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FvwmRearrange(1)		 FVWM Modules		      FvwmRearrange(1)

NAME
       FvwmRearrange - rearrange FVWM windows

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

DESCRIPTION
       This module can be called to tile or cascade windows.

       When tiling the module attempts to tile windows on the  current	screen
       subject	to certain constraints.	 Horizontal or vertical	tiling is per-
       formed so that each window does not overlap  another,  and  by  default
       each  window is resized to its nearest resize increment (note sometimes
       some space might	appear between tiled windows --	this is	why).

       When cascading the module attempts to cascade windows  on  the  current
       screen  subject	to certain constraints.	 Layering is performed so con-
       secutive	windows	will have their	window titles visible  underneath  the
       previous.

INVOCATION
       FvwmRearrange is	best invoked from a menu, pop up or button.  There are
       a number	of command line	options	which can be  used  to	constrain  the
       layering,  these	 are  described	 below.	 As an example case, one could
       call FvwmRearrange with the following arguments:
       FvwmRearrange -tile -h 10 10 90 90
       or
       FvwmRearrange -cascade -resize 10 2 80 70

       The first invocation will horizontally tile windows with	a bounding box
       which  starts  at 10 by 10 percent into and down	the screen and ends at
       90 by 90	percent	into and down the screen.

       The second invocation will cascade windows starting  10	by  2  percent
       into and	down the screen.  Windows will be constrained to 80 by 70 per-
       cent of the screen dimensions.  Since the  resize  is  also  specified,
       windows will be resized to the given constrained	width and height.

       FvwmRearrange can be called as FvwmTile or FvwmCascade. This is equiva-
       lent to providing the -tile or -cascade option. This form  is  obsolete
       and supplied for	backwards compatibility	only.

       Command-line arguments passed to	FvwmRearrange are described here.

       -a     Causes  all window types to be affected, even ones with the Win-
	      dowListSkip style.

       -animate
	      Attempt to do an animated	move, this is ignored  if  -resize  or
	      -maximize	are used.

       -cascade
	      Cascade  windows.	This argument must be the first	on the command
	      line.  This is the default.

       -desk  Causes all windows on the	desk to	be cascaded/tiled  instead  of
	      the current screen only.

       -flatx Inhibits border width increment. Only used when cascading.

       -flaty Inhibits border height increment.	Only used when cascading.

       -h     Tiles  horizontally  (default  is	 to tile vertically). Used for
	      tiling only.

       -incx arg
	      Specifies	a horizontal increment which is	successively added  to
	      cascaded windows.	 arg is	a percentage of	screen width, or pixel
	      value if a p is suffixed.	 Default is zero. Used only  for  cas-
	      cading.

       -incy arg
	      Specifies	 a  vertical  increment	which is successively added to
	      cascaded windows.	 arg is	a  percentage  of  screen  height,  or
	      pixel  value if a	p is suffixed.	Default	is zero. Used only for
	      cascading.

       -m     Causes maximized windows to also be affected (implied by -a).

       -maximize
	      When moving/resizing a window, put it also into maximized	state.

       -mn arg
	      Tiles up to arg windows in tile direction.  If more windows  ex-
	      ist,  a new direction row	or column is created (in effect, a ma-
	      trix is created).	Used only when tiling windows.

       -noanimate
	      Do not attempt to	do an animated move.

       -nomaximize
	      Do not put windows into maximized	state.

       -noraise
	      Inhibits window raising, leaving the depth ordering intact.

       -noresize
	      Inhibits window resizing,	leaving	window sizes intact.  This  is
	      the default when cascading windows.

       -nostretch
	      If  tiling:  inhibits  window  growth  to	fit tile.  Windows are
	      shrunk to	fit the	tile but not expanded.

	      If cascading: inhibits window expansion when using  the  -resize
	      option.	Windows	 will only shrink to fit the maximal width and
	      height (if given).

       -r     Reverses the window sequence.

       -resize
	      Forces all windows to resize to the constrained width and	height
	      (if given). This is the default when tiling windows.

       -s     Causes sticky windows to also be affected	(implied by -a).

       -sp    Causes  windows sticky across pages to also be affected (implied
	      by -a).

       -sd    Causes windows sticky across desks to also be affected  (implied
	      by -a).

       -t     Causes transient windows to also be affected (implied by -a).

       -tile  Tile  windows.  This  argument  must be the first	on the command
	      line.

       -u     Causes untitled windows to also be affected (implied by -a).

	      Up to four numbers can be	placed on the command  line  that  are
	      not switches.  The first pair specify an x and y offset to start
	      the first	window (default	is 0, 0).  The meaning of  the	second
	      pair depends on operation	mode:

	      When  tiling  windows it specifies an absolute coordinate	refer-
	      ence denoting the	lower right bounding box for tiling.

	      When cascading it	specifies a maximal width and height  for  the
	      layered windows. If an affected window exceeds either this width
	      or height, it is resized to the maximal width or height.

	      If any number is suffixed	with the letter	p, then	it is taken to
	      be  a  pixel value, otherwise it is interpreted as a screen per-
	      centage.	Specifying zero	for any	parameter is equivalent	to not
	      specifying it.

BUGS
       It  is probably not a good idea to delete windows while windows are be-
       ing rearranged.

AUTHORS
       Andrew Veliath (original	FvwmTile and FvwmCascade modules) Dominik Vogt
       (merged FvwmTile	and FvwmCascade	to FvwmRearrange)

3rd Berkeley Distribution (not released	yet) (2.5.20)	      FvwmRearrange(1)

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