xteddy - cuddly teddy bear for your X Windows desktop.


   xteddy [ -wm -float -noquit -nocursor -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_redirect 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
          probably want to include this option.

          Disable the X11 cursor over the xteddy window.

   -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_prefix)/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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