Quote:>I just moved up to SLS 1.02 about 3 weeks ago. This distribution
>includes olvwm, the Open Look X-server. I had the impression from
>a Sun demo I witnessed several years ago that Open Look had a very
>nice feature whereby directory listings could be displayed
>graphically in a tree-like structure, and operations on files,
>eg. moving, copying, loading into the editor, etc., could be
>performed by drag-and-drop operations. Windows 3.1 has this feature
>also. Can somebody tell me how to get this feature going under
>olvwm? Also, is it available under twm?
Drag-&-drop is a function of the X Window System clients, not a function of
the window manager. Unfortunately there is no standard protocol for drag-and-drop,
although ICCCM conventions are being worked on by the X consortium, so not all
X clients will understand drag-and-drop protocols.
XView has its own particular d&d protocol and most XView clients will understand
it. Unfortunately the sample XView clients won't allow you to do much more than
transfer text via d&d. To do this select some text in a cmdtool (for example),
move the pointer into the highlighted region, depress the SELECT mouse button
and drag the pointer into a textedit tool (for example) and then release the
mouse button. In order to drag files into the text editor you will need a client
that makes files available for d&d.
Motif 1.2.x also has a drag-&-drop protocol but it is not compatible with the