[openbox] Pager with more than four desktops

Mikael Magnusson mangosoft at comhem.se
Fri Jan 9 13:42:06 EST 2004

On Fri, 9 Jan 2004, Adam Kessel wrote:

> On Wed, Jan 07, 2004 at 04:34:53PM -0500, Adam Kessel wrote:
> > I can't tell if this is an openbox problem or a problem with my pager
> > (rox-pager).  When I switched from four to six desktops, the pager redrew
> > itself properly to show six desktops.  After I logg out and back in,
> > however, the pager only shows four desktops even though all six are
> > accesible through my keybindings.  
> I didn't get any responses to this, but I think I've figured out a little
> better what's happening. This may be more of a rox-pager or wmswallow
> problem, but maybe someone here can point me in the right direction.
> When Pager runs, it does create a six-desktop grid. The problem is that
> the grid is wider than the dock. When wmswallow swallows the Pager into
> the dock, the rightmost column becomes invisible because it runs off the
> right edge of the dock.  If I modify and reload openbox config after the
> pager has been swallowed, it is redrawn within the width of the dock.
> But when initially invoking pager, I can't figure out any way to limit
> its width. As far as I can tell, rox-pager has no command line options.
> Does anyone have any suggestions?  Or should I go ask over on a rox-pager
> list?

I use rox pager and wmswallow, and it resizes perfectly fine on the fly 
when i change number of desktops... i run it like this:

pager >& /dev/null &
sleep 3
wmswallow -geometry 64x48 Pager &

Mikael Magnusson

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