I'm not sure if anyone will know this, but it's finally time to try and figure out what's going on. Besides, it's been a while since I abused by blog for free tech support. :-)

For ages, I've had a heavily customized ~/.fvwm2rc file that makes my "desktop" workspace suit me quite well. It sure beat the bloat that is GNOME/KDE and such.

I have this bit in my file:

  # Button 2 + Alt/Meta in Window iconifies it.
  Mouse 2        W        M       Iconify

which means I can "alt + middle click" in a widow to iconify (or "minimize" it. For a long time, when I did this, the icon would end up on the desktop directly under my mouse. I got quite good at placing icons exactly where I thought I'd want them.

Then, maybe 1.5 years ago, apt-get installed a new version of fvwm2 and it changed the behavior in a slight but annoying way. When I iconify a window, fvwm2 puts the icon near the upper-left of the screen and I then have to manually drag it to the location I'd like it to stay.

Of course, I looked thru the relevant change log at the time but didn't find much that seemed relevant. And it's been a while since I tried to find out what might have done it.

Anyway, I know there are at least a few die-hard fvwm2 users around here. Maybe? Anyone know if there's a workaround or solution for this?

Posted by jzawodn at December 01, 2003 03:04 AM

Reader Comments
# James said:

IconBox none

if that doesn't get it, then try this instead:

Style * IconBox


on December 1, 2003 05:02 AM
# Jason Lotito said:

Just out of curiosity, could you post your ~/.fvwm2rc file?

on December 1, 2003 06:16 AM
# Kesey said:

I've not had much experience with fvwm, but I did use twm for a while. twm had an IconRegion setting that controlled where minimised icons ended up. I believe fvwm was inspired by twm; maybe it has the same feature?

on December 1, 2003 02:15 PM
# frank said:
on December 2, 2003 01:02 AM
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