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        xteddy - cuddly teddy bear for your X Windows desktop.


        xteddy [ -wm -float -noquit -F<file> ]
        [ -geometry WIDTHxHEIGHT+X+Y -display SERVER ]
        [ -h --help -v ]


        Xteddy is a cuddly teddy bear for your X Windows desktop.
        Normally, xteddy just sits around doing nothing. After all, that’s what
        teddy bears are for. Look at him, talk to him, place heavy  windows  on
        top of him, zap him around until he becomes dizzy, do what you like; he
        will always be your true (albeit virtual) friend.
        You can move xteddy with the mouse by pointing at him and dragging  him
        around.  When clicked upon, he will pop up on top of all other windows.
        If you type "q" or "Esc" on him, he will exit (or, as I like  to  think
        of it, be tucked away in the file system until you need him next time).
        That’s it. But he’s cute.


        -wm    Use the window manager. Normally, xteddy sets the override_redi‐
               rect  flag for his window, which will cause most window managers
               to ignore him. However, some window managers might have problems
               coping  with  a  window that is nailed directly to the root.  In
               that case, use this option. If possible,  instruct  your  window
               manager  not to put any title bar or window frame on the window,
               or xteddy will lose some of his charm.
        -float Float up on top of overlapping windows. This  will  make  xteddy
               stay in sight at all times, so you won’t lose him. However, this
               is a bit intrusive and quite unlike a real teddy bear, so it  is
               not the default action.
               Disable  the  "quit" command (do not quit when typing "q" in the
               window, but of course still on explicit window kills or  process
               kills).   This  might seem an unnecessary option, but if you use
               the -wm option Xteddy might keep receiving keyboard events  even
               after the mouse has left his window. I you use the -wm option in
               conjunction with a click-to-type window manager, you would prob‐
               ably want to include this option.
        -F,-f  <  file  > Display another image instead of xteddy.  file can be
               the full name of an image file which reasonably should contain a
               transparent background.  If there is no such file in the current
               working  directory  xteddy   searches   in   $(installation_pre‐
               fix)/share/xteddy, where $(installation_prefix) is determined at
               compile time  (for  instance  /usr/X11R6).   If  this  fails  by
               default    /usr/share/xteddy   is   searched.    Failing   this,
               /usr/local/share/xteddy is searched.  If there is no  such  file
               in  these directories the following appendixes where appended to
               the given name: xpm, png, tif, jpg, jpeg, gif  and  pnm.   These
               files  will  be searched in the three directories.  If all files
               the last try is to append the extensions in  upper  cases.  ’-F’
               and  ’-f’  are  equivalent,  and  the  space  in  ’-f <file>’ is
        If no ‘-F‘ parameter is given file equals to xteddy or  more  precisely
        to the name of the calling program.  For instance if there is a symlink
               ln -s xteddy xpenguin
        then file equals to xpenguin and the appropriate pixmaps with the  name
        xpenguin are searched for.
               The  standard  X  geometry  specification. Only X and Y position
               requests are honored. Any height and width  specifications  will
               be ignored.
               Specify an X server other than the local display.
        -h, --help
               Print a help message and exit.
        -v     Print the version number and exit.


        The  cast  of  characters  is  currently:  teddy  xalex xbobo   xbrummi
        xcherubino  xduck  xhedgehog   xklitze  xnamu   xorca  xpenguin  xpuppy
        xruessel xteddy xtrouble.png xtrouble_large xtuxxy.


        Stefan  Gustavson,  ISY-LiTH (stegu@itn.liu.se).  Xteddy is distributed
        under the GNU General Public License.


        The Desktop Manager in Sun CDE (Common Desktop  Environment)  does  not
        like  xteddy. Xteddy by default does not use the window manager, and so
        he shows up as a sticky window on all desktops. If you don’t like this,
        and  try  to circumvent it by running him with the -wm option, move him
        by grabbing him by the tummy instead of by the title bar, and then move
        him  partly  off the screen, the image is lost and never redrawn again,
        so all you see is a silhouette of a teddy bear.  I  have  no  idea  why
        this  happens.  If  you  know,  please  tell me, and if you can fix it,
        please do. If you run CDE on other platforms than Sun, please  tell  me
        if  it  works  for you. CDE does something which xteddy does not handle
        properly, and since I have a Sun with CDE myself I would like  to  know
        what the problem is.
        For  most X servers, the -float option does not work properly if xteddy
        is moved partially off the screen. This is the X  server’s  fault,  not
        If  two  copies of xteddy are placed so they overlap, and both were run
        with the -float option, the X server will try to put each on top of the
        other  in  an endless loop, which looks very bad and takes a lot of CPU
        Xteddy does not make use of the X resource database. I just didn’t  get
        around to that.
        Please  send  bug reports, fixes, suggestions, fan mail or or hacks to:


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