How to stop Mwm from panning automatically?

How to stop Mwm from panning automatically?

Post by Danny Dorfm » Mon, 06 Jan 2003 16:25:08


I am using Mwm under Cygwin/XFree86 on my Windows 2000 machine.
I have a problem with the autopanning feature. Whenever the cursor
goes next to one of the sides of the X window, Mwm immediately
pans to the adjacent portion of the virtual screen. How can I stop
this from happening? Any change I need to make in my .mwmrc?



How to stop Mwm from panning automatically?

Post by Danny Dorfm » Fri, 10 Jan 2003 22:31:28

Here is a response I got after posting this question at
This actually works! (from user "Gns")
Quote:> Not mwm, nor virtual screen size... Virtual screens, yes, and a 3x3 grid of
> virtual screens there are.
> This isn't really mvm, but rather LessTif's incarnation (perversion, if you
> like;-) of mvm. In actuallity a hacked up version of fvwm, with "add-ons" to
> understand mwmrc syntax.

> Reading the file /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/mwm/README, the following method for
> disabling the pager (and the "paging") via "not-quite-mwm" resources are
> revealed (quoted verbatim):
> --- Begin ---
> If you don't want/don't like the pager, set the Mwm*usePager resource to
> False (or uncomment the line in Mwm that does this).

> If you don't like the panning mechanism (virtual screen), set the
> edgeScrollX/edgeScrollY resources to 0 (or uncomment the lines in Mwm that
> do this).  That will disable panning.  The edgeScroll resources default to
> the width of the screen; setting smaller values will pan the screen in
> smaller increments than one full page.

> If you prefer fvwm's "smart placement" policy, you can enable the
> Mwm*smartPlacement resource to true (or uncomment the line in mwm that
> does this).
> --- End ---

> For more info... read the file:-)

> The Mwm resource file mentioned in the excerpt is at
> /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/app-defaults/Mwm

> -- Glenn