Animate(1.3) MachTen Programmer’s Manual Animate(1.3)
Animate - the AfterStep Animate module
Animate is spawned by afterstep, so no command line invo-
cation will work. From within the .steprc file, Animate
is spawned as follows:
or from within an afterstep pop-up menu:
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
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:
Tells Animate what color to draw with.
Tells Animate how many milliseconds to sleep
between frames of animation.
Tells Animate how many steps to break the animation
Tells Animate how many revolutions to twist the
Tells Animate how wide a line to draw with. Note
that with 0 is a fast line at Width 1
Tells Animate what method to use to draw resizes.
zoom and twist are currently supported.
Alfredo Kengi Kojima <firstname.lastname@example.org>
These people have contributed to Animate:
Twisty iconification, configuration file parsing,
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