Meino.Cramer | 26 Apr 10:23 2015
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How to start firefox on a certain desk/desktop with dialog displayed

Hi,

I am starting firefox with (via menu.xml) with 

    firefox -P Newstart -new-instance

which displayes the dialog to choose a profile.
This is needed, since there a few [CENSORED] sites,
which get totally confused, by this or that plugin
I am runnig -- for that I have an "empty" profile.

The according part of the menu.xml is:

<item label="Firefox Normal">
    <action name="Execute">
        <command>firefox -P Newstart -new-instance</command>
        <startupnotify>
            <enabled>yes</enabled>
            <name>Firefox</name>
        </startupnotify>
    </action>
</item>

This (should) enusre, that firefox occupies the desk/desktop
from which I have started it...
But it works only half the way: The dialog for choosing the
profile is fired up on the correct desk/desktop...firefox
is displayed on the current desk/desktop, which is not neccessarily
that one, from which I started it.

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Ian Zimmerman | 22 Apr 18:30 2015

ToggleShowDesktop hides omnipresent windows

Do we agree that this is unfortunate?  Can it be changed?

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TT | 21 Apr 07:52 2015
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window placement

Hello,

what are the current (openbox 3.5.2) window placement options?
i really want the <center> option back, i.e. new windows get placed in the center of the available space, which would be smack in the middle of the screen on an empty desktop. or maybe some similar option.
i understand this is currently not available in the mainstream version, but what other options are?
and what options would be available if i changed to the development branch (that's git, yes)?

cheers,

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Louis-David Mitterrand | 19 Apr 08:58 2015

system fonts have become much larger

Hi,

On a debian 'testing' system I'm using openbox with gdm3 as session
manager launching via ~/.xsession with 'exec openbox-session'.

Recently after a reboot the system fonts have become much larger:
application title bars and menu fonts (firefox, libreoffice, etc.) as
well as openbox's own menu fonts. Also I've had to reduce my xterm font
from point size 11 to 9 to have terminals of the same size as before
(firefox pages still display the same, no font size increase there).

It's probably not an openbox issue per se but since users here are
pretty knowledgeable, any idea where to look is welcome.

Thanks,
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Mark H. David | 10 Apr 23:55 2015

openbox keyboard setup, which keys are what

Can someone recommend a tool or procedure to determine which keys have which abstract names?
E.g., I'd like to type the Windows key, and have it tell me: that's Super.
Thanks,
Mark

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contact | 7 Apr 11:40 2015
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Open midori from a bash script on raspberry pi with touchscreen

Hi, All

I use openbox on a raspberryPi and would open midori from a bash script 
with these lines :

export DISPLAY=:0
midori -e Fullscreen -a /opt/bin/SD_ejection.html &

but i have nothing on the screen...

thank's for help

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Alexey Korop | 6 Apr 19:18 2015
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Default ShowMenu posision

Hi, All

  The "ShowMenu" action allow now (3.6) to define the menu position. But
there are two very different ways to call the menu - by mousebind and by
keybind. For me optimal placement for the "mousebind menus" is in under
mouse pointer and for the "keybind menus" - the screen center.
  Is there a way to define for the keybinds and for the mousebinds
separate default MenuShow positions?

Yours truly Alexey
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Alexey Korop | 25 Mar 17:36 2015
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SKIP_TASKBAR hint and iconic state

Hi, All

  If some window has WM hint SKIP_TASKBAR this window not displayed in
the openbox "tasklists" (as NextWindow dialog and
client-list-combined-menu). This behavior is natural and useful and
conform to the freedesktop.org standard.
  But if the SKIPPED window is iconified (hidden) openbox "taskbars"
show it regardless the SKIP_TASKBAR hint. IMHO this behavior is very
strange and violate the standard.
  For comparison: tint2 and fbpanel do not show SKIPPED windows
regardless of the hidden state.

  Is there the way to prevent showing hidden SKIPPED windows in the
openbox "tasklists"?

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Mathias Dufresne | 3 Mar 19:10 2015
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Minimal time between clicks to double click

Hello all,

This is not really an OpenBox question/issue but perhaps OpenBox could help.

I have a not so old mouse, 2 years only in tomorrow, and since few weeks it started to double click when it should not.

Is it possible to set up OpenBox to refuse double click if there is not enough time between two clicks? Something like:
<doubleClickMinTime>40</doubleClickMinTime>
which would be coupled with:
<doubleClickTime>200</doubleClickTime>

I'm afraid there is no option in Xorg to do that and as Logitech support refuse to answer to my call (they just sent a message asking to try different systems and useless stuffs like that), I'm asking you to find a workaround...

Best regards,

Mathias
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Lambda Fox | 2 Mar 20:38 2015
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How To Show Tooltips?

How do you show tooltips in Open Box right-click menu and / or in Pipe Menus?


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Paul G | 28 Feb 18:33 2015
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Persisting a desktop terminal window across ToggleShowDesktop with xdotool - interesting failure mode

I'm attempting to arrive at a working config for a transparent terminal window on the desktop. This works well except that it gets hidden with Super-D (ToggleShowDesktop), as one would expect. Having failed to find a way to protect the terminal window from being hidden by this, I moved on to trying to re-map it afterwards with xdotool. I've succeeded - but only partially - and this is where it gets interesting (for me, anyway).

I can indeed successfully find the window with xdotool, I can map it again and everything looks great as long as I do so myself from the shell; when I attempt to have it happen automatically by sticking the same shell script into an Execute action (for the Super-D key binding *or* a different one), I get nada. The script runs, the log shows the window is found and xdotool returns 0, but nothing happens. I've tried adding a sleep up to 15s in case there's a race of some sort and still no luck.

If someone can think of a different way to achieve the desired result I'd be chuffed. With that said, I'm sufficiently curious about why this is happening that I'm now more interested in finding that out than having a transparent desktop terminal ;)

ForEach would not work for this even if I had it (i don't - using wheezy's 3.5.0-7 currently), since the terminal has two windows, of which only the second one needs to be re-mapped, and there doesn't appear to be a way to persist state across loop iterations.

The details of my attempted set-up are as follows:

openbox = 3.5
tilda = 0.09.6

relevant rc.xml snippets:

<application name="tilda-desktop">
      <focus>no</focus>
      <layer>below</layer>
      <desktop>All</desktop>
      <skip_taskbar>yes</skip_taskbar>
      <skip_pager>yes</skip_pager>
      <decor>no</decor>
</application>

    <keybind key="W-d">
      <action name="ToggleShowDesktop"/>
      <action name="Execute">
<command>bash /home/paul/show-tilda-desktop.sh &amp;</command>
 </action>
    </keybind>
    <keybind key="W-A-F5">
<action name="Execute">
<command>bash /home/paul/show-tilda-desktop.sh &amp;</command>
 </action>
    </keybind>

show-tilda-desktop.sh:

#!/bin/bash
 
sleep 15s
echo -e "woke up..." > /tmp/show.log
xdotool search --classname Tilda >> /tmp/show.log
echo -e "running..." >> /tmp/show.log
xdotool search --classname Tilda | awk 'BEGIN { RS = " "; FS = "\n" } {print $2}' | xargs -l1 xdotool windowmap
echo -e "$?" >> /tmp/show.log



Is there something obvious that I'm missing, say about the context Execute runs <command>s?

Cheers,
-p
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