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Animate(1.3)                                                      Animate(1.3)


Animate - the AfterStep Animate module


Animate is spawned by afterstep, so no command line invocation will work. From within the .steprc file, Animate is spawned as follows: Module Animate or from within an afterstep pop-up menu: Popup "Module-Popup" Title "Modules" Module "Wharf" Wharf Module "NoClutter" Clean Module "Identify" Ident Module "Banner" Banner Module "Debug" Debug Module "SaveDesktop" Save Module "Pager" Pager 0 3 Module "Animate" Animate EndPopup


The Animate module animates window actions. It currently animates iconification and deiconification in a zoom style or a twisty spinning style.


During initialization, Animate will eventually search a configuration file which describes the time-outs and actions to take. The configuration file is the same file that afterstep used during initialization.


The invocation method was shown in the synopsis section


Animate reads the same .steprc file as fvwm reads when it starts up, and looks for certain configuration options: *AnimateColor color Tells Animate what color to draw with. *AnimateDelay msecs Tells Animate how many milliseconds to sleep between frames of animation. *AnimateIterations iterations Tells Animate how many steps to break the animation into. *AnimateTwist twist Tells Animate how many revolutions to twist the iconification frame. *AnimateWidth width Tells Animate how wide a line to draw with. Note that with 0 is a fast line at Width 1 *AnimateResize mode Tells Animate what method to use to draw resizes. zoom and twist are currently supported.


Alfredo Kengi Kojima <kojima@inf.ufrgs.br>


These people have contributed to Animate: Kaj Groner <kajg@mindspring.com> Twisty iconification, configuration file parsing, man page. 3rd Berkeley Distribution December 1996 Animate(1.3)

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