Ok some answers I did come up with. Sorry to waste most of your time
on some of these...
On Sat, Jan 25,'03 (09:08 PM GMT-0500), Rick wrote:
> 3) Speaking of getting to windows, what actually is the "quickest" way
> to get an open window (regardless of what desktop it is on) ? Is there
> a way I could configure a key combo that would bring up a menu of all
> open applications that would allow me to go through them with the
> arrow keys? KDE has this and it sort of comes in hand when you have a
> lot of things open and you not sure what desktop they are all on.
Looks like the fastest way I could tell is to bind the most frequently
used apps to a desktop with the remember patch... now I just have to try
to get it installed:)
> 4) Is there a way to set up a key board short cut to bring up the
> menus you normally get by right-clicking and middle clicking on an
> empty portion of the desktop?
Still would like this if possible.
> 5) Is there a way to set up fluxbox so that no windows could ever
> cover the taskbar or the slit? I know that if I maximize a window it
> will position itself perfectly but it would also be nice if just my
> moving windows around they wouldn't cover the task bar or the slit
> (and just fall away behind them).
> 6) Is there a way to get all applications that are open to show up on
> the taskbar, not just ones that are minimized(iconified)? Or at least
> maybe just the open applications for the active desktop being used?
> I'm not so sure what purpose the task bar really serves unless you
> make certain to always minimize a window when you aren't using it. I
> really wish that at a glance I could see the list of applications that
> are opened there.
> 7) What does the setting a window to "stick" do? (the upper left on
> the title bar).
Keeps it on top of all desktops.
> 8) Is there a way to get tabbed windows that are in one group to stay
> together when minimized? It would be nice if I minimized the whole
> group of tabbed windows they would minimize and restore together as
> one unit, but that doesn't seem to be happening.
Figured out how to do it for slit, just not taskbar.
> 9) What should choosing "Use Icons" from the fluxbox menu enable me to
> do? Is there a way if I wanted to to actually use icons in menus or on
> the task bar? (I do have some in the slit).
I guess that just means the "text" icons that appear on for lack of a
better word- the task bar (even though I know it isn't a task bar).
> 10) This might be more of a general linux question but in the menu I
> configure is there a parameter I could add so that when it opens it
> opens to a particular desktop?
I guess the remember patch should take care of this.
> 11) This last question I don't think is possible but it sure would be
> nice... I really like to create short cuts for my most frequently used
> applications. Now, considering how you get to know what these short
> cuts are for starting the application, it would be great if you used
> this same shortcut on an open application it would just bring it to
> focus(rather than attempt to start a new instance of the application).
> On windows I had a macro program to do this, and on the next KDE
> version it will allow this as well. Any possibility of such a feature
> in fluxbox? It would really be powerful if the shortcuts would behave
> like that.
Still would like this feature.