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       wmrack - CD Player and Mixer dock applet


       wmrack [options]


       The  wmrack is a combined CD player and Audio Mixer designed to be used with WindowMaker's
       dock. It can also be used with other window managers, and can be swallowed by a variety of
       tools,  such as fvwm's button bar or gnome's panel.  wmrack handles mounted volumes, opens
       and closes the tray, can display the current position in various ways and skips also  data
       tracks.   It  gives you access to all your mixer devices, so that you may change volume or
       balance and set the record source.


       -b COLSPEC or --background COLSPEC
              Specifies the background color of the LED. It is avaiable through the symbolic  XPM
              colorname led_color_black.  The other colors of the LED can be changed using the -l

              To find out what colors are available, try showrgb (part of X11).

       -d DEVICE or --device DEVICE
              Sets the CD-ROM device. This defaults to /dev/cdrom.

       -h or  --help
              Prints a summary of supported options and their default values.

       -l COLSPEC or --ledcolor COLSPEC
              Specifies the color of the led. It is darkened two times  (for  a  total  of  three
              colors) to get all needed colors. So better use a bright color.

              For  the  design  of  own XPM, the ledcolor is made avaiable through the use of the
              symbolic xpm color names led_color_high, led_color_low, and  led_color_med.   There
              is  also  a  symbol named led_color_back to get the default background color of the
              led-display. It can be changed using the -l option.

              To find out what colors are available, try showrgb (part of X11).

       -m DEVICE or --mixer DEVICE
              Sets the MIXER device. This defaults to /dev/mixer.

       -p or --noprobe
              This option disables the startup probing for a cd. Default is to probe  the  cdrom.
              This will close the tray and read the TOC of the cd (if there is one).

       -s STYLEFILE or --style STYLEFILE
              wmrack  will  try to load its window-pixmaps from the specified STYLEFILE.  It will
              search this file for XPM pixmaps named cdnodisc,  cdplaying,  cdpaused,  cdstopped,
              cdled,  mixer,  and  mixled.   If  some  of those are not defined, the compile-time
              defaults will be used.

       -w or --withdrawn
              Starts the wmrack in withdrawn window state. This is useful to dock the  window  to

              By default wmrack will startup showing the CDROM controls. With this option you can
              specify what controls should be shown. Valid MODESTRINGS are cdrom, and mixer.


       wmrack can be called using different ways. The most common invocation is  from  your  dock

               POSITION 2 -1 0

       Another  way  to call wmrack is to swallow it into the afterstep(1) Wharf(1). This is best
       done placing the following line into your .steprc:

            *Wharf WMRack nil Swallow "wmrack" wmrack &

       This method will also work for other  button-bars,  such  as  the  FvwmButtons(1)  of  the
       fvwm(1) window manager.


       The  wmrack  features a simple click interface. All times the buttons will show a standart
       sign which specifies the action it will do. But there are some noteable extensions to that
       explained below.

       You  can  always  change the controls shown by clicking the middle button (this is the one
       which shows a disc or a speaker) of the controls. This button will show a  symbol  of  the
       controls you can change to by pressing it (the disc and the speaker).

       If you click this button with Control-Button-3, WMrack will exit.


       The default behavior of wmrack is to try to read the cdrom at startup. If there was no cd,
       it will not try again unless you press the close or play button. This will close the cdrom
       and  again try to read it. Unless there is a cd, wmrack will again suspend until your next

       open tray
              Clicking an open/eject button with button-3 will always open the tray.

       skip   By pressing the button down and holding it on one of the  prev/next  track  buttons
              the cdrom goes fast forward or backward.

       time left
              A  button-1 click into the time display switches between time running and time left

       total time
              A button-2 click into the time display switches between track and total time.

       repeat A button-3 click into the time display cycles through normal mode, repeat all,  and
              repeat one play mode.

       The  cd  player also offers a play list functionality. By default it will map out all data
       tracks of the current cdrom, but you can also randomize the list  or  program  it  to  the
       tracks  you  want to hear. These functions are only avaiable while a cdrom is in the drive
       and the drive is stopped.

              Clicking  Control-Button-3  to  the  track  display  causes  the  playlist  to   be
              randomized. No track will repeat, the tracks are just mixed up.

              You will see the short message RA:ND in the time display.

       start programming
              Click  Control-Button-1  into the track display to start programing a new playlist.
              You will see a short PR:OG message in the time display and a M will show up in  the
              lower left corner of the display.

       add track to list
              Use the prev-/next-track buttons to select a track and click Mod1-Button-1 into the
              track display to add it to the playlist. The time display will show the  number  of
              the  tracks  in  the list and the number of the selected track for a short time and
              will than switch back and display the total ength of the playlist.

       clear list
              To abort the programing of  a  playlist  click  Control-Button-1  into  the  track-

       start playing the list
              Simply press the PLAY button to play the list.


       Main controls of the mixer are the two volume scales at the left and the right side of the
       display. Using the mouse the scales can be modified.

              change volume of clicked scale

              change volume of both scales

              change the balance of the volume

       Clicking into the alphanumeric display changes the currently shown mixer device.  Some  of
       the  valid  devices  are  VOlume, BAss, TReble, SYnth, PCm, SPeaker, LIne, MIc, CD, MiXer,
       Pcm2, REcord, IGain, OGain, Line1, Line2, and Line3.  You can  also  remove  devices  from
       this list.

              go to the next device

              go to the main volume (first device)

              go to the previous device

              show all devices

              remove current device

       Below  the change-controls button is the record source button. It show either a 'X' and is
       inactive, or it show a speaker or a recording sign and is active.  By pressing this button
       you can change the source of your recordings.

              toggle record source button

              set as record source and clear all other


       Copyright 1997, Oliver Graf <>.  2003-2006, Chris Waters Most styles copyright
       1997, Heiko Wagner <>.

       No guarantees or warranties or anything are provided or implied in any way whatsoever. Use
       this program at your own risk. Permission to use this program for any purpose is given, as
       long as the copyright is kept intact.  The program and its source code may be copied under
       the terms of the GNU General Public License.  See the file "COPYING" for details.


       Oliver Graf <> -- original author

       Chris Waters <> -- current maintainer

       Heiko Wagner <> -- the hyped window shapes


       Rob Malda <> -- who had written ascd and asmixer

       Michael Kurz <> -- also for ascd and asmixer

       Thomas McWilliams <> -- who has done Workbone