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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 9:53 pm    Post subject: Problem with twm Reply with quote

I can't add any menus to the main menu. If I do, twm complains about syntax errors, and the main menu stops working. I checked my .twmrc file MANY times. All I did was add two new menus to it.

Code:
NoGrabServer
RestartPreviousState
DecorateTransients
TitleFont "-adobe-helvetica-bold-r-normal--*-120-*-*-*-*-*-*"
ResizeFont "-adobe-helvetica-bold-r-normal--*-120-*-*-*-*-*-*"
MenuFont "-adobe-helvetica-bold-r-normal--*-120-*-*-*-*-*-*"
IconFont "-adobe-helvetica-bold-r-normal--*-100-*-*-*-*-*-*"
IconManagerFont "-adobe-helvetica-bold-r-normal--*-100-*-*-*"
#ClientBorderWidth

Color
{
    BorderColor "slategrey"
    DefaultBackground "rgb:2/a/9"
    DefaultForeground "gray85"
    TitleBackground "rgb:2/a/9"
    TitleForeground "gray85"
    MenuBackground "rgb:2/a/9"
    MenuForeground "gray85"
    MenuBorderColor "slategrey"
    MenuTitleBackground "gray70"
    MenuTitleForeground "rgb:2/a/9"
    IconBackground "rgb:2/a/9"
    IconForeground "gray85"
    IconBorderColor "gray85"
    IconManagerBackground "rgb:2/a/9"
    IconManagerForeground "gray85"
}

#
# Define some useful functions for motion-based actions.
#
MoveDelta 3
Function "move-or-lower" { f.move f.deltastop f.lower }
Function "move-or-raise" { f.move f.deltastop f.raise }
Function "move-or-iconify" { f.move f.deltastop f.iconify }

#
# Set some useful bindings.  Sort of uwm-ish, sort of simple-button-ish
#
Button1 = : root : f.menu "defops"

Button1 = m : window|icon : f.function "move-or-lower"
Button2 = m : window|icon : f.iconify
Button3 = m : window|icon : f.function "move-or-raise"

Button1 = : title : f.function "move-or-raise"
Button2 = : title : f.raiselower

Button1 = : icon : f.function "move-or-iconify"
Button2 = : icon : f.iconify

Button1 = : iconmgr : f.iconify
Button2 = : iconmgr : f.iconify

#
# And a menus with the usual things
#
menu "defops"
{
"Twm"   f.title
"Iconify"   f.iconify
"Resize"   f.resize
"Move"      f.move
"Raise"      f.raise
"Lower"      f.lower
""      f.nop
"Focus"      f.focus
"Unfocus"   f.unfocus
"Show Iconmgr"   f.showiconmgr
"Hide Iconmgr"   f.hideiconmgr
""      f.nop
"Xterm"      f.exec "exec xterm -fg white -bg black&"
""      f.nop
menu "network"
{
"Network"   f.title
"Aurora"   f.exec "firefox &"
"EarlyBird"   f.exec "thunderbird &"
"KTorrent"   f.exec "ktorrent &"
}
menu "system"
{
"System"   f.title
"PCManFM"   f.exec "pcmanfm &"
"XScreenSaver"   f.exec "xscreensaver-demo &"
}
""      f.nop
"Kill"      f.destroy
"Delete"   f.delete
""      f.nop
"Restart"   f.restart
"Exit"      f.quit
}
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2013 6:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think submenus can't be nested. It needs a "f.menu" poining to the menu.
Like mine (without the ++++ and @@ from diff)...

Code:
$ whatis diff
diff                 (1)  - compare files line by line
...

$ diff -u /usr/share/X11/twm/system.twmrc $HOME/.twmrc
...

 #
 # And a menus with the usual things
 #
@@ -80,6 +92,7 @@
 "Show Iconmgr" f.showiconmgr
 "Hide Iconmgr" f.hideiconmgr
 ""             f.nop
+"More..."      f.menu "more"
 "Xterm"                f.exec "exec xterm &"
 ""             f.nop
 "Kill"         f.destroy
@@ -88,3 +101,17 @@
 "Restart"      f.restart
 "Exit"         f.quit
 }
+
+menu "more"
+{
+"More"         f.title
+"AlsaMixer"    f.exec "exec xterm -e alsamixer &"
+"Nano"         f.exec "exec xterm -e nano &"
+"Opera"        f.exec "exec opera -geometry 1021x746-1-1 -nolirc &"
+"Xine"         f.exec "exec xine -HLZ --loop=shuffle &"
+""             f.nop
+"Top"          f.exec "exec xterm -e top &"
+""             f.nop
+"Manual"       f.exec "exec xterm -e man twm &"
+"Settings"     f.exec "exec xterm -e nano -w ~/.twmrc &"
+}



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2013 7:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another thing I use are Multimedia keys on the keyboard and remote control (Internet, E-mail, Search), which can be added easily.

.twmrc
Code:
...
"XF86HomePage"  = : all : f.exec "exec opera -geometry 1021x746+255+191 -nolirc &"
"XF86Mail"      = : all : f.exec "exec opera -geometry 1021x746+255+191 -nolirc -nosession -mail &"
"XF86Search"    = : all : f.exec "killall xine; ln -sf .lircrc-opera .lircrc && exec opera -geometry 1021x746+255+191 -nosession -nomail &"
"XF86MenuKB"    = : all : f.exec "ln -sf .lircrc-xine .lircrc && exec xine -H &"
...


Keyboard volume can be done adding ACPI events/scripts.

I keep Twm around as an "emergency" desktop.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 2:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

But I saw lots of people nesting menus in their .twmrc files. Plus I've done it before, I did it on Fedora 16 when I used to have it. Did TWM change? I'll try the f.menu thing though. Thanks!
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