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       backstep - Backstep is a program that draws icons for minimized windows on your desktop.


       backstep [options]...


       Backstep  is  a program that draws icons for minimized windows on your desktop. It doesn't
       depend on the window manager or on a desktop-drawing program (for example, I use  it  with
       Nautilus).  It  is  meant to work with window managers that are EWHM compliant. However, I
       only know for sure that it works with Metacity and Xfwm4. And I know that it doesn't  work
       with  Fluxbox and that it only partially works with Kwin (hopefully this will be corrected
       soon). I haven't yet tested it with other window managers.

       Drawing icons for minimized windows on the desktop might be considered a step backwards by
       many  people  (hence  the  name),  but  I  find it useful to identify minimized windows by
       position rather than by name.


       1)  Simple to use. You do not have to configure anything - just run 'backstep'.

       2)  Session management support - at least to the extent that backstep adds itself  to  the
       session  so that it will be started automatically the next time you log in to your desktop

       3)  Grouping. Windows can be grouped together  (by  right  clicking  on  their  icons  and
       selecting  a group) so that when one window from the group is shown or hidden, all windows
       in the group are shown or hidden.

       4)  Configurable. You can make some adjustments to the way the icons look.  This  is  done
       through a simple configuration dialog launched by right-clicking on an icon.


         -?, --help               Show these help options
         -c, --client=ID          Client id for session management
         -n, --no-daemon          Do not run as a daemon
         -v, --version            output version information and exit
         --display=DISPLAY        X display to use


       Backstep was written by Christopher Carroll <>.

       This  manual  page  was  written  by Mario Limonciello <>, for the Ubuntu
       project (but may be used by others).

                                        September 27, 2006                            BACKSTEP(1)