I haven't updated windowmaker or needed to fiddle with
the preferences for a good while: I think I last set prefs in
about 0.53 and I upgraded o 0.60 or so. I remember that
such things as running without a dock or a clip needed a
restart of wmaker to take effect, but I'm sure this lot didn't:
altering mouse focus - from to focus-follows-mouse
altering icon size - from default to 24 or 36.
I think there were some more. The only thing I could change
without a restart of windowmaker was what windows being
moved looked like (changed from opaque to boxed) and
where the size of a resized window is displayed.
These cannot be set without a restart of wmaker , whether
you use WPrefs or wmakerconf.
Is this what should be happening?
No, I don't think so.
This is an archetectural issue with WindowMaker, and really way outside the
scope of our responsibility over this package. It is not a result of any posible
compile options, and would require a significant rewrite of Window Maker's
configuration system, and run loop.
If you really, really need this functionality changed in Window Maker, contact
the project at windowmaker.org.
This said, I am remarking this as an enhancement, and resolving it as 'Wont