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[ale] running apps in the root window
- Subject: [ale] running apps in the root window
- From: christopher at bergeron.com (Christopher Bergeron)
- Date: Sat, 30 Mar 2002 23:45:58 -0500
Couldn't you load an xterm (or Eterm [my preference]) and set its wm
properties (i use sawfish) to no border or "frameless" and then just put
windows on top of it. That's how my setup is and I have a log file that
scrolls as my "background" in X and my windows on top of it.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Alan Bowman [mailto:aminus at mindspring.com]
> Sent: Saturday, March 30, 2002 11:37 PM
> To: John Wells
> Cc: ale at ale.org
> Subject: Re: [ale] running apps in the root window
> >Since the root window is simply another X window, is there a way
> to cause an
> >app to run within it? I'm interested in getting a terminal to
> run under it
> >so that I can tail -f /var/log/messages and always have the
> output displayed
> >there. Am I totally off base here or is it possible?
> Search on google for roottail.
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