olvwm Open Look -- how to drag and drop?

olvwm Open Look -- how to drag and drop?

Post by Sidney F. Thom » Wed, 02 Jun 1993 03:45:22



Hi netters,

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?

Please email, or post.

--Sidney Thomas

 
 
 

olvwm Open Look -- how to drag and drop?

Post by Chris Flatte » Wed, 02 Jun 1993 05:14:25



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
XView conventions.

        Chris Flatters


 
 
 

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