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CRYSTALROXHOWTO(1)		 FVWM-Crystal		    CRYSTALROXHOWTO(1)

NAME
       CrystalRoxHOWTO - Crystal ROX! HOWTO - (Read as "Crystal	rocks!"	;)

SYNOPSIS
       None

DESCRIPTION
       In this HOWTO I will show you how to setup FVWM-Crystal desktop with
       ROX-Filer file manager, so they are working smoothly.

WHAT IS	ROX-FILER?
       (From the ROX-Filer manual) ROX-Filer is	a graphical file manger	for
       the X Window System. Its	user interface is based	on the RISC OS filer
       and it supports similar features	such as	application directories	and
       drag-and-drop loading and saving	of files. The filer can	also act as a
       pinboard, allowing you to pin frequently	used files onto	the desktop
       background.

       Homepage: http://rox.sourceforge.net

       In Crystal, while you can utilize an application-based work system
       (open an	application and	from it's menu open a document), ROX-Filer
       will let	you use	also document-based work style (open a document	file
       in selected application), of course after a little customization	of
       Filer's settings.

HOW TO MAKE ROX-FILER WORK WITH	FVWM-CRYSTAL?
       Install ROX-Filer. I assume that	executable is called rox. If name is
       different, change it accordingly	or make	a symlink to
       /usr/local/bin/rox.

       In FVWM-Crystal you can select a	desktop	manager	to use.	This option is
       located in: Diamond a Preferences a Desktop manager. Select ROX-Filer.
       Crystal will ask	you to logout and start	again your X session - you can
       do it right away	or later, if you wish.

       If everything was correctly installed, FVWM-Crystal should run with
       gray background and Home	icon in	the upper-left corner of the screen
       (that's ROX's pinboard).	Now click on the background and	from the menu
       select ROX-Filer	a Options. Go to Iconified windows and turn off	Show
       iconified windows option. Now go	to Compatibility section and turn on
       Pass all	backdrop mouse clicks to window	manager	option.	This way you
       will be able to open terminal windows using RMB on the desktop.
       ROX-Filer menu can be still accessed by clicling	with RMB on the	icons.
       You can now change ROX's	options	at will.

       You can change desktop wallpaper	using the Crystal's menu system.

KNOWN ISSUES:
       o   window thumbnails aren't transparent, probably because FVWM doesn't
	   use ROX's pinboard as the source of transparency for	it's icons?

       o   Icon	selected on the	desktop	stays selected;	that's because
	   ROX-Filer sends all mouse button clicks to the window manager. If
	   you don't want a selected icon on the desktop all the time, open a
	   directory or	launch a file from your	desktop.

AUTHORS
       Documentation written by	Maciej Delmanowski <harnir@berlios.de> and
       ported to asciidoc by Dominique Michel
       <dominique_libre@users.sourceforge.net>

COPYRIGHT
       FVWM-Crystal and	all the	scripts	and other files	coming with the
       distribution are	subject	to the GNU General Public License (GPL).
       Please refer to the COPYING file	that came with FVWM-Crystal for
       details.

BUGS
       Bug reports can be sent to the fvwm-crystal-users mailing list at
       https://mail.gna.org/listinfo/fvwm-crystal-users/.

CrystalROXHOWTO	3.2.5		  12/31/2015		    CRYSTALROXHOWTO(1)

NAME | SYNOPSIS | DESCRIPTION | WHAT IS ROX-FILER? | HOW TO MAKE ROX-FILER WORK WITH FVWM-CRYSTAL? | KNOWN ISSUES: | AUTHORS | COPYRIGHT | BUGS

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