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Since windows are allowed to overlap in X, there is a concept of
depth. Even though the windows and the screen are both two
dimensional, one window can be in front of another, partially or
completely obscuring the rear window.
There are several operations that deal with depth:
- Raising the window, or bringing a window to the front.
This is usually accomplished by clicking on a window's title bar
with one of the buttons. Depending on how the window manager is
configured, it could be any one of the buttons. (It is also possible
that more then one button will do the job.)
- Lowering the window, or pushing the window to the back.
This can generally be accomplished by a different click in the title
bar. It is also possible to configure some window managers so that
one click will bring the window foward if there is anything over it,
while that same click will lower it when it is in the front.
- Cycling through windows is another operation many window
managers allow. This brings each window to the front in an orderly
Mon Apr 1 08:59:56 EST 1996