This support is configurable with styles and commands. These styles and commands have EWMH as the prefix (so
you can find them easily in this man page).
There is a new Context ‘D’ for the Key, PointerKey, Mouse and Stroke commands. This context is for desktop
applications (such as kdesktop and Nautilus desktop).
When a compliant taskbar asks fvwm to activate a window (typically when you click on a button which
represents a window in such a taskbar), then fvwm calls the complex function EWMHActivateWindowFunc which by
default is Iconify Off, Focus and Raise. You can redefine this function. For example:
AddToFunc EWMHActivateWindowFunc I Iconify Off
+ I Focus
+ I Raise
+ I WarpToWindow 50 50
additionally warps the pointer to the center of the window.
The EWMH specification introduces the notion of Working Area. Without ewmh support the Working Area is the
full visible screen (or all your screens if you have a multi head setup and you use Xinerama). However,
compliant applications (such as a panel) can ask to reserve space at the edge of the screen. If this is the
case, the Working Area is your full visible screen minus these reserved spaces. If a panel can be hidden by
clicking on a button the Working Area does not change (as you can unhide the panel at any time), but the
Dynamic Working Area is updated: the space reserved by the panel is removed (and added again if you pop up
the panel). The Dynamic Working Area may be used when fvwm places or maximizes a window. To know if an
application reserves space you can type “xprop | grep _NET_WM_STRUT” in a terminal and select the
application. If four numbers appear then these numbers define the reserved space as explained in the