Seting baclground color in fvwm95?

Robert Storey y2kbug at
Thu Jul 3 18:46:00 PDT 2003

On Thu, 3 Jul 2003 13:58:47 -0400
stan <stanb at> wrote:

> How can I set the background color for a session using fvwm95?
> xsetroot sets the color, but when the window manmager starts up, it
> overwrites that change.
> I fell certain it's a setting in the .fvwm95rc file, but I cna't find
> any docs on the syntax.

I don't know the answer to that particular question, but I can tell you
that if you go to the web site and download fvwm-themes, you
can make your desktop beautiful with relative ease. The Themes include a
built-in tool to change background color, among other things. I found
the standard setup for FVWM to be pretty ugly, the Themes makes it look
as good as KDE in my opinion.


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