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    My finished Fvwm theme.

    It's ludicrously minimalistic. There is nothing that takes screen space away from the apps that I'm running. I have a pager that pops up by a leftclick on the root menu, and list of hidden windows with the middleclick, and a menu with the rightclick.

    1. http://members.shaw.ca/feztaa/pics/fvwm_shot_1.png

    Here we see a screen completely covered by four xterms. Nothing really special, but I hope you noticed that the titlebars are on the bottom, upside down, and have no buttons on them. They're upside down and on the bottom just because I wanted to be different. Also, I had a lot of fun trying (and succeeding) to bind every possible action to the titlebar itself, making buttons useless. Here is a breakdown of what mousebuttons do what on the titlebar:

    Left mouse button:
    - no modifier: move/raise window
    - Ctrl: windowshade mode. window titlebar remains visible, everything else hidden
    - Shift: hide window. window is only accessible by middleclicking on desktop
    - Alt: identify the window (shows a bunch of X11 info about the window, mostly for debugging)
    - any combination of Ctrl, Alt, or Shift: make the window sticky (it appears on every virtual desk that I have)

    Middle mouse button:
    - no modifier: grow the window vertically and horizontally so it's as big as possible without overlapping anything.
    - Ctrl: maximize to full screen size.
    - Shift: restrict the first two to X axis
    - Alt: restrict the first two to Y axis
    - Shift & Alt: restore window to original size.
    (so for example, Shift alone would only grow horizontally, but Ctrl-shift would maximize horizontally)

    Right mouse button:
    - no modifier: popup a menu with all these mouse actions on it
    - any combination of any modifier: close the window

    2. http://members.shaw.ca/feztaa/pics/fvwm_shot_2.png

    Showing off the pager that appears when leftclicking the desktop. Also shows xmms and umix...

    3. http://members.shaw.ca/feztaa/pics/fvwm_shot_3.png

    Showing gimp, along with the rightclick desktop menu.

    I'm really happy with this theme. Hopefully it'll last me a few years

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    Re:My finished Fvwm theme.

    Interesting. What made you decide to attempt to put title bars upside down? It's quite impressive to see what an idle mind can come up with, eh?

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    wow - 2cool man! i like buttons myself but that is neat.

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    Re:My finished Fvwm theme.

    [quote author=stryder144 link=board=6;threadid=4101;start=0#40648 date=1026183821]Interesting. What made you decide to attempt to put title bars upside down? It's quite impressive to see what an idle mind can come up with, eh? [/quote]

    Well, I was just reading through the man page, and found out that I could -- so I did

    I just wanted to do something different -- something unique. I can't stress enough how much I love this setup -- zero wasted screen space, combined with all the functionality of any other wm.

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    Re:My finished Fvwm theme.

    Simply amazing ... just goes to prove that you can have things 'your way' with linux

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