the shift and control button down.

       You  can  bind  FvwmSaveDesk  to  a  function  key  F10 for example you have to insert the
       following line:

       Key  F10  A    Module FvwmSaveDesk

       I personally add it as a Button to the module FvwmButtons:

       *FvwmButtons SaveDesc desk.xpm   Module FvwmSaveDesk

AUTHOR

       Carsten Paeth (calle@calle.in-berlin.de)