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FvwmAuto(1)			 Fvwm Modules			   FvwmAuto(1)

       FvwmAuto	- the fvwm auto-raise module

       Module FvwmAuto Timeout [-passid] [-menter|-menterleave|-mfocus]	[EnterCommand [LeaveCommand]]
       FvwmAuto	 can  only be invoked by fvwm.	Command	line invocation	of the
       FvwmAuto	will not work.

       The FvwmAuto module is most often used to automatically	raise  focused

       The correct syntax is:
       Module FvwmAuto Timeout [-passid] [-menter|-menterleave|-mfocus]	[EnterCommand [LeaveCommand]]

       AddToMenu Modules
       + "Auto Raise (300 ms)"	Module FvwmAuto	300
       + "Auto Raise/Lower"	Module FvwmAuto	300 "Silent Raise" "Silent Lower"
       The  Timeout  argument is required. It specifies	how long a window must
       retain the keyboard input focus before the command is executed. The de-
       lay  is	measured in milliseconds, and any integer greater than zero is

       If the literal option -passid is	given, the window  id  of  the	window
       just  entered  or left is appended to the command that is sent to fvwm.
       This can	be used	with the WindowId command of fvwm.

       The options -menter, -menterleave and  -mfocus  influence  the  actions
       FvwmAuto	reacts to.  No more than one of	the options can	be chosen.  In
       -mfocus mode, FvwmAuto raises  the  window  that	 has  the  focus.   In
       -menter	mode,  FvwmAuto	 raises	 the window under the pointer when the
       pointer enters a	window.	 The LeaveCommand is executed  on  the	window
       that  was below the pointer before it entered the new window.  When the
       pointer leaves a	window and enters the root window, the EnterCommand is
       executed	 too,  but  without  a	window to operate on.  In -menterleave
       mode, FvwmAuto works just like in -menter mode, but the LeaveCommand is
       also executed if	the pointer moves out of a window but does not enter a
       new window.  The	latter two modes of operation are useful with  windows
       that do not accept the focus.

       Note: -menterleave mode can interfere with popup	windows	of some	appli-
       cations.	 One example is	the zoom menu of  Ghostview.   Please  do  not
       complain	about this to us - it is a bug in Ghostview.

       EnterCommand  and  LeaveCommand are optional.  EnterCommand is executed
       Timeout milliseconds after a window gets	the input focus,  LeaveCommand
       is executed Timeout milliseconds	after the window has lost focus.  Note
       that you	always should use the 'Silent' keyword before the command  it-
       self.   FvwmAuto	prepends "Silent " to the command string on its	own if
       yor forget this.	 Without this prefix fvwm would	ask you	for  a	window
       to  act	on  if the window has died before the command sent by FvwmAuto
       has been	processed by fvwm.  This can for  example  happen  with	 popup

       "Silent	Raise"	is the default for EnterCommand, but any fvwm function
       is allowed. I would not use "Close" or "Destroy"	with  a	 low  timeout,
       though.	 The LeaveCommand can be handy for a tidy desktop.  Experiment
       Module FvwmAuto 0 Nop "Silent Lower"
       Module FvwmAuto 0 Nop "Silent Iconify"

       An example for auto raising windows with	ClickToFocus:
       Style * ClickToFocus
       FvwmAuto	0 -menter "Silent Raise"

       An example for auto raising and lowering	only some windows:
       To start	FvwmAuto:
       FvwmAuto	0 -passid -menter \
       "Silent selective_raiselower raise" \
       "Silent selective_raiselower lower"
       And put this in your .fvwm2rc:
       AddToFunc selective_raiselower
       + I WindowId $1 (FvwmIconMan) $0
       + I WindowId $1 (FvwmButtons) $0
       + I WindowId $1 (xclock)	$0

       More complex example (three FvwmAuto's are running):
       DestroyFunc RestoreIconified
       AddToFunc   RestoreIconified
       + I Current (Iconic) Iconify false

       DestroyFunc RegisterFocus
       AddToFunc   RegisterFocus
       + I Exec	date +"%T $n focused" >>/tmp/focus-stats.txt

       DestroyFunc RegisterUnfocus
       AddToFunc   RegisterUnfocus
       + I Exec	date +"%T $n unfocused"	>>/tmp/focus-stats.txt

       KillModule FvwmAuto
       Module FvwmAuto 250 Raise Nop
       Module FvwmAuto 800 RestoreIconified Nop
       Module FvwmAuto	 0 RegisterFocus RegisterUnfocus

       There is	a special Raise/Lower support in FvwmAuto. It was added	to im-
       prove  Raise/Lower  callbacks,  since  most of FvwmAuto usages is auto-
       raising	or  auto-lowering.  This  improvement  includes	  locking   on
       M_RAISE_WINDOW  and M_LOWER_WINDOW packets and not raising/lowering ex-
       plicitly	raised windows.	 The special Raise/Lower  support  is  enabled
       only when either	EnterCommand or	LeaveCommand contain substring "Raise"
       or "Lower". You can use this fact to enable/disable any special support
       by  renaming these commands, if FvwmAuto	does not automatically do want
       you expect it to	do.

       Using FvwmAuto in conjunction with EdgeCommand can be even more	power-
       ful. There is a short example in	the fvwm man page.

       FvwmAuto	just appeared one day, nobody knows how.
       FvwmAuto	was simply rewritten 09/96, nobody knows by whom.

3rd Berkeley Distribution  05 September	2019 (2.6.9)		   FvwmAuto(1)


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