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FvwmIdent(1)			 Fvwm Modules			  FvwmIdent(1)

       FvwmIdent - the Fvwm identify-window module

       FvwmIdent is spawned by fvwm, so	no command line	invocation will	work.

       The FvwmIdent module prompts the	user to	select a target	window,	if the
       module was not launched from within a window context  in	 Fvwm.	 After
       that,  it  pops up a window with	information about the window which was

       The FvwmIdent program, and the concept for interfacing this  module  to
       the Window Manager, are all original work by Robert Nation and Nobutaka

       Copyright 1994, Robert Nation and Nobutaka  Suzuki.  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.

       During  initialization,	FvwmIdent  gets	config info from fvwm's	module
       configuration database (see fvwm(1), section MODULE COMMANDS) to	deter-
       mine which colors and font to use.

       If  the FvwmIdent executable is linked to another name, ie ln -s	FvwmI-
       dent MoreIdentify, then	another	 module	 called	 MoreIdentify  can  be
       started,	with a completely different configuration than FvwmIdent, sim-
       ply by changing the keyword  FvwmIdent to MoreIdentify. This way	multi-
       ple clutter-reduction programs can be used.

       FvwmIdent  can be invoked by binding the	action 'Module FvwmIdent' to a
       menu or key-stroke in the .fvwm2rc file.	 Fvwm  will  search  directory
       specified  in  the ModulePath configuration option to attempt to	locate
       FvwmIdent. Although nothing  keeps  you	from  launching	 FvwmIdent  at
       start-up	time, you probably don't want to.  Clicking into the FvwmIdent
       window or pressing a key	while it has focus closes FvwmIdent.  Pressing
       mouse button 2 in the window restarts FvwmIdent and asks	for a new win-
       dow to select.

       FvwmIdent reads the same	.fvwm2rc file as fvwm reads when it starts up,
       and looks for lines as listed below:

       *FvwmIdent: Colorset n
	      Tells the	module to use colorset n.

       *FvwmIdent: Fore	color
	      Tells  the  module  to  use  color  instead  of  black for text.
	      Switches off the Colorset	option.

       *FvwmIdent: Back	color
	      Tells the	module to use color instead of white  for  the	window
	      background. Switches off the Colorset option.

       *FvwmIdent: Font	fontname
	      Tells the	module to use fontname instead of fixed	for text.

       *FvwmIdent: MinimalLayer	layer
	      FvwmIdent	places its window on the layer of a target window. But
	      not below	the minimal layer. By default, the minimal layer is  4
	      just  like  the  fvwm default layer. If layer is 0, the layer of
	      the target window	is always used.	If layer is "default"  or  not
	      specified, the default behavior is restored. If layer is "none",
	      FvwmIdent	is placed as a normal window even if the target	window
	      is above it.

       Robert Nation and Nobutaka Suzuki (

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


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