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toolbar - window manager toolbar


wm/toolbar [ -s ] [ -p ]


Toolbar is designed to be run as the controlling application under an instance of wm(1). It runs an initialisation shell script, provides a menu allowing the user to start new programs. and shows icons representing windows that have been hidden.

When toolbar is started, it configures itself by means of the /lib/wmsetup shell script. Toolbar loads the shell sh(1), and defines the following shell built-in commands before executing the script:

menu title1 [title2] command
Insert an item at the top of the start menu. Title1 is the text of the item on the main menu. If title2 is given then title1 is a sub-menu with title2 as the menu item. Command is executed by the shell whenever the item is selected. An item with an empty command is displayed as a separator.
Forget all menu items.

The standard /lib/wmsetup script executes the script /usr/username/lib/wmsetup, enabling each user to have their own window manager configuration.

Normally toolbar packs a menu button referring to the start menu at the left hand side of the tool bar. The -s option suppresses that.

Toolbar serves the shared snarf buffer used by cut and paste in wm(1) applications, except in hosted Inferno where the host's standard clipboard system is used instead, via snarf(3). If toolbar cannot find /chan/snarf or the -p option is given, toolbar will create its own snarf buffer, private to the set of applications running under the current instance of wm(1).


Initialisation shell-script.




wm(1), tkclient(2), wmclient(2), toolbar(1), logon(1).

TOOLBAR(1 ) Rev:  Tue Mar 31 02:42:38 GMT 2015