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IceWM window options configuration file.

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icewm-winoptions - IceWM window options configuration file


$ICEWM_PRIVCFG/winoptions $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/icewm/winoptions $HOME/.icewm/winoptions /etc/icewm/winoptions /usr/share/icewm/winoptions


The IceWM window options configuration file is used to configure settings for individual application windows. The window options that are established by this file when icewm(1) starts can be overridden while running using the icesh(1) or icewmhints(1) utilities. Contains settings to control window appearance and behaviour which are specific to applications or groups of applications. Options can control the border, whether it appears on the task bar, the window list, the system tray and the work spaces. Also its layer, geometry, whether it can be moved, resized and closed. Full details for this file are explained in the "IceWM Manual".


Each line in the file must be in one of the following formats: CLASS.NAME.ROLE.OPTION: VALUE CLASS.NAME.OPTION: VALUE CLASS.ROLE.OPTION: VALUE NAME.ROLE.OPTION: VALUE CLASS.OPTION: VALUE NAME.OPTION: VALUE ROLE.OPTION: VALUE Where the fields are defined as follows: CLASS The resource class portion of the ICCCM WM_CLASS property for the window. NAME The resource name portion of the ICCCM WM_CLASS property for the window. ROLE The resource name portion of the ICCCM WM_WINDOW_ROLE property for the window. OPTION: VALUE One of the options and values described below under "OPTIONS". Note that it is possible that the WM_WINDOW_ROLE may contain a period ("."). When it does, the period should be escaped by a single backslash when specifying the ROLE in the file.


The options and values described in the format, above, consist of an option name, OPTION followed by a semicolon (":") a space (" ") and an allowable value for the option, VALUE. The available options are as follows: GENERAL OPTIONS The following option control general characteristics of windows: icon: NAME (default: none) Specifies the icon name for the window. NAME is the name of the icon. workspace: WORKSPACE (default: current) Specifies the default workspace for the window. WORKSPACE is the workspace number counting from zero (0). layer: {Desktop|Below|Normal|OnTop|Dock|AboveDock|Menu|NUMBER} (default: 4) Specifies the default layer for the window. Layer can be one of the following strings or a number from zero (0) to fifteen (15): Desktop (0) Desktop window. Below (2) Below the default layer. Normal (4) Default layer for windows. OnTop (6) Above the default layer. Dock (8) Docked windows at edge of screen. AboveDock (10) Windows above the dock. Menu (12) Windows above the dock. geometry geometry (default: WM_SIZE_HINTS) The default geometry for the window. This geometry should be specified in a format that can be parsed by XParseGeometry(3): [=][<width>{xX}<height>][{+-}<xoffset>{+-}<yoffset>] tray: {Ignore|Minimized|Exclusive|NUMBER} (default: 0) The default tray option for the window. This affects both the tray and the task pane. Tray can be one of the following strings or a number from zero (0) to two (2): Ignore (0) No icon added to tray. Minimized (1) Add to tray, no task when minimized. Exclusive (2) Add to tray, no task button. FUNCTION OPTIONS Function options enable/disable (1/0) the ability to take an action on the window. The normal default for all options is enabled (1) unless overridden by the application. The following options are defined: fMove: {0|1} can be moved. (default: 1) fResize: {0|1} can be resized. (default: 1) fClose: {0|1} can be closed. (default: 1) fMinimize: {0|1} can be minimized. (default: 1) fMaximize: {0|1} can be maximized. (default: 1) fHide: {0|1} can be hidden. (default: 1) fRollup: {0|1} can be shaded. (default: 1) DECOR OPTIONS Decor options enable/disable (1/0) decorations on the window. The normal default for all options is enabled (1) unless overridden by the application. The following options are defined: dTitleBar: {0|1} has title bar. (default: 1) dSysMenu: {0|1} has window menu. (default: 1) dBorder: {0|1} has border. (default: 1) dResize: {0|1} has resize grips. (default: 1) dClose: {0|1} has close button. (default: 1) dMinimize: {0|1} has minimize button. (default: 1) dMaximize: {0|1} has maximize button. (default: 1) dHide: {0|1} has hide button. (default: 1) dRollup: {0|1} has shade button. (default: 1) dDepth: {0|1} has depth button. (default: 1) FEATURE OPTIONS Feature options enable/disable (1/0) additional features of the window. The normal default for all options is disabled (0) unless overridden by the application. The following options are defined: allWorkspaces: {1|0} on all workspaces. ignoreTaskBar: {1|0} not on task bar. noIgnoreTaskBar: {1|0} on task bar. ignoreWinList: {1|0} not on window list. ignoreQuickSwitch: {1|0} not on quick switch. fullKeys: {1|0} provided more keys. noFocusOnAppRaise: {1|0} no focus on raise. ignoreNoFocusHint: {1|0} focus even no-input. ignorePositionHint: {1|0} place automatically. doNotCover: {1|0} limits workspace if sticky. doNotFocus: {1|0} do not focus. startFullscreen: {1|0} start full screen. startMinimized: {1|0} start minimized. startMaximized: {1|0} start maximized. startMaximizedVert: {1|0} start maximized vertical. startMaximizedHorz: {1|0} start maximized horizontal. nonICCCMconfigureRequest: {1|0} more configure requests. forcedClose: {1|0} no close dialog. noFocusOnMap: {1|0} do not focus when mapped. ignoreUrgentHint: {1|0} ignore urgent hints. appTakesFocus: {1|0} let application take focus.


Following is the example window options file that ships with icewm(1) and typically installs to /usr/share/icewm/winoptions. # This is an example for IceWM's window options file. # # Place your variants in @CFGDIR@ or in $HOME/.icewm # since modifications to this file will be discarded when you # (re)install icewm. xterm.icon: xterm rxvt.icon: xterm nxterm.icon: xterm fte.icon: fte emacs.Emacs.icon: emacs AWTapp.icon: java # workaround for XV window repositioning problems xv.nonICCCMconfigureRequest: 1 xeyes.ignoreWinList: 0 xeyes.ignoreTaskBar: 1 xeyes.allWorkspaces: 1 xeyes.dTitleBar: 0 xeyes.dBorder: 0 xeyes.dSysMenu: 0 xeyes.dResize: 0 xeyes.dClose: 0 xeyes.dMinimize: 0 xeyes.dMaximize: 0 xeyes.ignoreNoFocusHint: 1 XClock.ignoreNoFocusHint: 1 Vim.icon: vim applix.ignoreNoFocusHint: 1 XDdts.noFocusOnAppRaise: 1 Wingz.noFocusOnAppRaise: 1 WingzPro.noFocusOnAppRaise: 1 gkrellm.Gkrellm.allWorkspaces: 1 gkrellm.Gkrellm.ignoreTaskBar: 1 gkrellm.Gkrellm.layer: Below #gkrellm.Gkrellm.doNotCover: 1 MainWindow.licq.allWorkspaces: 1 MainWindow.licq.ignoreQuickSwitch: 1 MainWindow.licq.ignoreWinList: 1 MainWindow.licq.layer: Below #MainWindow.licq.doNotCover: 1


Locations for the window options file are as follows: $ICEWM_PRIVCFG/winoptions $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/icewm/winoptions $HOME/.icewm/winoptions /etc/icewm/winoptions /usr/share/icewm/winoptions


icewm(1), icesh(1), icewmhints(1), XParseGeometry(3).


Brian Bidulock <>.


IceWM is licensed under the GNU Library General Public License. See the COPYING file in the distribution.
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