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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
       determine which colors and font to use.

       If the FvwmIdent	executable is linked to	another	name, ie ln -s
       FvwmIdent MoreIdentify, then another module called MoreIdentify can be
       started,	with a completely different configuration than FvwmIdent,
       simply by changing the keyword FvwmIdent	to MoreIdentify. This way
       multiple	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
       window 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 (

				  2021-07-17			  FVWMIDENT(1)


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